Sunday, February 28, 2010


It's hard to believe the Olympics are over.
It's hard to believe this week is over.
Talk about a crazy week. I've said so much about New York and I could say so much more. But, so much love for New York. For Julie Powell. So much (and seriously, she commented on my blog. LOVE).
And the Olympics all tied into it.
There are just moments where I don't feel the need to say much other than sometimes life makes you happy.

The one thing that I've been thinking a lot about is the direction of my blog. I started this as a mommy blog, and even though my kids are obviously a huge part of my life, the whole mommy blogging thing isn't really what I'm focusing on lately. I know I want to keep blogging. And I know I have a lot to say. I guess I'm just getting tired of the whole "mommy blogger" label. And, as exciting as it is that in the coming months we will be potty training Chloe - I have no desire to share the stories of her pooping in the potty. I care - it's just not where my heart is.

So, be prepared for a bit of change. What I do know is that I want to write consistently. And I want to figure out where I'm going. But right now - I just don't know what that is. So... stay tuned! And if you have ideas. Please share.


Kerry J. said...

If you write it, I will read it!! Period. (Kind of like if you build it, they will come!)

SciFi Dad said...

I for one would like to see more articles about animal husbandry.

Michael said...

@SciFi Dad... The practice of, or the novel of the same title? lol

Rae said...

I'm a long-time lurker (and non-blogger, so sorry for the seemingly 'anonymous' comment). Your writing has improved so, so much over the last little while. It is far more interesting when you don't write about Disney and mundane kid things... That stuff feels forced and doesn't seem like the real "you." Your Julie Powell journey was just incredible to read about and very inspiring. I think your strength as a writer is not in the "day to day" but in the bigger picture/reflections on life. In terms of ideas, well... Julie Powell had Julia and then the butcher. I think you need to find your "Julia" and your "butcher."

Laural Dawn said...

Hi Rae!
Thanks for what you said.
I can't agree more - a lot of the stuff I feel I *should* write is forced. It's not that I don't enjoy my kids (or Disney) but to write it all out isn't what I want to be doing.
But, I think I'm trying to step away from writing like that without it seeming that I don't like my kids.
I think i just have to go with it!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

You blog for you! I will be here whatever direction your blog may take. May it take you wherever you want it to. said...

I can't wait to see where this takes you because I know it will be an incredible ride!!

lettuce said...

I'm just catching up on your blog now (I'm sorry I've been a bad reader). I would read anything you write because I find whatever you discuss is always interesting!