when it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange…

…who you are into what you’re gonna be.
Even if it makes you a little nervous.

The Brady Kids said it best.
I’ve been in hiding a bit recently. But good things are comin’.

This blog is gonna get a lot more exciting, very soon- a lot prettier to look at, for starters. But I think I’m going to take the opportunity to relaunch it in more ways than one.

“Mother Load” is a great title- and I’ve used it a whole lot in the last five years- but guess what? So has The New York Times, and while “Motherlode” is an awesome blog to be sometimes mistaken for, it does happen. Then there’s The Motherload, and motherload, and  The Mother Load, and the other The Mother Load, and the other The Mother Load


And so I’m considering changing the title of this blog to the title of my book: When Did I Get Like This? 

Because I like it.
Because it isn’t a not-as-original-as-I-once-thought play on words.
Because I do wonder that almost every day.
But also because, while I enjoy writing about the craziness of modern motherhood, I do sometimes have other stories to tell- like fuming in a hotel bed listening to a car alarm go off in the parking lot  for an entire hour before I realized… it was my car.

I’d like this blog to have funny stories about all parts of my life, not just my kids.
I’d like this blog to ask the question that we all ask of ourselves- and maybe once in a while, suggest a way out- if only for a moment.

But I don’t want to alienate the readers I have, or have you think that I’m changing direction in any serious way. This is just rearranging what this site is into what I want it to be. This would be motherloadtheblog dot com two point oh. I hope. 

What do you all think?