Saturday Morning Links

It’s occurred to me that people who are savvy enough to read and post on blogs are savvy at Internet surfing and perhaps posting some favorite links on an occasional Saturday is a dumb idea. But while making the blog rounds this week I read some things I wanted to share. Have I mentioned that I am now addicted to Bloglines? Thank you Renee for bringing that up!

R*Belle at Musings of a Former Jr. League Dropout (one of the first blogs I started reading after I was intrigued by her blog’s name on Busy Mom’s blogroll) wrote the most touching letter to her grandmother, who has Alzheimers. It brought me to tears. Mama_Tulip, always an excellent writer, wrote a moving post about a memorable drive.

I just started reading the very funny Amy at Amalah (discovered through R*Belle’s blogroll…see how this works?), who recently quit her job to stay home with her baby boy Noah. Then she announced this week that she got the cool blog wrapup editor gig at ClubMom. Speaking of ClubMom, they are sponsoring a Mother’s Day sweepstakes for a 2006 Dodge Caravan. Click on the ad above my blogroll to register with ClubMom and enter the sweepstakes. When you register to join ClubMom you automatically receive 10 entries. So far I’ve made enough money from my blog ad revenue to buy Caitlin a carton of chicken McNuggets and I can’t bear to tell her she can’t have a juice box to help wash them down.

Several blogs made me laugh this week. Nancy at MomMa’amMe created a PowerPoint graph explaining the ebb and flow of PMS. The always funny Lucinda at Suburban Turmoil wrote a hilarious post about potty training. And Sweatpants Mom wrote about all those witty comebacks she should have fired back at a woman who made a catty remark about her weight.

I just read that the first New Orleans Jazz Fest since Hurricane Katrina kicked off yesterday. I went to Jazz Fest in 1994 and loved it. I’ve always wanted to go back. It was one of those trips where you get your roll of film developed (pre-digital camera days) and you look at the pictures and think, “Oh YEAH, we went there?” And the artist who designed this year’s Jazz Fest poster, James Michalopolous, is awesome. We have one of his paintings hanging in our entry way. It’s a long story, but basically I bought a painting worth several thousand dollars for less than $200.

Those are some highlights from this week’s blog reading. This time last year I didn’t even know what a blog was, but I’ve met some incredible people in the blogosphere!

UPDATED: I meant to include a link to Helene’s blog on a cool Supermom trading card idea she has for a Mother’s Day Flickr-palooza. Go check out her blog now!


  1. nancy says:

    Ooh, thank you for the link love mama!

    And I love the link round ups that people do — I always find excellent new things to read that way.

    Yay for ClubMom! My buddy Dawn at Baleful Regards is one of the folks that got the blogger gig. I will go sign up via your link.

  2. Helene says:

    I have an equally bad addiction to Bloglines, through I don’t use it for mommy blogs. With a feed count that’s work realted well exceeding 100, I’d be in even bigger trouble if I ever added my mommy blogging friends 🙂

  3. kara says:

    Thanks, Jamie, you got me turned on to Mama_Tulip, she has had me ROFLMAO! Thanks for Busy Mom’s link, that letter was very poingnant(sp?)

    I’ve linked you to some of my mommy friends (not bloggers), who now enjoy you on a regular basis. You and Mama_Tulip have now made my fave places!!

    BTW, I never answered you before, but I’m in Kansas. For the life of me I cannot remember how I found you.

    But I’m SO glad I did!

  4. Renee says:

    Thanks for including me in your list! I’m honored.
    Yeah, I’d love to go to Jazzfest, but I’m too broke.

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