Saturday Stuff #11

Hi Everybody!
I had a very busy blogging week! With the exception of Tuesday, I participated in memes all week. I even got out of my comfort zone on Friday, and participated in the Red Writing Hood challenge over at The Red Dress Club!

And my favorites of the week are…

Cheryl over at Mommy Pants wrote about forgiveness…the kind we need to learn to give ourselves. She inspired me and I’m going to write a forgiveness post of my own!

Pop over at Go, Pop, Go! wrote a post about growing up in the same era I did, and brought back some memories I hadn’t thought of in YEARS!

My IRL friend Tonya over at Letters for Lucas wrote about the changes that come with becoming a mother. 

By far, the most talked about post this week, and one that drummed up a lot of attention, was written by Gigi over at Kludgy Mom. Her post was centered around the question of mediocrity in blogging. It had 35 retweets and over 200 comments! If you haven’t read it, go do it now!

And of course, the blogs that have a permanent spot on my favorites list!

The Flying Chalupa blog is AWESOME!! If you don’t believe me, check out my all time favorite Chalupa post – The Blorax – and see if you don’t fall instantly in love! Still don’t believe me? Read Curb Your Enthusiasm, Soldier!

These next two blogs are blogs you can visit once a week, and there’s little to no reading involved. But visit once and you’ll want to visit again!

Shit My Dad Says is written by a 29 year old guy who lives with his 74 year old dad. The entire blog is nothing but quotes that his dad says and then he posts them. This one is from back in April and still cracks me up:
“I found some shit in your room…No, I found actual shit. Feces…Well I should hope it’s from your shoes, otherwise what the fuck?”

Mila’s Daydreams is beautiful. Adele, the author, takes pictures of her sleeping daughter. These photos are AWESOME! I cant pick just one as a favorite, but I love this one, Gone Fishin’. Look at the “hook” of the fishing line…it’s her binkie!

A big, fat THANK YOU to Laurie over at Living Power for passing an award along to me!

And so it goes…


  1. Gigi's post was definitely a good one! It has had me thinking since she put it up!
  2. The Empress says:
    Oh, yeah, Gigi's post. That for sure was a week highlight.

    I wonder if she's gotten her bloglegs backyet...that one bowled her over. But she did deal with it...
  3. Saw all those posts already, happy to say. Busy girl!
  4. Minivan Mommy says:
    My favorite Mila pic is her on the swing. I just love that one!
  5. Hi! I found you via MommyBlogs and I'm now your newest follower! :)

    I have lots in common with you! I'm a mommy-blogging mum of twins and a fan of memes too!!

  6. I have read Gigi's post and it is very thought provoking I still can't come up with a comment lol. Have a great w'end, girl!
  7. Congrats on the award.
  8. As always thanks for the links. Some of those I read, but good to check out some new ones.
  9. Yep, Gigi crushed it this week for sure. You know it's good when you spend half an hour on your comment! (And then, b/c I'm not long winded enough, I had to add a freaking PS).

    Will have to check out some of these blogs. Have definitely heard about "Shit my dad says." Guess that's one of the perks of still living at home?
  10. The Flying Chalupa says:
    Loved that post by Gigi and keep hearing about Mommypants! Thanks again for including me Natalie!
  11. Thanks for the link! And yea, Gigi's post was awesome!
  12. Thank you, again for including me in your list!

    I am with the majority, Gigi's post takes the cake. It's on my list of favorites too.