Why I Hate The Elf On The Shelf

I'm not happy about this post. I love mocking ridiculous things, but I feel most comfortable poking fun at stuff I like. Things like my college football team, my kids' quirks, my brother's ability to get free stuff from anyone he meets, and how my mom identifies herself by name when she leaves me a message. "Oh, hi Amy. This is your mom. Susan." My favorite target is myself. But today I turn my disdain outward, to a society that complains about consumerism and too many commitments, but spends $30 dollars for the privilege of managing the "magic" of a cheaply made stuffed elf during the busiest month of the year....more
I agree that it is just one more thing to have to remember, but it causes my kids so much ...more

I Am Not a TV Commercial Mom -- Are You?

[Editor's Note: There's a commercial on right now that shows a mom loving her little baby clear into school years, and everything is perfect. Pinterest-perfect, if you will. I hate that commercial as I sit on a dreary gray day with a kid who won't get out of pajamas and a dog that tracked mud across the carpet. Wrinkled Mommy wrote about TV commercial mommies, how their families are portrayed, and the kind of commercials she'd like to see. I say, "Amen!" Also, pass the carpet cleaner. -Jenna]...more
@suzmarkwood01 I haven't seen that yet - may have to check it out. I'm all for finding something ...more

I Am Not a TV Commercial Mom -- Are You?

[Editor's Note: There's a commercial on right now that shows a mom loving her little baby clear into school years, and everything is perfect. Pinterest-perfect, if you will. I hate that commercial as I sit on a dreary gray day with a kid who won't get out of pajamas and a dog that tracked mud across the carpet. Wrinkled Mommy wrote about TV commercial mommies, how their families are portrayed, and the kind of commercials she'd like to see. I say, "Amen!" Also, pass the carpet cleaner. -Jenna]...more
@aka Monty hahaha - I can't say I've ever done that either.more

I Am Not a TV Commercial Mom -- Are You?

[Editor's Note: There's a commercial on right now that shows a mom loving her little baby clear into school years, and everything is perfect. Pinterest-perfect, if you will. I hate that commercial as I sit on a dreary gray day with a kid who won't get out of pajamas and a dog that tracked mud across the carpet. Wrinkled Mommy wrote about TV commercial mommies, how their families are portrayed, and the kind of commercials she'd like to see. I say, "Amen!" Also, pass the carpet cleaner. -Jenna]...more
@CelloMom On Cars I love this!more

I Am Not a TV Commercial Mom -- Are You?

[Editor's Note: There's a commercial on right now that shows a mom loving her little baby clear into school years, and everything is perfect. Pinterest-perfect, if you will. I hate that commercial as I sit on a dreary gray day with a kid who won't get out of pajamas and a dog that tracked mud across the carpet. Wrinkled Mommy wrote about TV commercial mommies, how their families are portrayed, and the kind of commercials she'd like to see. I say, "Amen!" Also, pass the carpet cleaner. -Jenna]...more

I Am Not a TV Commercial Mom -- Are You?

[Editor's Note: There's a commercial on right now that shows a mom loving her little baby clear into school years, and everything is perfect. Pinterest-perfect, if you will. I hate that commercial as I sit on a dreary gray day with a kid who won't get out of pajamas and a dog that tracked mud across the carpet. Wrinkled Mommy wrote about TV commercial mommies, how their families are portrayed, and the kind of commercials she'd like to see. I say, "Amen!" Also, pass the carpet cleaner. -Jenna]...more
@bellejarblog Exactly. Couldn't have said it better!more

I Tried to Guest Post... but He Never Uploaded the Article

I've seen the suggestion floated before: a great way to find new readers for your blog is to guest blog on another person's site. And it's true, but Wrinkled Mommy discovered the lack of rules about guest posting has the potential to create hurt feelings. She provides some great guidelines for those who are advertising that they want guest bloggers. Has this ever happened to you? ...more
@AnaHoffman Excellent rule!more

I Tried to Guest Post... but He Never Uploaded the Article

I've seen the suggestion floated before: a great way to find new readers for your blog is to guest blog on another person's site. And it's true, but Wrinkled Mommy discovered the lack of rules about guest posting has the potential to create hurt feelings. She provides some great guidelines for those who are advertising that they want guest bloggers. Has this ever happened to you? ...more
@Lavender Luz Yeah that is like talking to a group of people and having them just stare at you ...more

I Tried to Guest Post... but He Never Uploaded the Article

I've seen the suggestion floated before: a great way to find new readers for your blog is to guest blog on another person's site. And it's true, but Wrinkled Mommy discovered the lack of rules about guest posting has the potential to create hurt feelings. She provides some great guidelines for those who are advertising that they want guest bloggers. Has this ever happened to you? ...more
@wdolderer thanks, it is kind of kooky but it fits. lolmore

I Tried to Guest Post... but He Never Uploaded the Article

I've seen the suggestion floated before: a great way to find new readers for your blog is to guest blog on another person's site. And it's true, but Wrinkled Mommy discovered the lack of rules about guest posting has the potential to create hurt feelings. She provides some great guidelines for those who are advertising that they want guest bloggers. Has this ever happened to you? ...more
@JennaHatfield Yeah I know. Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it. I haven't guest posted yet. ...more