July 28, 2004
A Call for Help
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Jade Walker, a writer/poet/editor whose Blog of Death pays tribute to those who have passed through this life. Wander through the site...it's a fascinating read.
Currently, Jade is gathering life stories for a soon-to-be-published How To book, and is looking for parents who will share their experiences with her.
SEEKING: Advice on Having a Baby
Sure, having a baby can be the best thing that's ever happened to you. It can also be the most challenging experience of your life. I'm looking for moms and dads willing to share their experiences and parenting advice for the upcoming book, "How to Survive Your Baby by Hundreds of Happy Moms and Dads Who Did."
Interested? Just e-mail MaidenFate@aol.com with the subject heading "Interview Request - Baby."
April 04, 2004
New Kid on the Block
Not only has Roland Tanglao and Barb Wong of VanEat's just had a baby (congrats!), but Roland and associates have started up another local blog: Urban Vancouver.
Welcome to our new blogging portal about Vancouver, UrbanVancouver. This site will bring together all the blogs and websites we can find out about Vancouver related topics and our comments on these blogs and websites.
Milk Factory been sighted there--or should I say cited?--along with other Vancouver blogs. Urban Vancouver's trackback feature doesn't seem to be working, but other than that, it appears as though this new blog is well on its way to making its mark.
Welcome to the neighbourhood!
March 13, 2004
It's A Bad Thing...
Have you ever had one of those weekend mornings when you just couldn't get your child to take his usual nap? When you knew that the only way to get him to nap, was with you, in your bed?
At first, he just struggles and squirms, so you give in and turn the TV on. Then you both fall asleep...and of course you wake up long before he does (because today he needs 2 1/2 hours instead of his usual 30 minutes) so you "debate" whether to try to get up (without waking him) or just lay there and watch TV. TV it is!
Then, you can't find the remote control. Of course, the program is one of those really crappy craft shows. You know the kind..."How to make a skirt out of 5 pairs of old jeans"...."How to make a dress and matching hat out of old neck ties - for your teenage daughter". You might think I'm making this up but I swear this was really on. I couldn't take too much more than that and managed to sneak out of bed with out waking the monkey.
I had to get the nasty crafts out of my head so I went to a crafty little blog I know of, not martha. Cool and nifty little projects with instructions that any uncrafty person could follow. Of course, I just look at sites like this...I don't really have time to actually do any of this stuff!
March 02, 2004
Dads Who Blog
Julie at Mom in the Mirror has asked the question, "Why do you read weblogs and are there topics you prefer?" I, too, am partial to reading blogs by parents, and especially by mothers. When Ella was born, I didn't have any close female friends with young children, so I started going to the Roundhouse Community Centre infant drop-in. The rest is history. I met a fantastic group of moms and dads, and started this blog with Penny as a way to trade stories and information, and to share our lives with our friends and family.
I began reading other weblogs first out of curiosity, and then for inspiration. And now, I read them mostly for their owners' distinct and lively personalities. I tend to be more of a "lurker" than a participant on other people's sites, and rarely I leave comments. Strangely enough, despite the fact that I write for a living, I don't like to write. I usually find it to be a painfully slow endeavour.
To the contrary, go-Daddy-O writes like the wind, and I love that fact that he now shares my enthusiasm for blogging. Now, as the primary caregiver, he's the one who's going to be meeting the other moms (who are still on mat leave) for coffee, and he's the one taking Ella to the beach and the aquarium and the market. Hopefully, this means that he'll be posting to Milk Factory more often!
February 27, 2004
Male Nanny Service--Y Not?
While society likes to force gender-myths on all of us, NannyBoi, Inc. can help you and your children be gender activists even while you're having a night out on the town.
Remember, that's 800-Nanny-XY!
Addy, I think you're on to something. You'd better start setting up that 1-800 number!
January 20, 2004
Milk Factory Milestone
159 posts in a 159 days.
Thanks to the Milk Factory gang. And a special thanks to the friends, family, and fellow webloggers who have inspired us to keep pumping along.