By Julie Moos
As some of you know, I had surgery a year and a half ago to remove benign tumors (adenomas) in my liver, and now I am scheduled to have surgery on my liver again to address more adenomas that have grown since my last operation. Beginning Friday, Jan. 11, I'll be in the hospital for 7-10 days, then recovering at home for 6-8 weeks.
During some of that time I'll be offline and won't be updating DotMoms. There are a few momoirs scheduled to publish in the next few weeks, and others may publish daily news about parenting at the DotMoms Twitter page. While I'm recovering, I'll assess whether to continue DotMoms and if so, how.
I'm proud of how the site has evolved over the years -- from the only group blog about motherhood when I began it 4 and a half years ago, to a directory with links to hundreds of mom bloggers, to a singular source for parenting headlines. I'm thrilled to have been a midwife of the mom blogging movement, and I continue to be impressed by the creativity and connectivity I see in sites other moms have developed, like The MotherHood.
If you have ideas about how DotMoms can serve parents, let me know in the comments. Once I have decided how to proceed, I'll let you know.
Meanwhile, if you want to keep track of my progress, you can go to: http://www.carepages.com
Once there, click "Visit a CarePage." You'll need to register the first time you use the site, then you'll need to log in to view updates. To access my information, enter this exact CarePage Name: JulieMMoos
I wish you and your families all the best in 2008,
Julie Moos is founder and editor of DotMoms. She lives with her husband and 11-year-old son in Safety Harbor, Florida.