It’s almost 10:30pm. The kids are asleep. My husband is out playing cards. And, I should be in bed because the baby will be up in the night to feed, I’m sooo running on empty in the sleep department, and I’ve been trying to get myself to a Saturday morning 8am yoga class for two months now. (I haven’t made it there yet!)
But, I’m up blogging.
If you’re reading this, perhaps, you can relate. What is it about us “mommy bloggers”? We just can’t get enough, can we?
I’ve had the idea for World Moms Blog’s “review/letter from the editor” column for our empty Saturday slot in my head for weeks now. (I need help with the name for it, please help!) It’s time to put it into type…
Here’s how I describe it:
In Wall St., there is a phenomenon called “after the bell”. It refers to what news and after hours trading is occurring in the financial markets after the close of the market. Or, similarly, in addictive American reality T.V. programming there is the “After the Rose” episode, where the majority of the reality cast returns and has a heated discussion about the outcome of the latest season of “The Bachelor.”
Take your pick.
What I’m getting at is that at least one Saturday a month we’ll be posting a review of World Moms Blog news to note after publication. It will note any hot topics, or hey, maybe we’ll even start some here. Why not? So, let’s start…
Male circumcision. Have you read Kyla P’an’s article from Massachusetts, USA about her experience? She took a firm stance, and mothers around the world have chimed in on what they have chosen for their sons and why. The comments have reached forty-seven. Whether you agree or disagree with her stance, it is interesting to read the differing viewpoints in response to this post.
And, just when you think you’ve read enough “technology and children” blog posts, Karyn Van Der Zwet (Kloppenmum) from New Zealand comes to bat and writes a fantastic post about how she eliminated technology COMPLETELY and why. It will really make you think! This post, with now 40+ comments, was rated in the top 10 parenting posts on that day according to @saveby.
For dessert, visit Alison Lee’s post this week from Malaysia on finding a balance when it comes to technology, too. She offers up yet another interesting viewpoint of the technology and children debate (37 comments and counting!).
We featured another World Moms Blog writer, Fire Crystals from India, in our “World Moms Blog Writer Interview” set of posts this week. Fire Crystals reported on an intriguing life full of Kuwaiti and Indian influences.
Eva Fannon in Washington, USA delivered two posts this week – one about her daughters’ milestones and did you know that she posts our Friday Question? The milestones one had me updating my own parenting journals that I keep for my daughters that very evening. Eva says she prints her World Moms Blog posts out and places them in her children’s baby books. Great idea!
A. Roselyn in San Francisco shared her point of view leading up to and during her daughter’s first ballet recital. This was a very sweet, sweet post! She was thrilled about her daughter choosing to do something on her own accord.
The Friday Question this week was Father’s Day themed and was a real tear-jerker!
Also, in news…
Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA, is returning to the editing team as the “Interview Editor”. Kyla will be responsible for editing all the World Moms Blog writer interviews of which we will soon be posting two per week! Welcome back, Kyla!
WMB writer, Nicole Melancon has just launched a new travel blog, www.thethirdeyeworld.com , where readers can post a “postcard” from where they live or a favorite trip that they took. Something cool and international to check out!
Ok. Time for bed. Meet us tomorrow when our Scheduling Editor, Kirsten Doyle of Toronto, Canada, posts the upcoming Travel Itinerary for the blog this week! (And, PLEASE, comment with your ideas on what we can name this column!)
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HMMmmmm, After the Blog or After the Post seems fitting……
Thanks for your input, Elizabeth’s Boys! We’ll put these in the hat…
I take it that this Saturday column will be a wrap up of sorts for the week.
Some ideas for names:
– Round the World Recap (boring)
– After Hours (I like this one)
That’s all I got 🙂
Good name ideas Alison. At my church they have a women’s gathering one friday a month called Friday After Ours, maybe that would work?
Congratulations Jen in doing such a good job. How about ‘Afterthought’?
Thank you, Jules!
Great idea Jen. Will have to get my thinking cap on!
Yes, thinking cap on for one of the blog’s great thinkers!!!
Left of field or too corny perhaps:
mummary/mommary of the month (instead of summary) or
mumming/momming the month up (instead if summing) or
moms on parade?
a month of moms?
have SAD and thinking-cap not fully able to engage!
As you get to know me, you will find that no option is ever too corny! Lol!
I like Mummary and Mumming!
Sounds lik a great idea…. I actually like “after the bell” or ” on the close” (just to stick to the financial terms).
and yes, I totally know what your talking about re “should” be going to bed, and yet doing something else (which is what I should be doing right now). 🙂
I’m doing the same again right now, Isabelle! Thank you for your suggestions!
I use to read a lot of these mom’s and parents book when I first came a mother. But some is helpful and the others are just somewhat unrealistic. From my experence,love listen and being stern is one method which also paying attention when they don’t think you are is one of best. I usually don’t pay attention to these moms blogs. However it’s so much of relief that other parents deals with the headaches and joys kids can bring.
Yes! It’s that feeling that we’re not alone in the world. It relieves a lot of new mom anxiety!
Thank you for stopping by!
Hi Jen….Here I am up late too!
I’m throwing these into the hat:
– “Summing it up on a Saturday”
– “Saturday Synopsis”
– “Saturday Summary” [you could add “sporadic” to any of these “s” titles if it’s not a regular thing 🙂 ]
– “Monthly Monologue” and, kind of dorky perhaps, but
– “Jennifer’s Jambalaya” since a jambalaya is composed of different ingredients 🙂
Monthly Mom-o-logue? I aspire to write the column weekly, so maybe we drop the monthly bit…thanks for these options!!!
How odd, I actually thought I’d commented on this LOL.
How about After Hours? In honor of your staying up to blog 🙂
The thing that came to mind was ‘The Melting Pot’ – have you heard the song from many years ago called the Melting Pot which in essense was all about throwing all the people of the world into one big melting pot. A little bit of every race and religion. That’s what I see World Moms Blog as – one big melting pot with bits of all races and religions thrown in and when you stir it all together we’re really all just the same – mothers trying to find our way in the world.
The Saturday Blog could be a melting pot of all the things that have happened in that week, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Anyway good luck with deciding on a name
Interesting….thanks, Fiona! 🙂
I think “Afterthought” is fitting…
“In her Words”?
” A Fine Balance”
Great idea Jennifer…
Thank you, Salma!
I think I’m going to eventually narrow it down and have our writers vote on it! 🙂
Hmm, I’m horrible at naming things. How about Around the World in 7 Days?
Or something along the lines of After the Trip – to relate to the travel itinerary that starts the week off.
That’s it – I’m out 😉
I was trying to think of a play on words that relates directly to motherhood. The first thing that came to mind was “Weekly Post Partum”….like “Post” as in meanting both “after” as well as “articles” for the week. And the whole birthing reference…..birthing kids but also birthing ideas via the blog???? But I don’t know if that is too clinical sounding or would have weird connotations for some. Just throwing it out for what it’s worth.
Sorry for the typos in that last response! It’s late and my brain is all foggy 😉
Not that anyone needs to be a J.R.R. Tolkien fan but how about: There and Back Again?