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Mommy Blog Carnival: Tax Day Comic Relief Edition

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Well, hello there and welcome to the April 15, 2008 edition of the Mommy Blog Carnival!

What?

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:

Written by Shawn Ledington presents Mother's Day Gifts for Mommy Bloggers posted at Type-A Mom Feed, saying:

"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."

Jenny presents ‘Tis The Season To Enjoy Some Mommy Time posted at the so called me.

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.

Autumn Beck presents How to Make a Pocket Cloth Diaper posted at All About Cloth Diapers, saying:

"Making your own cloth diapers has become very popular. Here is a video that shows you how to make your own pocket diaper."

Autumn Beck presents My Top 5 All-In-Ones posted at All About Cloth Diapers, saying:

"When it comes to cloth diapers, All-in-Ones are a very popular. Here my favorite 5, along with a few other recommendations."

Autumn Beck presents My Top Four Fitted Diapers posted at All About Cloth Diapers, saying:

"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."

Steven Chang presents Re-using Your Baby Food Jars posted at Gagazine.

Stephanie presents I wish we grew our own. . . TT # 24 posted at Stop the Ride!, saying:

"With a family of six some things I wish we could grow ourselves."

Zork Brauk presents UFO Recession Tip 61 - Recession-Proof Breakfast posted at It's the Recession, Stupid!, saying:

"Tips on surviving the recession from UFO aliens"

Jessica Jones presents The Intentional Family posted at Practical Nourishment.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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

'Nuf said:

Aparna presents Beware of dust mites on your pillows posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying:

"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."

Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips - Getting Things Done posted at Tip Diva, saying:

"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."

GP presents Clean Cleaning Up posted at Innstyle Montana- Come on Inn, saying:

"Tips for cleaning up... at home"

HEALING HEARTS

"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:

gia combs-ramirez presents When Bad Things Bring Good posted at The Science of Energy Healing, saying:

"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.

Sonja Stewart presents How My Children Make Me A Better Person posted at Parenting Squad.

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:

Bragoo presents We Have To Start Pushing Each Other Up The Ladder posted at Life Improvement Tips For Thin and Small People.

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."

PARENTING-TYPE MOMENTS

"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:

Patricia presents Tuesday Bloody Tuesday posted at Stay at Home Mom & Military Wife.

Loretta presents the loose tooth battle for ice cream posted at Just Not Martha.

cherry gonzales presents My MAN posted at A Girl For all Status.

Jennifer Price presents Spanking is NOT Loving Discipline. posted at Cosmicmama.com.

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:

H.E.Eigler presents To Cheese it or, not. posted at Maternal Spark, saying:

"My blog is geared towards Creative Moms. It's about balancing the love of their arts with the love of their babies."

Suzanne presents Adventures in Daily Living ::: Stoplight Poetry posted at adventures in daily living.

SLAP-HAPPY THERAPY

"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"

Lisa Smith presents How to Talk to Your Kids About Race posted at Regionz Kidz - We Celebrate Diversity!.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Day Care Owners - Their Story posted at Child Care Only.

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:

Sabrina Jefferson presents How To Create Your Own Blog posted at Sabrina Jefferson.

Sarah Paine presents Is Your Site NeoPet Sticky? posted at Sarah Paine.

Rich Vosler presents Tips For Developing Leaders posted at Sales Training Tips.

Marcus Hochstadt presents AWeber Secret posted at Marcus Hochstadt.

Bill Mcintosh presents Google Penalizing Slow Websites posted at Bill McIntosh.

Adie Dornom presents 3 Tips to Blog Like a Manaic and Still Have a Life posted at Lee McIntyre's Honest Marketing Blog.

Life. Money. Development. presents The 7 Attributes of Leadership posted at Life. Money. Development., saying:

"An excellent presentation of the attributes every leader should have."

TUESDAY TOOTS

"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:

WhatWorksForUs presents Plan. Interrupted. posted at What Works For Us.

Jenny B presents Pencil Sharpening Pro posted at Ship Full O' Pirates, saying:

"A fun homeschool mom blogs about raising 5 sons (the Pirates) and a daughter (The Princess)."

Mark Butler presents My Big Fat Learning Experience: Vending Machines posted at The Butler Project, saying:

"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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