Two Years Ago Today

by Courtroom Mama on July 17, 2010

Two years ago today, I became a mother … to a blog.

I was sitting at a summer job when the tagline (Liberté. Egalité. Maternité.) popped into my head and would let go, and it suddenly occurred to me that I should start a blog about being a mother in law school, because it’s such a trippy experience that I figured it was worth documenting. I think I settled on “Courtroom Mama” because in my head it was a clever play on “courtroom drama,” and because everything else was taken.

As it turned out, the experience of being a mother in law school is one that is simply not conducive to sitting around and blogging. It suddenly made sense that all the law school blogs by mothers went silent within the first six weeks of starting school: if you have time to blog, there’s probably something else you should be doing. So I didn’t really start to write ’til I was out of school.

It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to write about–in fact, I’m still working that out–but I’m very grateful to have this tiny bit of internet property from which to preach the gospel of feminist mothering and empowered birth.

My goals at this point are simple: (1) get into something of a schedule that keeps me thinking but won’t make me resent blogging, (2) continue to deserve my readership by writing from the heart and the head (and maybe sometimes the hip), (3) pretty up my space a little.

So, if you’re reading this, thanks a lot! Have a cupcake!

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