Welcome To The Cradle Chronicles!

These are the crazy confessions of a first time mommy, and her adventures in world "mom-ination." If you are coming to this blogsite by way of People.com, chances are you’re already familiar with my writing style and “Mommy-centric” blog fodder. If not, I'll introduce myself with this brief summary: Suffice it to say, I had a baby in May. Now, I’m not suggesting this defines me entirely, but it certainly goes a long way toward explaining my daily trials and tribulations with spit-up and dirty diapers. Which brings me to… Welcome to The Cradle Chronicles! I hope you’ll continue coming back again and again for more of my motherhood anecdotes, and I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to follow me on Twitter too!

--Photos in Welcome section courtesy of Mimosa Arts Photography--

July 11, 2014

 

Are you ready for the hilarity to ensue?!

I hope by now you’ve heard mention of my upcoming July 15th appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap. Lord knows I haven’t been shy about plugging it, and I’m certainly not going to start now, so set those TIVO/VCR/DVR/Miscellaneous Recording devices RIGHT AWAY! I mean, if your brain is functioning better than my own (thank you baby brain for returning with a vengeance during this pregnancy), then I suppose you can peruse the rest of this post first… but I’m just saying. Write a Post-it note. Or tie a string around your finger. Or set an iPhone alarm. I promise it’ll be worth watching!

Since I wouldn’t want to give away any of the episode secrets or ruin any of the comedic surprises for you, I will be writing a much more lengthy and in depth blog about my Celebrity Wife Swap adventure next week. In keeping with my blog, I’ll even discuss how it affected my parenting! In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with this teaser I found on Youtube…

 

Celebrity Wife Swap Preview for July 15th!!

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

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  • Desiree says:

    Best Wife Swap, EVER! Okay, I’ve only watched a few episodes in all its years but yours was my favorite. What I really loved about it is that each of you took home the most valuable lessons. You and Jill truly learned a little something that helped to enrich your lives and better your family. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life and sharing your family with us. I really kind of wish we were neighbors because I think that we would get along famously!

  • Phyllis says:

    I just watched your episode of Celebrity Wife Swap and was so glad I did. I think both you and Jill brought very different ideas to the “table” and that you both really took to heart what the other had to say. You seem to have a very happy life that works for you, as does Jill. It was nice to see both families take to the new “wife” in such a positive way. All the best!

July 4, 2014

 

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you are all having a safe and festive one! At the risk of sounding unpatriotic, that’s really all I’m mentioning of the holiday today. Instead, I’m going for a little stroll down memory lane, and I hope you’ll join me…

You may or may not have read my official “I’m Back” blog two weeks ago, so I suppose I should recap. It essentially goes a little something like this: I’m pregnant (it’s a girl and she’s due in early November), I’m going to be on Celebrity Wife Swap (tune in July 15th on ABC and get ready for the chaotic adventure), and Blossom is about to be back on television after 15 years of being MIA (time to resurrect that floppy, flowered hat!). I mean that’s enough news to make you say, “Whoa!” even if you’re not Joey Lawrence. Right?

As a side benefit, all of these long-kept secrets have given me fun and funny blog fodder for a while to come. Not that I’ve ever lacked for things to say, as you well know!

Since there’s plenty of time to divulge pregnancy anecdotes and Wife Swap details, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about the return of Blossom. Though Blossom aired in syndication for several years following our completion of the series back in 1995, it wound up being tucked away in the dark recesses of a vault somewhere, never to be seen again. Or so we thought. Lo’ and behold, the good folks at the Hub Network set out to change the fate of former Blossom addicts across the globe. We are joining the ranks of Hub Network’s other family-friendly programming such as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, Step By Step, Sister, Sister, and of course, Alf. And who doesn’t love Alf? Blossom is airing for the first time on cable, beginning July 7th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. The episodes will air in their original order, and there will even be a three-hour Blossom marathon on Friday, July 11th, from 9pm -12 am ET/ 6pm-9pm PT!

