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hearing Voices, cussing babies, and other funny stuff

Happy Friday, my week-weary friends! Whatcha say we kick off the weekend with a wrap-up?!?


First up in the Big News Department, I'm going to BlogHer'13 in Chicago this July! So if you're going too, let me know - maybe we can exchange fruitcake recipes, by which I mean sit together while we learn a lot of important stuff about writing and blogging, by which I mean drink gallons of wine together.

As if that weren't special enough, I'm excited about the remote but delightful possibility of being one of BlogHer's Voices of the Year! Two of my posts are nominated, and it would make me do cartwheels of joy (figuratively speaking - I don't get enough calcium to risk doing real cartwheels) if you stopped by to give them a vote! You can vote once each for all your favorite entries, so giving mine the old thumbs up won't keep you from voting for your other blogging besties. And the nominees are...

How To Fail At The Puberty Talk in the Humor category - if it made you laugh, please vote HERE!

The Parenting Cha-Cha in the Heart category - if it made you sniffle or smile, please vote HERE!

12 deserving bloggers will get to read their winning pieces at the conference, which is a huge honor and a great opportunity - your vote helps choose the People's Choice Honoree in each category, which is even more specialer and awesomer. If chosen, I can pretty much guarantee I'll do something incredibly boneheaded, which will result in hours of amusement for you, so there's that to look forward to. Thanks, as always, for your support!


Okay, okay, so what else happened this week?


The gang from As The Dollhouse Turns showed off their Facebook timeline - although they probably should've at least pretended  to be embarrassed.

I listed why my kids think it'll be so great to be an adult - and why they're so wrong it's ridiculous.

I wrote a quick limerick about my favorite place (to hide from the kids).

Bethany of Bad Parenting Moments perfectly summed up my feelings about going to the park.

Tara of You Know It Happens At Your House Too might've made me tear up a little with this sweet post about kids growing up too dang fast.

On CraftFail, we saw some un-gummy gummy bears, got introduced to Peep poop, and found the bright side of watching Lightning McQueen cupcakes crash and burn.

Mommy Shorts invented Baby Mugging, which started on Instagram as #babeinamug (yes, I'm there, too - @RobynHTV) and does not actually involve stealing babies' wallets, as the name might imply. Basically, people hold up coffee mugs with their kiddos in the background and snap a pic, making it look like the kid is popping out of the mug. It's adorable. Maddie was asleep when it showed up in my feed and I would've had to pour coffee on her face to make the pic work, so I cheated and used Photoshop.


Or, if you're feeling klassy...


I think the answer to both of those questions is fairly obvious.

Finally, I'll send you off into a happy weekend with these tweets that made me laugh:









I hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here - and I hope you come back! Please share inappropriate giggles with me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, or subscribe via email so you don't miss a thing!


16 comments:

  1. That picture of Maddy could sell any crappy blog. Except yours ...er, because it's not crappy.

    Your daily odd compliment.

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    1. I'll take compliments from you any day, Paige - odd or not! Actually, I prefer the odd kind. xoxo

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  2. I love your baby mugging. Congrats on your nominations...and I love your wrap ups! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much - you too! Oh wait, it's Sunday... well, have a great couple more hours. :)

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  3. I keep asking Adelaide if it is okay to use her picture on my site, as though the consent of her three year old self will hold up in court when she comes of age and is pissed.

    I'm looking into Chicago but the social anxiety of the prospect is already giving me palpitations.

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    1. If she decides she has a problem with it someday, I plan on telling Maddie that I used a stunt baby for all her pics.

      Believe me, I understand - I didn't go last year, and wrote a post citing my social awkwardness as the reason. I'm no better this year, but I told myself I'd deal with the fact that I alienated all my bloggy friends after the conference. I'd love it if you went!

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  4. Yay for Blogher!! I have to miss this time around, but I can't wait to read all the recaps. And way to go for Voice of the Year!! I love that you were nominated. Very deserving!

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    1. Dangit, it's too bad you won't be there, though I'd probably have been too nervous to say hello anyway. ;) Thanks for the nice words about the VOTY - what a dream come true it would be!

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  5. I was gonna say, How'd you fit your baby in a mug?

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    1. You need either a HUGE mug or a tiny, tiny baby.

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  6. Maddy could sell a rusty metal grate to someone without an up to date tetanus booster. THAT is how cute she is. Also, how much for the cute baby? Mine has been saying things like NO! and,she no longer fits comfortably in a mug. Harumph.

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    1. Mine says NO! and STOP IT! and DON'T and has never once in her life said the word "yes" except for that one time but I'm pretty sure my mom was bribing her with chocolate. You'll be better off if I send you a gigantic mug to put yours in.

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  7. Woo hoo!!! I am so proud of you!!!!

    I am not a big enough blogger to go to a conference, but I LOVE feeling close to those of you that are. Your writing is amazing and always brightens my day. So proud of you!!!xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Thank you SO much!!! But these conferences aren't just for the big guns - if they were, I sure as heck wouldn't be going! I'd love meeting you there :D

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  8. WOOT! I voted for both!
    I was thinking about writing one blog post so I could go to BlogHer. :)
    Love your wrap ups!
    <3 Devan

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    1. I really, really appreciate all your support, Devan - thanks for voting! Blog post or none, YOU NEED TO BE AT BLOGHER!

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