The fun part of having a blog is that you can run random thoughts by complete strangers who may or may not read what you are putting out there.
I have always been pretty passionate about politics. Not in a real, overly involved sort of way. But more in a "I cannot stand the world I live in" sort of way. Everyone has their way of contributing to their cause and I feel like my way of contributing is to bitch about it to complete strangers.
Before I had Lila, I had a little website I called "Selenaland" (which I am sure you can still find) where I just posted random bits of news and commentary on them. And it was a release for me because I didn't have to scare my co-workers with my talk of revolution and slapping George W. Bush in the face if I ever met him. But since I have become "Lila's Mom" (the loss of identity is another post) I don't have that outlet any more.
I have seen blogs by moms who are also into politics, but truthfully, I don't associate most of my political beliefs with the fact that I am a mom. Can I possibly explain my vehement hatred of Jim Boehner (which I always pronounce as BONER) or my adamant support of Obama away just with the fact that Lila is on this earth? Not really. But being someone who is a working class mother and not an academic or a professional commentator certainly gives me a different view than, say, Glenn Beck (the fact that I try not to eat the pretty mushrooms also contribute to that enormous difference of opinion).
In the next few weeks, I am going to launch my blog and would love to have some other regular contributors. Perhaps someone who would also join me on the occasional podcast. If you find you feel like you have some opinions you'd like to anonymously put out there, let me know. I'd love to collaborate.
Again, I am just thinking "out loud" here.