End of an Era

In the fall of 2008 I sat at my desk at work feeling pukey and scratched out several ideas for a mommy blog name on a post-it and arrived at this one: Navigating the Mothership. It was a good name, I think.

Does anyone remember this lady?

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She is waving goodbye. I am officially calling it a day for this blog. It has been awesome to have this random and really pretty darn strange outlet for all these years and it has meant so much to me. So much. I am removing the remaining bits of the blog soon but I will leave my contact info up on the landing page in case you have any questions or just want to say hi.

How to end this? Simply, I suppose. Thank you for your support and readership and incredibly kind comments and emails over all these years. Truly: thank you.

You know what this space and you readers did for me? You helped me navigate my mothership in a time of pregnancy and babies and toddlers. Sappy and yet quite true. I needed that extra support and this blog – and many of you – gave me that. But now I’m older (and both stupider and wiser) and my babies are no longer babies and this doesn’t feel right anymore. And so I must say goodbye.

XOXO,

The Mothership

10 Comment

  1. Awwww. I remember that lady!

    Bummed to see you leaving but you mentioned a while back that you felt the need to keep more things private, so it is understandable.

    Hope all is well with you and your adorable family and we will miss you!

    1. Navigating the Mothership says: Reply

      Thank you, nonsequiturchica!! I have so many of your posts flagged in my feedly “to comment on” but I haven’t commented or followed up in months and I feel terrible about that! Anyway, if I hadn’t said it earlier since I can’t remember when I last went through and left comments on blogs – sending big congrats on your son!!! I hope you are doing well and hanging in there with all that goes along with two kids! Thanks for reading and commenting all these years 🙂

  2. MHB says: Reply

    This makes me sad but it’s not a surprise. I’m just a bit behind you in all this stuff: currently baking the third bambino, and wondering how it will work with three kids. My oldest is 5 and I’m definitely feeling the need to be increasingly private about his life, as he has morphed from a baby/toddler in to a… person! So I get this decision, and I respect it. I’ll just miss (and I already have!) your insights on motherhood and life in general, and your food advice. (And also that you called it “ass-vice” which I will admit is a term I now use). You really do seem like someone I’d like to hang out with if I lived in Minnesota – except we’re both introverts, so you’re someone I’d like to make tentative-but-not-final plans with and then instead exchange witty written correspondence with from the comfort of our respective homes. 🙂

    Thank you for everything you’ve shared over the years. I’m sincerely wishing all the best to you and your beautiful family. If you ever write a book, please let us all know. Because I will totally buy three copies and give two to my best friends.

    1. Navigating the Mothership says: Reply

      What a sweet compliment, especially the part about buying my book. I figure if (hopefully when!) I write a book I can redirect my old URL to a new website and then I can write a post to inform people. We’ll see if that plan is still workable in 202X 🙂 Wishing you a smooth pregnancy and delivery with baby #3 and also a (reasonably) easy transition to life with 3. Hopefully you will also find it less jarring that the 0-1 or 1-2 kid transitions!

  3. I have enjoyed reading your writing, and wish you all the best!

    1. Navigating the Mothership says: Reply

      Thank you, ccr in MA, for reading and commenting all these years 🙂 Best of luck to you, too!

  4. Oh, man! Well, you know I’ve followed along since right before you got pregnant with Oliver and I got pregnant with Timmy, and it’s been so much fun all these years. You are a talented and funny writer and I too will buy your book!

    1. Navigating the Mothership says: Reply

      I am always going to feel a little extra connected to your Timmy just because we did their pregnancies “together”. I am so glad you began commenting and we have been able to be in touch all these years. Now don’t you quit blogging too!! 😉

  5. I wondered where you were going to land once you had pondered whether to continue or not. I will miss your insights and the laughter you brought, particularly in those early baby days when we had just moved to Michigan seven years ago. Best of luck with your beautiful family!

    1. Navigating the Mothership says: Reply

      You are another one who had simultaneous pregnancies with me so I feel that extra connection! Also the third baby Lilian/Liliana connection. I will miss blogging and perhaps even more so the interaction it gave me with fellow readers and moms. My insights (even if they didn’t give me insight at the time) often led to comments from others which then did give me a better perspective or at least much needed solidarity. Thank you for taking the time to comment for all these many years!!

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