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Zero to Hero, Day 23: Git along lil’ dogies!

Today’s challenge: Publish a roundup post that links to posts on at least three other blogs, and tell us why you love the posts — and why we should read ‘em.

(Oh, come on– you thought “rodeo” when you saw “roundup” too! 

…you didn’t? Just me? Well, shoot.)

And it is “dogies”– cowboy slang for orphaned calves. I learned that on “Martha Speaks”… don’t be hatin’.

Anyhoo. It seems a little strange, being asked to single out a couple of blogs. I just nominated some folks for the Leibster Award, as I was nominated. That was a roundup of sorts– tagging some blogs that are of particular interest to me. They might not be of particular interest to other folks, though. This task seems more like a request for advertising/plugging/cross-promotion. 

Why should you read the blogs I’ve tagged? I’m choosing people on a journey. To varying degrees, these are journeys to which I can personally relate. That’s why they grab my attention so much. Maybe they will do the same for you

Made in Toronto: A first-time mom, with about 5 weeks to go until the Estimated Due Date (sooo… any minute now). I do love me some Canada, and I do love me some babies (other people’s, these days). Her serenity is pretty awe-inspiring, so go check her out.

Our Lady of What?: A girl, raised Protestant (with a deacon father to boot), who is in the midst of conversion to Catholicism. That’s huge, and don’t ever discount someone making a decision like that. I am reminded of a quote I’ve been seeing floating around Facebook: “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” –CS Lewis

Thoughts by a young Catholic: Someone who has a pretty good idea of what she wants to be when she grows up, but is already confident in who she is now. There’s a similarity in our spritual histories, I’m not gonna lie. And it’s nice to see a young Catholic person who isn’t all, “woot-woot-Catholics-are-fun-bible-thumpers-too!!!!1!!” It’s refreshing, actually.

So check them out. If you like. I put my blog roll on the sidebar so it’s easier to see. I actually have a larger variety of folks that I follow– and I don’t actually recommend them all, because I don’t actually agree with them all… at least, not all the time. But they keep my attention, which is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. 

Here’s to sharing the love. 


Zero to Hero, Day 21

Today’s assignment: publish a post inspired by your post from Day 19, and publicize it on one or more of your social networks.

I publicize on Facebook and Twitter already, each time I post. And I don’t know if my Day 19 post ‘inspired’ me all that much other than to make me giggle. 

But I will mention here (as I did in a reply to one of my own posts) that the picture ‘inspired’ a negative comment. I have the power of moderation, and used it. As I said the other day– I want to maintain a reputation of being positive.

That being said, I’m happy to report that I’ve actually caught up with the Zero to Hero Assignments (I’m having trouble activating the ‘Zero to Hero’ badge, but I’ll get it in the next week, I’m sure). I’ve found a lot of great blogs (and some really strange ones…) and have really come to enjoy this blogging thing. My dream is to someday have a post go viral, and to that end I have followed a couple blogs that had been passed along on my Facebook. Perhaps I can learn from them in terms of style and subject.

Here’s to standing on the shoulders of giants!

Zero to Hero, Day 4

Today’s assignment: follow five new topics in the Reader, and begin finding blogs (and bloggers) you love.

While I’m posting this late, this is something I’ve already done– so, score!

And I would also like to note that I have acquired several new followers as a result of this challenge, and I am thankful for every single one (the married ones, too!). I hope that I continue to publish posts that are worthy of my increasing audience. Here’s to increased reading for everyone!

**********Of special note to folks who read my posts (and other blogs) who aren’t “official” followers and would like to be:************

Note for bloggers using platforms other than WordPress.com: It’s possible to sign up for a WordPress.com account without starting a blog, which would allow you to use the Reader. 


Here we go again…

Just when I was getting used to being at home with three kids, I got a job.

Just when I was getting used to having a job and three kids, I got pregnant.

Just when I was getting used to the idea of having another baby, I lost my job.

Just when I was getting used to the idea of not having a job while raising four kids….

I start a blog about being used to the idea of being a stay-at-home-mom. And I am… except when I’m not. (Bill-paying time is usually when I get the uneasy feeling.)

I thought to myself, “Hey self! You have two college degrees and years of teaching experience! But you’re at home with your kids! You’re…. THE ACCIDENTAL STAY AT HOME MOM!”

Guess what? That title has been taken several times over in the blogosphere. Twitter handles, too. So I thought to myself, “Self! What else could you call yourself?”

I’m not accident-prone, and fortunately neither are my children (yes– pictures of them will follow eventually). But… stuff just happens! My kids say funny things, we have a quirky family, so we have our fair share of incidents. 

Ergo, The Incident-Prone SAHM.


Now if you’ll excuse me, a certain 8-month-old doesn’t seem to believe the wastepaper basket isn’t a toy bin…

(I don’t think I’ll be using other blogs any time soon. So keep checking this one out. Thanks!)