Monday, 18 June 2012

Wow! People are reading my posts?

This feels a little strange. I mean, I want people to read my posts, of course! But I didn't really think that would happen. It's nice.

I wonder who is reading my posts and why? Do they find them interesting? Helpful? Boring?

If you've been reading, Maybe you could leave me a comment about how you found my blog, or if you relate to it.

I've got lots more ideas for posts, but to be honest I'm feeling a little panicky right now, so I need to go deal with that before writing. Maybe a walk and definitely a cigarette. I know, smoking is terrible, and smoking as a parent is even worse. I'll post about that at some point too.


Gal Podjarny said...

Hey Maya,
My name is Gal and I've found your blog through your twitter account (you followed me). I think you're off to a good start! I sure would be interested in reading your story.
I wanted to tell you that I related to the guilt you were describing. My kids go to daycare - my son has been in daycare since he was 9 months old (he's 2.5 now), and my baby girl started two weeks ago (she's 1). I felt guilty at first too. I went back to my phd work, but I was so happy to not have to stay at home with a baby all day, that I felt that I was being a terrible mom. You know what? They both love daycare, and get so much more stimulation than I could ever give them (including, but not limited to: paint, sandboxes, water play, and other kids). And also, in the time I do spend with them, I'm always "all there" - I have more energy for them and I'm more patient. I think the bond between us got stronger after they started daycare, not weaker. This works for my family, and everyone just have to find their own way.
There are a lot of websites you might find helpful out there. If you're interested let me know and I can give you a couple to get you started. Welcome to the blogosphere! :)

Maya Monroe said...

Hi Gal, thanks for commenting :-) It's nice to know there are real people out there :-)

And thank you for the feed back too. It's good to know others can relate. I would love some website links- that would be really appreciated.

Thank you!

Gal Podjarny said...

Maya, try the bloggess (, she's awesome and she also writes about dealing with depression and medical issues. I also like The Yummy Mummy Club ( - they have a lot of variety in terms of advice and opinions. I have a blog too (, and I write mostly about parenting from a developmental point of view - I don't know if that's something you'd be interested in. Of course, Scary Mommy ( is the place to go for all new moms, and if you need a laugh try Wendi Aarons' blog ( These are my favorites - hope it gets you started :)

Maya Monroe said...

Thank you so much- I'll definitely check those out!

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