Archive | May, 2009

30 May 2009 ~ 5 Comments

Words You’d Never Expect to Hear from Your Child

Tonight my son asked me something I think every blogging Mom longs (or dreads) to hear, “Mom, Can I write a blog post on Mommy Bits?” I wanted to fall over. I was just so surprised to hear those words come out of my 6 year old’s mouth. So stay tuned and watch for his post. [...]

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28 May 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Mommy Bits on Blog Talk Radio

This afternoon I had the pleasure of being a guest on Tapping the Power of Social Media, a show on BlogTalk Radio.  I spoke with Host Mike Boehmer about my experiences with social media – being a parenting blogger, launching Cincinnati Women Bloggers and how it’s played a role in my life. Want to hear [...]

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27 May 2009 ~ 10 Comments

A PDA for 3 Year Olds? Huh

This morning I was shocked to see the ad below in an email from Leap Frog – an ad for the company’s new Text and Learn. If you haven’t heard of it, the Text and Learn is a “PDA” for kids ages 3-5, complete with QWERTY keyboard.  I have a problem with this. While I [...]

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26 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

BlogHer Bound? Join us for Lunch

This just in…. Amy in Ohio is once again organizing a pre-conference lunch. From Amy: The Pre-Blogher luncheon is planned. A Facebook page (my first, feel the coolness) will be the go-to place for RSVPs and details.  No invitation needed, all are welcome for a little Pre-Blogher mingling so tell all your friends – especially [...]

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25 May 2009 ~ 5 Comments

Mouthwatering Monday – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Last month when Amy and I got together for our Once a Month cooking date, we ended up with an extra jar of Mancini Red Peppers. Well for weeks I have been trying to figure out what to do with these peppers and Thursday night it finally came to me. I would make roasted red [...]

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23 May 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Getting Our “Read” On

My Boys LOVE to read and I feel blessed that they feel this way.  As a child growing up in a super small town in Iowa, reading took me places and exposed me to things that I couldn’t experience living in a rural farm town.    Because reading was such a part of my life, [...]

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20 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Memorial Dale Sale – Epson

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From our inbox: Epson is having a clearance sale over Memorial Day Weekend. They’re offering an additional 10% off all clearance center products already discounted up to 40% and Epson is offering FREE SHIPPING. Offer ends 5.27.09 Use discount code: 9WAMASE

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20 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Scotch Brite Greener Cleaning!

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Scotch Brite Greener Cleaning!

Here’s a great tip for those of us trying to make sense of the whole “going green” phenomenon we’re evolving into. Just because something says its green doesn’t make it work better.But sometimes it does!I got to try Scotch Brites Greener Cleaning assortment. It included: scrubbers, scouring pads and soap pads.I took on the challenge. [...]

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20 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Crayola Outdoor Challenge and Giveaway!

Crayola Outdoor Challenge and Giveaway!

WE HAVE WINNERS!!! Contest closed.WTG to Quelleheure4 & Valerie2350! Crayola Outdoor Challenge With summer just days away, what better time to get out of that stuffy house and have some fun! Grab the kids and some of the great new Crayola Chalk and sidewalk paint. Now get walking! Head on up to the park and [...]

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20 May 2009 ~ 11 Comments

Wordless Wednesday – Big Decisions (Bakugans)

Participating in Wordless Wednesday? Add your link here! For more Wordless Wednesday entries, visit Wordless Wednesday or 5 Minutes for Mom.

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20 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

FreeShipping.org Launches iPhone App

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FreeShipping.org Launches iPhone App

If you have an iPhone, you know how great it is to have so many applications at your finger tips. Well check this out my frugal friends: FreeShipping.org launched a new iPhone application this week- a mobile version the FreeShipping.org website – that’ll help make sure you always know the lowest price available, be it [...]

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19 May 2009 ~ 4 Comments

The Boys Go A Little Bananas

I shot this video the other day in the car (we were parked!) of the boys being silly. They were pretending to chat with “friends” via banana phone and I just got a kick out of it. As it goes on I love how The BMan mimics his brother.  They have such a great relationship.

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18 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

BlogHer Pass Giveaway

  Want to attend BlogHer 2009 but don’t have a pass? Well if you live in the Cincinnati area you just might be able to win one! Head over to Cincinnati Women Bloggers and you can enter to win a pass to the year’s hottest blogging conference. These babies have been sold out for months [...]

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17 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Maifest Fun

Today I took the boys and we headed down to Maifest in Covington’s Main Strasse Villiage. We spent the afternoon with Dawn & her family and Amy & her family, riding rides, eating tasty fair food and enjoying good company. While were were down there we met up with twitter friends Doug & James (of the ever [...]

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17 May 2009 ~ 117 Comments

Tutorial: Creating Your Own Blog Button w/ Code Box

Tutorial: Creating Your Own Blog Button w/ Code Box

Have you ever been on a blog and noticed the various blogger buttons promoting the blogs they read? Some of the ones you may have seen around town include “I support the Streetcar” and “My friends are Losers – Cincinnati Losers. “Well today I’m sharing with you the steps you need to create your own [...]

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