Monday, June 30, 2008

Help a Sista Out

Poor Izzy has broken her foot in a freak accident. She's looking for someone who would like to buy her BlogHer pass at a discount (she's asking $200, which is about $100 off - a great deal). If you are interested, go here to her site and leave her a comment or send her an email.

And even if you don't need the pass, go over and leave a comment to cheer her up if you have a sec. I'm sure she would appreciate it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Community Forum for Green Moms!

Today we launched a new community forum for parents who are interested in green living - the Green Mom Finds Community Network. I am really excited about the opportunity to chat with people and make connections with folks.

Check it out if you have a couple secs - and if you like it, join up!

We're giving away a $100 organic cotton baby carrier to celebrate our launch. Just enter a comment on this post by the end of June and you're entered to win.

:) Motr

The Hazards of Ironing Naked

Husband: I finally did it today.

Me: Did what?

Husband: I finally burned my dick with the iron.


It was difficult for me to refrain from saying "I told you so." But I told him so.

Dudes should just not iron naked. They're totally playing with fire.

Possible Odd News Story Headline: Desperate Father of Two Young Children Tries to Sterilize Himself After Wife Refuses to Go Back on the Pill

Monday, June 09, 2008

I'm Too Tired to Think of a Title for This Post. Maybe It's My Adrenal Fatigue.

Thank you kind folks who left me comments of support on my last post. Today was a slightly better day in that I didn't throw anything or scream. Progress.

I think I have adrenal fatigue. At least that is what my holistic doctor thinks. I went to see her today. Actually, I was there for the baby's follow up appointment for his excema. She asks me questions about myself though and I told her that I have been having crazy mood swings, especially since starting the elimination diet that she put me on. (By the way, I have lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I guess that's what happens when you eliminate all sugar, all processed foods, all white flour products, all wheat, and all dairy.) Anywhoo, it's not so good that I've lost all this weight because that means less fat to store toxins in my body and more toxins will escape to my baby during breastfeeding - just more shit to worry about. In the meantime, though, my bod looks great. Small consolation.

But I digress, back to the doc. She asked me about my moods and we were talking and she said that she thinks I have adrenal fatigue and she wants to set up an appointment to talk just about me so she can do an assessment. After hearing her 5.6 second explanation of how one gets adrenal fatigue (basically being stressed for years), I think it may be true that I have it. I would guess that many women have it and don't realize it. She said that when you have adrenal fatigue, you have no capacity to deal with stress so any little stressor will send you over the edge. (Considering, I threw an entire bowl of half-made guacamole all over the kitchen floor yesterday just because the avocados weren't ripe enough, I'd say, uh yeah, I have trouble dealing with stress.)

So, I guess I'm going to make an appointment with her. I think she could help me. I just wish insurance would cover it. Damn insurance companies. Grrr.

And finally (because no post is complete with a poopy update) we finally gave Little Guy Milk of Magnesia and that got him to go. We skipped the Miralax because when I googled it, I found this entire Yahoo Group of moms devoted to talking about how Miralax screwed up their kids due to side effects. I know some people have used it with success, but that freaked me out so I went with the Milk of Mag. He's going to be on it for the next two weeks or so and hopefully he will re-establish a normal routine of going every day or two. I hate to be a pessimist but I don't think it's going to be that easy. He hasn't been regular for months. I would definitely say he has chronic constipation and 2 weeks of a laxative probably won't cure the real problem. Oh and did I mention we want to try potty training him next week?


Sunday, June 08, 2008

How You Know You're Not Having a Good Weekend

1. The suppository that you administered to your toddler didn't work. He never pooped. It's been 8 days.

2. You threw a 2-lb plastic laugh and learn toy at your husband.

3. You later threw a bowl of guacamole on the ground after you opened up three avocados and realized they weren't ripe enough yet.

4.You screamed your head off in the shower for 3 minutes. And then you cried.

5. Your other son has bleeding sores on his back because he excema isn't healing. You now think you might have to start putting steroid creams on him. You are not happy about that. At all.

6. You have so much to doooooooooooooo and yet you feel like you can't accomplish anything.

7. You feel alone.

8. You feel that life is sucky and then you realize many people have it so much harder than you and then you feel even worse for being such a lame-ass fucking loser.

*Warning: posts may not be very cheery for a little while. Life feels heavy. I'm not sure why exactly but it does. And it's not just about poopy problems and excema. It's just about that feeling of not feeling good. Of feeling angry and sad and depressed and angry. Angry enough to throw things. Which I do often. In front of my kids. I fucking hate myself sometimes.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Review: Personalized Photo Cards - tiny*prints

If you're looking for a really special invitation or announcement that can be tailored with your children's picture, then look no further than tiny*prints. I had the opportunity to review their invitations as part of the Parent Bloggers Network recently and my biggest problem was trying to figure out which invitation to choose for my son's third birthday party.

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