I started this blog as a place to put the "mommy stuff" that just doesn't fit over on my other blog.

I became a first time mom at the age of 43 so this blog is written from *gasp* an older mom's perspective.

I love being a mom to the funniest little girl on the planet (check out the scroll over to the right ---> for some of her gems!) and I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures together!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Welcome to my Fragmenty Hop!

Empowerment - Foster individual self-discovery and self-esteem. Validate trying, taking healthy risks, and listening to inner truths.

Mommy's Idea

Hello blog world! Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace. I have decided to participate in a couple of Blog hops as well as doing my planned Friday Fragment post today so I am going to treat this like a big old open house! It is National Hug Holiday so I do hope you don't mind if I get all cozy and greet you with a hug. It is also the birthday of the Franklin Stove and is The Great Barrier Reef Discovery day but I will not be giving away any fish cooked or otherwise.

If you are new to this blog I would suggest you check out these posts to see if this is the kind of blog you might be interested in following.
What some of you may not know, is I have another blog. I generally do my best to keep them functioning as independent entities but today I thought I would go ahead and mention Everyday Bliss because I am celebrating my 300th post over there. This is my 16th over here. Yep I am a pretty new blog over here and even though I've had a blog before I'm still working out a bunch of stuff.

I've decided to start my own meme (join me tomorrow for Then and Now!) and I want to participate in others which is something I really haven't done much over at Everyday Bliss  but I haven't quite figured out the right balance of things. I'm going to try out writing two "meaty on topic " posts a week and then for two-three additional posts I'll play around with the memes and games until I strike some sort of good balance. I already love Wordless Wednesday and Friday Fragments so do expect to see more of those!

The Sweetie has been out of town on business this week so The Girl has decided that I am the Daddy, she is the Mommy and one of her stuffed animals gets to be the baby. Also when Daddy calls to talk with us he gets to be an itty bitty baby as well. If I slip and call him Sweetie she gets mad. "I'm your Sweetie, that's an itty bitty baby!" She sits in the Mommy chair for meals and I need to sit in the Daddy chair. I'm kind of wondering if she is going to make Daddy sit in her little chair when he comes home or if he will get to reclaim his old role.

Tonight I was asking Sweets what she wanted to drink and she said "Hmm, milk juice... I don't know. I like all the drinks but I usually don't like beer." I LOVE it when she says things like that. I always wonder where does she go to usually get beer? For the record she settled on milk. Cold milk because that is what Mommy's drink. Note when she isn't playing this game she much prefers her milk warm.

I picked Empowerment as a good companion virtue to the Moxie we are studying over on Everyday Bliss and my conclusion so far is that my girl is well on her way to full blown moxie and her mother could learn a thing or two from her. She always speaks her mind and is clear about her wishes. She is kind yet forceful and will not be pushed around. Who knew that I would want to be my three year old when I grow up?!

Alrighty I guess 'll wrap things up now.  As I mentioned I am participating in today's Friday Fragment brought to us byMrs. 4444  over at her blog Half Past Kissin' Time - do stop by to peruse some other fun fragmenty things. 

I'm also going to check out two little blog hops!  Click on the buttons to join the fun! I am going to be away from my computer for a big part of Friday and Saturday but I promise I'll stop by every visitors blog by Monday so please don't be shy about leaving comments or following me if you like what you see!


Have a great weekend everyone!

Next Post: Saturday Then and Now

My Thirteen Virtues of Great Parenting are:
Fun, Discipline, Creativity, Love, Wonder, Listening, Curiosity,
Compassion, Trust, Acceptance, Empowerment, Humility and Flexibility


  1. Hi! I'm visiting from Blog Hop Friday. I signed up as a new follower.


  2. Your girl just cracks me up!!! (& her mom is pretty funny, too!)

  3. Hi there! I'm your newest follower from Blog Hop Friday! Looking forward to learning more about your thoughts on these virtues!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kate @ This Mom Loves

  4. Stopping by from blog hop friday.... Love the point of working on speciic virtues for parenting!! Great blog!! Will enjoy looking around here more!! =) Have a fab weekend!

  5. I’m following you now on Blog Hop Friday! Please follow me back on my blog “Inspire!”

    My latest inspirational postings are, “The Triumphant Heart,” “Pure Love,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Simple Gesture.”



  6. doreenmcgettiganJune 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    I am a new follower from FF. My kids are all grown up but I have 11 grand babies and feel I could use a refresher course. I just had my little 4 year old for 2 months because her Mom was on bed rest..I cannot remember the last time I laughed very hard every day for 2 months. She just went home! :( but boy do I have a lot of work to catch up on. I hope when you get the chance you will stop over and say hello! Have a positive weekend!

  7. I'm your latest follower through Friday blog hop! I hope you'll stop by my blog at http://scfitz1972.blogspot.com and say hello.

  8. 2-3-4 are my favorite ages, because the stuff that comes out of their mouths touches everyone in so many ways...

    I'd like to participate in Then and Now, but I don't have a lot of pics to choose from. I do have a Father's Day post that's kind of here/now--maybe I will link up!

    Moxie is a fun word and one that definitely fits your little stinker! I"d love to meet her :)

  9. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Love your blog.

    Have a nice day!

  10. Hi there, I'm a new follower just stopping by on Blog Hop Friday!

    Also, I hope that you will PLEASE enter my 1st Vera Bradley Giveaway that I have going on right now!

    And follow me back on my blogs?


    J Claire


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