Friday, January 4, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

I am creating this blog as an outlet to discuss things that are important to me and that concern me on a daily basis. I love being a stay-at-home-mom and have never felt so fulfilled by any other job EVER BUT I have also never felt so alone in my domestic bubble. I am hoping that this will engender conversations with others who feel as I do, hopefully we can stimulate, inspire, and help one another live life more simply and easily and with more joie de vivre!

In my former life I was an aspiring food and wine writer and worked for a wine publication. I was very career oriented, loved to travel and have been known to live very freely. I am a true lover of life and am now trying to adjust to my new role and enjoy all the opportunities and adventures that it provides while not feeling limited by the confines of motherhood. But I still find myself feeling stifled and disqualifiying my new position when asked what I “do.” “I am a stay-at-home mom,” I say, averting my eyes and trying not to let the “just” that wants to come out before the “a stay-at-home mom” come out.

For it is not a “just” position. It is a very important one but one also fraught with challenges and struggles that just you can’t imagine. At least I couldn’t. But I’m always up for a challenge and am really excited about sharing my struggles and successes and hope to create a forum to share experiences, problems, and solutions! This blog is about that elusive balance we all wish to attain, about living in an environmental and ethical way while maintaining a budget (eating locally, organic, and buying American is not always cheap or convenient), maintaining a family while maintaining a sense of self, eating healthfully and sensibly while being a hedonist at heart, trying to maintain a social life, and feeling sexy for your husband after reading “Goodnight Moon” and putting your baby to bed all while not becoming a Stepford Wife!

Here we go!

13 comments:

Slave to the Man said...

Do You Love Food and Travel?
Reply to: job-527514527@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-01-03, 3:40PM

Vezeo.com, a new restaurant and travel blog, is seeking freelance writers to review great restaurants, hotels and resorts, wineries, golf courses and more.
Requirements:
-You are passionate about food and travel
-You enjoy writing about your dining or hotel experiences
-You are a very good writer
-You are a fair and objective positive person
-You are passionate about service and hospitality
-You currently dine out at interesting restaurants in your home area or cities.
-It would be very beneficial if you have a camera and an interest in photography
-This is an opportunity that could morph into a full-time writing and/or traveling position for the right person.
-We are seeking writers from all corners of the world
If you are interested in learning more about this rare opportunity, please visit:
http://www.vezeo.com/write-for-vezeo


Compensation: $25-$100 per article
Telecommuting is ok.
This is a part-time job.
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Original URL: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/wri/527514527.html
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Life As I Know It said...

Welcome to blog world!
Found your blog through From the Frontlines.

Liz said...

Good luck with your blog! I am a stay-at-home mom too and recently started my own page. I love it so far and have already met tons of cool mom bloggers.

Jo said...

Liz:
Thanks! Can't wait to read your blog, too!

Jo said...

Dear "Life as I know it"
Thank you--I love your title!

dawn224 said...

Mean Face's sister has a blog! Hi!

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