Blogs: The New Soaps?

I have a schedule I try to follow weekly in order to balance Aiden, the house and my sanity. I designate one chore to each day of the week so I’m not overwhlemed. Sounds good, right? Today I am doing the laundry. Oh wait, that was yesterday’s chore. Hmmmm, will I have time to pay the bills and go grocery shopping? That is supposed to be what Im doing today. Huh. What happened to my beloved schedule…

Well, I have spent a good part of the morning and afternoon both yesterday and today in front of my computer. The more blogs I read, the more blogs I find. The more blogs I find, the more commenting I do. (Are you getting the picture?)

I am addicted to everyone’s life. From the mom blogs to the mommy blogs (Motherhood Uncensored had a post on an apparent war between them), I am hooked. I want to know how you and your kids are doing as well as what you are thinking. I haven’t been able to have a decent conversation with my husband because I want to find out what other comments came after mine on the umpteen blogs I commented on yesterday.

Aiden is a good napper, so this is where I get most of my time to sit and read about all your adventures. Of course, the house looks like a bomb hit it and all the while I spend my time in front of this screen craving new posts. It feels similar to the old stereotype that a mother who stays home just watches soap operas all day long. Could blogs be the new soaps?

I wonder if anyone else is having this dilemma? I know it’s probably the newness of it all and once that subsides I will be able to read, play with my child and occasionally clean the house all in perfect harmony. But I wonder, is this just an old adage gone tech?

I can’t wait until the weather breaks so I can get out of the house and create my own adventures. What’s that? There’s a wind chill factor? Maybe I’ll just check one more blog…

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Welcome to Springtime

No, the weather has not gotten any warmer, but I am basking in the glow of spring colors. Welcome to my new design. I felt since I was going to be more out there, being featured on such sites as Parenting Ideas and soon to be on Parent Hacks, I should at least look professional.

My previous design was not quite complete, but I was in a mental design schlump. Thanks to the wonders of Word Press themes, the cost of this design was just too good to pass up…free! Not only did I find a design that struck my fancy, but I was able to make the necessary adjustments and make it my own. Thank you Chris for suggesting using the picture of Aiden I took the other day when we were at the park, it’s perfect!

So, enjoy the colors of spring and hopefully the weather will catch up to this new look.

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A Blogging I Will Go

Today, between playing with the kids, managing the house and enjoying spring break, I found some time to add a few blogs to my daily exploring. Some are informational and some are personal. I feel like I need to start commenting on the sites that I frequent and hope that others will do the same for me. Here are some that I feel deserve highlighting:

Parent Hacks – A collaborative weblog of practical parenting wisdom.

Parenting Ideas – To inspire with ideas and practical tips on parenting. I happened to comment on two of the posts, Learn Sign Language With Your Baby and Sleep CD with Mother’s Heartbeat Sound. I was asked to elaborate on one of my comments so a full article could be posted. Here is what I wrote…HoMedics Relaxation Machine – Helps Sleep Quicker and Easier.

Daddy Detective – A father’s case log of deciphering clues to his daughter and parenthood. I just love the way it is written!

The Sweet Stuff – Nicey-nice stuff about the Patrick Girls. Dad gets honorable mention in this house.

Mom-101 – I don’t know what I’m doing either.

Motherhood Uncensored – No one ever said it was going to be easy. I was laughing so hard I almost cried at the post on Secret Agent Mom.

Red Stapler – Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler. I just love the reference to the movie Office Space, the rest of the site is pretty good too!

and of course the ever amusing tales from:
The Mommy Blog – Adventures from the wonder-belly of motherhood.

Enjoy and I will keep you posted on any other cool blogs/sites I come across. Of course, I feel as though it is a full-time job keeping up with my posts and catching everyone else’s posts. But what kind of mom would I be if I couldn’t multi-task?!?

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