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The Uber Slacker Speaks Up


Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 — Listed under Daily Grind

Well, I’ve been an uber slacker on the blog front lately. And because I have a hideouly guilty personality, for as much time as I don’t spend blogging anymore, I spend an equal amount of time feeling guilty. So rather than sit around in a stew of my own mental diarrhea and self-flaggelation, I thought I should probably come clean about what’s been going on with me.

My kids and I have been sick for almost a month now. First it was the stomach flu, then some kind of upper respiratory infection and now strep. Gratefully, everyone is on antibiotic…. more >>


Silvina the Cool Whip Queen


Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 — Listed under Cool Whip Queens

I’d like to introduce one of my real life friends who is also an amazing writer (with a book coming out next month!) and blogger. I met Silvina at my homeschool co-op almost 2 years ago now and it was love at first site. Not only was she beautiful, sweet, smart and fun to hang around with, she was writing a novel. Obviously, I was hooked. I started stalking her We started hanging out and…. more >>


Kristi the Cool Whip Queen


Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 — Listed under Cool Whip Queens

Kristi is the crazed mom of two little beauties and the author of the honest and hilarious Mommy Crib Notes. Her blog is a cheat sheet for moms where she shares the discoveries, tips, and gadgets that make motherhood easier. Kristi relies on whatever it takes – a diet heavy on chocolate and caffeine, Gregorian chants, etc. – to maintain inner peace among m…. more >>


Let’s Hear it for Magic Erasers


Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 — Listed under Daily Grind

I’m flying with rainbow colored dinosaurs today. Wanna know why? Cuz the beautiful and talented Mandy of Mandyland is hosting me over at her site with my post The Magic Eraser. If you don’t know Mandy already, you should. She crafts like nobody’s business, can use superglue almost as good as a 4 y…. more >>


How I Learned the Stanky Leg at McDonald’s


Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 — Listed under Daily Grind

I should probably know better than to go fast food play areas anymore. But if the time that Diego got barfed on in Chick Fil-A didn’t cure me, I don’t know what would.

Regardless, I really should have known better than to visit this particular McDonald’s. The last time my husband went there he was harassed by hobos, offered a drug deal, hit by flying ice, and surrounded by swearing five-year-olds. But, as you may or may not know, I have something of an more >>


Ho Ho Ho Holiday Swap


Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 — Listed under Cool Whip Queens

Today, I’m delighted to be part of a group of talented and fabulous bloggers that have come together to do a holiday post swap. And I was lucky enough to draw the beautiful Natalie of Mommy of a Monster, who is also 26 kinds of awesome. Whooopeeee!!! So without further ado, I give you Natalie’s Christmas memory, “The Wonder of Christmas.”

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Placenta Tacos, Anyone?


Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 — Listed under Cool Whip Queens

Anyone whose been reading my blog for a while will remember my complete and utter obsession with placenta-eating, placenta-stealing, making stuffed animals out of placenta, and other fascinating placenta-related activities. Today, I’m guest posting over at Note from Lapland with my infamous essay, Eating My Placenta.

So, if you are hungry, pop on over and take a peek. You might find a few tasty recipes to whip up for lunch…. more >>


Mandy the Cool Whip Queen


Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 — Listed under Cool Whip Queens

I’d like to introduce you to one of my newest bloggy friends and Cool Whip Queen—Mandy. Mandy of Mandyland (which unfortunately, always reminds me of Candyland and causes me to eat my weight in Snickers bars while I’m on her site) is one of the nicest, sweetest, and most hilarious people you will meet on the Interwebs.

The first time I came across her, she was guest posting on Mommy Crib Notes with …. more >>


It’s Not a Prison, But It Does Take a Village


Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 — Listed under Awakened Parenting Ideas

In Erica Jong’s recent essay Mother Madness in the Wall Street Journal, she makes a hearty attempt to tear apart the principles of attachment parenting as she makes her case that mothers are overworked, need more help, and don’t need the judgment that comes hand-in-hand with modern day motherhood.

In a way, I agree with her. …. more >>