Saturday Stuff #2

It’s Saturday! Time to wrap up the week…talk about a little of this and that! Time to sit with friends, drink beers, and relax. Saturday is heaven…

And this Saturday is going to be a fun one for us! My niece S is having her first birthday party! Lots of good food, family, and friends. Did I mention a live band will be playing? My dad’s good friend is in a band and they’re gonna play. It’s been a long time since I’ve got to hear live music, and I’m looking forward to it! Hopefully I’ll have lots of pictures to share of the night’s fun!

But until the beers are cold, here’s what I blogged about this week that seemed to hit a lot of people’s interest, and some stuff I ran across that grabbed my attention…

On Monday, I blogged about my struggles with depression. Seems that I’m not the only one that has to deal with this ugly problem. I received over 70 comments on this one post…the most I’ve ever received on any other post. So thank you again for your support, for sharing your struggles/experiences, and for listening to me.

Also, please check out my post What Nobody Tells You About Motherhood Before You Have Children, which I included for Big Mama Cass’s 2nd Look Saturday. I originally posted it at the end of March, and I think it deserves a second look 🙂

I also ran across some fantastic blog posts this week…check them out!

Over at the mombshelter? She wrote this post called I am mommy, and it’s hilarious and SO true. If you are a mommy, check it out…you won’t be disappointed. And check out some other stuff over at her place – she is one of my favorite bloggers!

And over at funky mama bird…another one of my favorites…she wrote a post called When I Don’t Love You Anymore, Just So You Know, I Will Be Wearing My Hat and she talks about all the different hats she wears everyday. You need to read it!

And a big, fat, special thank you to these bloggers for bestowing awards upon my blog!

Momalom…for this fantastic award!
Hannah over at Our Happy Home gave me an award too! Thanks Hannah…I hope that other’s think I blog with substance as well 🙂
Annette over at Mommy Spirit gave me this purty award and brightened my day!
And Brandie over at Life gave me this sweet award and made me feel like a princess 🙂
Last but not least…can I trouble you to vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs? I’m in the top 100 on both of them (yay!) and would like to keep it up! All you have to do is click on each link to vote…no need to sign up or sign in or anything! And if you are also on those sites, please let me know and I’ll vote for you, too!
Have a fantastic weekend! Make sure to swing by tomorrow to find out the next WOW! (word of the week) for Word Up, Yo!

And so it goes…


  1. Have a great week-end and you are very deserving of the awards.
  2. Big Fat Mama says:
    Hi there! I thought of you when I read this verse -

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

    I am praying for God's favor with you and your struggle with depression.

    While I'm here, I will stop over and vote for your blog! Always interesting to read. :)
    Big Fat Mama
  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Have a cold one for me!
  4. Maxabella says:
    I enjoy your weekly wrap up. Have a fab weekend. x
  5. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    It's my experience that when I write something that I'm afraid might be too honest or too close to my real self, is when I get a huge response. Which is encouraging.
  6. the mombshell says:
    Could you be any awesomer!? I think not! Now I am at 101 followers! Woot Woot! I'm toasting this milestone with an Irish coffee! (actually its just tea but I'm making my kids breakfast with an Irish accent so its pretty much the same thing)
  7. Claudia says:
    Have a great weekend - and congrats on the awards - well deserved!
  8. So happy to have found you! Thanks for the sweet comment on DJ's nap time picture..Looking forward to looking around you blog for a bit. Happy Saturday!
  9. Mama Hen says:
    Hey Natalie, sounds fun! The "relax" part sounds really great! :) Congratulations on your awards! I will go and vote for you! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen
  10. The Mommy says:
    Woohoo for Saturday and your awards!!
    Thanks for linking the posts I'll be sure to check them out.
  11. Enjoy the beer! :)
  12. Meaghan, MS, CSCS says:
    Your blog name grabbed my attention at the lbs tea party. I am always saying my little man is a monster. And I love the your blog style. Have a great weekend! (my mommy blog is
  13. Paul and Kerry says:
    HUGS! I missed your post on depression. I so get it! me too! I think it's so awesome your hubs sat you down and talked about it with you. Sometimes we need that as we don't realize what we are slipping into.

    Have fun at the bday party!!
  14. Happy Birthday to your niece! I hope that you guys have fun at the birthday party!

    Congrats on the awards...going to vote for you now.
  15. Have a great weekend! Congrats on the awards.
  16. Congrats on the awards lovely lady, you deserve them.
  17. Carrie K says:
    Congrats on all the fun awards! I am more than happy to vote for ya!
    love the blog!
  18. Ms. Understood says:
    Great weekly update!!!!
  19. Have a fun, fun weekend!! Thanks for the links, I will go and read that older post since I'm a newbie follower!
  20. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Enjoy. Congrats on the awards.
  21. Funky Mama Bird says:
    Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend; I'm looking forward to the word of the week tomorrow!
  22. Chelsey - The Paper Mama says:
    Yes! I LOVE the rundown of the week! I can't always visit everyday, so it's nice to get a rundown. Please do enjoy that ice cold beer!

    Thank you for your VERY kind and supportive response e-mails.
  23. Chelsey - The Paper Mama says:
    Oh, and I am off to vote for you!
  24. The baby is crying and you still make me smile.
  25. Karen Mortensen says:
    Congratulations on all your awads. You are awesome.
  26. Congratulations on the well-deserved awards!

    And congratulations too on taking some time to relax and enjoy your family. I am happy to read the smile in your words! So lovely.

    Take care.
  27. Lula Lola says:
    Sounds like you've got a great weekend planned! Hope the beers go down like liquid sunshine!
  28. Hi there,
    Stopping by from the Tea Party. I will be coming back more often as I see we like to read some of the same blogs. I enjoyed reading your post about "what nobody tells you about motherhood." My 3 year old and your 2 year old sound very similar.
    Happy weekend,
  29. Sharlene T. says:
    Congratulations on the awards! You deserve them because you make sure your posts are not only informative but entertaining, as well... voted for you... keeping fingers crossed...

    Twitter: SolarChief
  30. Maureen says:
    Sounds like you'll have a great fun weekend, girl! :D Congrats on your awards, off to vote for you now.
  31. blueviolet says:
    Congrats on your awards! And of course, I'll vote. Clicking now!
  32. Congrats on your awards... and again, thank you for sharing your depression. I'm off to vote for you! Happy weekend. xoxo
  33. WeeMasonMan's Mom says:
    So many people pressure others into voting for the blog awards with contests and giveaways and I find it kind of annoying and it obviously makes these contests all about who is giving away the most/best "stuff"

    That being said, I just went and voted for you. Not because you're giving away something shiny, but because you're one of my favoritest (yes, it's a word in my world) blogs. Yay!
  34. I would love to run for treasurer of your fan club please? I'm a big enough fan to go for President, but I need latte money :) Congrats on all of your deserved awards (Les).
  35. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    A live band? Now that's a party I could get behind!

    Also one with woodland creatures or reading.

    But the live band too.