Well looky there, as of April 6th, I've been writing in this space for 9 years. Writing publicly online 14. That's a long time, huh?
Even though my writing here has gotten more and more sporadic, I still hold this place dear. It was my happy place, at times my therapy and a much needed safe space to share & receive friendship and support through some very important milestones. It has also been a frivolous collection of daily musings about everything under the sun (cooking, fitness, marriage, family dynamics, etc.) For a long time, this was a community and an ongoing conversation (which subsequently moved to social media) and I will always remember that fondly.
When I started this blog, Natalie, now 16, was a growing young lady, providing much fodder and insight into parenting beyond the baby and early childhood years. Elle, now almost 11, was barely 2. And Anna Sofia was a very indeterminate "maybe" for me at the time.
Spoiler alert!: I caved. (ha ha ha)
Writing throughout that last pregnancy, the crazy postpartum period (figuratively and a fair share of it literally) and my "new normal" as a Mom of 3 was truly a lifesaver for me. A life long diarist, I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word to cast out demons and to maximize and alchemize life's gifts and treasures.
So, yeah, I don't write here much anymore but I love it all the same and will forever be grateful for the personal milestones, memories and transitions nestled comfortably here like little pregnant spiders in this big, funky web of technology we call the internet.