(No, not another post about that.)
So, all you single mamas out there, (and the not-so-single-mamas-too) (and mamas-to-be too, I count ya'll as mamas already) ...
What would you like to hear about from a single mama's perspective on a collaborative blog?
I have had an invitation to write contributing posts for Our Mommyhood. Of course I said yes, this means I'm famous and fabulous and famulous and everything. I love writing about being a single mama, and this will be a wider audience, more fabulous mommies to meet. It will be the epitome of awesomeness.
But, as my first deadline creeps closer, I find myself with a hard core case of writer's block.
I don't have that when I write here. Because this is truly about me, my little one, our life. It's the good, bad, and ugly, chronicled day-by-day. I don't have to care if you like it - some mamas that can relate keep coming back for more, and those that don't move on. That keeps me from being afraid to talk about personal topics, mundane topics, and my daughter's naked behind.
(The thing is, I do care. I've met some cool mamas since I've been writing, and I have gotten to know them through their writing also. It's a great little community developing. Also the epitome of awesomeness.)
But when writing for a collaborative site, I am having a hard time figuring out what to say ... and how to say it. If the token Single Mama shows up and is all like "I'm here and I'm Single and you all just need to understand how hard this shit is"... who wants to hear that? Or do they?
So, I'm asking YOU ... what would you like to hear about from a Single Mother's perspective? And I'll try to keep the attitude moderated. If there is a topic I've discussed here before that you think would be appreciated by a wider audience, let me know and I can rework it. If there is a topic that hasn't been discussed, let me know you're interested. Single Mamas - what would you like for non-single-mamas to know about our lives? Non-Single-Mamas, what would you like to hear about from our perspective?
I thought about just jumping into the first post with all the details about my known donor situation, but I'm still not sure how much of that I really want to reveal, so that's the only thing that I think will be off-limits for now. So shoot from your hip - what would you like to hear about?
'Cuz I'm not sure my editor would like for me to post multiple photos of a naked toddler a$$. I think she was looking for a little more ... substance.