When I thought of starting a blog for moms to connect and share their adventures, I had some reservations. I do tend to be somewhat of a dreamer, so I wasn't sure if this was really something that anyone else (besides ME) would be interested in writing OR reading. I hated to call on my already busy, overworked and under-rested Mommy Friends to take on yet another obligation. A weekly post seemed pretty do-able, though, so I went ahead and made some calls.
I was overwhelmed by all the positive responses my writer friends gave! They were ready for the challenge of a weekly deadline and an outlet for their creativity, humor, and frustration. We have come to appreciate the value of sharing our motleyest moments as moms...YOU, dear readers, can relate! We LOVE getting comments on our posts, because it just reminds us that we're not alone! And when we write about things we would normally cry about, we can just say, "This would make a great blog!!!" and carry on with the cleanup of bodily fluids or listening to our screaming toddler because we actually DID take candy away from the baby.
Things I'd love to see on MotleyMoms.com:
- Many of us love to read books, so I'd love to see a monthly book discussion tab led by...any takers? Liz? We could order through amazon.com as a group to get free shipping!
- A recipe tab for easy, last-minute Motley Meals and things to make with the kids...interested Rachel?
- A MotleyMoms t-shirt that says something witty on the back, like "I WILL blog about this!" Or "This would make a great blog!" With our MotleyMoms logo/name on the front. We need a good logo design...anyone want to give it a try?
- And wouldn't Podcasting be fun, girls?
We'll have to get together and do some brainstorming if anyone is interested in growing MotleyMoms.com...feel free to share your ideas in the comments section of this post!
Happy Motley-Mom-a-Versary to all! Thanks to all our regular readers and to our motley writers...you're all awesome!