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To sweeten the pot a little, the Hub Network created a mini Blossom reunion, complete with a wall of hats, some very special reminiscing about very special episodes, and plenty of “Whoa!”s to go around. If THAT doesn’t stir your 90’s nostalgia, I don’t know what will. (Do we need to force-feed you Saved By The Bell and Debbie Gibson songs? Say it ain’t so! ) Anyway, the reunion isn’t to be missed. Because it turns out, even 20 years later, Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Michael Stoyanov and I have Chemistry with a capital “C.” It was as if no time had passed at all. I guess there’s a reason why our show lasted five seasons, huh? Beyond, of course, the rockin’ dancing we delivered in those opening credits, which was a sight to behold. If you’ve managed to forget about our sassy, mind-blowing moves, I encourage you to watch on July 7th. You won’t regret it.

 

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Mayim, Joey, Michael and I spent the whole reunion day laughing… about jokes we used to play on one another, particularly silly episodes, the incredible guest stars we had, and even our past wardrobe decisions, in all of their illustrious, show-stopping glory. Good times. It was like jumping into a time capsule and being beamed back to 1993, only we have more fashion sense now. Well, mostly.

Our day was a busy one– we filmed a segment for Entertainment Tonight, did a photo shoot together (when we could stop chatting and giggling long enough to smile), and even took the obligatory cast selfie to share with all of you.

 

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it yet again: long live the “Whoa!,” the flannel shirts, the fast-talking, and all of my acne-ridden awkward phases. Not to mention, the aforementioned dancing. Oh, that dancing! All of those wonderful memories (and embarrassing moments too) are back with a vengeance, for your TV-watching pleasure. So the Hub Network is undoubtedly the place to be on July 7th!

I suppose, in keeping with my Cradle Chronicles theme, I should tie all of this back to motherhood. It may not seem that a Blossom reunion has much to do with raising a 2 year-old, but you’d be surprised. My daughters may be a few years away from appreciating the show I was in, but it’s nice to know it isn’t lost forever. And not just because it’s Mommy’s gawky wonder years captured on tape! Being the mom of a little girl (with another on the way), I’m thrilled to see that there are still some networks out there that are concerned about offering true family programming. Even if one of those programs might involve five years worth of scary hair and costume decisions on my part. In my opinion, there are just too many shows on the air right now that encourage bad behavior. There is an abundance of “kid-friendly” shows that lack in moral integrity, and suggest that children should act like adults by the age of 10. Too many of them promote sexuality and insubordination, defy our attempts to preserve our children’s innocence, and suggest that parents are too stupid and ignorant to lead the way. I’m not living in the dark ages; I know kids are privy to things long before we were at their age, given the surge of social media and easy access to information. Regardless, I’m sick of young characters that talk back to their parents with no consequence. I rather miss the moral at the end of the story… even if it was cheesy. So, thank you Hub Network for advocating the right thing!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting Blossom was entirely pure or faultless. I recall a few episodes with bikini-clad women parading around for ratings-sake, and we definitely tackled some difficult subject matters that were groundbreaking at the time, causing quite a stir among the more old-fashioned parents. But Blossom was about a REAL teenage girl, with a REAL family dynamic– a perfectly imperfect one. And that’s what made for such good television. We weren’t 30 year-olds playing teenagers, and we weren’t pretending that life is devoid of flaws and pitfalls. I can’t wait to eventually use the show as a teaching tool with my own girls. At its core, our series stressed the importance of respect, humility, and love. What better way to do that, than through comedy! Not to mention, who can resist bestowing the era of flowered hats and “very special episodes” upon a whole new generation? I rest my case.

 

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

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  • Drew Zuhosky says:

    I agree with your points regarding present-day family TV programming. Back in the day, the line between family-friendly and adults-only television was established and distinct. You knew that TGIF, Fresh Prince, and the other family shows were for the family. Now, you have adults-only sitcoms, especially on the animated side, being watched by children. What happened?

  • Lara says:

    Came across your blog after spending the past several weeks rewatching Blossom. I graduated H.S. the same year your fictional counterparts did, and Blossom was a huge part of my teen years. The hats, the vests, the Chuck Taylors-with-skirts…you guys were my style icons. (Side note: I’m surprised by how some of the fashion has held up, even 20+ years later.)

