Gigi

Gigi writes her snappish take on parenting, life, popular culture and blogging at KludgyMom. She is a free-lance writer and mom of 2 living in Austin, TX.

Create Your Own QR Code

Gigi at Kludgy Mom has instructions for how to quickly make your own QR-code and how to add it to a blog. ...more

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Downsizing -- A Thousand Square Feet Per Person, A New American Standard

Let's face it, the Great Recession has not been a plus for the green movement overall. Most ordinary Americans are still sympathetic to the cause, but their willingness to spend even a penny extra for environmentally friendly products has been dampened by four dollar gas, five dollar cereal and loss of equity in their homes....more

We are considering the option of downsizing in a major way right now,b ut the 1000 square feet ...more

You Are What You Post: A Warning & A Rant

About seventy-eight times in the past few weeks I've seen this tweet or Facebook update that basically boiled down to this thought: "I can't believe X thought Y about me." The update is usually made by some woeful person who has just been smacked in the face with how their online persona is perceived by those in their social network. ...more

I agree...and think that it's not about one individual tweet or post...it's a total package ...more

The Rubik's Cube of True Talent

True talent. I have been tossing around the concept of true talent in children for a few years now, and what it means to me as a parent. I turn it over like a Rubik’s cube, over and over and over. I twist the blocks, first horizontally, then vertically, trying to solve it. ...more

Well, then my metaphor was effective. I'm not afraid to say that I am overanxious or that I ...more

She Says, "But They're Home With You Now"

I have a condition. A condition called "pre-mourning." I don't call it that, my "expen$ive friend" *coughtherapistcough* does. The lovely lady that I pay a very pretty penny to sit across from me and chat tells me this is the condition I have. I lament the loss of what is to be whilst I have it sitting right in front of me. Pre-mourning. ...more

an awesome take on a subject none of us want to think about :)

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Just Your Everyday Super Model

I see you sizing me up in the grocery store, you sweet young thing. You may not be able to place this feeling quite yet, but I'll give it a name for you. Envy. ...more

I knew the minute I read this it was perfect for this campaign. So glad BlogHer ...more

Bloggy Guidelines for New Bloggers

I'm not exactly sure why, but these past few weeks I've had at least five or six new bloggers email me and ask me for tips and suggestions to help them grow their blogs. I have responded back to each blogger that's asked me individually, but I figure if there are a few bloggers that are asking, there are probably other people out there wondering the same things. I'm no expert , I've only been doing this for a year, but I have learned some things along the way. ...more

Scary to see how many people don't have a backup of their blog. Good read, Nat!

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Spring Gifts: How to Make Seed Tape Strips

Last spring while perusing seed catalogs and my local garden centers, I came across seed tape strips. These thin strips of paper are dotted with perfectly spaced seeds, reducing the need to thin seedlings. Intrigued, I decided to make my own for a fraction of the cost. ...more

This is an adorable, sustainable, lovely gift that I would kill to receive.

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Leaving for America

I could never have imagined it without a little help. In my child’s mind, I pictured a mound of sand, a palm tree (with coconuts!) and my grandparents clinging to it to survive. I spent weeks fretting about how we would swim there and alternatively about how we would all fit! ...more

So proud of you, gal!!!

P.S. I'm taking credit for introducing you to some of the lovelies ...more

Dear Body: Just When I Was Beginning To Like You

Life is a funny thing. Life is a funny thing, Mama. Look at any random magazine cover, and the headlines all scream “Like yourself better!” and “Be awesome in 10 days or less!” Self help and self improvement books threaten to burst the shelves at any book store from the weight of all the titles. All screaming for you! You! To buy and become a better you. A you that is different from what you are. ...more

this is one my favorite posts you've written, girl. So true. And it only really hits you, these ...more