And the Mama blogging begins

Well, here I am again, starting a new blog. I have previously blogged about travels and cooking; blogs that necessarily ceased when I stopped traveling (literally stopped halfway through our round-the-world trip: we find ourselves living in Japan), and when I stopped having so much time and motivation to cook interesting food (pretty much from the time we left for our round-the-world adventure). I am excited to start this blog, and, given that I’m pretty sure being a Mama is going to be a long-term gig – and one that gives me plenty to think and write about at that – I think this one might last a little longer.

Pretty much ever since before I became pregnant I delved into reading many a mummy blog. I had no idea that there were so many out there! From pregnancy trevails, to birth stories, to ideas for healthy cooking for kids, helpful product reviews and then just honest, down-to-earth “day in the life of” ramblings: I found most everything helpful and interesting to get an idea of what life would be like on the other side.

I felt like I’d unearthed some kind of sub-culture I had never before encountered.

For every question and struggle I had, there were dozens of understanding forum dwellers and bloggers venting about the same struggles, sharing the same stories of joy and also answers they had encountered along the way. To prepare myself for the birth, I read many a birth story, thinking that it would somehow equip my wimpy self to better deal with the pain (it didn’t, but they were still fun to read and helped me on my many emotional “I hate pregnancy” days). And now, as a mother, I find myself wondering what on earth I would do without the wealth of personal experience and knowledge just a short Google search away. As cheesy as the above sounds, it’s true.

Anyway, I finally decided to start one of my own that will be a bit of a mish-mash of all of the above. Maybe there are people out there who can enjoy my musings. At any rate, I know I’ll be happy to one day have a journal of my first steps into parenting and I know for sure that my sanity will appreciate the constant narrative in my head being released via the click-clacking of my keyboard.

So, without further ado…let’s do this!





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