I might be the only weirdo who does this, but when I stumble across a blog or website with a really clever name, I wonder how they came up with that particular idea. In my case, I didn’t really come up with it on my own.
The very first time anyone called me “Mama Jo”, I didn’t like the sound of it. Or so I thought. The truth was, I had an issue with the kid using that nickname. He wasn’t exactly a good guy and he was *deep breath* dating my daughter. Ugh.
Then a young lady I consider one of “my kids” used that nickname at a rehearsal for a production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” that I was directing at the local high school. From her it was adorable. And it stuck. That show was in the Spring of 2011 and that young lady was a Senior that year. But each year, it shows back up again; passed down from upperclassmen to freshmen. And frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So a shift in focus for my blog needed a new name that really summed up what I wanted to take about. And it’s all the stuff that makes my heart happy. Pretty simple when you think about it.
So there it is – “Mama Jo’s Heart”. It’s not my first blog – I’ve transferred stuff from an old blog over to this one so feel free to “look around” – but it’s definitely the right move to sort of redirect my focus.
Welcome to the new blog!