I’m going to share a secret. I’m a bit of a column junkie. You know, those chatty pieces in newspapers and sometimes magazines where people cleverly share bits of their lives. The stories that you read that make you laugh or cry, or just say “Me too!” In the past, I have gotten attached to some of these people, who almost felt like friends and was saddened when they moved on to other things or simply retired.
I have often wondered how they got those gigs and thought it would be great to do that, to have a regular place to share thoughts and have people just waiting to read what you have to say. I actually considered contacting the local paper to inquire about the possibility, but at the time, I didn’t have a good angle, an engaging theme or topic.
Just a week ago, a website I have enjoyed reading for some time and which recently published my work, (The 5 Mom Friends All Moms Need) made some changes. They decided to add a number of columnists to the site and put out a call to their writers to submit column proposals. I decided to give it a try.
I am very excited to announce that my proposal was accepted. Starting this week, my column, “Life on the Other Side” can be found at Sammiches and Psych Meds! I will be talking about parenting and life with teenagers and young adults a few times a month. I would love it if you could click on over and check it out. The other new columnists have some terrific pieces up and I encourage you to take a look at them as well as the rest of the site. It is a nice blend of thoughtful, serious and funny, with a wicked dose of sarcasm thrown in with their “Mock Mom” division.
Now I want to be clear that I don’t expect all of you to be interested in what I have to say, or to be anxiously awaiting my next installment. I will still continue writing about all sorts of things (like stuff that comes into my head…) and I don’t think I am the next Erma Bombeck. However, if you are interested, I would love it if you would follow me (either on social media or checking in here or the home page occasionally). If you think you know someone who may be interested in “Life on the Other Side,” and would be willing to pass on the link, I would be grateful.
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