Cascade Ice cocktail mixers. Who will try these with me?
…A million diapers. Is that too much to ask?
As of this moment, Help a Mother Out has collected 985,740 diapers to give to needy families throughout the country. We hope to get to 1,000,000 by September 30, which happens to be my 41st birthday. Since the past year has had, among other things, some pretty terrible losses in it for me, I selfishly appeal to you to help me create a bright spot for others. It will make me feel good.
Go ahead, Internet. You have nine days. Tell everyone. Tell them to go here and mail some diapers to me. Tell them to go here and donate money towards purchasing diapers for infants at a homeless shelter. Tell them to spread the word by social media, printed flyers, word of mouth, or smoke signal. Make a stink. Help us.
Don’t bother making a me a cake. Help a Mother Out.
*Update 9/26: I have actually received 7 boxes of diapers so far! However, Amazon has been omitting your names from the packing slips! I would love to thank you for sending them, so let me know if you do, and also email your receipt to HAMO to get your tax deduction letter. Thank you, nice people.Pin It
Rock ‘em Sock ‘em finger puppet
On September 18, 2004, before I became a mother, before all of these people I love died, before “Call Me Maybe” happened to the world, before “mommy blogger” was a term, before I left the world of reality television, before I met all of you, I published the very first post on this blog.
Below is a short photo time capsule. I wasn’t as good at cataloguing pictures at that time because I didn’t yet have the blogger mindset that everything is a blog post. Now? Obvs.
So, thanks for hanging out with me for 8 years. Enjoy:
At our friends’ wedding in September 2004. Kyle is in there. I am a brand new blogger.
Hanging out with Frida in our spit-up free house. There was dog hair everywhere. 16 weeks pregnant.
And I included this as a true time capsule. This would normally be a throwaway picture, right? But I’m so happy I found it because it’s a glimpse into our everyday pre-kid life. What you see above that is so 2004:
2. Giant desktop computer and more giant monitor
3. Our dog
4. 30-minute betacam video tapes