Monthly Archives: July 2010

On trying to be a minimalist in the world of blogging…

I do PR for a few companies and in a recent email, a well-known Minneapolis, Mommyblogger asked for free swag for an upcoming conference.  It wasn’t the ask that so much infuriated me. Though I can’t find anything good about knocking on someone’s door and asking for a free gift just because you are an…

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Point / Counterpoint: @JustJudyBlog responds to 07.27 post

I believe in the passion behind our beliefs.  After watching a very emotional thread on Twitter last afternoon about whether men could experience sexism and in what way, I asked Judy Grundstrom, (@JustJudyBlog,) to help me understand futher the disappointment she felt when reading Kyle’s Guest Post: Sexism Against Guys, Isn’t Sexy Either. It turns…

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Sexism against guys isn’t sexy, either.

Remember This Post?  It received all sorts of feedback.  I had over 30 emails asking me where I found out about the ‘monstrosities,’ and a local news station that wanted to showcase the brand as a late-night takeaway.  One comment, amongst others was from Kyle.  He spoke out about the discrimination men feel and the…

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I will love you and honor you, all the days of my life…

It was a beautiful summer afternoon.  The sun was shining in it’s glory and my optimism was at a prime.  He never got down on one knee and there was no champagne bottle waiting.  In fact, all my hopes that someone would play the guitar and Gavin Rossdale would magically appear out of the heavens…

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Sexism isn’t sexy…

I have something to share.  It’s not revolutionary, shocking or even original.  It’s another clothing company that found a genius idea that if they actually labeled, white tank tops as, “wifebeaters,’ they might really be onto something. Because frankly, it takes true artistry to slap a handprint, (no pun intended,) on the left chest of…

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Milano Cookies and Rage

There was fuming. The smacking of the lips, shaking of the head and arm swagger would have rivaled my mother in her, “you’ve disappointed me” period of 1981 until 2010.  I’m not even lying when I tell you I ate the entire bag of double-fudge Milano cookies.  THE ENTIRE BAG. Subsequently, I’m feeling a bit…

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Be Breathtakingly Original…

There are some products I won’t go flavorite on.  Originality speaks to me much louder than a price tag. Flavorite:  (Fla vor- ite.) The ‘store-brand’ equivalent of another product.   A brand. It’s simple, your clients will choose the Flavorite version of who you are if it looks and tastes the same.   How do you protect…

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Guest Post: Monika Melsha “On Mommyblogging…”

It was a lazy day after the 4th of July, my son and I still lounging in our pajamas, when I ran across a tweet from Kate-Madonna, aka @GirlMeetsGeek that I felt compelled to respond to: “Dear mothers of the blogosphere: What is up with the hatred for SAHM or Work Away From Home Mamas?#DontUnderstandIt We’re…

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4th Of July

I never thought I’d be the mother who would be picking out kindergartens alone.  How the moments have passed by this quickly, is beyond my comprehension.  I should have been married by now, starting an addition to the family and never having leftovers from a single box of macaroni and cheese.  Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda. That…

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