Two Lovely Illuminating Blog Awards

25 05 2012

Last week Phillipa of the World on a Platter blog awarded me The Lovely Blog Award. An absolutely charming blog hosted by a mom and her two kids, World on a Platter chronicles food, journeys and growing up. Thank you so much, Phillipa, I really appreciate it, and look forward to following your blog.

And if that’s not enough, just today I was awarded the Illuminating Blogger Award by C.J. over at Food Stories, a great healthy eating blog that I’m very excited to get to know better. Thank you so much C.J. If you’re into food that doesn’t try to kill you I highly recommend you check out Food Stories. At the very least you’ll get some great healthy recipes out of it.

Wow. I’m humbly racking up quite a few award badges over here on the right side of my blog, which is great, except I’m running out of bloggers to pass the award on to.

For the Lovely Blog Award award I’m supposed to share seven things about myself and forward the award on to 15 bloggers.  For the Illuminating Blogger Award my task is to share one thing about myself and give the award to five bloggers. Being the lazy slug that I am I’m going to cheat and combine both.

So here are seven things about me that few people (but now you all) know: Read the rest of this entry »

Have I Got What It Takes to Be a Top Mommy Blogger?

7 05 2012

This’ll teach me to clean out my inbox more often. I just read an email dated last Thursday that I was approved to be listed on the Top Mommy Blogs website. True, it’s something I applied for, but that was over a week ago, and quite honestly, I can’t remember if I put on underwear this morning, let alone which websites I recently visited and why. Those brains cells were immediately taken over by conundrums such as “What’ll I make for dinner tonight?” and “Did I remember to pick up my 8th grader from his clarinet lesson?” (Why they don’t allow 8th graders to drive in this state is beyond me. That would make my life so much easier if he could just cart his little rear end around on his own. Being he’s the second child I’m quite over that “Oh no! He’s sharing the road with other mental giants who scored 70% or higher on a government test that even sleep-deprived, drunk monkeys could pass!”)

Getting a listing on the Top Mommy Blogs website is pretty cool, because now I can win fabulous prizes like Read the rest of this entry »

The ABCs of Being Versatile

23 04 2012

Me on a good day

I just read an article about how women tend to stretch themselves too thin—metaphorically speaking, that is. If all it took to be thin was to stretch ourselves then there’d be a run on those Medieval torture racks. I mean honestly, how painful can it be compared to a Brazilian bikini wax?

Eager to see if I fit this type A mold, I sat down this weekend and figured out that I have not one, but FIVE full-time jobs: I’m a freelance writer, I’m promoting my latest book, I’m a professional speaker, I’m working on my next book, I do my family and business finances (which takes more monetary juggling than a budget session in Congress), and I’m a mom. Actually, that’s six jobs. Chalk up the fact that I can’t count to having no brain cells left by the time my morning latte wears off. Ironically, the mom job takes the biggest chunk of my time, yet it’s the one I’m not paid to do (in terms of money, anyway—the other rewards more than make up for my dalliance with poverty). Read the rest of this entry »

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