Your Opinion Matters to Us

Okay y’all. I need your help. Well “need” is a funny word. I would like your help greatly.

1. I’m likely starting a new feature on each week where I will highlight great posts from blogs written by parents. I know I’m not aware of all the great blogs by moms and dads out there on the internet so I’d love some suggestions. Which blogs big and small should I be reading to find the most entertaining, insightful writing in the blogosphere? (It could even be yours.) Just leave a comment with the URL.

2. What are your favorite get-to-know you party mixer games? I’m hosting this party with a bunch of women who’ve never met before and I’d like to break the ice in some way other than yammering on and on about my kids’ dental health. I mean, a good kiddie toothpaste anecdote is always a big hit but I’d like to step outside my box for one night. Hit me with your best ideas.

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64 Responses to Your Opinion Matters to Us

  1. Abby says:

    I know you love
    really who doesn’t?

    Best of luck reading all those new blogs.
    You may have to give up sleep, or the care of the children.

  2. Sue says:

    Squeeee, I’m nominated. (Uh, I know it’s not actually a prize or anything, but still – exciting!)

    Holly, Azucar – the money’s in the mail. Also, I love you. ; >

    I have millions of favorites, here are a few:

    Azucar (not just ‘cuz she nominated me)


    Amy Lawson

    Sarah Hollywood

  3. FeeFiFoto says:

    I played a game that I thought would be excruciatingly dumb but turned out to be hilarious. It was a quiz where each yes answer gained a point and the winner was the person with the fewest points. Why fewest? Because the questions were things like: Have you ever left your remote in the refrigerator? Have you ever locked the keys in the car with the car running? Have you ever left the house wearing two different shoes?

  4. Well, mine, of course! I also love Tia over at “Living Deliberately” She was the first blog I ever read and inspired me to blog as well.

  5. Monique says:

    I like my own blog, but not sure anyone other than my friends of so many years actually reads it, lol!
    I’m just here to repeat- I love Joy Unexpected, Dooce is great and of course- Absolutely Bananas! *sigh* Nothing original here, lol!

    Have fun with the party, I have nothing for you on that aspect either! 🙁

  6. I read the Lone Star Ma on a regular basis:
    Lone Star Ma is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is into progressive politics, and while her posts have a local bent to them, the issues of parenting, schooling and dealing with our society often apply to the rest of the nation as well. She also publishes a hard-copy zine called (you guessed it) Lone Star Ma.

  7. Kathy in WA says:

    What a GREAT question! I love how so many people have shared some of their favorite blogs. Now to spend some time reading. I’ve already given up sleep for blogging, what’s next? Cleaning – I’m always ready and willing to abandon that part of daily life. 🙂

    Dh and I write a Tuesday Tips for Parenting each week.

    Duckabush Blog

  8. Hi, really new to the blogging world. Just setup my blog yesterday nite

    Over here in (Asia) Singapore, we play act it out games….eg. come out with a topic, let’s say, “what you do when your child pour his cup of orange juice on you”

    Get one mom to be the kid, all other mom take turns to be ‘mom’ pour “empty cup” on ‘mom’ and see their different responses.

    you will be surprise at some of the things the ‘mom’ do in return. there are mom who actually pour her own cup of juice on the kid….*laugh*

  9. Sarah says:

    I like my blog.

    Ice breaker: different colored m&ms with a questions for each color and hand a few to the moms and go around answering the questons.

  10. Poppa2b says:

    I nominate
    In less than 2 weeks I’ll become a parent and nominate myself.

  11. Jennifer says:

    I nominate Rebecca from Girl’s Gone Child
    She’s my favorite!

  12. My current favorite are: shameless plug for mine at,, and of course,

    Party games…everyone writes down the names of, say, five different famous people on slips of paper (example, six players times five famous people equals 30 names in the hat) and then each team picks from the hat and you have to get the members of your team to guess who you are describing without using the famous person’s name (of course). So, you try to put in really hard ones so the other team won’t guess, but since you are picking them out of the hat randomly, you might get stuck with it too!

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