Re: A Mom's World, Monday introduction
posted at 3/4/2013 10:32 AM EST
Thanks, Kristi, and hi everybody! I'm excited and honored to be the first Featured Parent Blogger here in the forums!
As Kristi said, my name is Jennifer Clark Estes. I live south of Boston, am married and have four great kids (11, 10, almost 8, almost 7 -- 3 girls and a boy, but not in that order). I'm a freelance writer, at-home mom, former middle school English teacher, and a sometimes tutor. I also write for children -- I have a picture book making some rounds right now with literary agents, and am polishing the latest draft of my novel for middle grade readers, ages 8-12.
When I have time, I blog at A Mom's World, which I started in 2006, just after my youngest was born. It's mostly a mishmash of whatever's on my mind -- usually kids and parenting and family life in general, but I can get opinionated about news stories (though I'm rarely political on my blog) and local events and happenings. Sometimes I'm goofy, sometimes I'm serious. I also reflect on my writing process too, from time to time, since being a children's writer is a big part of my days. I used to keep a sister blog called A Life So Sweet, which was about parenting a child with type 1 diabetes, but found it was too difficult to maintain them both, so sometimes I'll share thoughts on the diabetic life at AMW.
I'm an unpredictable blogger -- I'll go through periods where I post several times a week, then I'll have a time when life gets extremely busy I don't get a chance to post anything for up to a month. I love reading other blogs when I can, and am always very impressed by those who are so diligent about posting more regularly than I do!
I'm looking forward to meeting you all over the course of this week, particularly because I lurk here quite a bit, but don't often post (I'm also shy that way). Any questions? Fire away!
Thanks again for having me!