A Letter to C on His 1st Birthday

My sweet little C turns one this weekend, so I’ve written this letter to him to commemorate the occasion.

Happy 1st Birthday, my C-Monkey!  We are so happy that you’ve come into our lives and filled it with so much love and adventure.

You are very investigative.  When you were very small, you carefully watched everything and everyone around you.  Now, you get into everything!  You always need to inspect everything to figure out what it is, how it works and even how it tastes.

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Pinterest Recipe Round-up

Since my last few days of blog content have been on the serious side, I wanted to lighten it up today with a few of my favorite recipes that I’ve found on Pinterest.  Pinterest is a major time-suck, but it’s a wonderfully mindless site to visit when you’re looking for relaxation and good ideas.  You can follow my boards here.

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Be Gentle

“Be Gentle.”  I say these two words to C countless times throughout the day.  I don’t know why I don’t apply them to myself. I’ve only had three appointments with my therapist, but I feel like we’ve covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.  At my last appointment, we discussed negative thoughts – how to control them, combat them and make them positive.  I realized that I think pretty awful things.  Things I could never (and would never) say to someone else.

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When Do You Decide To Let Go?

We’ve all had friendships end.  Some end abruptly with an argument, others simply fade.  The ones that fade can be as difficult as the ones that end dramatically.

A couple friendships that I once held dear seem to have faded away.  I don’t know how it happened, and I can’t recall when it started.  I’ve tried to reach out, even when the idea of putting myself out there was terrifying.   I didn’t know what to say or where to start.  A text wasn’t returned.  A Facebook post was ignored.  A birthday gave me the opportunity to leave a voicemail.

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Change the Conversation – Be Enough Me Monday

This post is part of a special Be Enough Me Monday link-up called Change the Conversation, by Just. Be. Enough.  

“The mother with PPD.”

“(Hubster’s) wife.”

“(C)’s mama.”

“A stay-at-home mom.”

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Comfort Food at Its Finest

Sweatpants, Law & Order: SVU, and Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked.  I’ve been wallowing a little lately.

Confession: I really want a second baby.
Problem: It’s probably not the right time for us to have baby deuce.

And that makes me sad.  When I’m sad, I wallow.  And when I wallow, I eat Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked.

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Our Little Inmate

Hubster Dressed C Like an Inmate

Earth Day Cash Giveaway: $500 Prize!

 Earth Day Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the EARTH DAY CASH GIVEAWAY hosted by MamaNYC! I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you a terrific CASH prize! This event runs from April 20-30, 2012 and is open to residents WORLDWIDE! Keep reading below to find out how to enter this giveaway!

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The Socialpunk Trilogy: Excerpt and Giveaway

Monica Leonelle has released Socialpunk, the first part of her Socialpunk Trilogy.  If you enjoy books like Ender’s Game, Neuromancer or The Hunger Games, then you’d likely enjoy Socialpunk!

Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit.  Below is an excerpt from Socialpunk, available via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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UPrinting Giveaway!

Are you ready for a fun giveaway?  This giveaway is for readers that need to order business cards for the first time, or perhaps update their outdated cards.  With UPrinting’s Business Cards Printing, you can upload a file or even design your own card online with their Easy Design tool.

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