It all started when I stopped into Chipotle for lunch and did some searching on my iPad for blogs in Vienna or Northern Virginia. Most were pretty pathetic and were/are written in a style similar to a Washington Post classified ad. Boring!
But there was one blog that caught my attention, twowaystreetblog.com which is written by Emily Yosmanovich, and I started to read a few blog posts (while trying not to spill Chipotle goop on my good khakis).
I decided to follow up with her and meet for coffee to see if she would be interested in writing a series here on dougfrancis.com. I must have been a really good salesman that day because she agreed!
Here is a little background on Emily… Although she had been writing personal journals for years, after her son was born she started a private blog to share photos and memories with her friends and family. This experiment was a success, and soon friends encouraged her to write a public blog sharing her interesting tips and fun experiences (yes, a local Mommy blog).
With a desire to “to keep my brain engaged in something semi-adult-like while I raised kids” and plenty to share, she decided to “give a whirl”.
Since she grew up in Northern Virginia and was an elementary school teacher, there were plenty of entertaining topics to write about and soon readers from across the country started reading about her trial and tribulations of being a Mom ~ cool!
I asked her to write a series here to be featured in the Living Here section about some of the things she has done with her family too – original content but along the same theme of being a Mom. The first in the series covers taking a bike trip along the W&OD Trail pulling a hand-me-down trailer and ending with an exhausted toddler.
It is a good article and I am excited to include it, but I know the truth that that trip actually ended in a really exhausted Dad!
Give it a read ~Biking Through Vienna