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February 2009

Affirmations of Why I'm Still Blogging, After All These Years

Mommy-sick 

Blogging, while medicated or under the influence of fluish-like symptoms, can cause serious injury to your reputation and be awfully dangerous to your blog traffic.  Then again, I'm a mom of four, I am used to getting screwed!

Mini-me snapped the pic of me, while we were both home and feeling fluish this week, thinking it was totally cool how I could blog with one hand and hold my fluish-looking head with the other.

I'm talented like that.

You may be surprised to hear -- I know, I sure as hell am -- that I started This Full House nearly 6 years ago, at a time before statistics and SEO's ruled the blog world, and the only measure of real value was the blogger's story, itself.

Not today.

Nope, in some circles, using the words "mom" and "blogger" in the same breath is enough to get stuff thrown in your face and I'm not just talking poopie diapers or dirty laundry, either.

"Oh, those silly mom bloggers!"

I come from a long line of story tellers and -- although, my grandmother and most of my female ancestors never made it passed the 4th grade -- I'm sure my mother's life would have been a whole lot easier, if she had a blog.

Being able to blog out her frustrations, finding strength in a community that thrives on imperfection and acknowledging simple moments of joy, or peace in knowing that she was raising children who love her, anyway.

You know, the sort of stuff that we moms sometimes forget and some other people, who think we're just a bunch of suckers drinking from the same juice bottle, need to be reminded of.

[blank stare]

Like, how the word "momblogger" is making me feel like a total LOSER!

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Open House Blog Tour - 7th Showing

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My husband, Garth (not his real name) and I love attending open houses - especially, if it's a home that we've admired, or wondered...you know...what the heck is going on in there? 

Welcome to the Open House Blog Tour where everyone (and anyone) is free to come and leave links (PG-13, please) telling us about your individual blogging events, fundraisers, giveaways, book tours, contests, or if you have a burning blog post and just need a shout out, go for it...I'm listening!

I mean, who couldn't use a little linky love?  Okay, I'll start:


Comment (or, don't if you don't feel like it) but, make sure you leave a link in the Mr. Linky fields below along with a short description of the event.

And if you forget...don't worry...it'll be here, every Thursday...linked permanently in my archives (see sidebar on left) here and on my review blog (two linkies for the price of one entry) so, if you happen to stop by whenever, just go ahead and leave your link...oh, and let me know where I can mail the check!

Feel free to share.

Here's the button and the code to use:

<a href="http://www.thisfullhouse.com/"><img src="http://www.thisfullhouse.com/badges/this-full-house-open-house-blog-tour-150.png">

ALREADY SHOWING:  Open House Blog Tours

Happy blog hunting!

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Happy Feet

Happy-feet
Because, my children seem to get bored....very easily....to the point of tattooing themselves....with permanent ink!

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This is where I pimp my stuff:  This Full House is partnering with Club Penguin in promoting child safety on the world wide web and I am excited to also be able to extend a 6 month membership to one of our beloved readers - because, we roll like that.

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Flip-Worthy Moments: She's Just A Carpool Diva

Because, I'm not above copying Kim.  But, some songs are just very easy to remember, speak volumes to those of us who can't sing worth a lick and totally worth freaking people out in the carpool lane!  So, what song helps bring your freak on, or is it just me?

Visit This Full House Vlogs and/or This Full House Vimeo Channel - we're open all night!

 

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Get Away from My Pretend Workout Crush, You Witch!

I hate having my picture taken.  Sometimes, I look pretty good (see photo to the right - taken by Dawn on our trip to Philadelphia and now I am shamelessly using it each and every blessed chance I get) then, there are those times when...well...I'm still waiting for Busy Mom to delete this sucker!

Liz-this-full-house-bad-angle  

I smile, turn a little too much to one side and...BAM...my eyes disappear, I grow a couple of chins and can you say...bad angle?

Still.

I have come to terms with the fact that I may very well be the most photogenically-challenged person on the planet.  Unfortunately, no amount of Photo Shop can erase the fact that, for the last couple of years, my body has consistently gone south, for the winter, too.

So, I joined a gym and not only because my sister-in-law is also a member -- although, sweating alongside one another can be a truly bonding experience -- the workout place is right next door to Shoprite (convenient) which has a Dunkin' Donuts, inside (YUM) and there are no long term contracts to sign!

It is exercise nirvana and great for serial quitters, like me!

Until.

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Open House Blog Tour: 6th Showing

This-full-house-open-house-blog-tour

My husband, Garth (not his real name) and I love attending open houses - especially, if it's a home that we've admired, or wondered...you know...what the heck is going on in there? 

Welcome to the Open House Blog Tour where everyone (and anyone) is free to come and leave links (PG-13, please) telling us about your individual blogging events, fundraisers, giveaways, book tours, contests, or if you have a burning blog post and just need a shout out, go for it...I'm listening!

I mean, who couldn't use a little linky love?  Okay, I'll start:

Comment (or, don't if you don't feel like it) but, make sure you leave a link in the Mr. Linky fields below along with a short description of the event.

And if you forget...don't worry...it'll be here, every Thursday...linked permanently in my archives (see sidebar on left) here and on my review blog (two linkies for the price of one entry) so, if you happen to stop by whenever, just go ahead and leave your link...oh, and let me know where I can mail the check!

Feel free to share.

Here's the button and the code to use:

<a href="http://www.thisfullhouse.com/"><img src="http://www.thisfullhouse.com/badges/this-full-house-open-house-blog-tour-150.png">

ALREADY SHOWING:  Open House Blog Tours

Happy blog hunting!

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Holy Fashion Statement

Thing One:  There's a hole in my sleeve, dear Momma, dear Momma...there's a hole in my sleeve...dear Momma, there's a hole. 

Me:  So fix-it, dear Thing One, dear Thing One...so fix-it dear Thing One...Thing One, fix-it!

Holy-fashion-statement

Aaaand, she did.

The End.

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This is where I pimp my stuff:  February is Children's Dental Health Month (who knew?) and we're giving away a goody bag filled with awesome dental hygiene for the whole family on my review blog.

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