Hi, all. Just a quick note to keep you apprised of what I’ve been up to. I know you’ve been dying to know. I also wanted to inform you of the winner of the fantastic Amazon gift card and book giveaway from last week. The lucky winner is Jena-Lea Wright. Sorry to the rest of you, but we can’t all be winners. Don’t worry, though. You’ll have another crack at being a winner because I’m doing a Last Last Blast of Summer Reading. For real this is it. So check back tomorrow for some more freebies.
What I really want to talk about, though, is me. Recently, my highly sought-after parenting advice was featured on Mommy Nearest. Well, not my advice but my pediatrician’s. And it wasn’t so much highly sought after as it was posted as a general question on Facebook. But I was tagged in the post (clearly, my advice was very important). And, the question wasn’t really asking for my advice so much as advice given to me by a better, more trusted parenting source. Still, when it comes to recognizing good advice and reiterating it, Mediocre Mama, who posed the question, knew who to come to. That’s right. I’m exceptionally good at retaining good advice. So I gave it to her, and she collected it with a bunch of other really good advices (not a word except for it is now) for a post she was putting together for new or newish parents because you don’t really get your parenting groove on until your kid is about 18 or you have more kids and are too weary to give a crap anymore.
After I contributed my advice I didn’t really think any more about it, but then yesterday I got a notice that the post was up and my bit of advice was included. CLicking over to the post I was quite pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t the typical, bogus “enjoy every moment” article so often found on parenting sites or magazines. The piece gave real, astute, practical advice nervous first-time parents are most likely desperate to hear but probably don’t. With all the pressure out there for parents to be perfect, when you’re new to the game you worry constantly that you’re doing it wrong. This article, What’s the Best Parenting Advice You’ve Ever Received?, helps to allay some of those fears and lets parents know they’re doing just fine.
Then I was asked again for my wise parenting advice.
This time by The Huffington Post. Only I wasn’t so much asked as my insights were listed with some of the other leading thinkers on the topic in the form of tweets, which is really the best way to give and receive advice if you ask me. Check out the best parenting advice you’ll ever receive (except for Mommy Nearest’s Best Parenting Advice You’ve Ever Received) on the Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week. With all this advice, you can’t go wrong.
You’ll get advice like this, but like I said you can’t go wrong.
One more thing. My piece, The Micro Bikini: For When Bikinis Just Aren’t Small Enough, was syndicated on BluntMoms. So if you still haven’t read it, what’s wrong with you? Go check it out.
Also I thought I’d tip you off to some of the funny things I’ve been reading. One such thing is 10 Reasons Not to Correct Your Kids’ Speech on In The Powder Room. My son needed speech therapy, but even so there were certain words I just could never correct. When kids say things like they need a “cockulator” for school, you don’t correct that. You just don’t. Or when they say peepamas or more differenter. So that’s what’s been going on here. What’s up with you?
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Top Photo: Russ Robinson on Flickr
Second Photo: Nika Zoe on Flickr
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