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.

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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. Continue Reading…

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.

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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.

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Our Little Inmate

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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!

One lucky winner is going to receive. . .

$500.00 PayPal CASH!

Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below in order to enter this giveaway. Open to residents WORLDWIDE; 18+ years of age. Winner must have a PayPal account in order to claim this cash prize.

All entries are optional but the more entries you complete, the higher your chances will be to win this prize! This giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 @ 11:59PM (EST). Winner will have 48 hours to confirm winnings or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.

Please note that you only need to enter this giveaway one time since we are all using the same Rafflecopter widget code. Look for the Earth Day CASH Giveaway button if you are unsure. You can always contact support@mamanyc.net if you are unsure or can’t remember if you entered this giveaway.

* If you have any problems with the Rafflecopter: Please refresh the page by right clicking and using “Reload.” As always, I am here to help you out! If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to me or Nicole at MamaNYC.

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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.

 A woman with long purple eyelashes, who kind of reminded Ima of a butterfly, brushed by Ima with tattooed art entirely covering both her arms. One of the tattoos started out as a young boy who grew just a little older with each second, until he looked like a man. To Ima’s amazement, the tattoo played like a home video.

Ima looked at Vaughn for explanation. “How—?”

“Pixel skin-grafts,” Vaughn whispered into ima’s ear. “Some people do their entire bodies in them. Doesn’t do much in terms of protection, but lets you change your outfit on a Clout.

Monica Leonelle is also hosting a giveaway to celebrate the kickoff of The Socialpunk Trilogy.  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to win one of three awesome prizes!
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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.

I’ve heard excellent things about UPrinting via Twitter, and am amazed by the array of products that they offer.  From calendars and catalogs to vinyl banners and yard signs, UPrinting offers a high-quality value to meet your needs.  Their 24-hour weekday customer service ensures that you’ll be a satisfied customer.
One lucky Little Mama Jama winner will receive 250 Die-cut Business Cards from UPrinting!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

Prize Details:

Size options:
2×3.5″ Rounded Corners
2×2″ Rounded Corners
1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners
2×3.5″ Leaf
2×3.5 Rounded one corner
2×3.5″ Half-Circle Side
2×3.5″ Oval
2.5″ Circle

Paper options:
14pt Cardstock Gloss/Matte/High Gloss (UV)
13pt Cardstock Uncoated

6 business days print turnaround time

Free US shipping only

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Meant To Be

If Hubster and I hadn’t met in college, where would we be now?  It’s a question we were pondering yesterday as we marked five years since we officially started dating.

We decided that neither of us would have broken off our prior relationships, Continue Reading…

Another Day, Another Dollar

It’s the beginning of a new week, which means that I have my coupons clipped, scouted the best deals, and sorted lists and coupons by store!

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