Posts Tagged ‘Mocha Dad’

My Guest Post on Mocha Dad: Forget Snakes on a Plane… What About All This Rudeness?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Thanks to Fred Goodall over at Mocha Dad for inviting me to write a guest post on his “Mocha Dads and Moms” feature. He asks moms to guest post and then he weighs in. Good stuff.

Let’s just say I thought I had witnessed rude behavior by kids on a plane (with inattentive parents who couldn’t have cared less). But Fred’s experience tops mine. Check it out and weigh in!

Check Out These Fabulous Parenting Blogs

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

You gotta love any day when someone says your blog is "fabulous!" And when the honor comes from the terrific Tessa Falk over at Pardon Our Poo, it's even more of a kick. (That is one of the funniest, and best-looking, parenting blogs around. Check it out.) Thanks for the award, Tessa!

The deal with the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award is that you get to pass it on. Here are the rules:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

1. On your post about receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
2. When you post your five winners, make sure you link to them as well.
To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then
"add image" in your post as a picture so your winners can save it.
4. Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my addictions and a list of blogs that rock!

My Five Fabulous Addictions:

1. My guys, Randy (hubby) and Matt (our almost teenager — yikes). They keep me busy, happy and feeling loved. 

2. Saving memories in fun ways. I love anything to do with taking pictures, video (with my new Flip camera — I'm lovin' the Flip!), scrapbooking, photo cards… you name it. (Send me some cool ideas!)

3. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Frozen, melted… There is very little you can do to dark chocolate that will keep me from eating it. Want to perk up a batch of brownies? Throw in half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. Voila: You're a gourmet baker in the hearts and minds of all who scarf down your treats.

4. The Daily Show. I'm hooked. (Hey, is Jon Stewart adorable — and hysterical — or what?)

5. Girlfriend time. Meeting for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Chick flicks-and-wine evenings. Funny e-mails and chatting. I love my gal pals! Can't imagine going through life without them, and I treasure them more each year.

I pass this award on to my 5 Fabulous Blog Buddies:

1. Maria Bailey and Lynn Armitage at My Teen, The Alien

2. Chris Brogan at Dad-o-Matic

3. Paula Spencer at Momfidence!

5. Fred Goodall at Mocha Dad

4. Leah Ingram at The Lean, Green Family

Of course, there are more faves of mine that I couldn't list here. Just check out my blogroll on the right sidebar and give 'em a visit!

Keep Kids Safe With Mr. Yuck

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I just discovered a wonderful blog, Mocha Dad: "A Celebration of African American Fatherhood." Great stuff and well worth adding to your blog reader. I'm adding it to my blogroll here, too.

The author, who goes simply by "Mocha Dad" (even on his Facebook profile!) has a particular post worth sharing with as many parents as possible: Mr. Yuck.

If you were a kid in the 70s, you might remember Mr. Yuck public-service announcements on T.V. and Mr. Yuck stickers, which parents placed on bottles of household cleaners and other toxic substances.

You can see the original public-service announcement as a YouTube video on Mocha Dad's site. To get information on how to request a free sheet of Mr. Yuck stickers, click here.

The only downside to all of this? After watching the video, I have the "Mr. Yuck is MEAN… Mr. Yuck is GREEN" song stuck in my head, big-time.