Man, writing the very first post in a new blog can be so intimidating. I mean, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, or however the deodorant commercial goes. What if I totally biff it? What if I use a stupid 80’s slang term like “biff”, which TextEdit is convinced I’m spelling wrong? What if I include a series of lame rhetorical questions in the very first paragraph and I just nervously go on and on and on and alienate every single last one of you? O, WHAT THEN?
You know what, let’s just move on before I sprain something. Hi! My name is Linda, although I will also respond to “MOMMMYYYYY!” and “Pardon me, ravishing stranger, but may I gift you with this giant container of Sea Salt Caramels?” (sure, I haven’t technically had any experience with that last one, but just like the Girl Scouts, I am always prepared). I live in the Seattle area with my husband JB and our 2-year-old son Riley, where I work part-time for a software company and do freelance writing on the side. We are expecting our second child in late January, because we are insane.
Twice a week, I’ll be publishing entries here at Work It, Mom! focused on cool products, time-and-sanity-saving resources, and calls for idea sharing on common working-mom challenges. The idea is for this to be a place that’s fun to visit as well as being, you know, all useful and stuff.
I’m definitely no expert in the field of parenting or work/life balance or virtually any subject that doesn’t involve quoting “Raising Arizona”, but I do have a passion for finding Good Things—in this case, Good Things that hopefully also appeal to you, dear readers—and sharing them.
I’m interested in digging up the best stuff that makes a working mom’s life just a little sweeter, from ways to improve your commute to finding toys for your kids that don’t suck, and I’m even more interested in hearing back from you as we go along. Please feel free to say hi, or request specific topics, or point out the many embarrassing typos I’m liable to include.
Okay, introductory stuff over! Next up: actual blog content. Our subject for next time is relaxation, and I’ve got some awesome de-stressers that I’ve personally road-tested and highly recommend. Come visit, it will be like a web-based full body massage! Um, with less nudity.