Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What is a Blogger with Substance?

What is a blogger with substance?


(Don’t worry, all the awards lately are not going to my head.)

Thank you to Kerry at Momma May Be Mad for giving me this award. Kerry’s blog is raw, heartfelt, and completely honest. Check her out if you haven’t already and give her some comment love!

Well, somewhere amidst the F bombs and general ranting, there truly is some WRITING and story telling in what I do.

To continue in my self indulgence, I will list some lines from my writing that I feel are full of chewy substance.

Life is a funny, funny thing, and the moment we begin to give it a label, is the moment we lose sight of what it can give us. (from Stripped)

I like the woman I’m becoming now much more. I would never give back the lessons I’ve learned along the way, although I am still working on loving myself just as much as Parker loves his mama. (from Lovefest for Mama)

My only hope is that our learning is as great as from where we came, and our road always leads us home to each other. (from We Regret the Things We Don’t Do)

Only kindness makes sense. (from Feed My Soul. Not My Thighs. (They’ve had enough.)

But anytime you actually start thinking that Supermom can exist, that idea will knock you on your ass. Literally. (from Scenes from an Airport, Part 2)

From that point on, we darkly realized that not only were we on-demand parents, but a new boss had entered our house, and he was very angry. (from Meet Your New Boss. He’s Angry.)

It took me many years and one child to realize that the BEST things in life are not tanned, toned thighs and a flat stomach. (from I’m Too Sexy for my Black Lycra Gown)

I will even admit that after I gave birth, I thought, “Why was everyone so excited when I got pregnant?! They have kids. They should have WARNED me!” (from Welcome to the Club. What’s the Secret Password?)

There are times that life seems to whisper around you. The colors in the world are vibrant, and the feeling in your heart is massive and expanding. (from Love Surpasses All Understanding)

…I stood in the dark house alone for a moment. I looked around and knew that the next time I saw the house, EVERYTHING would be different. The gravity of that pushed down around me…I looked at our cat and knew his world would also never be the same. And that was the last moment that I truly cared what the cat thought.
(from Labor Story)

Our skills cannot be denied, and we are allowed to be in awe of ourselves. (from Mad Skills Mothering)

Even at the worst, there has still been the strong arms of friends, a cool breeze on our face, the sun shining on new spring leaves, warm soup, and frogs. Thank you, God, for giving us…laughter between the utter sadness…Beauty is everywhere and gratitude is thick. (from Home)

So, the bottom line is, given the choice, I choose Friday night family movie nights. I choose take out Chinese and wine at home. I choose going to the restaurants with good kid’s menus. I choose Saturday morning playdates with my friend and her children. I choose to make the people in my life my priority. I choose us. (from Who Loves You, Baby?)

Here are 10 bloggers that I feel also deserve the Blogger with Substance Award (and if you have already received it, well, you deserve it twice!):

Motherhood Uncensored
Diapers and Wine
Mommy Pants
Woogs World
Depressions and Confessions
An Unexplored Wilderness
Tales of Extraordinary Ordinariness
Dani’s Letters
Mama’s Losin It
Mama Mia


Cheryl said...

Aw, thanks! Much appreciated! I love how you listed all your favorite lines from your blog. A great idea - and you had some great lines!

Cheryl said...

By the way..have you joined The Red Dress Club yet???

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Some of those made me laugh so hard! Especially the one with the cat. LoL


Langdowns said...

Ahhh, yes, it's good to laugh. Thank you!

Mrs Woog said...

Thank you so very much! I am not sure if I am a blogger with subtance or a blogger with substance abuse issues...... But thanks!
Yours in Pinot
Mrs Woog

WhisperingWriter said...

Congrats on your award!

Ca88andra said...

I smiled at some of your quotes and could relate to others! Congrats on the award!

Wanderlust said...

Congratulations on your award, you substantive blogger! (and lol'ing at woog's comment above)

The Empress said...

Very funny, and congrats!

You are a wonderful commenter, and have very nice bloggy manners.

I am your proud blog follower, cuz you're nice to people.

karma, baby...

Kristy said...

Empress, that is sooo nice of you! I try to have nice bloggy manners because if you don't have manners anywhere else besides in blog land, then what kind of person are you?! :) I always try to return favors through commenting on other's sites. Kristin, I have so enjoyed getting to know Mrs. Woog. Her comment was great! And, Cheryl, I plan to join Red Dress, absolutely!

kathryn said...

Oh, congrats on your award, sweetie. Loved seeing the wonderful, perceptive things you've said over the posts....you've got the gift, that's for sure!

Here's to many more awards and wonderful posts!

Marketing Gurl said...

First off congrats!! You deserve it...also thanks so much for the comment on the blog post. I really hope that you win. Remember if Powell Mom gets to 100 you are get a 100 dollar target gift card and if it gets to 200 you get frigging 200 buckaroos! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Tammy said...

Congrats on your award! I even went over and checked out Mommy may be mad...what a great blog!

Thanks for stopping by today! I enjoyed your visit!

blueviolet said...

Congratulations on your award! Chewy substance is better than straight substance, you're right!

Lisa said...

Aw, thanks so much for the award! Back atcha. :-)

Draft Queen said...

Congrats on your award! I love the line about being congratulated when you got pregnant!

I'm just the MOM said...

I'm a new follower from SITS! ok now i'm off to read more :)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

You so deserve it darlin'!! Congrats.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner