Monster Likes #19


Every Saturday, it’s Monster Likes time! I list my favorite selection of posts I found throughout bloggy land over the past week.

If one of your posts is listed below and you want the badge, just shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll send you the badge to put on your post!

And now on to the good stuff….

I LOVED this post over at BuenoBaby…it’s all about how high school and mommy blogging are similar. And it’s funny! Meredith wrote this post at the beginning of the month, but I just found it via ShePosts, so it’s new to me and that’s why it’s here now.

One of my oldest (in length of time I’ve known her, not in age!) blogging buds, Liz over at a belle, a bean, & a chicago dog, is hosting a really fun link up next week…all about your senior year in high school. Go check out her post for my details, then go dig out your high school pics. You guys will laugh at my big hair and fake tan, promise!

It’s no secret that I loves me some Kludgy Mom…read this post that she wrote to her son, and you’ll understand why. It made me cry bittersweet tears of both happiness and sadness at the same time. And while you are there, read her post about why Twitter rocks especially if you don’t ‘get’ Twitter – this will help you!

Tina over at Life Without Pink wrote a list of 52 job titles that a mom holds (and uses just about everyday!). Head over and see if you can add to the list!

Need some ideas on how to keep the kids busy outdoors this summer? Check out Kristen’s post at High Heels and a Hammer for a really cute idea!

Shell over at Things I Can’t Say wrote a Pour Your Heart Out post about doing it all…or not doing it all.

Soemthing to make your heart happy? Debbie (@TruthfulMommy) from The Truth About Motherhood found The Greatest Marriage Proposal EVER on Twitter and tweeted it out – it’s long, but worth every second!

If you wonder how to get more traffic to your site, but the term “SEO” makes you want to throw up in your mouth, you MUST READ this post over at momcomm! It’s one of the easiest to understand posts on SEO I’ve ever read!

Don’t forget to check out my current giveaway to win an annual membership to – you can get in shape without even leaving your home!

Many of you know that I write for, and so I wanted to share some of the posts that I thought you might get a kick out of from the past week:

Remember last week I told you about Rachel Zoe’s 10 karat push present? Well that’s nothing compared to what some celebs get! Check out these crazy push presents.

Jesse James hopes Sandra Bullock’s son Louis will seek him out when he gets older…I hope he stays the hell away.

Ivanka Trump posed as a Playboy Bunny for Harper’s Bazaar – she’s 8 months pregnant and looks fantastic!

This is ridiculous: Gwenyth Paltrow showed off 6 outfits on her blog full of “basic” pieces. The price of the outfits all together? Over $18,000!

Just to prove that rich people waste ridiculous amounts of money on clothes, Versace just launched a children’s clothing line.

I also write at and I’m sharing all sorts of info to help moms everywhere. So if you have a minute to head over and take a look at the sites (and maybe even sign up for the RSS feed!) I’d appreciate it and would love to hear what you think! Also, if you start seeing tweets from @smartmomtweets, that’s me too! Don’t hesitate to follow and/or say hello!

And if there’s every a product, trend, or topic you think would be great to cover, please let me know!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love your weekly Monster Likes! Few things I missed out on - heading over now! Have a great weekend Natalie.
  2. I love these lists you put together! Really helps me focus :) But I can't believe you missed my boob scarves :P LOL Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
  3. I'm hoping the people who said hey have photos in their bathing suits, with boas, with a flute, etc, all deliver on their promises! :)
  4. Thanks for including me! There are a few of these I haven't seen- off to check them out!
  5. Thanks for including me (well, my guest poster but STILL). What a rocking list of goodies!
  6. I am so impressed that you can read this many blog posts per month and still do all the work that you do! :) Thanks for the double shout out :)
  7. Thanks for including me! What a great list - I'm off to check out a few that are new to me!
  8. Gaaah!! That marriage proposal totally made me cry! How awesome was that??
  9. I have just found you and am now a keen follower. It's great to read your post recommendations because there is so much stuff out there. It's nice to know what other mommy bloggers find good. Thanks for sharing. Teachermum
  10. Thank you so much for including me in this list! Off to check them out :)
  11. Yeah, that made me laugh because I KNOW Liz isn't your "oldest" blog friend (hint...hint...)! Great list, quite a few new to me! And can't wait for the HS Hottie link up!