I think I changed my mind about doing a monthly wrap-up. That's too much to keep track of. Plus, I can't pimp out my wonderful bloggy friends because I can't remember what they wrote. So, I think I'll try every two weeks now. Hey, my blog, my crazy mind.
Here's what happened during the month of October:
- I was very honored to be asked to contribute to a book for grieving parents. Of course I'm excited to finally have an author page on Amazon; but helping others work through their grief is really what it's all about. Snag your copy by following my Amazon link at the top of the page.
- Speaking of helping others, I was thrilled to be able to present almost $1,000 worth of classroom supplies to teacher and fellow blogger Courtney of Our Small Moments. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you must. Her writing is beautiful and real and her photographs are amazing.
- I helped promote Mommy Shorts' new web show, The Mommy Show, by musing about what it would be like if Phineas and Ferb invaded my backyard.
- I wrote a poem for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
I also made the rounds around the www. Here's where I was:
- At the always giggle-inducing Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine sharing a priceless mom moment.
- At Outsmarted Mommy sharing how I'm part of a mom club I never wanted to join.
- I shared the story of my three miscarriages on Her View From Home for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
- I also wrote my last regular post for Her View From Home. A little sad about that, but I felt it was time to move on.
- Just for fun, I posted a picture in response to Maria Kang's question.
- And also for fun, along with several of my blogger friends I recorded myself reading a nasty comment from a reader. This post has gone rather viral, making the Huffington Post and at least one news program.
- I was at Mamalode again sharing a Vent about the things I've heard over and over since becoming a mom. My answer will make you feel good.
- This one about how a spouse's illness can rock us to the core.
- And this one about how early miscarriage is sometimes the hardest kind of all because often the mama suffers silently.
- This simple list of ways to tell your son you love him by Building Boys.
- This beautiful reminder that faith and wonder are right where you need them to be when you need them.
- This hilarious reminder from Karen at Baby Sideburns that all moms are in the same boat, so just knock off the Judgy McJudgy crap. (Check out her new book while you're at it!)
Have a very fun, happy, and safe Halloween everyone!! xo