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My Favorite Child

My Favorite Child

I know it is politically incorrect for a mom to admit that she has a favorite child, but I do. I can’t help it. When you have three kids who all have such different personalities, it’s only human to have a favorite.

I have a favorite child. But don’t tell them.

Read more over at Parenting

(Update) Before you get upset that I said I had a favorite child, please read the column.  It may not be what you think.

Blogging for fun. What a concept!

Blogging for fun. What a concept!

At some point in the past year or so I lost track of why I started blogging in the first place.  It became about making sure I put something up to keep from being removed from a network.  Or make it about numbers to keep some “authority” in ranking.  Or writing because there was something I was supposed to write about.

Somewhere along the line I lost sight of  why I write here.  I lost sight that this blog is for me.  (Well, and you, too.)  But mainly?  I write for me.  I write because I absolutely love to write.  I like to tell stories.  I enjoy sharing my perspective on life as a mom of 3 kids.  I mean come on.  With two teenagers there are tons of stories to tell.  Being a part of the board on two different PTAs?  Stories gallore!   Married to my high school sweetheart who is a man who likes things orderly and controlled  who somehow managed to marry Miss Chaos herself.  Stories!

But mainly?  I love the community I used to have.  The friends I have made.  The fun!

Blogging for fun.  What a concept!

So?  Where am I going with this?  Well, I want to get better.  I want to write more for fun.  For me.  For the sheer joy it used to bring me.  So can you do me a favor?  Help me out a bit?  Kick me in the virtual butt if I stop or go totally boring or just seem to be phoning it in.  Oh, I know, that is totally not your responsibility.  However, when I know that at least one person is reading and at least one person cares, it makes a difference.  It makes me want to be a better blogger.  A better writer.

Help me help you help me.  Or something like that.

And because you put up with me, I give you the random family quote of the day:

“It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, Mom.  It’s just that I don’t want to listen to you.” – 15 year old son

Oh, and I am about to totally redesign the blog.  But there is one small problem…I have no idea how to do it.  Any tips, ideas or suggestions.  It is time for a brand new look with the brand new attitude.  Can I hear a w00t w00t?  Wait.  On second though, nix the w00t w00t. Kinda lame-o!

(Repost) The Winners of the Share the Blog Love Scavenger Hunt

(Repost) The Winners of the Share the Blog Love Scavenger Hunt

UPDATE:

Here are the list of participating blogs in this Share the Blog Love Scavenger Hunt (for those who got stuck on a clue or two):

Starting point:  Right here on Mommy Needs Coffee

#1   Busy Mom
#2:  Diary of  a Crazed Mommy
#3:  Rocks in my Dryer
#4:  Baby Bloomr
#5:  Mom to the Screaming Masses
#6:  Mamma Loves
#7:  This Full House

And the wonderful new site launched for Moms:  TheMotherhood!

A HUGE thank you to all of the bloggers who participated and especially to all of you who played.  We will be doing things like this on an ongoing basis.  So, if you didn’t win, be sure to join theMotherhood and get active so you know when we start again.  Thanks for playing!

Here are our winners of the Share the Blog Love Scavenger Hunt (using their user names on TheMotherhood so you can go visit them):

Our Grand Prize Winner is: lalawawa !  Her blog is Crosswind.  She must have set a record in getting through this.  Great job!

Our first runner up is: Roxy Mommy.  Her blog is Roxy Mommy.

Our second runner up is: KarenK.  Her blog is: FourKidsAndADog

Our third runner up is: AliciaMCG.  Her blog is private but we are trying to convince her to start a public one so we can share in her life!

Our final runner up is: Mrs.Bubba.  Her blog is: Living La Vida Normal.

Congratulations for doing such a great job and finishing in the top five!

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Now for our randomly drawn winners.  With nearly 200 hundred entries, these are the 10 lucky women who were drawn at random to win a prize.  (In no particular order.)

(First their name here on The Motherhood and then their blog url if they have one.)

sbilly (She doesn’t have a blog, but we are going to change that one!)
Mom on the RunWriting My Life One Blog At a Time
Alyson: http://alyson.myvi.net/
What About Mom: What About Mom
crittyjoy: Crittyjoy
careysmile: Frugal Fulfillment
HPT (hpteuber@gmail.com):  Homeschooling in the Heartland
Doodlerah:  (No blog yet but I am going to convince her she needs one.  Am I right?)
The Simple MomThis Simple Life
DawnMHSHMy Home Sweet Home

Thank you all for playing.  Stay tuned as we play our next great adventure together.  Be sure to visit these neighbors and to congratulate them.  Make new friends here at the ‘hood.

Hope everyone had fun!

Congratulations to all of our winners!