I am Jody and I live in New York City.

I have been writing this blog since 2012 and in that short time (five years – where does it go?) I have got engaged, married, pregnant (twice) and had a baby boy.

My story is still unfolding and I have been truly pleased to share it with such a wide audience as I do today.

When I first began blogging, I have to admit that I did not really give it a lot of thought.

I totally did not expect for anyone – even my best friend – to bother reading it.

It was quite a surprise when it took off in the way that it did and even more of a shock when people actually left comments, giving feedback or reviews of what I had written.

By taking the decision to enable comments (because I know that not every blogger does this) I have opened myself up to the public domain – for better or worse!

It has proved tremendously interactive and a lot of fun, to see what people are saying, although I do ask people to remain polite – this is my life they are discussing!

For every negative reaction that I have received, there have been at least three good ones and it is important not to lose sight of the fact that even in this day and age, most people are kind and well intentioned.

I have learned so much since starting this blog – including which topics to post about and which ones to avoid – and it is all down to the reaction and feedback I have been getting from people like you.

Although the topics that I choose to post about are usually born of a personal manner, I am always open to suggestions for new ideas.

In fact, I would just love to hear from you so you can add your thoughts to the debate!