Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lexus is a Girly Car

There are a few of my past blog posts that consistently get a lot of traffic, like Calling All Male Drivers of a Lexus SUV  and I Have Obsessive-Compulsive Facebook Disorder.

These posts get hundreds of visitors weekly, which is odd to me since they aren't that interesting and I wrote them a year ago.

So, I did some fishing around on the "stats" tab in blogspot (my blog host), and discovered that a lot of the traffic to these posts come from Google search terms like "Lexus is a girly car," "Facebook is obsessive," "Do men drive Lexus RX300s?" and "compulsive Facebooking."

How funny that my husband's identity complex about having to drive my kid-tested, mother approved eight-year-old Lexus SUV is universal.

Incidentally, I also learned that I have a bit of a following in the Netherlands, for totally unexplained reasons. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


If you're wondering where I've been and how I've been spending all that spare time I have on my hands, I've been helping my daughter with the launch of her very own blog,

I think she might be better at this blogging stuff than me. Two posts in her first two days, and her content is interesting and engaging. 

I, for one, had no idea that the Queen of England was on Facebook.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Top ten list of nutty things my son has said to me in the past two weeks

10. This dinner tastes like choke. (His word for throw up. Yes, it was a home cooked meal.)

9. When I grow up I want to be Alvin and the chipmunks, the sqeakwell.

8. Does "challenge" mean the same thing as "not wearing a skirt"? That's what Abby told me.

7. Did you know there is a contest coming up between ducks and beavers and it's going to be on TV?

6. Your back is bouncy.

5. You are not the boss of this entire family. Daddy is sometimes also the boss.

4. Squirrels are the cleverest.

3. How did Clifford get so big?

2. If you sing while a carrot is growing it will grow faster.

1. Does the water from the toilet upstairs drip down to couple up with the water in the toilet downstairs?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Want to Trick-or-Treat in Parenthood

Holy smokes, do you watch NBC's sort-of-new show called Parenthood?

Did you see last week's episode where they go trick-or-treating? What kind of neighborhood is that?

Parents are dressed up as well as kids. Did Halloween rules change? It's hard enough coordinating costumes for my kids, since when do I have to dress up too? And what was Max's Mom dressed up as? A cotton ball?

There is creepy smoke hanging in the air to give the neighborhood that eery feel. Every house is professionally decorated to look like a haunted mansion. There are great big blow up pumpkins in every beautifully manicured yard.

I'm contemplating a trip down to Southern California this week-end to try to find this neighborhood. My kids would love it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary MSoML!

In celebration of my one year anniversary of blogging, I re-branded My Slice of Mom Life, as you can see. I got sick of seeing those crazy polka-dots everywhere, on my site and on everyone else's (it's a very common blog template).

If you read, occasionally or regularly, please subscribe to my blog and I love and appreciate your comments. Thanks for your support this past year and here's to another year of blogging about the less serious side of motherhood.

In case you were wondering, mine is the glass on the right. The empty one.