I blog about my life and adventures raising eight children, ranging in age from 17 to almost two years old, at www.beyondthecrib.com. I am in the midst of high school, junior high, elementary school, preschool and diapers. Each age and stage lends itself to great writing ideas. If there is one thing I have learned, it's that the journey beyond the crib doesn't end when they are out of diapers. As moms, no one judges us as hard as we judge ourselves. By writing about my experiences, I hope to show that we are all in this crazy world of parenthood together.