    But I digress. Last spring I wrote a blog post about how I’m always hesitant to revisit certain TV shows, movies, and books because I was afraid they wouldn’t hold up, and that subsequent consumption would ruin them for me. Even so, I caught an episode of Blossom on the Hub and immediately had to DVR the whole thing. What struck me was that even though the content would seem tame by today’s standards (how many shows of our H.S.-era focused on whether or not a girl would lose her virginity, vs. the Gossip Girl/PLL years where everybody’s hopping into bed with everybody else?), Blossom was so progressive for its time.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that I’m happy the show has found a new home and, hopefully, a whole new audience. Really enjoying this portal to the past, and looking forward to what the future brings for you and the rest of the cast!

June 27, 2014

 

A Lil' Birthday Love

You were all exceedingly patient with me during my several months of blog intermission, and I cannot thank you enough! Hopefully you had an opportunity to read all of the crazy/fantastic/life-altering news that I divulged last week. If not, definitely go back and check it out!! Since I spilled so many secrets in my last post, I thought I’d be slightly less loquacious this time around. Instead, here’s a little nod to the celebratory fun we had on Gray’s birthday.

So… LET THERE BE CAKE!!!

 

Let There Be Cake! (Or At Least Cupcake…)

 

I think it probably goes without saying, but we celebrated Gray’s second birthday back in May, when it actually transpired. That said, I’ve been on blog hiatus for so long, I missed getting to share it with all of you. I thought you’d appreciate a few photos from her special day… after all, you only turn two once!

 

Happy Birthday!!

 

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

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June 20, 2014
BRAD BRATCHER, GRAY BRATCHER, JENNA VON OY

Celebrity Wife Swap! ©Mark Levine/ABC

 

I’m baaaaaack!!! (She says in her creepiest, most haunting Poltergeist voice.)

I know I’ve been missing in action for the last several months, and I pray you’ll all forgive my absence. I can only hope said absence made your hearts grow fonder, despite my use of that unoriginal and timeworn cliché.

Yes, it’s true. I took 8 (EIGHT!!!) weeks off from blog writing, both here on The Cradle Chronicles and on my People.com blog. I swore I would never take a vacation from them, but exceptional circumstances called for exceptional measures. No, I wasn’t trekking through the Arctic, or meditating with Tibetan monks, or traversing the wild jungles of the Amazon. It was nothing quite that adventurous. Or was it? I promised myself I would spend my “off” weeks stocking up on intriguing new posts, collecting hilarious parenting stories to relay, and trying out new recipes to tantalize your taste buds. But you know what I did instead? I took extended naps with my sweet baby girl. I read her stories, played dollhouse and dress-up, and took her outside to blow giant bubbles. We watched summer roll out it’s green carpet, planted our vegetable garden, read books, sang silly songs, admired the fireflies illuminating our yard, and shared homemade blueberry muffins. We baked pretend cookies, viewed so many Sesame Street repeats that I now know them all by heart, and drew pictures of dogs that vaguely resembled cats. Which, thankfully, no one was judging. We laughed, and snuggled, and acted silly together. We took a small family road trip to North Carolina, and celebrated two birthdays (Gray’s and mine), as well as Mother’s Day. Grand adventures, indeed! And all the while, I blatantly ignored any and all writing. But can you blame me? I’m incredibly proud of my lazy and idle blog intermission. Sometimes I get so caught up in writing about the joys of parenting that I don’t leave myself quite as much time to live the joys of parenting. So here I am, eight weeks later, with “nothing” to show for my hiatus… Nothing, that is, except the most wonderful moments spent with a husband and little girl who undoubtedly deserve them more than a blog does! And that means nothing short of everything to me. Lo’ and behold, a break was just what the doctor ordered. More specifically, it was just what the baby ordered.

No, not the baby that you’re already familiar with (who’s now two-going-on twenty, I swear!) I’m referring to the baby in my belly that will be making her big debut at the beginning of November.

Yes, you read me right. WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY!!!

We will be welcoming another little girl into our family in a few months (I’m 20 weeks along), and we couldn’t be more elated and enchanted. Our hearts are overflowing with love, and Gray is simply over the moon about becoming a big sister! She kisses my belly daily, and tells me she’s “watching out for the baby.” I have no doubt this is true.

