Do not let the title of this post fool you; I’m not planning to sit here and babble nonsensically. At least not any more than usual. Rather I wanted to share the exciting news that, beginning on February 1, I will be a new contributor to the Being Pregnant blog at Babble. Wheeeeeee meeeeee! I rock! Woohoo!
I’m particularly excited about this because I’m hesitant to write about my pregnancy here. I assume most of you come here for a dose heavy-handed criticism of politicians and celebrities, liberally laced with profanity. You’re not expecting to read about my musings on whether or not to buy a fancy diaper bag. I also know that, in any crowd of women, at least one of them is likely NOT to be pregnant and wishing she was. For that woman, hearing blithe discussion of a pregnancy feels like a stab in the heart. I don’t want to be delivering that stab to a woman who came here to see what I have to say about Newt Gingrich’s ideas for a lunar colony.
By the way, I find Newt’s long-time obsession with space travel kind of endearing. It makes me think he was a kid who wanted to be an astronaut and loved reading 60’s-era sci-fi. That’s kind of cute. It’s a terrible basis for national policy-making but cute nonetheless.
Anyway, my new writing project at Babble will give me a chance to go on at length about pregnancy while leaving this space unchanged. I’ll also be picking up the pace and posting more frequently at The Broad Side and The DC Moms this year. I’ll keep you all posted on where on the web you can find me on any given day and I’ll post a round-up once a week in case you want to play catch up.
So, enjoy your weekend and, if you’re in Florida, try to avoid Newt lest he recruit you for his lunar colony, where I suspect all marriages will be open ones and Newt will be President for Life.