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My Blog Needs Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Edwards Sep 26, 2010. 6 Replies

I would like for my blog to have more interesting things on it other than just posts. I do not want to do giveaways or reviews. Any suggestions? Also, I was thinking of blogging twice a week instead…Continue

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Dueling Personas

With all the kids tucked into their beds, I make one last round to ensure their slumber is real and not just a ploy to get me to let my guard down. With eyes closed on all three accounts, I head toward my bedroom to meet an old friend. A confidant that existed in a time when wearing tight jeans was by choice, shaved legs were a priority and life was fueled by a plethora of energy. I climb into bed with my laptop, engross myself in an episode of Sex and the City while plunking my eyebrows and…See More
Nov 26, 2010
Torie Combest posted a blog post

Glaring Through Pea-Green Colored Glasses

My six-year-old daughter came home from school, threw her backpack on the couch and blurted out, “We talked about what we wanted to be when we grow up.”“Oh, yeah? What did you decide?” I asked going through a mental list of all the possible choices that would eventually lead to her unprecedented success.“I want to be a mom like you.” My heart sank into my stomach. At a moment when I should have been beaming with pride,…See More
Nov 15, 2010
Torie Combest commented on Mom Bloggers Club's group 'Southern Mom Bloggers'
"I almost didn't survive Fall Break with my three kids. I think they were plotting the breakdown of my sanity but I persevered. How did you survive? Check out my blog post that was inspried by my week of Fall break (aka Death Camp).…"
Nov 3, 2010
Torie Combest commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"I survived Fall Break with the three kids. For a moment I thought they were plotting the breakdown of my sanity but I persevered. Check out my post on the survival of Fall Break. Let me know how you survived? www.tlcombest.wordpress.com"
Nov 3, 2010
Torie Combest posted a blog post

In The Spirit Of Halloween

As the sun abandoned the world of the living, the line that separated the dead became unseen and the darkness interwove two worlds. The unnerved, masked in disguise, displayed carved gourds to deter the haunts; while others lit candles and placed treats near the road to assist loved ones back to the spirit world. It was a night that predictions about the future were clear, summer was laid to rest and the cruel winter began; October 31st marked the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.The…See More
Oct 25, 2010
Torie Combest posted a blog post

What's In A Name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – apparently not. A debate I thought had withered away has managed to produce the occasional bloom and recently its reek has been stinking up my world. Is there a difference between a housewife and a stay-at-home mom? Personally, I wish the term housewife would have drowned in the Second Wave Feminist Movement; however, despite its weight from hefty implications, it has managed to keep its ugly head above water. To save myself from having to inhale…See More
Oct 18, 2010
Torie Combest posted a blog post

Unrealistic Reality TV

The obsession with my newly found identity crisis led me to believe that the labels put on SAHM’s strictly came from the 50’s and 60’s Susie Homemaker persona; however, the eruption of shows like The Real Housewives of… (pick a city, any city) has 21st century housewifery represented as gossiping cats with faux fur who claw at each other at social events. This new 21st century housewife has no responsibilities except to keep a high social standing and the obligation to hold fundraisers for…See More
Oct 4, 2010
Torie Combest posted a blog post

Misplaced Mom

I have been misplaced by a weak economy – trapped in a small house with three children, stripped of my self-worth and blind folded to any clear direction. Though I have been a stay-at-home mom for nine years, five of them have been spent trying to build a career. Unlike most moms I didn’t choose to be a stay-at-homer; I was cast into the role when the $800 a month daycare bill was pushing us toward the poorhouse. Since landing this role I have been fighting to eke out a career while balancing…See More
Sep 27, 2010
Torie Combest replied to Torie Combest's discussion 'My Blog Needs Help'
"Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I think I am going to try my best to post something twice a week and I have thought about videos or funny stuff I run across. I appreciate the compliments as well. Thanks."
Sep 24, 2010
Bri replied to Torie Combest's discussion 'My Blog Needs Help'
"I love your writing style - your posts are great! How about a weekly (or monthly) parent post - post a "bad mom" moment, a OMG I can't believe my kid said/did that, etc. and encourage other moms to chime in? Set it up like a blog hop…"
Sep 24, 2010
Brenda Melendez replied to Torie Combest's discussion 'My Blog Needs Help'
"I subscribe to your email, and your blog is interesting to me. Do you have any hobbies or anything that you do? I've seen some blogs that post tutorials. I post at least 2 times a week, and I'm trying to post more often. I've seen so…"
Sep 24, 2010
Torie Combest commented on Nora J's group 'Personal Blogs'
"I started a blog about a month ago about breaking the myths and silence of being a stay-at-home mom. I love the idea of this group, can't wait to check out some blogs. www.tlcombest.wordpress.com"
Sep 22, 2010
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Welcome to Personal Blogs. This group was started to make it easy to find personal blogs. Join us if you are writing about your life, job, children, etc. No contest/giveaway/review blogs please.
Sep 22, 2010
Torie Combest replied to AnitaMarie-momma2four's discussion 'Please share any TIPS HERE on Potty Training...'
"I would not do pull ups. It is basically a diaper and they don't know the difference. I would start out by getting regular underwear with the plastic coverings. You will have to change them a lot but at least she will be able to feel the wet…"
Sep 22, 2010
Torie Combest posted a discussion

