Alright, that was way more confusing than it needed to be. But, yay! My writing and pictures are now going to be featured in The Tennessean! Today my first post ran and I have to admit it was really cool to sit with the boys and read something I had written straight out of the newspaper.
Jo Dee Messina’sMaggie Conran's humorous parenting blog, The Fumbling MomJust say NO to Mommy Brain!, will be featured in The Tennessean. Debuting May 24July 19 and periodically going forward, the paper will share content from Jo Dee’sMaggie's blog in its Family section. Jo DeeMaggie, a mom to three-year-old Noah and 16-week-old Jonahsix-year-old Liam and (almost) two-year-old Finn, will provide stories, tips and more for The Tennessean. Her contributions will be in both the print publication and online.
Liam enjoyed the story and was not at all embarrassed or uncomfortable that something about his life was out there for everyone to enjoy (phew!). We talked about the difference between the "real" Liam and the "character" Liam (and Mama and Finn...) and he seemed to really get that by writing about some details while emitting others, writers can shape experiences into stories. Stories that are true but in a somewhat fictionalized way. That might not make any sense to you but I swear Liam understood. And that's what really matters, right?