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Blog Love: Katkinslee, Life, Motherhood, And The Pursuit Of Happiness, And The Places You Will Go

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I’m still stuck with some plague from hell. I finally went to the doctor last week and found I have a raging sinus infection on top of a cold so I was prescribed antibiotics. But, I had a nasty reaction to them and was prescribed something different a few days ago. Blech. I am so over feeling like this. The hummingbird hasn’t been feeling very good… again. It seems like we keep passing this cold back and forth.

I never knew just how germy Kindergarten was until the little bird started school last month. I thought we were out of the woods now that she wasn’t in preschool anymore. Ha!

I wrote a little poem on my blog Facebook page about having a cold while having kids to care for. Ready? Ready!

Kill me. Kill me. Omfg, kill me now!

Just fucking kill me.

*bows*

I also decided to go back to school. Eeeek! My night classes started a few weeks ago. I’ve only been to 2 of the classes because of this crappy, crappy cold and sinus yuckiness. Here that? It’s me hyperventilating and panicking over all the studying and homework I need to catch up with. *deep breath* I’ll write more about that later.

In the mean time, here’s blog love for some lovely ladies.

KatkinsleeSTAY CALM!!Cats In Wigs, SURPRISE!!!!, and My Top 5 Most Annoying Book Characters. Twitter: Katkinslee

Life, Motherhood, And The Pursuit Of HappinessThe Great Pizza Meltdown Of 2014, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star… I Really Don’t Care What You Are, 25 Reasons Why I’m Not Cut Out For The Workforce, and An Ordinary Duck.

The Places You Will Go4 Year-olds, It Is Permanent, Maid Or Wife?, and Mother Vs Daughter.

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Blog Love: Rubber Shoes In Hell, Stay At Home Pundit, My Life Suckers, and Temerity Jane.

bloglove1Check out these great blogs and pass on the love!

Rubber Shoes In Hell: Emergency Bags And Leaky Data, Do NOT Touch My Boobs, and Unpleasant Sayings That Apply. Twitter: @RageMichelle

Stay At Home Pundit: A Manifesto On Fucking, Why I Think Transphobia Is Stupid, and Kirk Cameron Is A Bigot. Yeah, I Said It. Twitter: @AtHomePundit

My Life Suckers: Love her blog and Deva is also a contributor for What The Flicka?.: Real Mom Makeup Tutorial (freaking hilarious and relatable), Bedtime (“Timber” Mom Parody), Boob Torture Device AKA The Breast Pump, and The Big Poop Plane Delay. Twitter: @mylifesuckers

Temerity Jane: Love her tagline… It Is Way Better To Be Me Than To Be Someone Who Has To Deal With MeI’m Sorry I Blamed You, Purple Laces, CRAPMAGNET, and Please Don’t Sic Your Flight Attendants On Me And Parenty Rectangles. Twitter: @TemerityJane

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Group blog.

I’d like to try a blog with several contributors (again). Not really sure about the direction yet or a name. Suggestions are very welcome.

If you’d be interested in contributing (once a week, perhaps, even once a month) whether you have a blog or just like writing, photography, cooking, crafting, painting and illustration, music, creative writing and short stories, fashion, book reviews, movie reviews, etc.

Also, let me know what you’d be interested in writing about. It can be anything and everything. It will be a free gig. Moms and dads are welcome as well as those who aren’t parents. The approach to the site will be laid back and collaborative.

The last time I attempted one… it ummm, honestly was a disaster and mistakes were made. Too many cooks in the kitchen, so to speak. I want this to be fun and a great experience for all.

All involved would have a say — though I learned the hard way that there does needs to be someone who takes everyone’s opinion at heart and makes the ultimate decision.

You would be in control of your content. I do not censor or edit anyone as it’s, I feel, not my right.

We will absolutely be in this together. Even if you’ve never blogged, if you want to get your feelings out in the open, this will be the place. We can also set it up for you to be anonymous… if that makes you more comfortable.

Email me with the subject title ‘group blog’ at elle.mommyhood@gmail.com

xoxo

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Yes, Mommie Dearest.

Hi, remember me?

I’ve been sick the past couple weeks and the rest of the house came down with this plague. We’re finally feeling better. Yay! I better start writing again or my mom is going to get me. hehe

She sent me this email:

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Yes, Mommie Dearest.

*The Neighbourhood

*Make sure to check out The Anonymous Parent. If you’d like to share a story and remain completely anonymous, email theanonparent@gmail.com.

