I made up the name Housefairy in about 2002. I was trying to capture the essence of being a Homemaker, Stay-at -Home Mother, and as all of my generation seems to be struggling with, that stigma of Housewife, and how we were taught in the 70's that Carol Channing hates housework and we should, too....I don't know. I wanted to say that I was an important and special spirit who happened to do her work in a house. Housefairy!
Well, since then, there has been invented some kind of service called Housefairy, it writes secret letters to your child or cleans your place or something. There are also a few realtors that have used similar verbage. I would like to point out that I am deeply enamored with Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies, but not so much the Fairies that seem to come up in conjunction with tattoos and Cos-play folks.
So, I dont know if I should stand my ground and keep my lovelyname, or if I would prefer to distance myself from this title now. I wonder how many google searches for a commercial service are peeking at my blog and if that is ccool or uncool!? My initial gut reaction was "Yuck. I gotta make a new name."
I was going to retitle this new blog Mama Wears Army Boots, ya know, that old playground insult, turned on its' head, but using both "Army" and "Combat" boots got me a bunch of hits and one is the title of a new book and I dont want to rip that off. Perhaps I am too attached to Originality?