If you’re a parent of a child over the age of two, there is little doubt that you’ve come across the famed under-the-seat dwelling mystery nugget. It’s been sitting there so long you’re not quite sure what it resembled in it’s once and former glory. Was it cheese? Fruit once upon a time? Or perhaps Dr. Moreau was voted off the island and has abandoned the research he was then forced to conduct in the back seat of your minivan. There is just no way to determine what that darn thing once was.
So when The Nuggets started to resemble this storied seat meat, I knew it was time for a change. This has NOTHING to do with my bloggy posse slapping some serious peer-Word Press-ure on me. Luckily the DJ of the posse, Ri, the Music Savvy Mom, just also happens to be a kick ass designer with a brand new biz: Blogcognito. With her mad “Stealth Online Support for the Technologically Challenged” she went full Kill Bill on the old blog and wha lah we have lift off! Welcome to the new and MUCH improved Nuggets. We’re still doing some tweaking. And I gotta tell ya Ri is a freakin’ pillar of patience. If you need a bit of a lift or even the full Monty Ri is amazing! She totally puts up with me and my…
Ya know who are NOT dumb Bloggers? All the gang who graced the mats at The Little Gym for the Momz Share Silver Spring Soiree. Our Hostess with the MOSTest was the ever lovely and funny has heck Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Silver Spring (@JessicaAPISS) <–no I did NOT say something naughty there it’s her Twitter handle, so beeehave!
With AMAZING food provided by SUPER Sarah aka The Soupergirl, SAWEET Theresa of Treet (FYI had dreams about her gluten free caramel cupcakes) and the last minute heroics of the rocking gang from Done Right Catering the over 70 Baltimore/DC area bloggers in attendance were well fed!
But this wasn’t just your average bloggy girls night out. No sir! This group of gifted gals turned out to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Team Why Mommy, anchored by the Extreme Sunday Stillwell and set up to honor our friend and my personal big brained babe hero Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet. With donations from places like:
Then Again Photography, The Melting Pot of DC, Tech Savvy Mama, Be Lifestyle MedSpa, Simplify Organizing, and two beyond amazing donations from BitDefender and their BitMoms community this wonderful group
raised nearly $1, 400.oo for the Relay For Life!!!!
WOWZERS! Thanks so much to all of the ladies and especially to my creative cohort in all things Momz share, the hippest of the hip, Jennifer Gerlock of Hip as I Wannbe . Also much gratitude to Melanie Spring of Sisarina the Momz Share mentor and sponsor extraordinaire and to Lauree of Simply Leap who came in to give the gang a little inspiration to help them find their passions and follow their dreams.
A very special thanks to Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy who has agreed to play guinea pig hostess for the next Momz Share this fall. FYI Jill has also undergone a bloggy makeover (like she wasn’t already fabu) go check her out!
Now in the spirit of sharing I turn the NEW Nuggets over to a link up of posts written by Momz Share members. (Just click on Mister Linky and enter your 411. If the planets align the freakin’ thing will work!)
FYI if you attended the Silver Spring Soiree we would really love your feedback. To make that easier for you we’ve created THIS form. If we missed anything or if you’d like to chat about being a Momz Share host or sponsor email us at: Lara.firstname.lastname@example.org