PittsburghMom.com I am! Not only am I a Pittsburgh Mom, but I'm a Pittsburgh Soccer Mom at that.
I know. Is your head just spinning with excitement?
Well, mine is.
For years, almost 3 of them now, I have been sharing with family and friends how I would relish the responsibility of writing a weekly column or post, for a either a paper or online publication. Paid. You know, like a real job.
I've been reading PghMom (for you Chi folks, Pgh is to Pittsburgh as Chi is to Chicago) since moving here, and have gotten to know the manager of the site. I've even cheered her on as she went from couch to 5K to half-marathon over this past year. So, when she emailed recently with the opportunity to write for the site, I jumped really high, and then began crying and thanking my children for the endless supply of material.
I am now "soccer mom" writing about parenting at PittsburghMom.com.
I can only equate the hundreds of posts I've written here on Cuppa Jo to those countless auditions I would take in Chicago while I waited to get cast in a choice role. The habit and discipline of writing, even if no one was reading, only strengthened my work and my resolve to find a place to showcase my goods.
So, now that I've got Thursday covered, it's time to fill, hmmm, let's say, Tuesday.