January 28, 2010

I'm back..kinda.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Melanie @ 9:34 pm

I’ve taken a long leave of absence from my blog, my first baby, to spend time with my new baby, my son. Despite endless “warnings,” advice and input from veteran parents, I had no idea how intense and all consuming a baby would be. I had this romantic image of parenting in my mind that was challenged at every turn as soon as I gave birth. Wait, no, as soon as I got pregnant and definitely when I went into labor. I thought I’d give birth, go hiking a few days later and fit into my jeans within a month. I thought my life would resume as it had been before except I’d be a hip mama toting a cute baby in a sling.


That was not and is not my story. Becoming a mother changed me at the core and everything else around it. I’ll be exploring this in-depth in many blog posts to come.

I’m simply announcing my return.

But, only kinda’ because I am not my former self. After dealing with a huge shift in identity that is ongoing, I am announcing the return of  the Feminist Fatale in a new shape and form. What will unfold and the frequency of that unfolding is unknown. But I am determined to reclaim my independent voice even though I am forever changed by the sweet little man that rocked my world almost one year ago.

It feels good to be here.

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  1. Yessss! Oh you have know idea how happy this makes me, Melanie. I was wondering where the blog went, but figured it was on hiatus due to the major and awesome life changes in your world. Glad to see you are back, even if it’s “kinda” for now =)

    Comment by ninaharada — February 4, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

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