Good Bye, Babble Kids


Almost one year ago to the day, I began writing here on Babble Kids. Back then I was a scientist writing stories about my 4-year-old in the evening hours after my family had gone to bed. At first, I thought of it as a hobby, not something I intended to pursue professionally, but my attitude quickly changed when I realized how much I enjoyed it.

In June I left my job in research and these days I am a full-time freelance writer and Anders is a kindergartener. A lot has changed over the last few months. When I stop to think about it, it’s dizzying. I have loved sharing our lives here on Babble Kids. Nothing has taught me more about parenthood than the self-reflection required to tell a story about it daily. 

But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and this is my last post here. Since Anders started school I have begun to feel like his stories are less and less mine to tell. It’s a tricky thing knowing where to draw the line when it comes to your kid’s privacy and while I won’t say my stories about him will stop, I do think it’s time to think about expanding my work beyond just the scope of motherhood.

A special thank you to my editors and my colleagues here on Babble Kids, as well as the ladies over at Strollerderby. It has been a memorable year working with you all and one in which I learned a lot.

If you’re looking for me, I’m still around. You can continue to read about our family on my personal blog, find me on twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or even Google Plus if you are into that sort of thing. Come to Camp Mighty! Find me on Your Tango! Or sign up to hear more about Go Mighty, a site I’m helping to build with a few friends including Babble’s own Laura Mayes.

Now that I’ve given you everything, but my blood type I think it’s time to say good bye. Thanks for reading, folks. It’s been a pleasure.


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