Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
2.) Throwback Thursday! Find and share an old photo and let it inspire a blog post.
This picture was taken in November of 2008 and it was from a meet-up of the then New Jersey Moms Blog.
I don’t know if even felt like a blogger yet. I had been laid off earlier that year and diagnosed with Lupus. No longer working in the traditional sense, my mind had some freedom to create and I found myself “writing in my head”. I was chronically ill, I was a mom to a toddler and I had something to say.
Somehow I knew that the New Jersey Moms Blog needed more writers. I got in touch with Jill Asher who was heading up the Silicon Valley Moms Group. She had me send the two pieces I had written and told me I was accepted.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are Shannon Entin, me, a woman I do not know (sorry whomever you are!) and Monica Brand, whom I still keep in touch with.
I was also thrilled to meet Vanessa of Chefdruck and Liz of This Full House.
It was a bit overwhelming. I was probably the only woman there who did not have her own blog, I was only writing for the New Jersey Moms Blog. But I sensed that this night was special and I felt energized to be in the company of these women.
Fast forward to the present and I celebrated five years of Mama Sick in May.
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