Life

Reflections

 

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Beautiful New Zealand

I started this blog the very last month of 2016.  For about a year, I had toyed with the idea of starting one but I never did anything about it.  I’m not sure what prompted me to finally take action, but within two days, I found a domain, signed up for a year’s worth of hosting, and posted my first blog article.   I didn’t tell anyone about my blog initially because the fear of putting my ideas and words out in the open without knowing how they will be perceived was frightening.  Having been a blog reader for several years, I know how unpleasant people can be under the veil of anonymity on the internet.  Still, my husband gave me the blessing to try it out and I made the promise to myself to commit to one year of blogging.

For as long as I could remember, my friends and family members have always come to me for advice for one thing or another.  Quite frankly, I feel awkward about giving advice because sometimes it feels like the case of the blind leading the blind.  Nevertheless, I am good at figuring things out and if I don’t know something, I know where and how to look for the answer.

My first blog article was about nursing, a subject that many of my new mom friends have asked me about over the last three years.  I actually had my tips for nursing scribbled on a yellow legal pad, tucked away under stacks of catalogues in my bed side table.   I wrote these notes in the early days after my second son was born.   I wasn’t sure who I was taking notes for or what the purpose of those notes were, but something told me to keep writing.

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As more and more of my friends started getting pregnant and becoming moms for the first time, I wanted to share my experiences with them.  My crib notes are not intended to substitute for books written by experts, but rather, represent what a good friend may tell you over a glass of wine.   I specifically wrote my first two articles with three special ladies in mind (Linda, Sherry, and Amy).

Thank you for stopping by to visit my little piece of the blogosphere.  I always welcome helpful suggestions and comments.

-Melissa

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