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I have been thinking about writing online - blogging - for a long time, maybe years. I've been thinking about it seriously ever since my daughter was born in February, when I started spending a lot of time alone with a baby, who doesn't respond to my interesting questions or profound statements. I've been researching it (not that seriously) for the past month. Today I thought, what do I have to lose? It is WAY too hot to be outside, and my little sweet pea is sleeping happily in the carrier so I can actually type with both hands. So, I made a list of possible names, chose one at random, and signed up for my free blogger account! Woo hoo! And so begins my blogging life...

I have literally tens of ideas for topics to write about, but I'm not really sure yet how I will organize my posts or what will end up as the main purpose of this blog. I just know that for now, I would like to do some writing to keep my typing fingers sharp and practice writing in a form besides forum posts, since I'm not working or doing any other writing right now. I also know that in the time I spend as a Stay At Home Mom I have many many ideas throughout the day, opinions forming and whatnot, and often no one to express them to, so I hope that this will give me a good outlet for expresion.

Sweet pea has awoken, so time is running short. A quick list of blogging topic ideas, to keep me honest and motivated in the future:
parenting issues - breastfeeding, vaccines, sleep habits, schedules, food
going green - body care products, limiting plastics, recycling, re-purposing, reducing use
daily life - how things are going as a new parent
hobbies and activities - walking, biking, hiking, sewing, gardening
birth - homebirth, prenatal tests and treatments, life as a doula
movie reviews
book reviews
politics, maybe?

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