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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! January 22, 2010

Filed under: Check This Out — Jess @ 10:27 am

I’ve been doing a little updating around the old Blog.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the biggest change (if you’re reading this in an RSS reader you need to click on over). It goes with my theme for this year. A new year–a new me. It (and I!) have been long overdo for a makeover.

I’ve also updated the About pages (more/new pictures of my adorable family!) and my blogroll (sorry people but there are some blogs I’m just not reading anymore).

Check them out!

P.S. A REAL post coming soon (hopefully later today, but no promises I DO have young children)!


The Mother Letter Project February 4, 2009

Filed under: Check This Out,Parenting,Really Good Books — Jess @ 11:04 am

Do you all remember a while back (and I mean a while–before Christmas) when I told you all about The Mother Letter Project?

Well, I’ve finally been reading through it. And it’s lovely.

The most thrilling part was when I found my very own letter!

Have you ever had one of those moment when you read something you wrote and your immediate thought was, “I wrote that? Holy snizzle sticks! I’m good!” (please insert your own expletive, I know I talk funny).

Yep, that was my response.

So because I think I’m totally awesome (not really, but I can pretend) I’m going to share my letter with you. Hopefully it will encourage some mommy out there in cyberspace who needed a little bit of a lift today……..

Hey Momma,

I hear music. I hear music in my baby’s laughs and coos. I hear music in the chatter of my toddler. I hear music in the mundane. I hear music in the steady inhale and exhale of their sleeping breathe. I hear music in the cries and tantrums. I hear music in the “I lub yoos”. I hear the music, did you hear it too Momma?

What a blessing children are! What a gift motherhood is. I never knew it would be so wonderful and so hard. But there is music there in the hard times and the good times. I live in that music, it ebbs and flows around me, through me, in me. The music of life. Of new life. The beauty of a newborn baby or a toddler learning a new skill is all around me day in, day out. How wonderful that I get to experience that. Do you remember the music, Momma? Even when it gets hard, do you hear it? See it, feel it, taste it, hear it. It’s there, momma, you just have to find it.

Dance with me to the music, Momma. Share in this joy with me. Dance with me, Momma! Dance with me to the music of life.


Did anyone else submit a letter?

(And if you haven’t yet you still can! It’s been extending through Mother’s Day.)


HEY MOMS!!! November 21, 2008

Filed under: Check This Out — Jess @ 4:07 pm

Check this out……The Mother Letter Project.

Very cool.

I sent my letter in. Share yours!

P.S. I know I disappeared for awhile. Sick kids, sick hubby, sick me. You can guess how it’s been. I’ll be back, don’t worry.


Contest November 16, 2008

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Go check it out, you just might win!


This is funny. September 10, 2008

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I stumbled upon this blog, not entirely by accident. This post was too funny. Oh and read the comments too, there are more funny titles there.


Introducing The Mom-tionary (drum roll please!) July 14, 2008

Filed under: Check This Out — Jess @ 2:10 pm

I’d Like to Introduce you all to my internet friend.

She has recently entered this crazy world of Blogging and I think all my readers would enjoy her wit and charm. In light of this I decided to do my first blogger interview. So, here goes….

What is your name? Kristina

Where do you live? Florida (Isn’t she lucky?!)

What do you do for a living? I’m a stay-at-home mom, which was never my intention. However, I’m loving it and wouldn’t want it any other way.

What sort of hobbies do you enjoy? Of course, I love writing. I went to school for English, and dreamed of being a professional writer. I also enjoy crochet, which is great since it is fun with a purpose. (a girl after my own crochet-loving heart!)

What gave you the idea for the Mom-tionary? My husband told me about this book called The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. From what I understand, it’s a dictionary that takes the names of specific places and gives them another meaning. I thought, there really should be a dictionary for moms, or parents in general. A few months later, the Mom-tionary was born in all it’s polka-dotted splendor.

How do you hope to impact your readers? I really want to entertain. I truly believe many parents will find the Mom-tionary amusing because they can relate, plus, we just don’t examine the little joys of parenthood enough, in my opinion. Really, how many adults would look at a bobcat and ask, “Is his name Bob?”

What other writing do you do? I write most of the It Worked 4 Me section of the blog (, sharing tips with other parents. It’s a little hobby I enjoy immensely, right along with the Mom-tionary. But unless there is a tip I gleam out of a Mom-tionary story, the two projects don’t overlap.

Anything else you’d like to share? My two little monkeys always amaze and entertain me. They’ve taught me a lot, too. Like…why you don’t leave markers unattended. Seriously. Don’t do it.

Now that ya’ll know a little bit more about her you need to go and read her blog! I promise you will not be disappointed.

So what are you waiting for?? Go. Here. Now.