lunasmom works from her home in the scenic Skylands of New Jersey. She is not a professional writer, but she has more discretion than to tell you what she does and where she works and the name of her supervisor. She is married with children, of which Luna is not. Luna is her dog.
She got tired of people telling her “You should be a writer! You should have a blog!” so here, here it is. If you don’t read it, then it’s on your head.
“This site evolved from a previous site called Pendulum Parenting which was specifically written as more of a support site for people who were working through issues with mental illness while parenting children. I eventually found the format too narrow and oppressive to keep up with and abandoned it.
I maintained an interest in writing, however, and decided that a new domain that more accurately reflected my identity and not one small part of it would better serve me in the long run. I became lunasmom in 2003 when I adopted my first dog, Luna. It stuck as an online moniker and I have maintained it since then; it has slowly evolved into a part of my identity. I started lunasmom.com so I could write about anything that struck my peculiar fancy, but with my personalized stamp.
In a sense it is a form of therapy because I have to make a commitment to do something I “sort of” enjoy and nurture it to turn it into something in which I take a real vested interest and can grow to love. My depressions have often smothered the germ of previous ideas, and I finally decided that the only way that I was ever going to get out of the slump was to treat these hobbies and interest as part of an action plan.
So here I am.”