Mark My Words

Writing, flying and yawning my way through motherhood

New at The Inkwell October 31, 2008

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5 Facts About Sleep Deprivation


Halloween Scoreboard

Filed under: Family,Henry — H. M. @ 9:19 am
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Heeeyy! It’s 9:15 and I’ve already been barfed on once and peed on twice! And I thought I’d be able to make it through the morning without a cup of coffee. What was I thinking?

Share your thoughts on this morning. Leave me a comment!


Who is Michelle L. Devon? October 30, 2008

In writing for Associated Content I discovered a truly gifted writer. Michelle L. Devon, or Michy as she’s known in the community, is not only a wildly successful freelance writer, she’s a novelist, editor, blogger, mother, cheerleader, and all around great gal.

She runs the Accentuate Writers Forum where she helps both experienced and fledgling writers find their voices. She uses the forum ,to create writing challenges and contests for forum participants. In the few months I’ve been lurking at Accentuate I’ve learned so much. I’ve had the chance to see what other freelance writers are doing to get their work noticed and it’s motivated me to get my butt in gear.

Today she posted a blog about some of us who took her up on one of her challenges. She said some really nice things about me and the others. It’s worth checking out. You’ll see just how generous she is with all the sweet things she has to say about us.


When Will it End?

Filed under: Exhaustion,Henry,Mental Health — H. M. @ 5:15 am

I went to bed at 9:30, now it is 5. I got 50 minutes of sleep last night. Maybe an hour. I’m so tired I want to fight someone or something. How will he ever sleep through the night if he won’t sleep through half the night?


New Unsent Letters October 28, 2008

Today over at Unsent Letters we have Dear Evenflo and Dear Jojo. Go, Buzz it up, rate it even if you hate it. Smooches!


Predictions and Pictures

Filed under: Family,Henry,Video — H. M. @ 7:57 am
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I’m predicting that ol’ Hambone will start teething sometime in the next month. I know, it’s early, I just get that feeling. Let’s see if I’m right. He’s started moving himself around in bed kind of like the hands of a clock. He spins himself around with his feet, it’s so weird.

Now, enjoy new photos and video.

Nap time! Mommy's favorite hour.

Nap time! Mommy's favorite hour.

Barfed on. Again. Awesome.

Barfed on. Again. Awesome.

Daddy never gets barfed on. He never gets peed on or pooped on. Why does my child hate me so much?


Birth Announcements for Sunday Oct. 25, 2008 October 27, 2008

Filed under: Birth Announcements — H. M. @ 8:31 pm
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Oh, boy, we have a couple of doozies this week. But before I get to those, I must give giddy-ups to my favorite name of the week – Jackson Wyatt Lee. This boy is destined to become a cowboy or fashion photographer. Happy birthday, Jackson!

Seriously though. This was the week of unfortunate last names. Can you imagine having to go through life with the name Zachary Andrew Bigot? Or what about poor little Emily Marie Armstrong-Fagg? Poor kids. At least they’ll have a few nice years with their folks before they get tormented at school.