Monster Likes This Week

Welcome to the first Saturday favorites of 2011! Every Saturday, I list my favorite selection of posts I found throughout bloggy land over the past week.
Going forward, I won’t be calling them Saturday Favorites…I’m going to call them Monster Likes. I even made a cute little badge! So 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 couple of weeks:

If you are a mom, you need to check out Old Tweener’s New Year’s Resolutions for Moms. They are spot on and hilarious!

Over at Rolling Through Looneyville, One Wave at a Time, she writes about the unknown contract we all sign when we become mothers…it’s so true and very funny.

Be A Fun Mum has the coolest challenge going on right now called Love the Moment Challenge. It’s super easy, takes only minutes to do a day, and you and your children will love it. Thanks to JDaniel4’sMom for telling me about it.

For all you photographers out there, and for all of us newbies as well, Alicia over at A Beautiful Mess wrote a fantastic post called Photography Tips to Enhance Your Blog.

While this post is on my blog, I didn’t write it…my brave friend did. It is one of my favorite posts of the week. Please read Helping A Friend Share Her Words if you haven’t already.

And I want to share with you my favorite comment of the week, too…

I wrote a post titled To Respond or Not To Respond, That is The Question and I posed the question of whether or not bloggers should reply to each and every comment that they get. In response to the post, Poppy over at Funny or Snot left the following comment, which made me (and quite a few others) laugh out loud:

LOL you have superb insight on topic. Please visit my blog at

I want to give a great big special Thank You to Nicole over at By Word of Mouth for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award! I really appreciate the honor 🙂

And last but not least, I’m rolling out a new feature on Monday and I’m excited to tell you all about it! If you want to know more, you can read my Monster Mommy Moment post tomorrow.

And so it goes…


  1. By Word of Mouth says:
    I was just planning on calling today Sucky Saturday, but your 'shout out' made me feel better (the kitchen I just flooded while tweeting did not)
  2. By Word of Mouth says:
    Love the Monster Likes button btw, I sort of look like that this morning :)
  3. The Hubby Diaries says:
    Visiting from LBS and I love the idea of sharing your favorite posts from other blogs... I really need to do more of that!

    Now, I'm off to check out of some of your suggestions!
  4. I love that you put your favorite post for the week! thank you!!
  5. Found this blog through Lady Bloggers Society. Like Hubby Diaries, I also like the idea of sharing your favorite posts from other bloggers. Looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)
  6. I'm glad you still find me amusing after all these months togethers. My real response to your post is, I love ya Nat and I'm a faithful reader no matter what.
  7. Lady Estrogen says:
    Like the Monsters Likes badge - cute ;)
  8. Poppy, you are the comment master. I bow in supplication to your impeccable skills.
  9. MommaKiss says:
    Me like monster likes!
  10. emilieDwolf says:
    Thank you LBS Tea Party for introducing me to this blog. What great links!
    Take care!
  11. Love the button, Love your monster likes, and love you.
  12. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    I can't wait to hear more!
  13. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    Excellent list!!! I like the name Monster Likes too!
  14. Be A Fun Mum says:
    Thanks for including me in your list! And there are such great posts for me to read here too. Especially the photography one. TY!
  15. Clayton Thomas says:
    If tedrubin on twitter favorites you, I have to pay attention. (Ha Ha)Newest follower-All the best!!!

  16. I'm one of the First Monster Likes??! Thanks, Nat! I love the button and the name, and I've always loved seeing your favs so thanks for doing this!

    Can't wait to see what's going on Monday!

    And I loved Poppy's comment, too.....
  17. What a great idea! I love this list & will definitely check these funny ladies out.
  18. The mad woman behind the blog says:
    I may have to abandon my reader and just follow your likes. Some great picks this week.
    And yes, Poppy rocks!
  19. Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville says:
    Thanks SO much for featuring me! I'm just not catching up on email and blogging and comments and the like from the holiday insanity and the comments I'm getting from your readers have made my day! Can't wait to add the button! (You know, after the shower that I might get sometime in the next week).

    Glad to follow you, too!
  20. I LOVE your Saturday Favorites er, I mean Monster Likes! Thanks for bringing it back and I'm so glad to see Old Tweener on here. I loved her New Year's Resolutions. I will check out some of the others I missed.
  21. Mandyland says:
    What a fantastic idea! I'll be checking back. :)