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Monday, November 24, 2008

A series of FIRSTS for "Moms Without Blogs"

Hey, hey readers!  We got some exciting "firsts" to discuss as we kick-off the week of that festive gorging and thanking holiday known as Thanksgiving.

Our first FIRST:

This week MWOB will host its first-ever guest blogger mini-series.  Starting tomorrow, my hard-core friend and mommy writer, Karen, will begin to share a personal story from the depths of her mama soul.   And the story is a big one so it's worthy of more than one post.  It will be a three-parter complete with a beginning, middle and an end.  I feel honored to have her go so public with her journey so thank you Karen for being such a hero.  Anyone who takes the time to read it will find their soul inspired...I have no doubt.

Our second FIRST:

In honor of the first-ever mini-series on MWOB, I was inspired to do MWOB'S First-Ever Giveaway.  I'm learning in blogtown that giveaways, alcohol and coffee are essentials for survival.

The giveaway for this week is a collection of essays called The Manual for Motherhood.  This smart, varied, touching lil' jewel of a book is featured in our sidebar and it comes from an intelligent, funny, writer, blogger, film director, documentary filmmaker and mama extraordinaire named Christine Fugate of Mothering Heights.  I met Christine on a Discovery Health series we worked on together about five years ago and although our physical paths do not cross often, she is a kindred spirit and I am simply inspired by her creative passion and commitment.  You simply must check her out.

So how to win this beautiful mama prize?  You simply MUST comment.  I will take ALL comments from this week (Monday 11/24 thru Friday 11/28), mix them all together in my Kitchen Aid mixer, and pull out a random winner!  You will receive this heartwarming masterpiece just in time to read it and decide that you want to buy it for all of your closest mommy friends for the holidays.

Our third First:

Despite my complete and utter confusion about the world of blog awards, "Moms Without Blogs" has received its FIRST blog awards!  This is mind-blowing news and I will do my best to follow all blog award protocol.  (But of course I will screw it up because I am inadequate after all.)

Mommy in Pink (whom I praised in Friday's post) has bestowed on us this award:

And the blog award protocol dictates I list five things I am addicted to.  Well, if you're a devoted MWOB fan, you KNOW I am not an addictive type personality so I don't feel like I can follow through with this order of business.  (But I will say I am addicted to being inadequate.)

And I'm supposed to pass it on to five other crazy good blogs.  Well, rulebreaker that I am today I will pass it along to only ONE fabulous blog and that is Soggy-Doggy-Bloggy.  This is a new scene I just got turned on to and I think every time I have visited, I have laughed.  Check it out.

MWOB's other first award comes from a new follower of MWOB, Dore's Diaries.

Here's what this award is all about... "This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - the nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Sorry, I can not fulfill the requirement to deliver to eight other bloggers but I will deliver it to one cool chick I have met in blogworld and her scene is Kim and Co.  I love her because she admits to loving prescription painkillers just. like. moi.  

Thank you from the bottom of our collective MWOBBY hearts for this bloggy bling. 

Okay girlies, hope you check back tomorrow for Part One of Karen's ultimate love story, our Thanksgiving gift to you, and don't forget to comment!  This week comments matter so you can get in on the giveaway action!!


  1. OK - I'll be the first to comment. How in the H*LL do you do it? Inadequate???? Have you overdosed on prescription pain meds? With all that you have been through this weekend (including not feeling good physically), you still manage to post an amazingly, well written blog and incredibly manage your crew including a trip to the ER? My hat ... my friend ... goes off to you. You are incredible and I am simply in awe.

  2. I read your blog every day and am also in awe! You truly are super mom!

  3. OMG I am so thrilled and honored! You have given me my very first award! That makes me feel so good and has just made my day!. You also prompted Julia to follow me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  4. I don't have a speech prepared, so THANK YOU! I am flattered - and I say that 100% lucid, no meds today. Yet. : )

    I will try to fulfill the blog award rules. I, too, am not a very good rule follower. I prefer to use them as "guidelines". My theory is rules are for people who are not smart enough to figure out right from wrong. And hey, I'm pretty smart. I've actually been called "brilliant" and "near genius" lately!

  5. I must say I have found some of the best blogs through the soggy-doggy-bloggy. I plan on following this one faithfully...

  6. Man, sounds like a rough have arrived at the threshold of super mom-dom. Oh, and I know, the whole blog award thing was new to me too. Who ever thought of such a concept?! Hopefully this weekend will be a little less eventful.

  7. I love blog hopping... you find such interesting people!

  8. Congrats on your awards and thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  9. Congrats on the award!
    I'm not just commenting because I want that book, either! :)

  10. Congrats on your award!

    Wow, you are a super woman!

  11. Okay, I've looked flipping everywhere for the subscribe button, and all the while your blog was all, "DOOOOOODE....ENNNNNNNNTER." So I'm entering. Because your blog made me. My arm still hurts. And now I subscribe the old fashioned (spring, 2008) way.


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