Hello! My name is Julia. I have a willful daughter named Polina, whose name spelled backwards almost spells antelope. Thus, the Antelope Diaries.
Earlier in my life I worked as a reporter and as a social worker. I love listening and sharing good stories. I haven’t ceased to be amazed.
My husband and I are East Coast transplants living in the Pacific Northwest. Our daughter was born in this new land. She is my inspiration, my teacher and sometimes my boss, which can be maddening. She is the best thing that has happened to me.
I often think of this blog as a love letter to my daughter. However, this blog is as much about me as it is about her.
I started writing to share the thoughts and emotions that came up for me in this new chapter called parenthood. I write about my observations and reflections on being a parent and watching a human develop. I hope you will join me in this journey.
Here are the characters in my life.
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