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Thanks to everyone who sent in their blogs, I have visited every one and enjoyed seeing into your lives and reading your words. As many of you know by being on our blog roll you are eligible to be in our Sunday Spotlight. Feel free to grab our button ( in the sidebar) if you haven’t already . Yet again I was reminded that I have the coolest readers with the cutest kids! Take a peek at some awesome sites!

Mom It Forward

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Mom It Forward
is all about moms making a difference . They achieve this by strengthening the bonds between women, acting locally and globally to make the world online and off better one mom at a time .

Are you on Twitter? If you are you are probably familiar with the hashtag #GNO which stands for Girls Night Out. If you aren’t on Twitter I am making no sense to you right now. Let me explain. Every Tuesday starting at 9pm EST a large group of women ( and some men too) gather on Twitter for Girls Night Out hosted by Jyl from MomItForward. Since first attending this online gathering of women months ago I have started looking forward to Tuesday nights and “meeting” up with the girls online. Every week there is a new topic that is discussed and like every book club and playgroup function I have ever been to sometimes the discussion wanders but you always learn something valuable, and make new friends. What’s awesome about #GNO’s is that Jyl keeps the discussion going with questions for the participants and has a panel of experts ready to give advice and share their experiences about that topic.

I am so excited to announce I will be a panelist this week! The topic is “Back To School” and you can check out www.momitforward.com to RSVP for the party ( there are always fun giveaways!) and for more information about the wonderful service and charity projects that Mom It Forward is all about.

EverythingMom.com

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You may have noticed in my sidebar the button for EverythingMom.com , a community for and made up of parent bloggers . I was lucky enough to win a sponsorship contest held by EverythingMom.com to help pay my way to Chicago where I jumped into learning more , sharing about and connecting with other bloggers. This isn’t a post about the conference though, it’s about EverythingMom.com and why I was proud to share it with the other bloggers and PR reps at BlogHer and why I am sharing it now with you. There are too many small things about this community for me to share but let me share a few big ones.

1. First and foremost the support isn’t just emotional , it’s finacial too – there is a shared revenue program where you can include your google adsense account onto your blog on EverythingMom.com essentially multiplying your earning potential. I have added these to my blog on EverythingMom.com which you can find here” don’t eat the paint “ since it’s the same account as mine here on No Time For Flash Cards I see my ad revenue growing faster.

2. Publicity , as a blogger I know that even the smallest mention of your blog in a new spot can grow your readership significantly. Isn’t that what we are looking for?

3. Contacts. Other bloggers, PR reps and a mom blog listing are all things that come free with membership on EverythingMom.com

Go check it out!

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I love finding a blog that is like reading an email from a friend , intimate, funny and filled with bits and pieces that make you nod your head in agreement while reading. A Very Good Year is a great read. Tatiana writes about her life as a mom but does it with such honesty and humor that I am equally moved by both the funny and touching ones. She has a way of making her readers feel connected to her experiences and finding the profound in the mundane.

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The Entertaining Kitchen


The Entertaining Kitchen will make you drool. Jessica the “Entertaining Mom” makes gourmet food look easy and like the hamburger cookies above there are a ton of fun recipes that will entertain your kids as well as dinner party guests! Don’t miss her companion blog The Entertaining House that has all sorts of fun things including some awesome crafts!