During my pregnancy, I read the Babycenter message boards religiously. Apart from a few fantastic friends that I made - I felt a little out of place. Nothing like seeing a picture of someone's "bump" with a Twilight poster in the background to make you feel like the oldest woman to ever conceive.
Why oh why didn't I find the Scary Mommy community then? These women are my people. When Lucien was about a year old, I stumbled upon the Scary Mommy message boards. Shortly after that, I realized they were attached to the most amazing parenting blog on the planet. Jill Smokler, aka Scary Mommy writes about motherhood in a way that all women can relate to. She's a real person. She is also one of the kindest women you will ever meet. She gave me her freaking phone number at Blogher in case I was ever overwhelmed with the goings-on of the weekend and needed someone to talk to. Seriously. She did that.
In addition to attracting the coolest moms in the blogosphere, she raises money for women on her message boards who are going through hard times with Scary Mommy Nation She also has a Society section of the blog, that runs posts from other bloggers - giving them a wider audience than they have ever experienced before. That is what happening for me today - and I am thrilled about it.
So if you followed the link from Scary Mommy, and you like what you see - please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Let's be cyber-friends.
And thanks Jill, for all that you do for moms. Myself included.