Day-Mom (coined by the boys’ real mom) is about a 28-year-old navigating her hometown of Miami while helping to raise Big Bear and Little Bear, pseudonyms based on the eldest’s favorite book, “Big Bear’s Little Boat” by Eve Bunting.
Day-Mom started as a blog about a reporter who takes a leave from journalism and lands a temporary gig as a nanny. I created the blog mainly so I could keep calling myself a reporter. But blogs are supposed to be personal, and for a long time Day-Mom read like a news story; Big Bear and Little Bear weren’t my boys, they were my beat.
But in the year that I’ve been blogging, the tone of the blog has changed. Day-Mom is no longer about a reporter on a break from journalism, working temporarily as a nanny. Now, it’s about a full-time nanny who moonlights as a writer. I write about milestones and academic accomplishments with maternal pride. I’ve become a real Day-Mom.
In the words of Big Bear: “Ready set, you bet!”