Saturday, February 16, 2013

ICYMI: Week in Review – 2-16-13

I love February 16th and 17th because it kicks off birthday season. One of my best friends from high school's birthday is today and my sister's 40th(!) is tomorrow. Then it segues into my sister-wife's, L.E.'s godfather's, St. Patty's Day, a slew of old co-workers' bdays, my BFF's on March 23rd, culminating in L.E.'s 3rd birthday on March 24th. It's a fun time of the year. Oh! I  almost of my few Austin friends is having a birthday party tonight. Yay us!

I wouldn't call this a Squee of the Week but it's my favorite video I saw this week and it has cats in it.

Here is what happened this week in Hip-Baby Mama Land:

I got in touch with my inner asshole and put up a sign.

I made delicious kale chips, which are still sitting in a bowl on the counter.

I wrote a love letter to 12-year-old me and I forgot to tell her to save her overalls for me.

I confessed to the lies I tell L.E. and I hope she forgives me after she reads this some day. I got this topic of discussion going over at Scary Mommy, so check it out if you get a chance. You can see what other lies people tell their kids.

Also this week, I was featured on BlogHer which is a huge deal to me. When I decided to make this blog my full-time job -- my full-time, unpaid, no benefits job -- I was hoping it would take off right away. But it takes a lot more work than I ever anticipated. Being featured by a huge network like BlogHer makes it all worthwhile.

As always, thank you for reading and for your support!


  1. Congrats on the feature. you deserve it. And thanks for sharing your story with us.

  2. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

    1. Thanks, Veronica! I'll check yours out too. Have a great day!