WordPress thinks I should call this post “Hello world!” Done.Posted: June 23, 2011
Yes, I’m reentering the blogosphere under a new moniker: the Hipster Hausfrau. I know what you’re thinking. If you’re one of my hipster-type Brooklyn friends, it’s: “Leda, you’re not a hipster” (eyeroll behind thick black framed glasses).
If you’re my husband, who’s seen my homemaking skills firsthand, or if you’re one of my suburban stay-at-home-mom-friends (and yes, I’m admittedly still looking for you, so please leave a comment and we can set up a playdate), you’re thinking, “Since when are you a hausfrau?”
But the truth is, I’m a hipster among the hausfrau set (see my large collections of hats and irony), and I’m more hausfrau than any hipster you know, except for maybe the Jello Mistress of Brooklyn, and I think even she has a paying outside the home job (I would also like to be friends with you, Jello Mistress. Playdate next time I’m in Brooklyn?).
Actually, not having a paying job is something that my lives in Brooklyn and the ‘burbs have in common.
I want a place to write about transitioning to ‘burban life (not to be confused with Bourbon life), about parenting (preemie parenting in particular), and about books. Also, about whatever else I want.
You might be an old subscriber to the dearly departed Doubleawk.
There were, like, six of you. Why, you ask, couldn’t you just post at Doubleawk? Well, Doubleawk was urban in tone, and dealt with things like celebrity stalking. That’s not my life anymore. The celebrity I’ve seen most recently is my son’s pediatrician, Dr. John Cloherty. He wrote the Manual of Neonatal Care. I’ve been too shy to ask him to sign my copy. But not too shy to ask nine-million questions about baby poop.
So here goes…