Well, hello there and welcome to the April 15, 2008 edition of the Mommy Blog Carnival!
Oh yeah, it's Tax Day and...OOOOOOOH...the horror. If you haven't finished filing your taxes, yet...take a deep breath...and remember to just...you know...breathe, or think about what all the poor IRS and postal employees must be going through, right about now.
[moment of silence]
I thought I would kick-off this week's carnival with intros from a few of my most favorite funny women and invite you to share in a little comic relief on Tax Day, as Uncle Sam mixes it up with the Mommybloggers!
ALL ABOUT MOMMY
"I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me - they're just, like, I can't believe you don't remember me! I'm like, Oh Dad I'm so sorry!" ~ Ellen DeGeneres
Like these bloggers, I also believe my kids should be nice to their mother...everyday:
"It really takes a blogger to know a blogger, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of gift options for a mom blogger in your life. In fact, there are plenty of ways to show a mommy blogger just how much you love her."
DISHING IT OUT & EATING IT, TOO
"I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight." ~ Rita Rudner
Aliens, dirt-diggers and diapers...OH MY!...these are but a few of their blog-worthy things:
Christine presents Honey and Orange Juice Sweetened Hot Apple Dessert posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.
"Making your own cloth diapers has become very popular. Here is a video that shows you how to make your own pocket diaper."
"When it comes to cloth diapers, All-in-Ones are a very popular. Here my favorite 5, along with a few other recommendations."
"In the cloth diaper world, Fitteds are very popular. In this post, I list my Top 4 and tell you why I think they are the best."
"With a family of six some things I wish we could grow ourselves."
"Tips on surviving the recession from UFO aliens"
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? ~ Erma Bombeck
"We all bother so much about insects, mosquitoes, houseflies and do our best to get rid of them. But we often forget about the tiny, almost invisible creatures called dust mites, which are present and booming in millions in the cozy comforts of our homes."
"Getting things done can be a big hassle. But if you take the time to ponder, prepare and prioritize, you can simplify your daily tasks. Here’s how."
"Tips for cleaning up... at home"
"I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. ~ Gilda Radner"
Warning: I am instituting a full-blown, all out Kleenex alert - please handle these bloggers with care:
"During a time of great trouble with my son, an unexpected accident brought new answers."
Lin Burress presents Are You An Enabler? Identifying Early Warning Signs of Enabling Behaviors posted at Telling It Like It Is.
Kimmy Millet presents How I manage to be a Single Parent battling Breast Cancer posted at SPIN Single Parents In Need, saying:
"The Cancer is out of my hands,I understand. I wish though, that I had the key to unlock the past and undo whatever caused this. The hardest thing about of all of this isn't what I'm going through (I can get through anything...tough as nails),it's what they are going through. If I find myself falling short when I am healthy, how will I fare for them being ill?"
JUST SO YOU KNOW
"The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it's more like a tired feeling, really." ~ Paula Poundstone
Kicking ass and taking names, these bloggers offer some pretty awesome advice:
Jeremy Zongker presents 90 Low Cost or No Cost Activities to Entertain Your Kids All Summer Long posted at Destroy Debt.
Carole Fogarty presents Great Adventures To Kick Start a New Decade in Your Life: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying:
"A new decade is nothing more than an opportunity to embrace change with the welcome support of your body, mind, soul and universe."
Steven Chang presents Confessions of a Multitasking Mom posted at Gagazine. Nara presents Surviving Marital Infidelity - Signs of Infidelity » Getting Over Past Relationships posted at Infidelity, saying:
"Surviving Infidelity helps you identify the signs of infidelity and deal with the situation."
Jody DeVere presents Teen Drivers and Safety - Reseach Shows Car Crash Deaths Increase at Age 12 posted at Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women, saying:
"CHOP researchers recommend these tips to help parents protect their children from an unsafe driving situation."
"If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract - teach him to deduct." ~ Fran Lebowitz
Bloody noses, loose teeth and lethargic college kids - read how these bloggers deal with...um...the less than joyous moments of parenting:
RAISING A READER
"It's like your batteries get low, and you need to charge them on someone else's story." ~ Margaret Cho
Celebrating literacy and the love of reading, these bloggers provide their thoughts on inspirational and motivational books for kids:
"My blog is geared towards Creative Moms. It's about balancing the love of their arts with the love of their babies."
"Everybody should have dogs before they have kids." ~ Janeane Garofalo
These bloggers know people - or, have come across a few asshats - who need to be bitch-slapped, in the worst possible way, I'm just sayin':
Debbie Dubrow presents DeliciousBaby Journal | Breeze Through Airport Security With Kids posted at Delicious Baby, saying:
"Our top tips for getting through airport security with babies, toddlers and children"
TIPS & TRICKS of the INTERNETS
"Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple. I'm not going to let that stand." ~ Kathy Griffin
Blogging secrets of the rich text and rss feeders:
Adie Dornom presents 3 Tips to Blog Like a Manaic and Still Have a Life posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.
"An excellent presentation of the attributes every leader should have."
"My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said 'Just wait.'" ~ Judy Tenuta
These bloggers are strong and they are proud - you just go ahead and shout it out loud:
"A fun homeschool mom blogs about raising 5 sons (the Pirates) and a daughter (The Princess)."
"I'm sure other moms have either pursued or at least thought about pursuing a side business. Here's the story of my attempt."
That concludes our Tax Day Comic Relief edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the mommy blog carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Tax Day is nearly over; go in peace!
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