My Blog Needs Help

I would like for my blog to have more interesting things on it other than just posts. I do not want to do giveaways or reviews. Any suggestions? Also, I was thinking of blogging twice a week instead of once a week, does it really matter? Thanks, Toriewww.tlcombest.wordpress.comSee More
Sep 20, 2010
Torie Combest commented on Tamara Unexperienced's group 'Honest Mommy Bloggers'
"I suffer from an Underactive Mom Gene. Which Mom Gene are you? www.tlcombest.wordpress.com"
Sep 20, 2010

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Dueling Personas

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 9:18am 0 Comments

With all the kids tucked into their beds, I make one last round to ensure their slumber is real and not just a ploy to get me to let my guard down. With eyes closed on all three accounts, I head toward my bedroom to meet an old friend. A confidant that existed in a time when wearing tight jeans was by choice, shaved legs were a priority and life was fueled by a plethora of energy. I climb into bed with my laptop, engross myself in an episode of Sex and the City while plunking my eyebrows and…

Continue

Glaring Through Pea-Green Colored Glasses

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 10:19pm 0 Comments

My six-year-old daughter came home from school, threw her backpack on the couch and blurted out, “We talked about what we wanted to be when we grow up.”

“Oh, yeah? What did you decide?” I asked going through a mental list of all the possible choices that would eventually lead to her unprecedented success.

“I want to be a mom like you.” My heart sank into my stomach. At a moment…

Continue

In The Spirit Of Halloween

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 9:48am 0 Comments



As the sun abandoned the world of the living, the line that separated the dead became unseen and the darkness interwove two worlds. The unnerved, masked in disguise, displayed carved gourds to deter the haunts; while others lit candles and placed treats near the road to assist loved ones back to the spirit world. It was a night that predictions about the future were clear, summer was laid to rest and the cruel winter began; October 31st marked the ancient Celtic…

Continue

What's In A Name?

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 10:01am 0 Comments



A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – apparently not. A debate I thought had withered away has managed to produce the occasional bloom and recently its reek has been stinking up my world. Is there a difference between a housewife and a stay-at-home mom? Personally, I wish the term housewife would have drowned in the Second Wave Feminist Movement; however, despite its weight from hefty implications, it has managed to keep its ugly head above water. To save myself…

Continue

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At 10:43am on June 22, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 5:46pm on September 17, 2010, Kerin Lee said…
I just wanted to invite you to stop by and check out my very first giveaway for $50.00 in boutique goodies!
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At 11:00am on September 2, 2010, Mama Hen said…
Welcome to MBC! I look forward to following your blog! Come and visit my blog, Mama's Little Chick and follow! I love new followers! Also go visit my blog network, Mama's Little Nestwork, and join a fabulous group of bloggers. Have a great day!

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At 9:58am on September 2, 2010, Memorable Children Books & Gifts said…
Thanks Torie for the friend request
At 11:07pm on September 1, 2010, Shawntae Hemsley said…
Hey I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself and welcome you to the club! I look forward to reading your blog and if you want you can check out mine as well!

www.shawntaehemsley.blogspot.com

Hope you have a good rest of the week!


- Shawntae
At 5:29pm on September 1, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)
At 2:01pm on September 1, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hello and welcome! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

There is a great giveaway going on in conjunction with a reading challenge over on The Book Buff. The reading challenge is called “Jane Austen is My Homegirl”, here is the link-http://thebookbuff.blogspot.com/p/jane-austen-is-my-homegirl-reading.html

It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-Kate the Book Buff
At 12:31pm on September 1, 2010, Nora J said…
At 12:14pm on September 1, 2010, Robin Meritt said…
Welcome to MBC, Torie. I signed up for your blog. Your blog looks beautiful and you are obviously a writer! I look forward to reading your future posts.

Robin
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At 11:50am on September 1, 2010, Tia said…
Welcome to the club Torie!!
 
 
 

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