Hello, I’m Kristen, a freelance writer and, yes, a mommy blogger. But this blog won’t be a litany of anecdotes about my kids, as cute as they are. Instead, my goal is to create and nurture an online community to explore issues relevant to the experience of parents in the 21st century.
In my former life, I lived in New England and taught history at a prep school. Then I got pregnant, Husband finished his Ph.D. and got a college teaching job, and we relocated to a small Midwestern town. In the past five years, I’ve had three children and my life has become full of spit-up, pureed vegetables, and play groups. The times – and the diapers – they are a changin’.
As much as I appreciate the chance to be at home with my kids, I miss the camaraderie of my career days and find myself searching for others who speak my dialect. That search has brought me online, to a world of writing by and about parents. I’m interested here in responding to that world and creating a dialogue both with it and with other people interested in the problems and promise of being a parent.
You may contact me at kristen [at] mothereseblog [dot] com.