Hi! Remember me? I’m back! Have you been checking my blog endlessly wondering if you’d lost Mommy Shorts forever? Or was that just me?

If you don’t know, my blog has been down since last Friday night sending people to an ominous “unknown domain” page. It was due to a “prolonged DDoS attack” on Typepad. A google search revealed this to be something involving hackers and a ransom which sounds totally terrifying and also kinda like a movie starring Sandra Bullock. As a result, all the blogs across their whole platform were down with no ETA on when things would be back up and running. You can read a full explanation on TechCrunch.

I told Typepad that if they needed to track down a ring of hackers and make them pay for what they’ve done, I had just the baby for the job.


It’s really hard to wait patiently while things are totally out of your control. I started to think about what I would do if my blog was just GONE. Starting a new blog wouldn’t be that hard, but losing three years of stories about my girls?


I know— I need to back everything up. I will do that TOMORROW. Right after I start my New Year’s diet and organize my iPhoto library. No, seriously, this experience has been a wake-up call and I’m going to figure out how to back this baby up even if it kills me. (Which it will. I’m pretty positive.)

Anyway, I’ve got lots to do to get everything back to business as usual but I wanted to write a quick post to let everyone know I’m still here, plugging away.

Did you miss me?