No, not Yogi.
I'm talking about this blog. It's 2 years and 5 months old. Can you believe it?!!
When I started writing in August of 2009, I needed an outlet. I needed a place to talk about TTC - what it felt like, how scary and expensive and disappointing it could be. Those weren't things that I wanted to talk about out loud, but I did want to talk about them. I needed to talk about them.
What I found when I started writing was that there was a community of us! Brave, honest, smart and thoughtful women (and some men ;) )creating families and sharing their stories with each other. Instead of laughing or crying or eating too many cookies all by myself, I got to do it with all of you and that continues to be a blessing.
In case I haven't said it out loud, "Thank you!".
Thank you for cheering us on and sharing in our excitement and crossing your fingers and telling me my baby is cute and offering suggestions when I've needed them and well, for reading. And thanks for sharing your stories as well; in the comments and by email and in your own blogs. It feels good to be part of a tribe and this is a mighty fine one.
So, why did I mention the Terrible Twos?
Love Invents Us is going through some growing pains. I'm not preparing to launch into a tantrum, but I have been thinking a lot lately about how I want to use this space.
As I mentioned earlier, I initially started this blog for very specific reasons. I wanted a place to capture all of the waiting and wondering and worrying of TTC and a blog seemed like a good fit. Then when we got pregnant later that year, I wrote to chronicle the adventure of pregnancy. Nine months after that we had Yogi and I wrote about his infancy and all the ways our lives were changing and how we fell in love with our boy.
Now we have a toddler and another one on the way. I'm no longer a psychology professor, but a Stay-at-Home Mom. This time next year I will have two children under the age of three. Life is changing as it always does.
So.... how is Love Invents Us changing?
I don't have the answer to that question just yet, but I'm working on it. Part of that is wondering about you, the readers. The other members of this tribe.
- Why do you read Love Invents Us? What keeps you reading?
- What would you like more of (anecdotes, book reviews, pictures, recipes, something else entirely)?
- Less of?
- What kind of information/stories/resources do you think lesbian Moms need that they aren't getting?
I know I'm asking a lot of you here, but my birthday is coming up, so you can think of it as an early birthday present. ;)
Reply in the comments or send an email (loveinventsus@gmail).