A few weeks ago, I swore that I was BACK! I committed to writing at least twice a week. I committed to sharing my reviews, opinions and short stories about my family. And then, I mysteriously disappeared, leaving my readers (okay, my mother) to wonder if I dropped into the blog-o-sphere abyss.
Actually I have been writing; a lot. I am the US Content Editor for UrbanMommies media. Run by my good buddy, Jill Amery, in Canada, the site is a lifestyle magazine focusing on the needs of the urban and chic parent. (I guess, living in Chicago and eating at pretentious but yummy restaurants puts me in this category, right?) So, I continue to write about what I love: travel, food, style and parenting my fabulous tween for two sites!
One of my main focuses for UrbanMommies.com is parenting to tweens. Recently, I accepted the fact that my daughter is no longer a girl; She is a “tween.” The definition of tween according to UrbanDictionary.com is “a girl ages about 9-14…too old for toys, but too young for boys…Very easy to market to, will usually follow any fashion trend set for them, will most likely go through the phase of ‘finding themselves’ as they ‘grow up.'” I have discovered, after asking my friends, sisters and checking the “inter-web” that a lot of the things going on in K’s life are pretty typical for a “tween.” She sort of gets liking boys, has typical “you’re not invited to my birthday party” fights with her friends and occasionally asks me if her jeans look good on her. My latest article for UrbanMommies, about whether or not my tween ready to have a cell phone? is just as likely to show up on WindyCityMomma.com as it was to be posted on UrbanMommies.com.
Bottom line? If you are missing my weekly musings and my opinions about products and more general topics, like the best oils to use to get rid of acne (hint: it’s tea tree oil) I encourage you to check out my articles on UrbanMommies. I will continue to post my weird family stories, personal opinions about the election(s) and other Chicago related themes on this site.
Better yet? Bookmark both sites!