Why “Barefoot in High Heels?”
(*this was originally my very first post, but I thought I’d keep a static page here to introduce myself a little and start you off on the right (bare) foot. Enjoy!)
Watch out blogosphere, here I come!
I’ve finally entered into 2008 and have created my own blog. What took me so long, you ask? Finding a name, for one. Not to mention the fact that I read enough blogs that I was afraid having one of my own would waste take more of my precious time!
So here we are . . . Barefoot in High Heels. What’s that all about? Well, I have so many different interests and activities that sometimes vary widely from each other. I considered calling my blog “MBA to ABCs”, but I didn’t want to sound high-falutin’ (Look at me! I have my MBA!). Another option was ”Powersuits and Playdates” (but I didn’t want to niche myself into a working mom/SAHM type of blog) or even “Stilettos and Sippy Cups.” (But then I realized that my days of stilettos are in the distant past, as they’re not so practical when carrying a diaper bag, a Medela pump, my laptop, and my baby, all while holding my preschooler’s hand!) And while I assume that the majority of my posts will be about my kids and motherhood and juggling it all, I didn’t necessarily want the title to focus solely on my family.
Barefoot in High Heels, however, worked best for me. It was a way to shamelessly self-promote write about and share Barefoot Books (believe me, WAY more about the topic in later posts), one of my newest passions. The title is also a fun way to demonstrate my life in contradictions! (And come on, what self-respecting gal doesn’t love a good pair of shoes???)
So I wanted to start the blog because “I’d love to explore this . . . duality” (anyone know what movie that quote is from?? hint – one of my very favorites!). Hang out with me and come back for a peek — we’ll talk about motherhood, raising daughters, quality children’s literature, and finding/retaining your own sense of self throughout this wonderfully chaotic and rewarding role of “Mom.” I hope some of it will resonate with you — triumphs, trials, helpful tips we can all share, moments both poignant and proud, all with a healthy dose of sarcasm and self-deprecating humor (what fun would it be otherwise?). I hope you’ll join me for the journey!