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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A new day

I hope that yesterday's post didn't seem like a downer. That was not my intention. But I admit I am sometimes frustrated by the mommies that present the "all is nice in happily ever after land" front. I don't care who you are, everyday you are not leading a charmed life. I think that my post yesterday was in response to some of that and also my recognition that it may appear that I live such a life. I want to be honest about my reality.

Wanna know about my reality today?

I am super dooper excited! I am sure that you noticed the new diggs. My new pal Lindsey of Mommy Chronicles designed my blog and she works super fast! Thanks Lindsey!

Mommy Chronicles


In other news, my blog is now listed at AllTop, an online "magazine rack" the highlights the best sites and blogs that the web has to offer. I can't tell you how excited I am to be included in the Mom Blogs group. I am keeping company with blogs that I truly admire and aspire to be as successful one day - Motherhood Uncensored, Rocks in My Dryer and The Bloggess among many, many others. This wonderful news provides -

Alltop, confirmation that I kick ass

Enough said.

And finally, I am preparing for my trip to Disney World for the Mom Bloggers Mixer. Tomorrow Mekhi and I are off to New York. He is going to get time with grammy while I spend some much needed me time at the girlfriend's weekend with other moms. Just think - no checking my watch because I fear being out too late at Girls Night Out. This is truly a first for me. And having never been to Walt Disney World before I am truly going to live it up!



Of course preparations have to be made. I did a wee bit of retail therapy this weekend. The most important item - a good support bra. I've spoken about this before and I finally purchased one of Jill Scott's Butterfly Bras. The "girls" are not quite as pert and perky as they used to be. Weight gain prior to, during and post pregnancy, coupled with thirteen months of breast feeding; has helped to "bring down the house" so to speak.

I have to say that Jilly is on to something here. The butterfly bra truly has given the "girls" a beauty lift. And we all know that having the appropriate foundation garments are integral to looking great in your clothing. I want to be ready for all of the pics I plan on sharing with you from my trip.

On that note I am going to finish up packing, foundation garments in tow.

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43 comments:

Rachel said...

I didn't think yesterday's topic was "depressing" or a "downer." It was honest -- honest for you and for ALL moms. I don't know a single mother that could say motherhood is Sunshine and Roses 24 hours a day -- I know I certainly can't. I experience frustration, anger, and disappointment in the mix of fun and games that is "mommy-life." I think it's just part of it.

By the way, Congrats again on being selected for All-Top. I'm just a wee bit jealous!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Yay, congrats on everything: the beautiful new home here, the spot @ AllTop, the trip. Work it!

Oh, and I can't forget about the Butterfly. I am extremely jealous, I just want you to know that. Unfortunately it doesn't come in my band size so you'll have to wear it proud for us "bigger cup smaller back size" gals and take some fierce pictures =).

Jolly Mom said...

I read that post and I think it is refreshing and necessary for women and moms to read/hear. You're right though, a lot of women put up a facade of perfection and happiness. I have several friends like this and a lot of the time I want to shake them! : )
Congrats on the good news on your blog! BTW< thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

I very much love your new digs Great design and I LOVE IT!!!!! Congrats on AllTop as well :-) Grabbing your new button!

American in Norway said...

Wow! You hve a lot going on right now... ADORABLE blog... Enjoy your girls weekend (I am jealous)
Thank you so much for popping by & giving me some bloggy love on my big SITS day! ; )

Dawn said...

Congratulations for being listed at AllTop! I didn't find yesterday's post to be a downer at all! Your layout looks great!

mannequin said...

AhHa! Apparently you have a problem that I do not have.
I have no need for a special bra since a little girls undershirt works fine for me!

Life is great here...

Congratulations (extreme congratulations!) on being listed on Alltop. You do indeed kick ass.

Carrie said...

Congrats on the latest award!

Have a wonderful time and soak up as much girls time as you can. You deserve it!

Joanie said...

Gorgeous new design, Renee!

Now, go forth and have fun at Disney.

Da Goddess

Debbie said...

The new design is great and a big congrats about AllTop. Way to go!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

The new design looks fantastic!

I think what makes us moms gravitate towards mom blogs and really get into the community of it is finding people who have problems that we can relate too, as well as finding others who can appreciate the good stuff and share in our joy with that too.

You are real honest and that's why we adore you!

Ali said...

the new look is fantastic! love!

Patty said...

I love the new blog look! Thanks for the comment also.

Lorie said...

The blog is CUTE! And you will love Disneyworld!

