Monster Likes #8


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 from Letters for Lucas wrote a touching post about the fun that comes with motherhood…something I overlook all too often because I spend so much time complaining about it!

Katie over at Sluiter Nation wrote a memoir post about dinnertime with her family when she was growing up. It brought back so many memories of our family dinnertime when I was a kid! It’s a must read.

Lori at In Pursuit of Martha Points hates exercise. So do I. If you do too, you need to read this post!

The Empress at Good Day Regular People talks about pre-mourning – and you will know exactly what it is once you start reading it. And that quote at the end? I put it on my fridge to remind myself to enjoy the craziness.

Mommy Shorts wrote a funny post about all the things we have to give up when we become a mom. Check it out -you’ll nod in agreement all the way through it!

Sherri from Old Tweener guest posted over at In Pursuit of Martha Points and it is hilarious! It’s all about parents and talking to their teens (complete with stick figures, which Sherri tweeted are much harder to do than you’d think!)

This beautiful post made me swoon – Erin at Erin L Margolin wrote a post called Bourbon Street Barefoot and you must read it.

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.

Melanie over at Bronx to Boulder had my favorite comment of the week! It was on my post For Sale: The Business:

“As Mom myself of 3 adorable monsters 5 and under, I can relate. I love Lila’s Business! It’s kind of like Blue Steel (from Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) the movie, Zoolander with a trace of evil. Nice!
So funny. I love too how her sister can only do it with a smile. :-))”

Also, a HUGE thank you to Julie at 3 Moms in 1 (a balancing act) for the Versatile Blogger award!

And a big fat thank you to Janelle over at Pink Hippo Boutique for bestowing the Stylish Blogger award on me! And while you’re there, make sure to check out her boutique – she’s got some really cute party decorations!

Muchas gracias to Melanie at The McMommy Diaries for the Stylish Blogger award – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

And so it goes…


  1. I don't do awards but if I did, you would get one right now!

    "What for?" I hear you ask.

    Why, so that I could get a mention on your blog, of course!

    Have a nice day (6.22am here)
  2. So excited that I made your list. Thank you!! Off to check out the rest...
  3. Mommy Shorts says:
    Thank you so much for including me! Totally made my day.
  4. Just read the post about pre-mourning and I'm so guilty of that myself. Love the quote at the end!
  5. Bella @ If This is Motherhood says:
    Hey! Great list and congrats on your awards!
  6. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Thank you so much, wonderful friend.

    I'm so glad I made you laugh.

    And Sherri's post....what can I say?? She's brilliant and I'm SO lucky to have been able to share her post on my site.
  7. I love this list - I am always on the lookout for more amazing mom blogs...thank you Natalie!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!
  8. Oh Nat, I love being over here! Thank you for including me, and what a talented group of ladies to be with!
  9. The Empress says:
    You know I want the Monster Likes button up on my blog.

    I am very proud that you've got me here.

    I need to do a best of, too. Because it's so true, there are great things I come across.

    Not saying I'm great...that sounds so bad.

    But, you now what I mean.

    I LOVE that you've got me here, Nat...thank you!
  10. Life Without Pink says:
    Great list, I'll be checking them out!
  11. The Flying Chalupa says:
    I am proud to say I've read most of these posts (for once!). Great choices! Except for that Chalupa lady...who does she thinks she is?

    Have a great weekend, Nat!
  12. Send me that badge! Thank you. I am honored to be your favorite comment of the week. I'm still chuckling over your post.

    I am excited too to find another Zoolander fan and more importantly, to make a new bloggy friend. :-)
  13. Sluiter Nation says:
    I love that you could find yourself in my dinner description. This proves why we can be awesome friends!

    And thank you for featuring me here. YOU are the best!
  14. What a great idea :-)
  15. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Excellent list!


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