Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Second Time Around

Hi! I'm new to the blogging world, but I'm a second-time Mommy. What I mean is that I have two adult children, one still in high school and a new little one who made her debut to our family in May. That's what I want to blog about - insights about raising children, thoughts about being a mom, etc.

Story time: Recently, my mother-in-law suggested that I start a blog about what it's like to be raising another child at this point in my life. You see, my two oldest sons are both in the adult world and my third is on his way in another year. My husband, Dave, and I had reconciled ourselves that we would never have another child and our nest would soon be empty. But that was okay with me because we started our family very young and I was beginning to look forward to doing things that we missed because we were raising a family. Stuff like traveling or just sharing a quiet breakfast together or not having a curfew. You know, stuff most married people do for a few years before they start having children. But I digress...

After much thought I decided to try out this blogging thing. I have a lot of friends who blog and they make it seem so easy! The least it will give me is a place to journal my thoughts and a reason to keep up with it. Maybe someday I'll even make a little cash :p). Who knows. For now, it's a place to capture the musings and thoughts that pop into my head.

Before I sign off for the night, I want to say "Thanks!" to my three oldest children. They were/are the guinea pigs to my parenting. We've really grown up together (more on that later). They have helped me learn and grow much more than I have probably ever helped them. Next to my husband, they are my favorite people in the whole world. (Yep, I'm getting sappy, but that's what moms do - get used to it!).


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, Carolyn! I'm excited to keep up on your life here. Hope your little lady is doing well.

  2. looking forward to even more! :)

  3. Hi Carolyn-
    Looking forward to reading you here and hopefully seeing some pics of the family!

  4. Hi Carolyn, It was fun to read your blog. Look forward to your wonderful insights and inspiration. Love Patty

  5. Hey Carolyn, it's great to see you in the blogging world. I'm going to link you on my sidebar so I remember come back to visit often. :)