Guess What?

I didn't want to be one of those blogs. You know, the ones you enjoy reading until all of a sudden they're reviewing this, or giving that away, and you're like - hey, where'd the funny stories go? But if you blog long enough, and a few people stick around to read it regularly, you start to get offers from companies who want to put their product in front of your readers.

When it started happening to me, I was all, "No way!" Because honestly, I started this blog just to find other people who were in the same boat as me - women desperately trying (and largely failing) to retain some of their pre-baby persona - not to give things away and do product reviews. But people were offering me stuff to give to you guys. Cool stuff. Stuff like Christmas decorations and baby toys and products that de-funk stinky washing machines. And I thought, if I can give you not only a laugh - but a chance to win something just for reading - why shouldn't I do it? It's like a way to say "thanks for wasting time on reading my blog."

So if you'll recall, I tested the waters of your receptiveness with an awesome giveaway from the talented Jennifer of jbpaperdesigns. And you liked it. And so I put a poll up on my sidebar: "Would you be interested in reviews and giveaways?"

Many of you answered, and I took each of your opinions into consideration. Only one person voted no; the overwhelming majority was in favor. But every opinion matters to me: yes, no, or otherwise. And so the solution is this ...

Yep, a new giveaway and review page! You can find the permanent link at the top of this blog, in the left-hand sidebar. It's separate from my regular blog, and always will be. That way, those of you who want to win cool stuff and read honest, candid reviews can click on over - while those of you who don't give a hoot, and just want to read about poop and facial hair and everything else my daily life entails, can just stay on the regular old FOF. You'll have to excuse how the new page looks for the time-being ... it's under construction, and will be until I get a substantial block of time without children.

(Ha. Hahahahaha. Ha.)

If you're not interested in giveaways, perhaps it's a good time to click through my archives (wanna know how to prevent teen pregnancy? Or why I'm jealous of Giada? Or what made me question my husband's sexual orientation?).

I'll have a fresh and funny post tomorrow ... until then, check out the new page if you're interested - because I've got something totally sweet for its premiere giveaway (and I'm seriously going to be jealous of the winner!).


  1. Aren't you getting one of the things you're giving away as a thank you?

  2. I think this is a perfect way to do it.

  3. Giveaways are good but your blog is the best! If I HAD to chose, I'd chose the blog. neat that we can do both!

  4. Good for you and hopefully me. I am clicking on over to the giveaway.

  5. I want free stuff for reading...only I NEVER EVER win. Like ever.


  6. Separate pages is brilliant. Thanks for that. I'm not opposed to the giveaways, but this is a good way to still have original content and get your free stuff on, too.


  7. Great idea! I like the plan to keep the two formats separate, and I'll probably enjoy both!

  8. I think it's a good idea to go with the tab. Good luck on finding time without the kids to finish the page.

  9. I definitely think that's the best way to do it - it retains integrity and will keep more readers coming back.


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