Monster Likes #24


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….

Tonya over at Letters for Lucas had a hilarious post about things overheard at the park. I swear it’s like she was with me and my kids!

KLZ at Taming Insanity stepped outside of her normal writing style and wrote a post that took my breath away and gave me chills. She’s one of my blogging friends I’ve none the longest, and I love everything she writes (she might even be more sarcastic than me!), but this one moved me.

Julie at by any other name wrote one of the most moving posts I’ve read in a long time! Bring tissues 🙂

Nichole from In These Small Moments wrote a post about her BEAUTIFUL daughter…and the picture is breathtaking!

Naomi (as in CoolWhipMom) wrote a hilarious post about camping over at Aiming Low…HILARIOUS people!

Ilana over at Mommy Shorts has a weekly Caption Contest where she hosts a picture that a reader submitted, and then everybody has a chance to come up with a caption for it! (You might remember Lila giving The Business and the PERFECT caption for the picture!) This week’s picture is so funny! I laughed out loud…head over there now and see if you can come up with the perfect caption for the picture!

This is one blogger who doesn’t need any help getting traffic, but OMG! Did you read The Bloggess And That’s Why You Should Learn To Pick Your Battles? No really, go read it now. I seriously had tears rolling down my face.

Over at Confessions of a Dr. Mom, Melissa is sharing tips on how to get your kids to take medicine…my kids HATE taking medicine, so her post was right up my alley! I stumbled it and bookmarked it too!

Last week, I told you about how you can support our troops overseas simply by clicking on a Taste of Home recipe. I want to share another way that you can help, and it’s just as easy (and doesn’t cost anything!). From now through July 4th, Gillette will donate $1 for every picture or story posted to Facebook about a service member…that’s up to $100,000 to the USO! All you need to do is visit Gillette’s Facebook page (or and share your pride in a salute, message, photo or video about a loved one in the military. The post can be a message, a military headshot or a personal story. Please help spread the word about both of these amazing projects!

Yesterday, I wrote a post about my Free Pass List and by popular demand, I created a link-up! So if you’d like to write about your Free Pass List, make sure you link up!

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  1. Nice comp of posts. I'm checking these out, tank you!
  2. Natalie - You just made my weekend. Thank you so very much. XO
  3. These were all great reads!
  4. Loved all these posts, fab picks! Have a great weekend!
  5. Thank you so much! This shocked me - I've been so out of it I completely forgot what I'd written this week!
  6. Thank you for including me here, my lovely friend. You made my weekend even brighter. :)
  7. LOVED the post by The Bloggess. Tobei and I are still laughing over it.
  8. Wow, Natalie so many to check out this week! Lucky for me I've already read a lot of them. You always put great reads out there, and have you really done 24 of them already?
  9. Thanks for including me! I love when my posts get "monster" approval. And I've been thinking about the other picture you sent, might be time to use it for another caption contest:)
  10. I loved the post about things said at the park! So true!!
  11. What a great list of bloggers - now I've got some reading material for this evening!
  12. What a great list, thank you for giving more even more blogs to check out!
  13. Thank you for including me in another Mommy Likes! The park post was a fun one to write. Glad you could relate and enjoyed it. I loved Nichole's piece too. Off to read the others you listed. :) Thanks, again.
  14. Love your list of reads...can't wait to check them out!


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