Tube weaning resource? Neurotic mom humor? Obnoxious oversharing? I’m slowly figuring out exactly what the point of this blog is, and trying to bring it into focus.
I’ve got some new ideas, and some much needed fresh energy–though that could be the giant hazelnut crunch chocolate bar I just consumed in 90 seconds flat while writing copy about an exciting porta potty promotion. No, I’m not kidding, though, it’s better than it sounds. Especially because I managed to use the word “pee” in messaging that thousands of people will see. Sarah Palin isn’t the only maverick in town.
First off, I’m proud to announce that I’m interviewing moms. The goal is to showcase the voice of one confident mom per week. Confident, as perceived by yours truly. Confident, as in, “this woman knows what she’s doing, does not apologize for it, and we could all learn a thing or two from her.” Confidence is a quality I strive for, and I’m going to dig it out of the corners of the blogosphere, hold it in my virtual hands, throw away my hand sanitizer, and pray that it’s contagious.
Secondly (and lastly, for now), I’ve gone all fancypants on you and changed the address to the elegantly simpler lifeandtimesofstella.com. Yep, I cut “wordpress” right the hell out, because I’m ruthless like that. Don’t worry, I won’t forget where I came from (that would be lifeandtimesofstella.wordpress.com).
As I dealt with the routing of the new URL, I remembered how I don’t love the name of this blog. Not exactly a creative gem, is it? When I started the blog, Stella was a newborn and I was thrilled, yet bleary eyed and brain dead and freaking out because something was wrong with Stella and her eating, but I didn’t yet know how to help her. I sat on the couch with my laptop and an irrepressible urge to blog (i.e. vent) immediately, bloodshot eyes demonically fixated on the wordpress home page, but couldn’t come up with a name for the life of me. So I did what any good creative would do: I asked my husband to come up with an idea on the spot, and I ran with it. “The Life and Times of Stella” was the result. Lately I’ve pondered “Hooray for Stellyhood,” but this blog is about me as it is about her, and it’s heading in some new directions. So, as usual, I’m unsure about what to do. Right, so on that insecure note, I’m off to post my first confident mom interview.
And hey, thanks for reading! I really appreciate your time and eyeballs.
I found the blog today from the link in Mamapedia and I was surprised to that you and I have the same name and your daughter was born on my birthday! I’ll be reading the past entries soon. Welcome to the wonderful club that is motherhood.
(Mother of Brienna Vivian, born 10/13/05)