It’s hard to believe that I’ve written more than 150 of these blog posts. I never thought that I would have that much to say.
Those who know me tell me I never come up short with things to say — but I’m not sure that’s always a compliment.
My daughter has been both delighted and mortified about the things I have written here. And my husband, of course, has been cautiously enthusiastic, but ferociously supportive of me.
Each Monday, I’ve read your comments and smiled.
My goal when I was asked to be momaha’s Monday blogger a mere three years ago was to make sure no parent ever felt like they were the only one. No mother or father should allow skeletons to gather dust in the closet. Think about your worst parenting moment. Go ahead, think about it. No matter how horrible it is, I promise your are not the first, nor the last parent to have been there.
I also wrote posts that caused some readers to react with visceral disdain and hatred — and that’s OK. I don’t think it’s a huge surprise that I have strong opinions, and I didn’t set out to create a huge cheer leading section. I merely wanted parents to discuss their beliefs, see another point of view, have their beliefs challenged, and see if they came out on the same side.
The discussions we had were wonderful. I will miss that.
Today is my final blog post for momaha. I wish there was some dramatic ending, but there isn’t. There’s no sex scandal, embezzlement, or even girl drama behind the scenes. I’m not moving on to bigger and better things, I’m just going to be me without momaha.
I am thankful for everything momaha has allowed me to experience. I have made friends, and I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet so many of you. I am incredibly thankful to all of you who have read my words.
It has been three years of laughter, tears, anger, frustration, and even joy, as I’ve allowed you all a look into my life each week. I can’t thank you enough for the experience, but now it’s time to draw the curtains.
Thank you for your support, your comments, and the great conversation. You are all part of my momaha memory, and that is something I will never forget.
Cat Koehler is married with two children. She works full time. Read her Mondays on momaha.com
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