As for the happy mom front, sometimes people have to put up only their good sight. They just can't be anything different. And although it may not be a real representation, it is what they want to show. I understand it can be frustrating, but I think we all just need to realize that EVERYONE has bad days, some people just like to pretend they don't. And that is okay, because the great thing about the internet is we ONLY have to share the parts we like! Unless we want to share more!! ;D

Miranda said...

You have an ADORABLE blog! I love it!

ali said...

Congrats about AllTop! One day, I hope to join you. Have a great time at Disney World!

Wendy said...

Your new design is awesome! Lindsey did a great job.

Maggie, Dammit said...

No worries -- I'll take reality over perfection any day, baby.

Congrats on Alltop, and I love the new design!

Christy said...

Have a blast! :)

Threeboys1mommy said...

I love the new look! Congrats on everything and have fun this weekend, you deserve it all girl.

Petra said...

I did not think your post was a downer at all! It is refreshing to read some real honesty and sincerity.

And I love the new layout, it's awesome!

Dori said...

I will echo the others and say that I didn't find yesterday's post a downer at all. It was real and I like that. Congrats on being listed at AllTop. Wow. And I hope you enjoy Disney World. I have never visited either although my British husband has...go figure. LOL. Have a great girls weekend! :)

Kendra said...

I love your new design! It's so fun!

Becky Welch said...

Thanks for visiting today via BATW!! I love your cakes! You are so talented. Have fun at Disney World!! you will enjoy it!

followthatdog said...

Congratulations on your All Top move. Your blog does and always did rock.

fly tie said...

*wasn't aware that jill had a line of bras*

and yep..yesterday's post was just fine. :-) not a downer at all.

congrats on everything, and have yourself a great time.

Louise said...

conratulations, your site sure does deserve all the attention it is getting. :-)

Kia said...

Ciao Renee, I didn't think yesterday's topic was a downer! I'm not a mom yet, but I can understand. :) Congrats again on being selected for All-Top! :) And thank you for visiting and for your kind words, I really appreciate! :) I added you to my blog roll, hope it's ok. Good night, till I will visit again ;)

Ambajam said...

Your blog looks great. I just love it. So glad I subscribed. :) Please stop by and say hello.

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Tammy Warren said...

I liked yesterday's blog. We are all human and we all have down days. It is your blog and your own expression. That is why you are viewed. Keep up the passion.

Rhea said...

Butterfly bras? This sounds intriguing! I've never heard of them.

Have fun at Disney World!

Kristen Andrews said...

I love your new design and we as moms all have our moments that is just keeping it real. I will admit sometimes I get bored when playing w/ my kiddo, I think of all the stuff I need to do. Ok that is off my chest. Glad you like my secret list, I am a stain buster here is my tip:

Soak your stained laundry in a bowl w/ a scoop of oxy and water. You can leave it in there for a few days. The baby oxy works the best. If this doesn't work nothing will. P.S. don't use tide to go sticks they turn white stuff yellow.

Sara said...

What a cute blog! Love it! I found you through the Twitter Mom's Blogging Mom's group. My blog is here: http://tensixteen64.com/journal/

I just read your previous post. Although I don't post everything in my life, I do post things that aren't always rosy.

shimumsy said...

have a wonderful weekend with your friends and at disney world, enjoy and bring more stories with you.

Mrs4444 said...

Congrats on your honor and on your gorgeous new look! Now please tell me where to buy these "butterfly bras."

Kelsey said...

Hi, I just found you from SITS.
Your blog is adorable and congrats on being on Alltop! I hope I get there one day...

Disney World is amazing. I've grown up in Florida and am about 2 hours away from Disney, so I've been there more than anyone should. You have to go to the Magic Kingdom (the original park) and go on "Its a Small World". Yeah, the song will be stuck in your head all weekend, but it's worth it. Have fun!

VeRonda said...

Honey, retail therapy was all you had to say! Great new site!

anymommy said...

Congratulations again! The new design is gorgeous, your a fantastic addition to alltop and I hope you have an incredible time in Disney World! Tell us all about it.

CaraBee said...

Love, love, love the new look! Have a great time at Disney!

I may have to check out that bra, mine are a little worse for the wear these days. My bras, not my boobies, although they're not in as good of shape as they used to be either. Sigh.

Bridget said...

Congrats to you, I love your new layout!

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Love the new decor!! Have a great trip and bring back pictures!!

Christie said...

I LOVE YOUR NEW SITE! Beautiful! Congratulations on your site being honored! I too aspire for this kind of recognition! Well done!

lilialately said...

Good for you, party on girlfriend!!

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