I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of my recent blogs have been about being a mom and the daily trials and triumphs of parenting Baby Galen. And all of you are so good about commenting and reassuring me that no, I’m not a bad mom, and yes, everything Baby Galen does is completely normal.
What you may not know is that offline the Jaunty Quills have been immensely helpful to me as well. When I struggled with any aspect of raising a newborn or an infant or, now, a toddler, I knew I could email the Jaunties, and they’d give me support and advice.
There are also a few blogs I like to visit so I can connect with other moms. Ask Moxie is one and Big Mama is another. But there was still something in the blogosphere missing, in my opinion. I wanted a blog I could really relate to. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized I should create the blog I wanted to read.
My first response was, oh no! Not another blog. There are so many blogs, and I already blog regularly here and with the Sourcebooks Casablanca authors. But I thought I wouldn’t mind adding more blog dates to my schedule if the blog was fun. Not that this blog isn’t fun, but it’s not always easy to think of blog topics. Motherhood pretty much provides a new topic daily.
So I emailed my mom friends, Robyn DeHart, Emily McKay, Elise Rome, Maisey Yates, and Roni Loren, and suggested we start a blog. I thought they would tell me I was crazy, but they all said they thought it would be great fun. And that’s how Peanut Butter on the Keyboard was born.
I wanted to invite you to stop by and check us out. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mom or a dad, a grandma, an aunt, or just see kids sometimes at the mall, you are welcome! Robyn, Emily, Elise, Maisey, Roni, and I all have relatively young kids, but we will soon be adding another mom who has older kids and a unique perspective. We’re busy and won’t post everyday. We figure you’re busy too and don’t have time to check in every day anyway! But we will post often and our posts will be informative, funny, and sometimes poignant.
If you’re a mom and a writer, we’d love to have you guest blog. Elise is starting to schedule guest bloggers for April. So stop by and say hi!
Today, if you have a moment, let me know some of your favorite blogs, whether they’re about reading, writing, sewing , or whatnot.