Before I started this blog, almost a year ago, I was working on the beginnings of a local alternative parenting newsletter with two friends of mine from our homeschooling group. I bought Microsoft Publisher, got a few people to submit articles, and then... well, I'm not exactly sure what happened next. I put together a Christmas letter to practice using the layout program. And then the newsletter got stuck in the "Great Ideas I Have Never Followed Through On" file.
Other things in that file include the beginnings of a huge article on home birth that I did hours and hours of research for before going on maternity leave from my newspaper job. I did the research, went home to have my baby, and then gave my notice.
This week's great idea was to open a kids' cafe like the one in Portland my cousin told me about. (See peanutbutterellies.com) My mom, the boys and I are going up to visit next month, and it sounds like such a cool place! I think something like that could be really successful where I live. Family-friendly restaurants are busy every night of the week here, and there aren't that many. There aren't ANY that offer specifically organic or vegan food.
So, maybe sometime between caring for my family, writing a book, having another baby, and becoming a midwife, I could squeeze in opening a new restaurant. It doesn't sound like too much, does it?