Time for a Change

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Jersey Momma is changing. Truth is, she's been changing for a long time now, but I just haven't acknowledged it much here 'on the blog,' as I've come to say. I started The Jersey Momma way back in 2013 (and you can read about that here), when I was a new mom with no friends (but with two great parents who went on tons of adventures with me). Back then I was working through so much, from leaving a career in teaching to grieving over personal losses. The Jersey Momma was new and exciting and fresh. 

Now here we are, 8 years later. It's been a fun ride, and it's certainly not over. But after going through a pandemic, a crazy election, social media disdain, and so much more, I feel like The Jersey Momma needs to reinvent herself a bit. I'm still a momma, but the momma of a teen

This is me trying to look serious without looking old

If you have a teenager, you know how difficult it is. I never thought I'd be the uncool, embarrassing mom, yet here I am. I can't possibly keep writing about mom things because I'm more than just a mom now. I have to be. So many moms are in this position, right? Your kids start to get older. You've given so much to them, so who are you now that they don't need you as much anymore? That, my friends, is the question. 

What is he embarrassed by? I don't get it.

So here's the plan. The Jersey Momma is going to come on here ('on the blog') every now and then and talk to you as a person. Not just giving you travel tips ('coz who's traveling these days, anyway?) and gift guides (I ain't giving those up, though, just sayin'), but my real-life thoughts, experiences and words, which I haven't really done much of here (it's like the great and powerful Oz stepping out from behind the curtain! Except with a smaller head). I also thought I'd add a 'theme song' to each personal post, too (today's theme song selection is 'Catch' by The Cure). Anyway, that's the plan. 
Let's see how it goes, shall we?

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