Well, obviously, Mom Street has a new look! Many thanks to the very talented Erin (who happens to be an adoptive Mom too) at Designer Blogs for making my crazy requests into an attractive and cohesive blog. It couldn't have been easy! I hope that you love it as much as I do.
In other exciting news, my friend Christine over at She's Just Another Manic Mommy has given me the Premios Dardo Award:
"Given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing... created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web". Pretty impressive, huh? Christine is calling it the Smoking Typewriter Award. So that is what I too shall call it.
Rule One of accepting this prestigious award call for me to put my name in a Google image search and share the results. Much like Christine, the search results were unfit for publication on my blog (unless you want your retinas seared). I tried copying Christine by Googling the words "Unfortunately Natasha" and supplying the first ten results, but they all had to do with the recent passing of Natasha Richardson, which was indeed unfortunate. Soooo I decided to search Google Images for Mom Street and got much "cleaner" results. Who knew so many people take pictures of the street sign where their Mom lives?
Rule Two of award acceptance calls for me to pass the award along to 10 worthy bloggers who (I pick because I like them) also exemplify the spirit of the Premios Dardo. But I only have time for 5 before I have to leave for the day, so 5 it is! And so I present The Smoking Typewriter award to 5 bloggers who deserve it:
Andrea, at Blogging Mama who is guaranteed to be there when I need something great to read.
Petra, at The Wise (*Young*) Mommy who isn't afraid to share her thoughts and feelings on just about any subject. Would that I could be so brave...
Jackie at Dysfunctional Housewife. Jackie usually makes me laugh (and not always at her own expense) and I'm hoping that this award will inspire her to get back on the keyboard. She's been away too long this time!
Mama Goose, who is raising her little goslings right! I would brave the cold of Maine to have a cocktail with this Mama.
Last, but certainly not least, is Merrily at Life is But a Dream. She consistently writes great stuff, but her words about being a birthmother are so poignant and touching that I know I need a tissue handy for them.
So thank you, Christine for my award, and Erin for my new blog! I'm grateful to you both.
PS If I gave you an award and haven't emailed you yet to say so, it's 'cause Grasshopper has to get to school. I'm on it, I promise!