I’ve been playing hooky here for the past month or so, and in the meantime, I’ve been working on something new. I’m a stepmom, and the kids’ mom and I decided to start a blog with stories about our experiences and ideas and tips about raising kids in two houses.
It’s called The Doughtie Houses Exchange, which was originally the name we gave the envelopes we’d give the kids to put in their backpacks and deliver to the other house. (Don’t worry — this wasn’t — and isn’t — our only method of communication. We also talk on the phone and email constantly.) But our kid-mail system was symbolic for both of us of how we try to cooperate between houses — how we make sure the other house has copies of all the important papers, for starters. So we named our blog after it. I’m very excited about where this might go. I hope to see you there: http://thedhx.com.
And now that it’s launched, I promise to be here more, too.