Somewhere Between Hot Mess and Guru Lies The Sisterhood
We are Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski, the dynamic writing duo sharing this blog. Our friendship began ten years ago when our daughters shared a gymnastics class and we were stuck in the waiting room suffering through the whines of younger siblings and the smell of a million stinky feet.
The idea of a blog took awhile to come about, though.
Erin: It began in 2011 during a routine phone conversation, about our older kids.
Ellen: Nothing new there.
Erin: We were both laughing out loud and I said, “We should write a blog about this”.
Ellen: And I said, “What’s a blog?”
Erin: And I replied, “This. Women write about parenting and stuff online. And people read it.”
Ellen: Well, sure, of course, that sounded like a super swell idea.
Erin: The funny thing was, it did—at least to me. I had started talking to another one of our friends almost a year before about starting a blog.
Ellen: I feel a little like sloppy seconds now.
Erin: Remember, it’s who you go home with. Anyway, I kept coming around to the idea that I had a great group of friends and we were beyond the potty-training, sleep-training, training-anything talk. In fact, we all just talked– graciously, openly, honestly about everything. Our conversations took us from movies we loved, to books we hated; and all the way through great things happening with our kids to really crappy things we didn’t see coming. I kept thinking about Raymond Carver’s story that I love called “What I Talk About When I Talk About Love”.
Ellen: Erin does like to quote books.
Erin: My thought was that I might write something like “What We Talk About When We Talk About Movies and Books and Kids and Life”. But I didn’t and wouldn’t until that fateful, ordinary phone call with Ellen.
Ellen: When brilliance was born.
Erin: And Ellen is a huge fan of hyperbole.
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms, est. January 2012