The year was 2008 and two writers and mothers of different brothers were seeking a forum where we could share our views about life with boys… and life in general. Jennifer and I were two like-minded Moms, who shared remarkably similar careers and all male families. Our boys were growing fast. Jennifer’s sons were 18, 15 and 12 while mine were 11 and 9. We were women whose children needed us less for survival and more for “thrival” (We know this isn’t a word). Our goal was to write about those universal moments that we all share from time to time, as mothers and as women.
And so we did. For three years, we religiously blogged every day, alternating our days each week. It was wonderful and it was exhausting. In May of 2011, Jennifer bid Mothers of Brothers farewell, and I carried on with guest bloggers until Jessie, a mother of daughters, offered her amazing voice here for a lovely stint. Jessie now blogs over at No Cigarettes, No Bologna.
I have thought over the years about retiring from blogging, but I have yet to truly entertain this notion in a real way. Blogging lets me share what’s on my mind – about my boys and my life. It keeps my writing muscle strong. And every now and then, I write something that means something to someone else. Maybe I hit a nerve that people didn’t know existed, or perhaps I put words to something with which they have been struggling. It is here where I “write to resonate” – I don’t always hit the mark, but it feels great to try.
I post on Mondays. I hope you’ll visit often.