This is my third attempt at starting a blog. The first time, I didn’t have a theme and writing “about my life” felt overwhelmingly broad. The second time, my cats were the theme, and there are only so many posts one can make about fetching and cute sleeping positions. This time, my theme is Hugh. Which makes me a little wary for two reasons: 1) because there are a million blogs about new motherhood, and trite is just a breath away (I promise not to ever use the phrase “trials and joys”); and 2) I don’t want to be a mom whose world is defined by their kid’s every burp.

But the reality is, this is what I do right now for a living: clean up lots of spit up, change diapers, and make up silly songs. So Hugh is the theme. But mainly, and hopefully, also the vehicle for exploring life through words – with all its trials  and joys.