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October 2, 2006

New Washington Post column: "The Cool Mom's Guide to Staying Hip"

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Have you heard? There's a new column in the Washington Post, written by local mom-of-two-young-boys Jill Hudson Neal (who is also the Post Magazine's design editor).

According to Neal, this new feature, "Still Me: The Cool Mom's Guide to Staying Hip" was born of a mommy catharsis moment (you know the kind). She writes,

"The idea for this column came earlier this year, a few weeks prior to my 37th birthday. While picking up my kids from preschool, I caught sight of myself in the reflection of a car window. Staring back was a sleepy woman in a Mommy Uniform. . . But the ensemble was only a symptom of the real problem. I realized that I hadn't read a newspaper - my own newspaper, the one that pays my mortgage - or watched the TV news in over a week. I could, however, quote entire pages of dialgue from Disney's 'The Incredibles' and sing the theme song of every single show appearing between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the Noggin cable network. . . So I thought I would take what I've learned from living in this fascinating, vibrant city and create a primer of sorts for moms who want a little bit of what they had before their kids arrived on the scene."

Jill urges local mamas to send her emails "with your own stories and advice." She encourages you to "nominate moms you know who are hip enough to teach us all a thing or two." You can write to her at: stillme (at) washingtonpost (dot) com.

Posted by Sarah at 9:54 PM.