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The Cat in the hAttic... #FunnyFriday February 2015

Today’s post is February’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they've come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Sanity Waiting to Happen

1. Must stop accepting dares. Must stop accepting dares. Must stop... What was that?
2. Take the job as Mouse Hunter, they said. It will be a safe job, they said.
3. Atticus decided to take the stairs less traveled. He ventured out into the unknown, hoping this new territory included mice and pillows.
4. I bet the mother lode of goodness is up here. It must be. They keep it closed all the time, just like they keep the treat jar closed. All.The.Time.
5. To overcome m…

I love coffee, do you?? #Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day!!! It is my favorite day of the year!!! This has always been my favorite holiday. I think love is awesome, so a holiday that celebrates love is right up my alley.

To me this day is about so much more than being in a relationship. It is about loving others and loving ourselves! I feel like people often get so hung up on being in a relationship, that it can ruin the holiday.
So, I decided that today would be the perfect day to do my FIRST GIVEAWAY!

Everyone is blessed with people to love and that love them. I hope, whether you are single or not, you can find joy today! Joy in loving others and yourself.
I also hope you also find joy in the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to Starbucks!
Thank you all for supporting me and being loyal readers!
ThingsI Love:
1. God 2. Family 3. Friends 4. COFFEE 5. Freedom 6. Paying It Forward 7. Sunny days 8. COFFEE 9. Writing 10. Reading 11. Music 12. COFFEE 13. Soft pretzels without the salt 14. Giveaways
Best of luck to each of you! Thank you fo…

Kinship of Motherhood. #UseYourWords February 2015.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: enterprise ~ peculiar ~ kinship ~ empathy They were submitted by: Thank you for such great words! 

I posted recently about the #Mommitment petition. I believe strongly in it. I found it at a time, when "Mom Wars" were the principal focus of my thoughts. To be very honest, I do not fully understand Mom Wars. I think maybe because I feel such a peculiar kinship with my fellow moms. Whether I agree with their parenting styles or not. I would be insane to expect every mom to parent their child exactly a…

Clean Up on Aisle Unsolicited Parental Advice #Mommitment

I was shopping a few nights ago, and I had an interesting encounter in the produce department. I was stocking up on bananas. Weewee loves them as do I. Actually, Chad will even eat bananas. He isn't really into fruits and vegetables. As I was filling up my bag with bananas, a fellow mommy decided to give me some advice. 

She wanted to make sure that I knew that I really should not feed my child bananas. There are far better fruits available, and only "idiots" feed their children bananas, and I definitely "shouldn't be an idiot".

I smiled politely and went about my shopping, thanking her for the advice. 

A small part of me wanted to enlighten her. Tell her that she was probably the idiot. Inform her that bananas are just fine. Most things are just fine, in moderation. They personally help me with my leg cramps. 

I wanted to tell her to take her judgment somewhere else, that I was fully stocked, mostly with self-judgement. 

I wanted to tell her I would happily fee…

A Day In The Life of a Kid .... February 2015 #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to February's Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers submitted a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My “Secret Subject” is:
You wake up and discover you are your kid. Which kid are you and what do you do?
It was submitted by: you for such a great subject! xoxo)
This subject was so thought provoking for me. I think the easiest answer would be Weewee. I would most likely spend the day eating all the COOKIES and playing with all my toys and watching all the ELMO. That is a typical day for her, minus eating all the cookies. I am not that cool of a mom. She is the energizer bunny. She plays and plays and plays and plays. Recently, she has taken a slightly bigger interest in TV, mostly Sesame Street (especially Elmo). She will wander around the living room playing with her toys and having tea parties w…