Stellar Content vs. Great Marketing: Which is more important? Have you ever read a popular novel by a well-known author that had sold hundreds of thousands of copies, only to discover that it was complete crap? I have. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comes to mind. (You can hate me if you want. There’s only so much I can take of a guy having coffee before I need an actual plot.)
If you've been following my blog regularly, you've already heard about some of my parenting fails. It's really hard for me to choose which was the biggest, or most hilarious, though. Was it the time that I called my pediatrician's office and insisted that my daughter was born on my dog's birthday? The time I drove my kids home to the wrong house? Or got lost on the way to their school? What about the time that I woke up in the middle of the night, tore the sheets and blankets from my bed, and screamed at my husband that we had to find the baby...who was sound asleep in her crib? (And now you know why I drink.) It's really hard to choose! But since I've had so much fun writing about them, I asked some of my blogger friends to share their most hilarious parenting fails with me.
Today is my birthday! Yippee! I'm not going to tell you my age, but I WILL tell you what my wonderful husband is getting me. A WHOLE DAY to myself! That's right. I'm taking my Mac Book to Starbucks, and I'll be writing, reading, or Facebooking ALL DAY! If you're a work-at-home-mom, I don't need to tell you how valuable this is. Working from home with kids around is hard, especially in the summer time when there's no school to dump them off on.
Floors to clean, people to train, and an endless onslaught of danger to drive away. Lucy is a very busy 11-year-old puppy. Here is her daily schedule, told from her point of view.
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I bet you thought you already knew how to fold a shirt. I did too! It wasn't until I assigned the task to my 8-year-old that I learned I'd been doing it ALL WRONG. You see, I'd thought the thing to do to get the task going was to, you know, pick up a shirt. (Or something along those lines. I'm still working it out in my head.) But no. As I learned today, there are many, many more steps involved before any part of your human flesh can actually touch the laundry. So, here they are, the 13 steps to folding a shirt, according to my 8-year-old daughter:
I was having a hard time thinking of topics for this week's list, so I asked my kids for ideas. Here's what they suggested:
I’ve been tagged to take part in the Rocking Motherhood series by a total rockstar mom, Alisa of UKYankee. The idea of Rocking Motherhood started with Patricia at White Camellias as a way for mothers to look at the job they are doing, raising the next generation, and celebrate all the ways they’re killing it!
2. Don't ignore your vagina. Sorry girls. I know you find this topic painfully humiliating, but it has to be said. (Aren't you glad I did this in writing?) Right around puberty, you'll start to notice some goopy stuff coming out of your vajayjay on a regular basis. This is totally normal and nothing to worry about. But if it itches, turns red, or starts to smell weird, you need to see a doctor. Vaginas are tough little mofos, but the tiniest little upset in bacteria or ph balance can cause some serious discomfort. Don't be embarrassed. Don't suffer through it because you don't want to tell me that your lady bits hurt. It's not worth it. Trust me.
Beberly: Beberly is still a bit too old to be Bieber's bae, but she's libbing it up in Beberly Hills. Biba la Beberly!