Sunday, September 30, 2007


i don't know why i stay up so late....

  • maybe i just love being on the computer
  • maybe i am sort of addicted to blogging
  • maybe i just need some quiet time away from the noise of my 4 kids
  • maybe i like listening to the windchime outside the office window
  • maybe i like learning
  • maybe i have too many plans for my day
  • maybe i am just a procrastinator by heart and sleep is just another thing to put off!

Friday, September 28, 2007


my son LOVES THE COMPUTER--crafts---not so much. this is his craft project from school today. He did pretty good for a subject he doesn't like. sure is a good thing that he has a mom that loves to be craftsy!!! i love him so much! I think he did great!!!!!

Me and my daughter...

so my son started school this week, which has given me and my daughter time to hang out and do fun stuff. Here we are making faces at each other through daddy's water glass. It was ton's of fun.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why do you blog? Are you still blogging for the same reasons?

Man, who would have thought that blogging was such hard work. Especially if you want to make a profession out of it. And especially especially if you want to try to make a living at it.

In the beginning, I was waking up early, staying up very, very late. It was all I did in my spare time. But now I realize that it is just as hard and time consuming as a real business is, maybe even more so. Not only do I have to network and the like on the internet, but I also have to do it in real life. Sometimes I feel like it has consumed my life. I actually dreamed about one of my blog socal groups I am. I woke up from that dream and it took me awhile to figure out why I was not at the computer. Does anyone else feel like that? Maybe it is the newbie blogger's curse for it to become addicted because I have read several people who are just addicted and can't pull themselves away. I did start blogging because due to being a stay at home mom, I don't get to socialize much. Blogging was a way to get things off my chest and sort of meet people and to feel like I was a part of something bigger than my diapers and dishes. But then my hubby made a comment about getting the internet turned off and my reaction surprised me. I actually got mad at him. He was just kidding but I wasn't. So I took that as a sign that maybe I need to get on a schedule and sit down and remember exactly why I wanted to make a profession out of blogging and computer work in general...

To Stay At Home With My Kids--even if they drive me nuts.

they are the reason i blog...

  • i blog to share my kids with family and friends.
  • i blog to meet other moms like me
  • i blog to try to make some money for my family
  • i blog to share my own life
  • i blog to feel like i am part of something larger
  • i blog because i want to feel as if i am being heard.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

$4,000 Blog anniversary prize draw!

You thought it was mine, didn't you. Sorry. But I found this contest and I just had to put my name in the hat, so to speak.

David Airey is celebrating his graphics design blogging anniversary by giving all of us some fantastic prizes. Anything and everything is in this contest.

  • logo design
  • cash
  • hosting and blog set up
  • podcasting kit
  • blog reviews and design help
  • skype consults
  • art and literature
  • online advertising
  • forum memberships

I would love to win any one of those items. I just wish I would have heard about this sooner!

And he's back...

So Kincaid just got back and he had a fantastic day. His teacher actually called me to tell me he was having a great time. He ate lunch, learned the letter 'A', had choc. chip pizza, napped, rode the bus for the first time, and he played at the "corn table". This is his first ever school crafty project...his apple project.

As for me, it was sssssssssooooooooo quite for me here. No one was yelling, crying, fighting...It allowed me to catch up on some blog reading and I actually was able to read more than one or two. I was actually able to check out new blogs and add them to my Kerith's Korner of Momdum blog. I was able to check out my favorite Yahoo group--shewhoblogs--it was nice.

Now my daughter get to have some one on one time with mommy, which hardly ever happens cause she is the middle child. It was nice to spend time with just her. We went outside and talked to a neighbor for a bit (we live in NW Iowa and it was chilly but we didn't care). And she found some bugs to play with. Well, I hear that naptime is over for my other 3 kids so I must go.

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First post...1st day of school

i decided to start a family blog of sorts cause i have funny and other what nots but i can't post on other i start my family blog and my son starts school...big day all around

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