A few months back, Melanie wrote a post about how lost she felt once her eldest son went off to college. The comments from other mothers of teenagers and young adults made several of us realize that we didn't really have a community like other blogging moms. We didn't have a playgroup or a school PTA anymore. Our kids were old and independent and didn't really want to hang out with us much anymore. We needed a spot where we could talk about all the things that make parenting teens so challenging and rewarding. We needed a place to let our hair down and talk about dirty socks and smelly boys and kids that are eating us out of house and home. We needed a place where other moms were going through the college admissions process, and then saying "goodbye" to their precious children as they moved on in their lives.
With great fanfare, we welcome you to that place: Mid-Century Modern Moms. Here we aren't afraid to tell it like it is about living with teenagers. We're not going to soft coat the good, the bad, and the hilarious. We're a group of ten moms, all of whom have teens. Our teens are as diverse as the moms posting. Some have special needs, some are exemplary students, some are athletes, some are artists, and some (ahem) are just damn lazy.
What makes this blog different from all other blogs? No, it isn't unleavened bread. It's that we're all beyond diapers, terrible twos, and entering kindergarten. Way beyond, in fact. We're going to talk about the wonders of high school, with it's bizarre social life and drama. Several of us have teens that are about to start the college admissions process, and we'll be blogging about that for the next year or so. Some of us have kids that may not get to college any time soon, for a variety of reasons. We want to share our experiences with you so that you're prepared for the teen years with your own kids. Or at least as prepared as one can get with children that grow 10" in a year and eat 5 dinners with snacks inbetween.
So we welcome you with open arms and hope that you'll visit often. We can promise that each and every day, something interesting will be here on MCMM.
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Did you see that gorgeous banner? It is the most excellent work of the blogosphere queen of adorable banners, Secret Agent Josephine . Go and tell her what a great job she did! SAJ worked with Margalit to create the absolute perfect banner for us.