We're Having A Baby!

We’re Having A Baby!

In large part, my blogging downtime had to do with my pregnancy; I was beyond exhausted. Not to mention, it’s tough to write a blog when you’re making a mad dash for the toilet every ten minutes! It also happens that I promised the good folks at Celebrity Wife Swap we could reveal our baby news on their program. Now, it may strike you as a bit out of character that I agreed to the show in the first place, and normally I wouldn’t disagree. But you know what? I couldn’t be more thrilled that I participated. I’m eating my own “I’d never be caught dead on a reality show” words these days. The fact is it wound up being a once in a lifetime adventure, and a bizarre/refreshing/thought-provoking social experiment, to say the least. After turning down all reality television offers prior to this one, folks have been pondering what motivated me to change my outlook. Essentially, that curiosity got the better of me. The challenge of being in someone else’s home, living in their (as it happens, very fancy) shoes for a week, and walking away with a dose of self-reflection and inspiration, was just too intriguing to pass up. It was also a brilliant reminder of just how much my husband and I love one another and how perfectly we fit. There’s always more to learn in this lifetime, and I don’t expect my parenting or marriage education to end any time soon. I embrace being a work in progress. Needless to say, the Celebrity Wife Swap journey was definitely the learning experience I’d hoped for! For those of you who aren’t tempted by the theatrical melodrama that is reality television, or who don’t typically get excited about the lives of kooky celebrities, you may not have been planning to tune into my upcoming appearance. But if you change your mind and feel like joining the adventure, please watch as I swap lives with Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York on July 15th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on ABC!! This down-home Nashville girl wound up in the posh social scene of The Hamptons, for Pete’s sake, so you don’t want to miss it! Please also join me that night as I LIVE TWEET during the episode. I imagine my sarcasm will be running amuck.

But back to the baby news.

Since Celebrity Wife Swap may or may not wind up making a deliberate reveal of my pregnancy in the final cut of the episode, they’ve gone ahead and given me the thumbs up on making my special announcement now. As you know, I try to be as open and honest as possible with all of you. Consequently, I felt it was too difficult to blog my way through the first and second trimester without mentioning something as significant and life altering as having another baby! It was a tough secret to keep, even for this long, and we definitely have a lot to catch up on now.

Cuddling During the Blog Intermission

Cuddling During the Blog Intermission

Next month, I’m looking forward to sharing more about the little one who’s on her way, to report on the latest and greatest with Gray, and to give you updates on my work endeavors. But before I go, I should also mention that Blossom is about to be back on television for the first time in 15 years!! It will be premiering on July 7th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on the Hub Network. Yes, the era of floppy flowered hats and “very special episodes” is about to be bestowed upon a whole new generation of television watchers. Long live the “Whoa!,” the flannel shirts, the fast talking, and all of my acne-ridden awkward phases. Not to mention, the dancing. Oh, the dancing! See? As promised, I’ve truly returned, in all of my acerbic glory. I’m back, and bigger than ever! (In case you were wondering, that’s a self-deprecating preggo joke, not a puffed up observation about my popularity.)

 

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

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  • Desiree says:

    Congratulations on your new addition! Gray will make a wonderful big sister!

  • Jennifer says:

    Ahhh! Congrats Jenna! This news was certainly worth the wait. I hope you’re feeling well and have regained some energy by now. I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read about all things pregnancy very soon. I also can’t wait to jump on the second baby train myself, too!! ;)

  • Chris says:

    CONGRATS ON HAVING ANOTHER BABY GIRL, JENNA!!!!!

June 13, 2014

So… I’m not really back. I pinky swear. I know this looks like I’m back, but I’m not. You know, lest I get into trouble for not following the orders I received that sounded a lot like “no blogging about your life secrets until next week.” So I’m not really back. This is actually just a mirage, a figment of your overactive imagination, a hallucination of epic proportions that somehow resembles my words on your screen. Isn’t it amazing what the mind is capable of?

But I digress.

Since this post doesn’t really exist, I should tell you that next week will be the true display of magic.

