Hi, and welcome, welcome, welcome, new readers! You are probably here because you read my post about teaching, and wanted to build me a shrine, or you think I am the teacher equivalent of the Tiger Mom, and you are plotting to have me put in a van and never seen again.
Either way, I hope you'll stay, because whether or not I'm severely off my pins, this is a rockin' fun place to hang out.
My name is Keesha. I used to dance professionally, but now I spend my time teaching college level modern and jazz dance and guest teaching in the Chicago area. This is a mom blog of course, which means I strive to be the best mom I can be to two small children, eighteen months apart under the age of five while devoting 99% of my attention to my computer. Kidding! Seriously, writing is my new passion, because ballet class at 1 a.m. is weird and impractical. Mom's New Stage, which I started in July, 2011, shines a spotlight on motherhood, dance, laughter, and the intersections between the three.
Now, at this point there's a pretty big body of work on this site. I'm just going to be honest here - going through post by post might make you stick hot pokers in your eyes. I'll give you five of my faves, and you can take it from there.
|Improve Your Pirouettes With a Confrontational Letter!|
|Infertility: Why is Everyone Pregnant But Me|
|15 Memories of a Girl Who Danced in the 80s|
|10 Movie Remakes for Moms and Dads|
And, I Just Want to Pee Alone!
I'm not telling you a little secret, I'm telling you about the book I'm in! I Just Want to Pee Alone is a wonderful anthology of hilarious essays by 37 of the hottest mom bloggers working the Interwebs today. Put together by Rockstar blogger Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, IJWTPA reached the top of the humor charts within a week of its debut on Amazon, surpassing our wildest dreams, and our idol Tina Fey herself. The fantastic bloggers in IJWTPA include:
These are some of the bloggers for whom I'd take a virtual bullet for AND stare at Rush Limbaugh naked for three whole seconds. Obvi, I love these women. You'd be wise to check them out
before you draw your next breath, soon, please.
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me and some of my friends a little better. I can't wait to share the contents of my dusty, sleep-deprived brain with you, as well as hear what you have to say in response. And please, please, please comment - the only thing that could make me giddier would be a bag of Twizzlers. I hope you'll remember me on your tours around the Interwebs - I'd love to keep you laughing, thinking, and perhaps, even inspired.