While I'm incredibly grateful for the steady writing gigs that pay my bills, one of my biggest goals for 2013 is to focus on Early Mama and grow this community into something useful and meaningful (which, unfortunately, makes me $0 at the moment). So when I was approached by Parenting Magazine about regularly contributing to Parenting.com, and when they said I'd be writing about being a young mom (rather than writing about toys or clothes or crafts), I couldn't say yes fast enough.
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.
I closed my inbox and ran right to Noah, spilling my news with a big smile and victory arms. He was the first person I told — before Justin, before anyone. We did a happy dance around my bedroom, hugging and jumping. He didn't get it, but he certainly felt my pride and excitement — which brought me back to 2009 when I twirled around the living room with infant Noah, excited about getting an interview at Babble.com. Just the two of us, sharing my accomplishments with smiles and giggles.
I'll be writing there 1x per week starting in April, but my first post went live on Thursday — about a timely yet frustrating issue.
Here are some other cool things I read this week:
An open letter to parents of small children.
A 1-minute video that stays with you.
Why Americans are the weirdest people in the world.
I love that this food blog has music playlists for any type of dinner party.
Tearing each other down holds back all women.
The Feminist Housewife: Can women have it all by choosing to stay home?
This is so true.
And here I am, elsewhere:
The importance of imagination
12 Easter dresses under $35
My favorite children's books for Easter
I also wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who sent emails over the past couple of weeks. I've read every last one and I'm working my way through replying, but they all blow me away. Thank you for continuing to read and for taking time out to let me know why you appreciate Early Mama. It really means a lot. Like, A LOT. So thanks.
Did you read/write anything worth sharing with the class? Link/comment below: