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The kids are two years older than when I started this blog. And mostly wiser–at least technologically. They’re going to start Googling their mom and seeing what might pop up. Lots of magazine articles, mostly, on parenting topics, mostly. Toss in a few politically minded op-eds, and a couple of newspaper features out of left-field. I’m fine with all that. And I’m fine with what they’d find on my blog. There are no surprises, just mostly humor. Sarcastic humor. The kind they love.

I’ve tried to remain somewhat cloaked in my identity (cause I like to think I could be a spy in a future life), and I’ve certainly worked hard at keeping my kids’ names and photos out of this blog. So if they Google themselves, the search engines shouldn’t send them here.

But still. Now that they’re a full two years older than when I started this thing, I think it’s a fine time to stop. I don’t need to share their forays into adolescence, or my struggles with them (their forays, not the kids). Somethings are meant  to stay relatively private. Plus, if I share all on this blog, and my extended family reads it, what amusing antidotes will I have at holiday get-togethers?

So this site shall stay stagnant for a while, till I figure out how to save the entries I really like and want for future-sharing with my kids. Then it will go away, if anything on the internet ever truly does that. Meanwhile, I’m thinking about a new blog, something non-parenting that will appeal to the topic my ‘search engine results’ say is consistently the biggest draw to The Parenting Gig: How to De-Skunk Your House.

Yeah. Parenting is so yesterday.


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For nearly two decades, Leslie has worked as a communications specialist. Since 2006, she has served as the editor of a regional parenting publication, for which she received the Parenting Media Association's Gold and Silver Awards for Overall Writing in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Follow her blog at

8 responses to “Goodbye

  1. You are my blog BFF! Don’t leave altogether or I’ll be drifting out here like algae!

  2. Marusia

    Leslie, I’ll miss you!… In my turn, it’s been a little hard to me to keep writing in mine (because of the translations).
    I’ll be a follower of your new blog! – yet I think the funniest stories are just beginning, with their forays into adolescence ;)

    • Thanks, Marusia! Though I’m ending entries to this site, I’m still a blogger at heart and will read all that you post! And maybe even crack jokes about my kids in the “leave a reply” section.

  3. Looking forward to your blogging on a new topic! I appreciate your “mommy” wisdom, but I also have to agree with your insight that at times it seems intrusive to post about one’s kids. There are too many bloggers (not you!) posting details way too personal about their kids, and I wonder what the kids will think when they are older. As you point out, it seems like a violation of their privacy. How about blogging about politics or community issues. Female bloggers are under-represented here.

    • Don’t get me started on politics, lol! Maybe community issues, or something along those lines. Politics is too polarizing. At least the way I play that game :)
      Thanks for your comments. I’ll miss the Parenting Gig (the blog, that is… the gig should continue all my days on earth)–was fun and at times cathartic to share my experiences, but alas, they’re my kids’ experiences too, and they might not appreciate my sharing. Bother! I’m still following you, so until I launch something new, you’ll hear from me on YOUR great site!

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