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The best thing to do on Independence Day

Independence Day seems like the right time to launch a blog about single parenting, doesn’t it?

A thousand years ago (at least in internet time), I was a writer for Strollerderby on Babble. I’d been blogging professionally for some time, but it was the first place that really pushed me. I was working with writers who were quick, whip-smart and hilarious and I felt on fire, even while I was typing furiously to keep up, to maybe out-earn the babysitter.

When I traded in my many freelance gigs for full-time editing, I was sad to say goodbye. Many of the other writers had moved on as well, but I wanted to carry that summer camp feeling with me, like a half-unraveled God’s Eye hanging over my laptop. I had the very good fortune of working with other great writers, people with huge ideas and bigger personalities. Life was moving forward, but I was  still pen pals with those Babble folk, sharing a few inside jokes and campfire songs no one else could possibly know the words to.

And then, in a lovely turn of events, I got the opportunity to return to Babble, once again in magnificent company.

I'm thrilled to launch a blog on Babble Voices where we can talk about even more single parent things, gulp down bug juice and fire off a few rounds in archery clinic. It's called Sassafrass Says So, and I will be writing there as well as here (and also sometimes here and here and here). 

Click here to read more about what I will be up to there.

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As a fellow single mom, I'm excited that you joined the Babble Voices team!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCate O'Malley

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