No, Mary Poppins will not be descending upon your household to nanny your children while you have all-day massages, nor will Harry Potter be stopping by to teach you how to clean your house with the mere flick of a wand. It’s not that kind of magic; keep dreaming. Rather, it’s the sort of magic that happens following a woman’s promise not to blog about the goings on in her life for three months. Because three months is a LONG time to ask a chatterbox like me to keep her mouth shut! Nonetheless, I will officially be back in blogging business before you can say “Abracadabra.” Until then, I’m posting some teasers about my return. Without, of course, giving away those aforementioned secrets. I hope. Of course, if you just head over to People.com later this week, you might get to read that official blog early. I’m just saying.

Today’s teaser has absolutely nothing to do with my *magic* return, as Father’s Day deserves it’s own blog. Hence, a little photo of the month for you, in honor of my baby’s daddy…

 

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Daddy & Gray– “Planting”

 

Back in May, we started our yearly vegetable and herb garden. This year, we even spruced up our front yard by planting some Gardenias and mulching! A very ambitious endeavor, if I do say so myself. Anyway, Brad & Gray had some beautiful (albeit filthy) father/daughter time outside, while I made us all lunch. Their efforts yielded a happy garden AND a happy photo!

 

Until next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

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  • Kim Q says:

    I’m going to guess that you wrote a book. :) I guess I will find out soon. All the best to you and your sweet family.

  • NW Mama says:

    what a great photo. Love to see sweet little girl’s getting dirty in the yard with their dad. so precious.
    Just read the people article about you expanding your family, now how did I guess that back in April??? Mommies are good at guessing these things, lol.. Congrats to you and your family 2 little girls are so much fun! can’t wait until you start blogging for real again. Much love to you and yours.

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June 6, 2014

Dear My Fellow Mommies, Daddies (and Non-parents too!),

 

So… I promised myself I would keep to writing a new blog every week for you, and I’ve able to keep that promise for a good while now. 90 weeks to be exact! With that said, I’m about to go on an extended writing hiatus, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the long haul. I really appreciate and depend on your readership, and I suspect I’m going to go through some serious withdrawals without you! At the risk of being too cryptic, I’m about to work on a secret project that won’t enable me to share my mommy adventures for a while, either here on The Cradle Chronicles, or on People.com. I know that probably has your interest piqued and your mind reeling with questions, and I wish I could answer them! Suffice it to say I’ve signed some non-disclosure agreements, so my mouth is shut until that project is public, which I’m told may be some time in mid-June. Since I don’t have an exact date on that, you’ll just have to keep checking in to make sure you aren’t missing the good stuff! I can guarantee I’ll have some HUGE  news upon my return… it will definitely be worth the wait!!!!! Not to mention, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I hope?

Thanks for your understanding and your continued readership, and please join me again in June! If you want to keep in touch, please join me on Twitter, as I will still be dropping a sarcastic line or two from time to time. I’ll post some photos every now and again too, so you can keep up with Gray and I and our antics!

 

Until (a very delayed) next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

 

May 30, 2014

Dear My Fellow Mommies, Daddies (and Non-parents too!),

 

So… I promised myself I would keep to writing a new blog every week for you, and I’ve able to keep that promise for a good while now. 90 weeks to be exact! With that said, I’m about to go on an extended writing hiatus, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the long haul. I really appreciate and depend on your readership, and I suspect I’m going to go through some serious withdrawals without you! At the risk of being too cryptic, I’m about to work on a secret project that won’t enable me to share my mommy adventures for a while, either here on The Cradle Chronicles, or on People.com. I know that probably has your interest piqued and your mind reeling with questions, and I wish I could answer them! Suffice it to say I’ve signed some non-disclosure agreements, so my mouth is shut until that project is public, which I’m told may be some time in mid-June. Since I don’t have an exact date on that, you’ll just have to keep checking in to make sure you aren’t missing the good stuff! I can guarantee I’ll have some HUGE  news upon my return… it will definitely be worth the wait!!!!! Not to mention, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I hope?

