Today I turn 38. I had to do math to make sure I had my age right. Have you ever noticed we remember the big dates and decades, but we don’t remember the specific years.
Or maybe that’s just me.
As I was thinking back on this past decade I was realizing how much this blog has been a part of my life, and how much this online community has been a part of my life, and thought now would be a good time to talk about my blog title.
Rewind almost 10 years ago
I was a mom of three preschoolers and I had three kids in diapers. It felt like the boys were never going to be potty-trained. I had friends with kids the same age posting all sorts of amazing stories of what their kids were doing, and it felt like I would never stop changing diapers.
Meanwhile, I was starting to think more about homeschooling. I was pretty sure we were going to, and I did what I usually do when I’m interested in something I research everything thing I can on it. While doing that I stumbled onto the Homeschool Lounge and signed up there. Which led me to 1+1+1=1 and Homeschool Creations.
I saw their linkies, and all of the amazing posts other Moms were sharing, and I thought, “I can totally do this. We do cool stuff ALL the time!”
But what to call my blog?
I opened up blogger, because way back then everyone was on blogger, and I sat there staring. What should I call this new baby? I mean Jeff and I had long hours of debate on what to call our kids. Back when I was pregnant with Princess I pushed hard to call the unknown child John Michael if it was a boy, because the two brothers in Peter Pan were called that and I found the name hilarious. Robin was also vetoed for a boy, despite my pointing out Robin Hood and Robin Goodfellow.
I thought, “Well, I’m writing about our adventures, so Adventures….”
And then I trailed off, what else was it going to be about?
I know! Being a mom! And how that can feel hard at times, and isolating, and my adventures as a Mom!
Adventures in Mommydom!
And it was at the time.
But, now my blog has much more evolved into what we’re learning about and our homeschool adventures. Every now and then I toy with the idea of changing my blog name, but I don’t know what I would change it to? There’s already an Adventures in Homeschooling blog, and this feels like more than homeschooling to me.
Fast forward a few years and I had saved up money to get a blog design, because I was scared to death to fix stuff, and I wasn’t particularly good at design. I’m still not great, I tend to default to drawing stuff by hand.
And Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations would do designs, and I was totally on board with that. She emailed me one day saying, “OK, what’s your tagline?”
I said, “What’s that?”
“You know, the quick description of what you’re blog’s about.”
“Oh that, yeah I have no idea. Maybe learning adventures at the speed of fun?”
Of all the offhand quick answers I’ve given to a a question, I think this one has turned out to be the most true.
How did you name your blog? I always find blog names a fascinating subject