Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The zoo at home (and Dropcam)

Do you guys remember this post? Where I talked about how crazy June was? That was a post for Dropcam. Yes, that Dropcam. As in, the home security company. Well, it’s a home security camera. They’re not ADT or anything like that, but they do allow you to keep an eye on things when you’re not at home. (Aside: I bet Dropcam would be a fantastic video baby monitor. And I even came up with that thought before I saw the baby monitor link on their website. I’m so brilliant I think up things other people have already come up with.)

Anyway. Their community manager got in touch with me a while back and asked me to write a post she could share in their online community. It was part of their “Share Your Zoo” blog feature, where moms can share a time when they feel like they’re living in a zoo.

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Domain issues, long writing breaks, and zombie birthday cakes

Holy hell, you guys, I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. I hadn’t meant to not blog for so long, but I was focusing on jewelry (and summer vacation with the kids) and time just got away from me.

You may have noticed that my blog actually disappeared for a while there. That’s because I forgot to renew domain mapping with WordPress (I hadn’t set it to auto-renew), and my well-intentioned tomorrow in “I’ll renew it tomorrow” ended up being three weeks later. So my sincere apologies for my literal blogging disappearance. It’s all fixed now. And I’m back with A LOT of things to catch up on. (So. Many. Book. Reviews. OMG.) I also have to get back into writing in general, but that’s a different story entirely.

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A short blogging break

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting here lately. The reason for that is because I’ve been making jewellery. This isn’t a new thing (I’ve been beading and making jewellery for a few years now). What is new is the fact that I signed up for a market in June (I don’t know; it seemed like a good idea at the time). Right now, my spare time is spent at my work table making jewellery so that I (hopefully) have enough inventory.

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A (belated) Valentine for moms

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s (or anti-valentine’s) Day. Hubby and I took the kids to the zoo, because isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you have kids? (Heh.)

Anyway. Last week, my Mommy Connections class created a photo series as a “Valentine for moms.” The point is to let moms know that they’re supported. Because let’s face it — when it comes to judging moms, other moms are the worst. I’ve never really understood why; I’ve always thought moms should support each other, regardless of what decisions we mKe for our children and families. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case and the judgiest of all people always seem to be other mothers.

This photo series wants to make sure that moms feel like they’re not alone. Because raising kids is hard enough as it is; we all need help and support.

So this is for you, moms of the world. Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, mom to mom.

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