This was a blog that chronicled my life as a stay-at-home mom of a precocious preschooler and fraternal toddler twins from October 2006 to August 2008. Originally titled "Our Kind of Parenting", the blog began as a great way for me to gripe, but later became an even better way to enjoy the company of like-minded parents.
There are several reasons why I stopped posting. For one, I'm no longer living in a rural, wooded area, where there are more deer than African American mommies like myself (my husband has since taken an academic position at the University of Houston, so we've moved away from isolation in upstate New York). Secondly, I'm no longer a SAHM - my kids are older, and no longer making me wonder how I'd ever make it 'til bedtime (most days). I've traded picking Cheerios up off the floor for writing for a living. And getting paid for it, can you blame me?
That said, I still miss the company of like minded parents, my kind of parents, so I'm very reluctant to shut the blog down - at least not yet. So instead, I'll periodically post links to some of my favorite essays for those who've asked where I've been. And in the meantime, if anyone would like me to recommend a product or service that may appeal to parents like us, do let me know. I'd be happy to post it here.
In the meantime, take care. It's been a wonderful journey.