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March 2009

Stop & Shop New Jersey Mom Blogger Event - So, Do You Blog From Joisey?

Last Christmas, over 100 of my blogging friends and I got together and blogged about the This Bank Can't Fail campaign (spearheaded by my blogging friend and fellow Jersey Girl Deborah Smith of JerseyBites.com) to Blog Out Hunger on behalf of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and families in need across the garden state.

Growing up, our family was no stranger to hunger.

Well, I asked my friends at Stop & Shop if they would like to help sponsor This Full House with a call out for donations in support of Blogging Out Hunger and they seemed to feel that it's, you know, a pretty good idea.

Stop & Shop offered to donate $1.00 for each comment (up to $300.00) to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

THIS FULL HOUSE READERS HELPED TO RAISE OVER $200.00 -- THANK YOU!!!

Today, I'm very excited to be able to tell you guys that I have the extreme pleasure of co-hosting the Stop and Shop New Jersey Mom Blogger Event on April 15 (open to all Mom BLoggers in New Jersey) held at the Frog & Peach Restaurant in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Why?

Well, because they asked me and made me an offer I simply could NOT refuse.

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Co-ed Sleepovers: Yay, Nay or NO FREAKIN' WAY?

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Growing up and letting go, one child at a time!

Remember the other day?  You know, when I first realized that my 7-year-old daughter admittedly accepted the fact that it's tough being friends with a girl and NOT be sucked into all the meanness?

How do I know this?

Because, I was a girl (once) and STILL feel the sting of being singled out for wearing a pale lemon yellow body suit, without a training bra, in the 3rd grade and (especially, if you were a girl once) you know that some girls grow up to be moms and are raising their girls the same exact way.

Or, not.

Right, or wrong, the girl can't help it...because, she's a girl.

"So, did you hear that So-and-So had a boy sleepover at her 13-year-old daughter's party?"

[eyes go wide]

At this point in my life, I don't insist on getting to involved in my kids affairs...as much as I used to...I mean.

"Yeah, actually I did, and my kid was invited and went to that same party, too."

Unless, however, it was my 13 year-old daughter and I found out a boy attended the same sleepover party....FROM ANOTHER MOTHER???

"Oh, but it's okay...he's gay!"

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Mommy the Frenemy Slayer

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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of friends.  Girls, I mean.  I guess it was around the time I entered the 2nd grade (my youngest girl's age) when I realized that little girls weren't very nice.

In fact, I quickly learned that some little girls could be very, very mean, too.

"Look she's got boobies!"

I'd like to believe that, like me, Buffy has since grown up, gotten over the fact that she felt the need to single me out, in front of the entire 3rd grade class, for wearing a pale lemon yellow body suit, without a training bra, but is raising her children with a little more common sense and compassion.

I doubt it, though.

Once bitten, twice shy.  Yep, that's me and -- raising 3 girls of my own, I feel it safe to say -- these days, I'm thinking of tapping into one of my veins and stocking up on some anti-venom.

Seriously.

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Video Blogging: Cinderella Doesn't Live Here, Anymore!

In fact, in light of recent events, can Cinderella even spell the word extravagant, I don't think so!!!



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

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What's My Name, Damnit?

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Thing Two's bridging ceremony to Junior Cadets, last year, at least I think that's where we were and what my daughter's name is.

I was in the middle of yelling at my middle girl -- yes, I holler at my kids, all the time, act surprised anyway -- and then I did the unthinkable.

"Don't walk away from me...uh...er...um...Thing Two, COME HERE!!!"

I forgot my 13-year-old's name.

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Open House Blog Tour - 9th 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:

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ALREADY SHOWING:  Open House Blog Tours

Happy blog hunting!

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Marketing to Moms: What Mombloggers Are Really Reading - I've Got Your Content, Right Here!

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Okay, in real life, I'm a mom with 4 kids, 2 cats, a sock-eating chocolate lab (who thinks he's one of my kids) 1 very over-worked husband (who happens to look A LOT like Garth Brooks) and way too much laundry.

Got it.

Even though I'm just another mom -- albeit, living out loud and in full view of, well, everyone who has ever visited This Full House of dingy whites and mismatched socks -- my reasons for deciding to go ahead and hit the publishing button haven't changed much.

Riiiight.

I may only be from Jersey -- seriously, we all know what those moms are like -- but, some of my best friends are moms (with blogs) who are used to getting by on less (barely!) or, have become quite good at parenting by the seat of their sweat pants and I'm pretty sure they haven't been to Disney, either!

So, why aren't the men (and women) in dark suits reading them...I mean, us?

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