Dinosaur Mom Chronicles is a personal blog I started in 2004. It is massively locked down now because I decided that I should project A More Professional Personal Brand (you can see how that worked out). The name of the blog was inspired by my oldest kid’s announcement when he was five that he wanted to be a dinosaur when he grew up. It was my preferred venue for venting, polemic, and exploring imaginary career paths (pundit, hetaera, farmer, doctor, society hostess) for almost a decade. It was very personally focused. Seeing as how everybody wants to comment about The Universal, I figured that the only claim I could stake to original thought was writing from personal experience and observation.
To update in brief from the Dinosaur period, my oldest is now 22. His nom de blog, formerly Podrostok (Russian for “adolescent”) is now Soldatik in recognition of his adult dignity as an Army Reservist. His younger brother, 20, is
Tweenbot Teenbot Bot and their younger sibling, 17, is Mouse. I have a Russian husband (Dino Spouse) of 23 years and an estranged Russian mother-in-law (Baba or Babushka) who lived with us for 13 years. I refer to my parents and siblings as the Protosaurs. Nothing I say here represents any of their views, at least not fairly or accurately.
I did sometimes accept money to promote products and services on Dinosaur Mom Chronicles, but usually I did it on the basis of personal whim. Check out my disclaimers for more information.