Saturday, January 31, 2009

How awesome is THIS?!

Last night, I was tired. Just plain tired. After the kids went to bed, I laid down on the floor of the family room and stared up at the fan, which was moving at a fairly fast pace. I think I laid there for a good 15 minutes. I'm not sure why...maybe I thought if I stared at the fan long enough, I'd be sucked up into the air and float away to a magical place where I would have the energy of a marathon runner (and the body of a Playboy bunny but that's a whole 'nother fantasy which does not involve having to sleep with Hugh Hefner, because that's just....well, gross).

After I realized that no such magical place existed (and trust me, I really tried to transport myself to that place it but even stuffing my feet into my daughter's sparkly red shoes and clicking my feet together and saying "there's no place like Fantasy Island" was just not gonna work), I decided I'd check my e-mail and hope that someone had sent me something funny to read. Sometimes a really good laugh can make all the uglies go away.

Imagine my surprise when I received a Google Alert that my blog had been mentioned on another blog written by none other than Jen Singer, the author of You're A Good Mom (And You're Kids Aren't So Bad Either). I already knew of her because I had read this book after my 2nd set of twins were born and I was really struggling with living up to the Supermom standard I had set for myself. I was feeling overwhelmed...I was feeling like a total failure as a mother. While reading her book, I found myself laughing outloud at many of the things she had written about trying to be the perfect mom. That book did wonders for me and, after reading it, I changed my attitude about trying to be the perfect mom because obviously it just wasn't gonna happen. My new attitude became "when I tuck my kids into bed at night, if they are still pink in the face (and happy), then I must have done something right today".

Anyway, I quickly clicked over to read what she had written about my blog (and prayed that it was something good!!). After reading this, I think I did a little happy dance right there in my kitchen. How awesome is that?! My blog started off as a way to keep in touch with family and friends when I was pregnant with my 2nd set of twins and it has blossomed into what it is today. It touches my heart that people find it interesting, entertaining, moving...and that they want to read it. And to be noticed by an author like Jen Singer, who helped me realize through her writing that even if I don't think I'm the perfect mother, my kids certainly do....well, it doesn't get any better than that!

26 comments:

Missy said...

Congrats to you! How awesome! If I ever get mentioned on another blog, I'm sure it would be Psycho Mothers or something like that! Great post!

blueviolet said...

Congratulations; you're famous!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

How cool is that? WTG!

Lana said...

That is SOOO Awesome!! I bet that put you on cloud 9!!

Hula's Secret Blog said...

That's awesome!

Yaya said...

Congratulations!

Debbie said...

I am so happy for you! That is so exciting.

Chris said...

That is awesome. Congratulations.

eight helping hands said...

Congratulations! SEE you are a good blogger-er-er-er! And I wish I could adopt your fantastic attitudes towards motherhood.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

How cool is that! I knew you were bloggy fabulous!

Elle said...

That's so awesome you must've been so excited! Oh and ya I agree that the whole sleeping with Hugh Hefner is just nasty.

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is VERY cool!

Connie said...

Congrats! Now give us a link so we can all see and comment on how awesome you are.

MAMA CEO said...

Congrat! That is awesome!!!!!!!

Tymma said...

That is awesome, congrats!!!

Any one that can handle two sets of twins and have any sanity left over deserves some kind of congrats or award. Keep doing what you are doing and hopefully those dreaded teenage years won't take the remainder of your sanity.

Nancy said...

That's awesome! What a thrill that must be! :D Congratulations

Amy said...

oh wow, that is exciting. what a happy surprise for you. congrats!

jungletwins said...

Woot! You deserve it :) And you ARE Supermom in my book. I can barely handle one set of twinnies, you're totally my hero.

bonnieearly said...

Oh were's the link to your plug?? That's so neato. :)

Retro Heather said...

That is so awesome! You totally deserve it. Your blog has always been a favorite of mine and I read LOTS of them.

I tried to leave a comment at GH, but you have to create an account. I tried, and they said my email address was already being used! I tried to guess at the username & pwd and got stuck. But I tried!

Michele S said...

Very cool, Helene! You ARE super mom in my book!

Creative Junkie said...

Whoo hooo!! Congratulations!

Although I can't say I'm surprised ... I've enjoyed your blog since the first time I read it. Love your perspective and your sense of humor.

Now, am I being an idiot? I can't find a link to Jen's blog post about your blog? It's ok - you can call me an idiot, provided you show me a link at the same time!

Kim said...

Aw, Helene! That IS awesome! Congratulations—the kudos couldn't happen to a better blog!

Rugger Mom said...

Hi Helene!
I know I've been MIA, but this was great to return to. Congrats!

Amy W said...

Congratulations! It's a wonderful endorsement, and I agree 100%. :)

twinmama said...

Congratulations Helene! That is wonderful! I absolutely love your blog and enjoy reading all about you and your family. I am glad you are getting well deserved recognition.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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