Graco’s Monthly Nod – April

nodOur 3rd installment of the “Monthly Nods.”  Enjoy!

Lindsay Lebresco - JenLemen.com - “Grace Right When I need it Most”
I loved this post because like anybody, I have my up days and my down days (thankfully for everyone, more up than down), but whenever I’m feeling a little sorry for myself and wishing I didn’t always have to be the strong adult, my son steps in to cheer me right up. It looks like Jen has a little adult to catch her when she falls too…

Erin McHugh – Metropolitan Mama – “Becoming…a terrific chef”
This post made me think- am I as good of a cook as I think I am? I really do believe I know my way around the kitchen and I think I am a better cook than my mom and most of my friends (my cooking skills take place of any athletic ability). But what if I’m really just enjoying cooking and I am only on the road to BECOMING a good cook? Now that’s food for thought…

Kim Lefko – Blonde Mom Blog - “Dirty Little Secrets-You Know You’ve Got em’”
This was an inspiring story and a great lead on an awesome book. It takes the guilt away knowing there is a little laugh to be had around the things that we do and knowing many other moms are doing the same thing. Excellent!!

Jon DeHart – View from the Cloud – “Axe Gone Wild”
This funny story typifies the young teenage boy experience – my 13 year old bathes, rolls on and sprays this stuff everywhere. Talking to other dads – their boys do the same – they keep it in their school lockers, too! It’s just so hard to tell if they’re trying to attract girls or scare them off – peeling onions doesn’t make your eyes water this much.

Melissa Parlaman – Parenting Squad – “Why Stay-at-Home-Dads are good for families”
I really liked Fred’s perspective on stay at home dads & having dads truly involved in raising their children. I am so used to reading about stay at home moms so it is great to hear a dad’s experience with raising his children. My husband is not a stay at home dad, but does so much at home even though he too works full time. Since DH works retail, he has the opportunity to spend time at home during the week with PP so they get to have quality daddy/daughter time together. DH is able to take PP to the park, grocery shop, clean the house & make dinner—he is truly a Super Daddy!

Amy Sleep – NY City Moms Blog – “What did you do today?”
I chose this blog since I totally relate to it – especially these days when it’s suddenly 9pm, the house is a disaster (complete with empty Dairy Queen cups strewn about the family room), I haven’t taken a shower (in about three days), and I can’t figure out what the heck I did all day. I know I did stuff and got stuff done, but I just can’t figure out what (I think I’ll blame it on the sleepless haze state that I’m in and hope that I’ll see all my accomplishments when I exit the haze state in a few years).

Jen Callaghan – Just Married – “Getting Ready for the Beach”
This blog is great- I went on looking for musings on being a new wife, and found incredibly witty stories of new marriages and- surprise, a baby! It’s almost scary, like looking a few years into the future. (Ironically enough, I belive she may even live in my home town!) Spring is in the air, which means summer is around the corner! With bathing suits on the brain, this adorable post will help you keep the spirit light while shopping!

Jason Arnold – SouleMama – “Polaroid Love”
Amanda Soule is leading the charge, resurrecting the dieing art of imagination and creativity that plagues so many families these days. This site is full of inspiration, creative activities, unbelievable photography, and virtual fresh air. Log on- but then LOG OFF- grab the kids make something, go outside, and don’t forget to ditch the digi bring that dusty Polaroid in your closet.

Kristin DeLoach – Her Bad Mother – “Seconds”
All I can say is that this is so close to me, where I’m at with my second pregnancy and my thoughts, that it’s eerie!
 

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9 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nod – April”

  1. Jeff May 1, 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    Thanks for the nod Jon, I’m flattered. This is very exciting!

  2. Stephanie May 1, 2008 at 8:59 pm #

    Thanks so much for the nod. I’m humbled and honored by the selection.

  3. Jamie May 2, 2008 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks so much for the shout out, ya’ll!

  4. Nell@CasualFridayEveryday.com May 2, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Stephanie from MetroMama does deserve this! She has a wonderful blog that I visit daily.

  5. Her Bad Mother May 3, 2008 at 7:46 am #

    Love the nod. Am honored by the nod. YAY! the nod!

  6. Classy Mommy May 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    Great nods this month. And congrats to my bloggy friends Stehanie and Jamie. Metropolitan Mama’s blog is INCREDIBLE and I adore Jamie and her BlondeMomBlog after bonding with her at Camp Baby.

  7. PunditMom May 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    Jen Lemen is so great! And thanks for the good wishes at my place!

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