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Daddy’s Back-to-Work, It’s Chick Time!

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For the past 8 months, Nick has been a stay-at-home dad taking care of Aless (and just about everything else) so I could work-from-home successfully. Like many who have traveled down this road, Nick realized about a month ago that being home all the time was driving him bonkers. Stark raving mad (I can testify)! So today, he officially started his new “away-from-home” job.

I have mixed emotions. Read more

Stonewall Kitchen: Great Products for Busy Moms

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I mentioned in a previous post that I recently placed second in a Pinterest contest winning a gift certificate to Stonewall Kitchen. If you’ve never heard of Stonewall Kitchen before, let me just say, it’s to die for! This purveyor of specialty foods got its start at a local farmer’s market. Today, the company has 9 stores throughout New England and is featured in retail establishments nationwide. And I happen to love their products! Read more

How Mommy Bloggers Can Use LinkedIn

Posted on by Crystal in MommiFried Extras | 28 Comments

Think LinkedIn is all about showing off your resume and qualifications or simply a tool for performing a job search? Think again. LinkedIn is actually a very beneficial tool for mommy bloggers and can be an incredible resource for your blog. Considered the ultimate B2B social networking platform, I use it extensively for my social media clients and believe it is one of the most effective drivers of leads, traffic and referrals (when used correctly).

Now you might be cringing at the thought of adding yet another social media platform to your efforts. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thankfully, once set up, LinkedIn requires less time and effort than maintaining a Facebook page or keeping up with Twitter.

Here are a few reasons you want to be on LinkedIn: Read more

Things you might not know about me

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I have writer’s block today. Total shut off of the brain to keyboard valves. Basically, I can’t  write a blog post to save my ass. Since I can’t write anything meaningful, I’ll share with you some things you might not know about me: Read more

Old-Time Fried Cakes Recipe

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Still digging into the old recipe tin I found stashed in a moving tote. Another gem turned up, again in my grandmother’s handwriting, a recipe for “Fried Cakes.” I had to improvise because I think she assumed we would all know how to whip these up. Enjoy! Read more

Are you a tattooed mommy?

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A few years ago, I got a tattoo on the back of my upper right shoulder. That’s right. I’m a tattooed mommy. And I don’t regret it. I gave years of consideration and thought to whether or not I wanted to forever mark my body and when I decided I did, gave it years more thought as to what graphic representation I wanted. Read more

Can you guess what this is?

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A million guesses would not have gotten me closer to correctly identifying this antique gadget, which was used primarily by men.  Do you have any idea what it is? Read more

Lazy Day Thoughts – Always a Dollar Short

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It’s been a lazy day around the Ponti household. For the most part, we’ve watched episodes from the second season of Legend of the Seeker and had breakfast. I enjoy having a little downtime, but lazy usually means I have way too much time to think. And thinking is either dangerous or depressing. I’ll warn you in advance that, today, my thoughts are rather depressing. Read more