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Blogging Vs Self Marketing

I haven’t been a blogger for very long, really. Sixty posts to be exact. Very short career so far, however I’ve come to see that there are two kinds of bloggers out here:



1. The bloggers who write to share, vent and keep an online diary. Maybe make a few friends along the way. Get some creative ideas or insight. Be a part of a community of intelligent and diverse women.



2. The blogger who is more of a “get as many followers as I can by giving away lots of stuff”. They get… Continue

Added by Nancy on September 5, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Show Me A Perfect Parent



I am no perfect parent. In fact, I'll be the first to admit that I am FAAAAAAAARRRRR from being a good parent.



My kids play Nintendo too much, they Youtube too much, they don't read, are lazy beyond WORDS!!! I don't spend enough time with them and I'm not too good with mind games and chess. They don't go for tuition enough and they CAN get better grades in school if I pushed them enough.



There.



These past couple of… Continue

Added by Marsha Maung on September 5, 2009 at 3:19am — No Comments

Looking at the Sky on Friday

Updated my blog! Come on over. The Misplaced Midwesterner

Added by Kim on September 4, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is Published!

I am so excited to announce that my new cookbook Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is finally published! It is available at makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com, amazon.com, and… Continue

Added by Jane Doiron on September 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Boy vs Bass - Boy Wins!

Wait a second. That's not a bass! What happened? Find out here!

Added by Amy Musing on September 4, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

New to blogging

I am new to blogging and would like to get readers to give my blog a try. I blog about my grandkids I am raising and the lessons they teach me (some i've learned the hard way). I also write humorous and family oriented essays and poems.

Added by Doretta Mills on September 4, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

You Have To Share

The other day, as I was once again trying to get my three-year-old son, Bennett, to fall asleep in his bed (by making the cardinal mistake of lying down with him), he began to throw a temper tantrum because he wanted me to put his closet light on for the nap.



“No,” I told him. “You don’t need the light. It’s daylight outside.”



“I want the yight!” he yelled.



“No!” I said.



“I want the yight!” he screamed louder.



“No!” I said, beginning to… Continue

Added by Kelly Seiler on September 4, 2009 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

My Breasts My Choice

Hours after his birth, my perfect 8 pound 11 ounce son turned tomato red and wailed in anguish. Try as I might, I couldn’t latch him onto my breast. What should have been a natural act was a disaster. I was already a failure as a mom, unable to comfort my starving, yowling newborn. Eventually I got the hang of it and was able to push my nipple into his mouth, but not until both of us had shed our share of tears.



Little did I know that wearing and frustrating first attempt at nursing… Continue

Added by K. Pearson Brown on September 4, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Free Shipping for Labor Day

Free Shipping for Labor Day



To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased with a net sale price equal to or greater than 35.00 dollars. Free shipping offer does not apply to skateboards, or photo sculptures. The coupon code FREELABORDAY must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The…
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Added by Juliana RW on September 4, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

I am baffled, I admit it... why can some presidents speak to our kids and not others?

Did you ever feel like you are really really stupid and missing the point or that you are simply smarter than everyone else and it is so much more simple than they are making it seem? That is how I am feeling right now. I just don’t get it.



Most confusing to me, why would people be threatening to keep their children home from school because the president will be speaking to the kids about education?! I am stunned. He is our president, as was his predecessor. You don’t have to agree… Continue

Added by Kathy on September 4, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Saying Goodbye

It will be the last time I will ever see my Mom and I have to say goodbye this morning. This is one of the hardest things I will ever have to do. I know she is in God's arms and he is taking care of her So many people were at the wake last night.

I am glad that I was able to do her hair and we painted her nails ,I know she would have wanted us to do that

All I can think is I know she is with my boys,they needed her

Bye Mom,I love… Continue

Added by Peggy Gorman on September 4, 2009 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

Juvenile diabetes JDRF My little five year old grandson has it Type one.Please have your babies and Children checked at the doctors office its a simple finger prick.

JDRF is having a walkathon very soon educate yourself about diabetes
It may save yours or someone elses life.Have your children checked at the doctors office its asimple finger prick.Thats how we found out my little grandson Tommy has juvenile diabetes the finger prick test saved his life.

Added by Rhonda Weigandt on September 3, 2009 at 9:42pm — No Comments

The broken, battered, very brusied ego........

She is probably so sick of hearing “if it is meant for you, it will not go by you” and “maybe next time” and “please don’t give up”.



In my desperate attempt to bolster her broken heart…I try to think up all sorts of “you can get through this” and “things will start looking up” and “it will soon be your time” words and phrases.



I don’t think she believes me anymore.



And, honestly, I am starting to not believe me either.



My darling daughter, the blue… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Koby on September 3, 2009 at 8:31pm — No Comments

"We Will Miss You Juan" - How Do You Talk To A Child About Death?

by: EcoMeg



Yesterday, as I drove to pick up my five-year-old from school, I saw a large electronic sign that had been parked by the side of the road to his school - the kind of sign the city uses to announce road work. It read, "WE WILL MISS YOU JUAN." I wondered who Juan might be and why the city was using its resources to post a message like that. Maybe someone special in the public works department?



On the return trip… Continue

Added by EcoMeg on September 3, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Conversations With God

God and I had a little discussion recently... it went something like this...



Me: ARGHHH these kids are driving me NUTS!@#^@%$*#&@%$&#



God:
they are beautiful wonderful gifts from me. be thankful. stop your whining.




Me:…
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Added by Tara Robertson on September 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Which Monte Chair Are You?

Monte_chairs



Canadian based Monte Design started a few years back with one chair and the influence of design greats such as William Morris, Charles and Ray Eames, Antonio Citterio and Marcel Wanders. Since that time the company started by Ralph and Michelle Montemurro has grown to offer not only chairs, but cribs,… Continue

Added by Carrie Leber on September 3, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

tease tease

I just found out that I am going to host a Giveaway

So keep looking...........

You may get something nice!!

Added by Midnite00 on September 3, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Crayola

Come on over! I love to have company. Leave me a comment, follow me and I'll do my best to do the same!

The Misplaced Midwesterner

Looking forward to meeting more of you on my blog!
Kim

Added by Kim on September 3, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Don't ask, don't tell ... the 7 year old's version

My sweet little girl isn’t as “sweet” as she was yesterday. I should have known when she got in the backseat at the car rider lane that something was up, but I was too distracted with some antics of her brother. Normally the routine conversation goes something like this, “So guys, how was your day?” Julia will always speak up first, “Well, Johnny had to pull a strip and Susie just can’t seem to be quiet and Mary had to change seats because she wouldn’t stop talking to Bobby. It was a good day… Continue

Added by Kathy on September 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Blogging traffic

I started my blog in July. I seemed to get a lot of followers at once then it seemed to just stop. I even started doing giveaways and posting more but I seemed to have slowed down the amount of people following. Sometime I don't even get a comment left on posts I write. Am I doing something wrong or is my blog just not interesting? :-(

Added by Kimberly DiMarino on September 3, 2009 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

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