Around the Pond with the Frog~October Wrap-up

Whew, is it almost the end of October already?!

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:
And finally, I had two powerful Grief Stories posts from amazing bloggers willing to open their hearts to us:
  • 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.
If you are a blogger and you would like to contribute a story for my grief series, e-mail me at We'd love to hear your perspective.
Stuff I loved from other bloggers:
  • 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!)
If you are ready to do a little Christmas shopping (EEEK!) or even just a little Christmas looking, please click my Amazon link to the left to start shopping for ideas. If you are an Amazon shopper, consider coming back and entering through my link here. Mama's gotta feed her kids somehow.

Have a very fun, happy, and safe Halloween everyone!! xo

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