Friday, May 21, 2010

Mission Monkey Day and Miscellaneous News

Things have been a little wacky here at The Practical Mom Guide this week.  Our computer has been crashing again and again and again.  Thank goodness I had three posts scheduled but the bad news is I haven't been around to visit all of my bloggy friends this week.  It took me an hour and a half yesterday to get one post posted.  Darn computer.  Then, I tried to visit some of my favorite blogs and my computer kept crashing.  After five tries I called it quits.  I promise to visit each and every one of you this weekend!

I am starting to think my husband hexed the computer.  Maybe to hint that I was on it to much...

I have a child who is officially potty trained.  Hallelujah.  Hallelujah.  Hallelujah.  I could have wept with happiness. I think this endeavor has been the most difficult aspect of parenting yet.  Considering it has been going on since she was 18 months old.

It is official apparently that my darling hubby is going to CA for an entire month in two months time.  He suggested that I and the girls go with.  Lugging a 1 year old and almost 3 year old all the way across this giant continent is enough to make me weep.  Not with happiness.  I don't know if that is going to happen.

The post that was supposed to be today (Mommyhood vs Daddyhood) is going to appear tomorrow due to all of my technical difficulties.

Don't forget about Mission Monkey

(If you haven't visited Ian at A Dose of Reality please do so.  He has really put a lot of effort into getting this amazing fundraiser off the ground.  He is also the one who penned the following letter to the bloggy world for all of us bloggers to share with our readers.)

Hello blog-world!  I am participating in what's known around the world as Mission Monkey day!  What is Mission Monkey you ask?  Well, there's this blogger friend of ours known as Pixie Momma, aka Michelle.  Michelle has a little girl, or Monkey as she's known by who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.  To learn more about it, click here. Monkey is a sweet little 16 month old girl.  She doesn't deserve this.  Nobody deserves this.

But the good news is that Monkey only has Stage 1 (low risk).  The bad news is the medical bills are mounting and the Physical Therapy (starts today) isn't covered by insurance.  Michelle is using the donated money to offset medical bills.  She will donate and unused portion to another family dealing with the same issue.

This is why the blogging universe is banning together like never before to rally around Michelle and Monkey to provide support.  In addition to further entice you to lend your hand, and donate to the cause, we have over 50 items that have been donated.  Many bloggers are hosting these fabulous giveaways and all you need to win one of these items is just one raffle ticket.

Donation pages:
Princess of Sarcasm -
The One and Only Oka -
SupahMommy -
Jenn B Says #1 -
Jenn B Says #2 -
Amber -
Two Little Monkeys -
Mommy's Nest -
Chief's Hiding From the Kids -
Jenny -
Jana -

You may donate any amount of money via PayPal as it's linked directly to Michelle's bank account.  However, in order to be a part of the raffle, this is how that's going to go.  If you donate the following, you get the subsequent number of entries:

  • $10 - 2 entries
  • $20 - 5 entries
  • $30 - 10 entries
  • $40 - 15 entries
  • $50 - 20 entries
  • $75 - 35 entries
  • $100 - 50 entries
  • $200 - 125 entries
 The raffles for each item will start on or around July 1st.

Any unused money is going to be donated by Monkey's family to another family in need.

Click on monkey to donate...please help!

Interested in making new friends, join Trendy Treehouse and The Girl Creative for a blog hop on Fridays.


Respectfully Yours said...

Hi there, just popping by to say Happy Friday. Potty training is so hard. Our little grandson just got trained too. Have a fantastic weekend. Pop by for a visit, love to hear from you.

Kite Koop said...

Following back from Kite Koop!
Come follow my other blog, Village of Moms, a mom resource blog with LOTS of giveaways!

Remodelaholic said...

Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

My blog is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff! And Sunday for Recipes links.

Daisygirl said...

hip hip horray on the potty training...I am failing miserably with my 2 year old son...he will pee just not poop on the pot..argh!!!

Praying for monkey!

Lourie said...

Potty training is the pits. I am almost all done. My son still needs a pull up at night, but otherwise is done.

I hear ya about not wanting to drag your babies around. But hey, if it is on the companies dime.

Alex@LateEnough said...

If my computer kept crashing, I would've gone postal. Seriously. I have no tolerance for not being connected. I'm pathetic like that :D

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