Housewife Plus says goodbye

Sarah Cottrell 

I started this blog back in 2012 when I was a brand new mom and very much unsure of what I was doing. I had a newly minted MFA and a ton of time on my hands, so like throngs of mothers before me, I started a mom blog. In 2013, Housewife Plus joined the BDN blog network where I found my tribe of bloggers. From there, I grew through the ranks and eventually was hired full time to run the blog network.

Sadly, though, my time as the Audience Manager was suddenly cut short and I was laid off. For a few days, my head spun while I tried to figure out what that would mean for my blog here at the BDN, the place I’ve called my creative home for the better part of the last few years.

After listening to some of my blogging pals and taking time to breathe in this new change, I’ve come to the conclusion that my time at the BDN has truly come to a close, which is heartbreaking and sad for me in many ways.

I’m one of the lucky mom bloggers out there in that my work has been taken seriously enough to dot the Internet landscape. I’ve read my work live on air on NPR, I’ve been interviewed and written about by CNN, SELF magazine, and about a zillion podcasts. I’ve graced the glossy web pages of all of my bucket list sites like New York Magazine, Washington Post, and Scary Mommy, and I’ve been published in six books, including the New York Times bestselling series, I Just Want To Pee Alone.

Through all of those marvelous opportunities, I always came back to my BDN blog to write stories for my loyal readers who stuck with me through the awkward beginning posts all the way to the super viral ones. To you, I am forever grateful.

To my fellow BDN bloggers, you guys are an amazing bunch of writers with a ton of grit and tenacity, two traits that I hold in high esteem. I’ll keep reading your work and keep cheering you on!

Big love and a heart full of thanks,

Sarah Cottrell

Sarah Cottrell

About Sarah Cottrell

Maine-based writer Sarah Cottrell is the voice behind Housewife Plus at the Bangor Daily News and is a regular contributor to Disney’s Babble and Momtastic. She is a co-author in six books including I Still Just Want To Pee Alone from the New York Times Bestselling series. Sarah’s work has also been highlighted and featured by SELF Magazine, National Public Radio, Washington Post, and VICE Tonic.