Thanks for your understanding and your continued readership, and please join me again in June! If you want to keep in touch, please join me on Twitter, as I will still be dropping a sarcastic line or two from time to time. I’ll post some photos every now and again too, so you can keep up with Gray and I and our antics!

 

Until (a very delayed) next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

 

May 23, 2014

Dear My Fellow Mommies, Daddies (and Non-parents too!),

 

So… I promised myself I would keep to writing a new blog every week for you, and I’ve able to keep that promise for a good while now. 90 weeks to be exact! With that said, I’m about to go on an extended writing hiatus, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the long haul. I really appreciate and depend on your readership, and I suspect I’m going to go through some serious withdrawals without you! At the risk of being too cryptic, I’m about to work on a secret project that won’t enable me to share my mommy adventures for a while, either here on The Cradle Chronicles, or on People.com. I know that probably has your interest piqued and your mind reeling with questions, and I wish I could answer them! Suffice it to say I’ve signed some non-disclosure agreements, so my mouth is shut until that project is public, which I’m told may be some time in mid-June. Since I don’t have an exact date on that, you’ll just have to keep checking in to make sure you aren’t missing the good stuff! I can guarantee I’ll have some HUGE  news upon my return… it will definitely be worth the wait!!!!! Not to mention, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I hope?

Thanks for your understanding and your continued readership, and please join me again in June! If you want to keep in touch, please join me on Twitter, as I will still be dropping a sarcastic line or two from time to time. I’ll post some photos every now and again too, so you can keep up with Gray and I and our antics!

 

Until (a very delayed) next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

 

May 16, 2014

Dear My Fellow Mommies, Daddies (and Non-parents too!),

 

So… I promised myself I would keep to writing a new blog every week for you, and I’ve able to keep that promise for a good while now. 90 weeks to be exact! With that said, I’m about to go on an extended writing hiatus, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the long haul. I really appreciate and depend on your readership, and I suspect I’m going to go through some serious withdrawals without you! At the risk of being too cryptic, I’m about to work on a secret project that won’t enable me to share my mommy adventures for a while, either here on The Cradle Chronicles, or on People.com. I know that probably has your interest piqued and your mind reeling with questions, and I wish I could answer them! Suffice it to say I’ve signed some non-disclosure agreements, so my mouth is shut until that project is public, which I’m told may be some time in mid-June. Since I don’t have an exact date on that, you’ll just have to keep checking in to make sure you aren’t missing the good stuff! I can guarantee I’ll have some HUGE  news upon my return… it will definitely be worth the wait!!!!! Not to mention, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I hope?

Thanks for your understanding and your continued readership, and please join me again in June! If you want to keep in touch, please join me on Twitter, as I will still be dropping a sarcastic line or two from time to time. I’ll post some photos every now and again too, so you can keep up with Gray and I and our antics!

 

Until (a very delayed) next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy

 

May 9, 2014

Dear My Fellow Mommies, Daddies (and Non-parents too!),

 

So… I promised myself I would keep to writing a new blog every week for you, and I’ve able to keep that promise for a good while now. 90 weeks to be exact! With that said, I’m about to go on an extended writing hiatus, and I hope you’ll stick with me for the long haul. I really appreciate and depend on your readership, and I suspect I’m going to go through some serious withdrawals without you! At the risk of being too cryptic, I’m about to work on a secret project that won’t enable me to share my mommy adventures for a while, either here on The Cradle Chronicles, or on People.com. I know that probably has your interest piqued and your mind reeling with questions, and I wish I could answer them! Suffice it to say I’ve signed some non-disclosure agreements, so my mouth is shut until that project is public, which I’m told may be some time in mid-June. Since I don’t have an exact date on that, you’ll just have to keep checking in to make sure you aren’t missing the good stuff! I can guarantee I’ll have some HUGE  news upon my return… it will definitely be worth the wait!!!!! Not to mention, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I hope?

Thanks for your understanding and your continued readership, and please join me again in June! If you want to keep in touch, please join me on Twitter, as I will still be dropping a sarcastic line or two from time to time. I’ll post some photos every now and again too, so you can keep up with Gray and I and our antics!

 

Until (a very delayed) next time… Peace, Love, and Dirty Diapers,

Jenna von Oy