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The Anonymous Parent

On January 14, I plan to start a website called The Anonymous Parent. I know there is plenty we would like to say on our own blogs or in our lives but worry about the reaction we may get. That’s exactly what this site is for.

It’s anonymous and confidential and you can write whatever you’d like.

It’s not about judgement but support and understanding.

Whether it’s rants about your spouse, a secret you want to divulge, joyful moments, bad parenting moments, creative writing that has never seen the light of day, or anything else you’d like to reveal about yourself or get off your chest… except you’ll be blissfully anonymous.

I’m not sure how the site will go, rather if there will be any interest, but I hope there will be.

To submit your anonymous stories, email theanonparent@gmail.com.

Happy writing!

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What The Flicka Wrap Up

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I’ve really been sucking at writing lately but I’m getting back in the habit again. If I don’t write, then my pregnancy brain gets even worse so I’ll get back to it next week.

In case you missed me on What The Flicka? 

 Cinnamon Face Mask For Acne

Green It Yourself Stain Remover

DIY Powder Dishwasher Detergent

Blueberry Pie Face Mask

Citrus Infused Vinegar Cleaning Solution

Lactose-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn’t So Bad (%#&$ This @*%^) – Crystal from MommiFried wrote this and I can so relate. She’s also an author to The Mother Of All Meltdowns that is a really great read.

*Brave

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Guest Post: Let’s Talk About Sex

This guest post comes from the wonderful and very sweet, Karen, who blogs at The Heart’s Inner Workings. You can also find her on Twitter @KarenPilarski. Make sure to give her some blog love! xx

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Boys will be boys who sniff their armpits to evaluate if a shower is in order. Dudes who put empty milk carton back in the fridge. For kicks they kill ants with a magnifying glass. Over time these boys grow into young men on the verge of adulthood. They are no longer interested in Star Wars figures or watching Disney flicks. Having lived my whole life as a girl I may not be totally educated on what is a boy. I do know the difference between a boy and a man.

I comprehend the curiosity about sex. Everyone can recall the first time those thoughts started to bang around in brains. The naked statue in the art store resulted in pointing and giggling. An older kid using a sexual term sends a jolt to boy’s innocence.

My brothers as youngsters would huddle in a corner of the local library and peruse at that book called ‘the joy of sex.’ Do we as parents spend too much time worrying about girls and their body and self esteem issues? Are boys being neglected? Pornography gives an unrealistic idea to boys as to what sex is. Am I an expert? No! To be candid, I can still count the number of people I have been around the block with on one hand. As a woman, I feel compelled to give an education lesson to these poor misguided young boys.

1. Sex isn’t really that random- In these adult movies, the scenario is usually the same. Some mailman, doctor, manager, flight attendant, etc  are chilling out when some busty and frisky chick happens on by. Usually there is little conversation that doesn’t involve obscenities. Funky, cheesy music starts playing and it is ON. Realistically it takes more than a smile and a hunky guy to get women in the mood. I certainly don’t reward my mailman in that fashion! While there is something called instant attraction, it takes more conversation to make it all the way. Women adore a guy that makes her laugh and wants to know about her. Like for starters her name.

2. Sex isn’t always earth shattering- Elaine from Seinfeld said it best “fake, fake ,fake.” I’m sorry to crush the notion that women climax during every time she has intercourse. Honestly, it takes understanding each other’s bodies and asking questions as to what feels good. All women ‘fake it’ at one point or another. It is about time management. We have things to do and places to be. We have to get up early in the morning. I’d put money on it that Crystal Glass (the name I made up), the blonde nurse in the adult movies, is faking. As a serious ‘actress’ she probably tired of screaming the oh’s and oh my gods.

3. Women are not contortionists- Some women who have been in the ‘business’ a long time are very uh..bendy. They appear to love having their body manipulated like that. Truth be told, the women probably don’t like it (see number 2). While it is fun to be open to new things, and healthy to experiment, women know what they will not do. No matter how much a man begs. Unless women are similar to Gumby, who is green and has a horse name pokey (insert obvious joke). I don’t predict scenes from adult movies being tried out. Sorry fellas.

I’m not trying to make the male species feel bad about pornography. It can be a good way to spice up a relationship or get through a lonely period. I just want young men to realize what they see in adult films or on regular films is not realistic. How would they feel if women held men to those standards? We as women know not every man is hot and well endowed. It takes getting to know someone to feel a spark of interest. What one person labels as not good looking is good looking to someone else. Love and sex takes time. Knowing this and respecting women is what makes a boy transform into a man.

*Pomplamoose

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