Giving Birth to a Big Idea

Carla: We know we’ve been a little quiet over here at the Rev. November was a sucky month for both of us and we are glad to see it go. But in the middle of the suckiness, we’ve had an idea that we want to bounce off of you.

We want to expand the Revolution. Right now, it’s just the two of us blathering on about this and that, and all of you making the whole blog so much better with your insights and honesty. So we want to make the Mommy Rev. more like a magazine with contributors and sections and regular features that not only offers more thoughts on more topics, but also makes space for more voices in this conversation.

We’ll keep blogging, but by next spring, we want to have a fresh site that is a one-stop resource for women and men who want to reframe parenting, faith, and life. While not being specifically a Christian site, we want to incorporate spirituality into what we’re doing not only because of our faith, but because we believe that spirituality is part of every life, no matter how a person expresses it.

Caryn and I are busy thinking about the kinds of issues we’d want to cover in this e-zine/website mash-up we have in our heads. We know we don’t want this to be about parenting in the “12 Ways to Get Your Kid to Eat Broccoli” kind of way, but we want to cover the fullness of who we are as people.

So we want to hear from you. What kind of broad topics do you want to read about? What are the big questions that we should explore?

Caryn: Yay! I’m so excited about this. We seriously have some cool stuff cooking in our heads and up our sleeves.

But I’d also like to know the types of formats you enjoy (besides our little back-and-forth blog chats, of course). I mean, do you like a little Q&A with “celebrity” guests. Do you want more in-depth, Vanity Fair type exposes that mean Carla and I have to spend lots of time snooping around the Hamptons this summer (please say yes)? And are there some really practical, how-to sorts of things that you might find helpful? I mean while we’re NOT looking to tell you how to get your kids to eat broccoli (I’ve just given up, frankly), I often want to know some specific tips on some parenting things (like how to get an embedded earring back out of my daughter’s ear, for example. Thank you, Facebook friends!) and on some woman and life kinds of things.

So please, tell us, tell us, tell us. And tell us WHO you’d like to hear from as well. And if you happen to be a gifted designer and web-person who’d like to do this for–um, how shall we put this?–crap pay, let us know that too.

Hope we can get you all as excited as we are.

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