How the name of my blog came to me: While helping my three-year-old to wash her hands prior to dinner on a recent June evening, and feeling a mix of positive emotions, I said simply to her “I love you.” She responded in kind and then some: “I love you more than ice cream!” It was one of those incredible moments with your child that you want to make tangible, to bottle or to press in a scrapbook. So, it becomes a fond memory that you play over and over (and I know I’ll continue to play over and over in all the years to come). Knowing that I had full intent to start a blog soon and would be in need of a title, something with meaning and connection to its content, I thought, that’s it. That’s the title. Since that evening, it has become our new thing as mother and daughter to name a sweet treat at the end of these exclamations of love: “I love you more than chocolate!” “I love you more than cake!” And since she is her mother’s daughter, she is really good at this.
Why I wanted..no, needed to start a blog: To get back to practicing one of my passions, writing in order to develop a discipline toward the act for larger goals, such as writing a book someday. To connect with other parents, as well as individuals who may have similar experiences or thoughts. To gain more of a sense of place in the world and a solidarity. To not feel alone and lost at the times that I do.
What to expect me to write about on iloveyoumorethanicecream: Since I am a stay-at-home mom, I am constantly immersed in thoughts on parenthood, so much of my content will be on all related topics and thoughts. But, I was of course already a version of a person before I gave birth to my daughter who will hopefully always be one of my best friends. I had many interests then, and have acquired several since. They include but are not limited to (and I have no idea which order I will write about them in): art, photography, film, books, fitness, history, and life at large — experiences, relationships, hopes, fears, dreams.
When to expect me to write: My first post just happened to come out of me on a Tuesday. I am aiming for a weekly press. Life happens though, so let’s agree right now that we will forgive me on the occasion that I run late with my own deadline.