Bridgette Gallagher

I have assumed many roles in life: baby sister, Daddy’s little girl, BFF, cheerleading captain, class secretary, not to mention- amazing girlfriend, fiance, wife, Mommy. But I don’t think I fill any of these roles as well as I fill the role of Shortcut Girl.

I am a teacher by trade but also am a proud Mom to Parker, a two year old red headed troublemaker and Celia, my spitfire stuck in a seven month old body. My husband Michael keeps me laughing which allows for the sense of humor I bring to blogging. We call our crowded fixer upper in Saratoga Springs, NY home.

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your February Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily February NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Sorry, I was a little slow on the uptake! But here's my first February ...more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
Thank you for posting about this. It is something I worried about. Luckily, I have only a few ...more

Why Moms Don't Shower

I’m a stay-at-home-mom. Yes, I work from home as well, but my primary duties are to my little monster boy. He’s 2-and-a-half. I have been known to go one, two, three even four days without showering. Yea, yea, gag, gross, whatever. But let me tell you the story of today and then see which you gag more at -- me not showering for days or the aftermath of one 15 minute shower....more
This is amazing. And true. I suggest a warm washcloth and the best dry shampoo you can ...more