It's hard to believe that my middle girl was only 7 years-old when I started This Full House in 2003 and now...DAYUM!...but, look how we've BOTH grown!
So, what's this about then?
It's all Mrs. Flinger's fault -- I've been reading my blogging friend Mrs. Flinger for a long time, now. She's a very lovely mom, a wickedly talented html coding diva and her Tweets make me snort coffee through my nose (she is THAT funny) and we've both been around the Internets for a while and can still remember when Dooce was just a girl who couldn't spell Dude.
Even though Mrs. Flinger admits she's just a girl with a blog, she's a mentor to about a bazillion people (like me) who read her blog and come to love her over the years...and she doesn't even know it.
Let's face it, blogging isn't what it used to be and I've been talking to a lot of [ahem] "old school" mom bloggers who have said the same exact thing -- how it's hard NOT to get all wrapped up in stats and feed reader rubbish -- yet, we keep typing along with the best of them.
Wonder if Dooce feels that way, too?
I had the pleasure of being interviewed this week (I don't know how that happened, either) and was asked to provide some insight on my six year love/hate relationship with the Internet and penchant for using the word "mom" and "blogger" in the same sentence...oh, and wow...they actually printed it and nobody's more excited, or surprised, than I am, trust me!
However, the first question asked is one that I happen to get, a lot:
How do you manage to raise a family AND update your blog on a regular basis?