The Week In Review! Happy Mother's Day

This week has been so eventful, I don't even know where to begin. I have to start with the best Mother's Day present that I have ever received; according to Nielsen I am one of the Top 50 Power Moms in Digital Media.  Nielsen, you know the one that measures tv viewship and collects all sorts of data? Well, they have identified me as one of the Top Moms. I just had to repeat that because I keep pinching myself. I found out this morning when I read a note of congratulations on Twiter and I have been on Cloud 9 ever since!  I am so very honored to be on this list of fabulous women.

To continue with the good news, this week I had the opportunity to speak at the Mind Of Moms Conference. My topic was Diversity in the Mom Blogosphere. The conference was targeted at companies that are interested in working with Mom Bloggers and I along with Amy of Mom Advice, Tara of Deal Seeking Mom, Katja Presnal of Skimbaco Lifestyle, Lucretia of Geekmommy, Barbara of One2One Network and Kate of Divine Caroline were the speakers. If you search twitter using the hashtag #mindofmoms you can get a glimpse of everything that was discussed. There was media coverage of the event that included me and you can check out the television newscast here and the online coverage here.

Another special gift that I've received for Mother's Day is a new dishwasher!

I am not a domestic diva by any stretch of the imagination and frankly washing every dish before placing it in my current dishwasher has gotten old really fast. So being gifted with the opportunity from Mom Central to join Frigidaire's Team Dishwasher is certainly a Mother's Day gift I cherish. Fridgidaire has a new collection of over 250 appliances designed to help Mom cut down on cleaning time. When I actually have the dishwasher in my possession I will let you know about my experience using it. In the meantime, visit and report the five things they would do with an extra hour each day. All participants will be entered for a chance to win an entire suite of NEW Frigidaire appliances. Plus, check out other prizes you can win – like a gorgeous new Frigidaire Affinity washer/dryer. You can also join the facebook group

In the spirit of Mother's Day I hosted the Mom's Nite Out Celebration last night. It was so much fun. I will tell you more about it later because I think it deserves a post but needless to say we belly danced and it was a workout that I will not soon forget! Thanks to Resplendent Life, Simply Do You, The BlogRollers, Jewelry Rockstar, and Little Brown Jen for coming out to enjoy the fun. After the workout we spent quality time together over margaritas and Mexican food.

Speaking of Mother's Day, if you have not already gotten a gift for your Mom perhaps you will consider this one: making a donation to Infante Sano. For $25, you can honor your mother by helping another---ensuring that women in Latin America and the Caribbean have access to a clean, safe birth and their children have the healthy starts to life that they deserve. Visit Sponsor A Birth for more information.

And if you are looking for some funny this holiday weekend I suggest you visit The Mouthy Housewives. I am not sure who they are - that remains a mystery, but this group gives comedic advice that cannot be rivaled!

And just for moms -
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Enjoy your weekend and remember to take time for yourself.

Happy Mother's Day!


Very, very cool – congratulations! The dishwasher is awesome and sounds like it's needed. :-)

I hope you can make it tomorrow!!
congrats on speaking at the conference! so exciting.
Hey check out my giveaway. I know we have boys close in age and my boy loves this toy! :)
Anonymous said…
Congratulations to you on the dishwasher. Happy Mother's Day to you.
Aria said…
OK, you are way too busy, making the rest of us look like total slackers... Even if I have been slacking lately... LOL Congrats on the Top 50 Power Moms and speaking at Mind of Moms... Awesome! And hey, I'd love to have to rinse a dish before it goes in the dishwasher, unfortunately, I don't even have a dishwasher aside from me, so, you're not getting any sympathy there... although I think it's super-cool that you get a new one, I'll try to contain my envy. Happy Mother's Day, Renee!
moosh in indy. said…
dishwasher *swoon*
plz i can tutch it?
Congrats on the new dishwasher!! I'm on Team Washer/Dryer, and delighted to be part of such a wonderful group of women! Happy Mother's Day :)
Meghan said…
Congrats on it all.
You've got it goin on girly!
Happy Mommies Day to you! congrats!
Ms. Bar B: said…
Yay, sounds like so much fun. Congrats!!
Justice Jonesie said…
Awesome Mrs. Top 50 in Digital Media!! How great is that?!
Sounds like you had a busy week.
Can't wait to hear more about your MNO event.
Maternal Mirth said…
YAY Renee!!! How awesome is that ... and are YOU??


Happy Mother's Day!!!
Execumama said…
*WHAP!* A serious e-high five to you, Renee! Loving the things you do, and the rewards you're reaping! Inspiring, for sure! Congrats!!!
Luxe Tips said…
Well you Do It Then Ms. Renee! Congrats on Everything! I am sad I missed the MNO event, but it was my birthday so my hubby had a nice evening planned. I know it was a blast!

Angie Marion said…
Congrats! you deserve it because you ROCK! Sponsor a Birth is a great cause! thanks for introducing us to it!
Angie Marion said…
I forgot - Happy Mother's Day to you too! I'll be here, doing who knows what?
Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!
1stopmom said…
Congratulations Renee :) You are doing big things and i am very happy for you.
Fresh Mommy said…
Wow, girl, that is awesome!!! You're definitely rocking the internet!! Keep it up, and the dishwasher thing is a sweet deal!

T.Allen-Mercado said…
Congratulations! (fist bump) Oh yes, there isn othing like new appliances...I'm sure you'll get used to NOT washing the dishes before loading them into the dishwasher just fine, trust me.

Here's wishing you and Mekhi's Grandma (I chuckle everytime I think of calling her Grandma Booty Cakes)a super Mother's Day!
Future Mama said…
Congrats girl! That is awesome! I need to pick your brain sometime because I would LOVE to be a stay at home mom someday!!

SO awesome, you deserve it!

Happy Mother's Day!
*insert image of Denene clapping wildly here*

WHOO HOO!!! Go, Renee--that's FIRE! I'm so proud of you, my love. Keep up the GREAT work; I'm so glad folks have recognized what me and my family have known for years--that you have a fantastic voice, ain't afraid to use it, and that deserves to be heard!

You. Rock.
CaraBee said…
Congrats on being a Neilsen Top 50 Power Mom. You are a rising star! I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!
Congrats on all of your "goodies". You work really hard and I'm glad to see that you're being rewarded for it!
1stopmom said…
Congratulations Renee!! I definitely consider you to a top mom :) I look forward to what other blessings will come your way. You deserve it!!

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