martes, 7 de abril de 2009


I have struggled with this blog for a long time now. I always thought it was my fault, that I was being lazy, that I wasn't trying hard enough, or that my depression was making impossible for me to write. But I finally realized what the real reason is: because I am a mom I started out thinking all I could I write about was parenting. I imposed that limitation on myself from the get-go. I painted myself into the proverbial corner of mommy blogging. I don't mean to sound derisive at all. I consider being a mom one of the greatest gifts and challenges of my life, but I have a full time job and have thoughts on many other aspects of life like politics, daily life in an urban setting, living in a so-called progressive city, obesity and overeating, even religion.

So, I will change "adventures in urban parenting" to something that reflects a more broad world view in my part. I mean, it's already up there if you think about it. "Listen up, mofos!" definitely means, "hey, I have something to say! Pay attention!" and I intend to revitalize this space and make it really my own. And I hope more people will want to come visit and comment and exchange ideas.

Here's to new beginnings!

4 comentarios:

Neil dijo...

I think it a great idea. You are so passionate about politics and society on Twitter, that I am surprised you don't blog about these topics as well. This blog is for you. You are multi-dimensional, and should be able to express all sides of your personality and life. I have always been very conscious not to pigeon-hole myself in one way. I write funny stuff, and then I don't, silly stuff, and then serious. I've never understand why so many bloggers make their focus so linear, unless their motivations are to niche market themselves for writing assignments, and while there is nothing wrong with that, it can be limiting.

Listen Up, MoFos! dijo...

Neil, this is the most thoughtful comment I've ever read. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! You are right, I do have a lot to say, I just hadn't given myself permission to do it :)

kommishonerjenny dijo...

Honey, I'll read whatever you wanna write!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah dijo...


You should never pigeonhole yourself.

(I've never typed that before. It looks weird.)

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