Monster Likes #4

Welcome to Monster Likes! Every Saturday, 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.  

So here are my favorite posts of the past week:

Katie over at Sluiter Nation had some amazing writing tips. I mean, they were really good! If you love to write, you need to check them out.

If you are a mom, whether you work or not, this post from Heather at Theta Mom about being a mother is a must read.

Nichole over at In These Small Moments took my breath away with her post about what her children will never know about growing up in a place where it snows and is crazy cold. I hate being cold and I hate the snow even more, but this post made me want to go enjoy the cold and snow somewhere. I know this all sounds weird, so just go read it!

If you look at my comments, to the right to each of them you’ll see a “reply” button that allows me (or anybody) to reply to a comment left. I’ve had a few people ask me how I got that reply button. I found it over at Spice Up Your Blog. It sounds kind of complicated to do when you read it, but it’s really very easy.

The Flying Chalupa has a permanent spot on my Monster Likes posts. I love everything she writes, and I swear that every time I read a post I think “This is my new favorite Chalupa post”. So if you don’t know The Flying Chalupa, go now! You won’t be disappointed.

My favorite comment of the week was left by Angela of Tiaras and Trucks on a piece of fiction I wrote for the red dress club:: titled This Picture Says It All:

“This reminds me of a picture I have of my cousin and I when we were young. My mom and aunt took us to a photo studio. Said studio had ONE ball prop to make kids happy. There are two pictures, in each of them the girl with the ball is beaming while the other is sobbing. Each of our moms have the one with their respective daughters smiling. And so it goes in the world of multiple child photos!”
Angela, now I want a picture of each girl with a ball and a smile while the other cries! That has gotta be a cute picture!

And I don’t normally do this, but I had a post syndicated at BlogHer! If you missed it, please go check it out because I’m very proud of it.

And so it goes…


  1. Thank you so much for including me here, my beautiful friend!
    I can't wait to read the other posts! :)
    Much love, Natalie!
  2. Spice Up Your Blog's a great resource, isn't it?

    Great list this week!!!
  3. mommyx3monsters says:
    Theta Mom is one of my favorites...happy to see it up here! =)
  4. Oh, I'll have to go check out Spice Up Your Blog...I love to just look around at stuff like that. Great list of posts!
  5. Tiaras & Trucks has got to be the best name ever. And I just love Nichole. And congrats on the BlogHer publication - that was a great piece. Have a great weekend Nat!
  6. I've read a few of these before. They're still good.
    Spice Up Your Blog is awesome!
    Congratulations on BlogHer post!
  7. Have a few new ones to check out, but you're right on with Nichole, Heather, Tarja and Katie!

    And big congrats on your BlogHer post!! I was so excited when I logged on there and it popped right up in front of me!
  8. Thank you! I will scan my mom's version of the photo (in which I am smiling like an angel, of course!) I'll try to get my hands on the other picture for comparison :)

    Great Monster Likes by the way. I need to stop messing around and start writing more, so I will use Katie's tips as inspiration.
  9. The Empress says:
    I have loved the series over at Sluiternation.

    Bloggers, you must go check it out.
  10. Thanks for the shout out mama! I think that just may be m favorite post at TM to date. ;) And congrats on the BlogHer post!! That gets a big #WOOHOO
  11. Sluiter Nation says:
    Ack! I am here again! Thank you, Natalie!!! And the others are so right on too! i LOVE that you do this!
  12. Great reads! Thanks for sharing. Off to Spice Up My Blog.

    Oh, and I LOVE your BlogHer post. Well done.