It’s been awfully quiet around here. I just realized yesterday that I never made an official announcement as to why. I’ve mentioned it in the newsletter and on Facebook and Instagram, but I never published a post here about what I’ve been up to.
You may have noticed that a lot of my content this past summer focused on local adventures with my girls. These sorts of posts made it easy for me to work while spending the majority of my time hanging out with my two favorite mini humans. While that was great for me and for my family, it wasn’t exactly great for this website.
My readers are sprinkled all over the world and many of them continue to check back because they enjoy reading honest, humorous posts about motherhood. They don’t particularly care about the hidden gems in my neighborhood, unless I’m mentioning them while discussing something far more universally relatable.
Still, I like writing about our adventures and I like supporting local businesses. And local people reached out to tell me they liked reading about it. So, I decided to do what all totally sane, not already crazy busy and overwhelmed people decide to do: run another website.
Westchester with Kids launched just about a month ago and allows me to continue exploring my neighborhood and telling everyone who will listen about it. It also lets me dive in a little deeper and profile extraordinary kids in our community who are setting big goals and giving back in big ways. I’m loving it.
If you live locally, I’d love it if you’d follow me there. I send out a newsletter every Thursday morning that’s full of family-friendly events to help you plan your weekend. I also have Facebook and Instagram accounts established for the new site and am slowly but surely getting a Pinterest profile off the ground. If you’re a local business owner, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Let’s figure out how we can work together.
If you don’t live locally, you’ll be happy to know that from here on out I’ll shut up about the local stuff. Westchester with Kids will be for local loving. Cuddles and Chaos will be for motherhood in general. There will be more essays and less miscellaneous stuff.
Thank you for sticking with me.