One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I get an idea in my head, I move quickly. Sometimes too quickly, but I’d like to think that’s part of my charm…?
Anyway, that’s how this idea came about. Actually I think it started when my dear friend Michelle Erfurt, in announcing her pregnancy, wrote about the lack of pregnant music therapy bloggers talking about their journey.
I didn’t have that chance. I started blogging at the end of my second maternity leave (you know, since it makes sense as a brand-new mother of two going back to work to start a major new project…). Furthermore, over the past 3.5 years of my blogging career, I’ve stuck mostly with topics and articles that are professional in nature. I’ve focused on the idea that my role is to inform, advocate, and educate and I’ve kept a more professional tone, with only the occasional “personal” style article.
But I think it may be time to branch out a little.
I am launching a new series on the Maven called Mommy Mondays. Mommy Monday articles will be all about chronicling my journey as a working woman and doctoral student who moonlights as a full-time mommy. They may include useful tips, current challenges, funny stories…in truth I’m not really sure how this content will evolve. But I imagine they’ll be more personal in tone, perhaps shorter, and will be my attempt to make sense of the work-life balance myth as it relates to my own chaotically-wonderful journey.
As a final note for those who caught it—I am very aware of the irony behind my first Mommy Monday post being published on a Tuesday. But here’s the thing…I think one of your biggest assets as a mommy (of the working and staying home varieties) is flexibility and priority shifting. Thus, as I was traveling yesterday after a week-long family visit, my first Mommy Monday post is launched on a Tuesday 🙂