Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chasing Roots (and Other Favorites) Around the Interwebs

Every couple of months I like to link up to some of the pieces I've written for other websites and blogs, and this time around I've thrown in a few blog posts and articles written by other authors and bloggers that I found particularly interesting. Check 'em out!

Red Cross: Make Someone's Day Lucky
My propensity for preparedness allowed Hallie and me to save the day at a local disc golf tournament.

Red Cross: Thank You, Volunteers, for Time Alone with My Thoughts
All sorts of crazy thoughts run through my head whenever I find myself all alone (which doesn't happen very often) on the blood donation bed, watching the friendly Red Cross phlebotomists take - with my permission, of course - a pint of blood directly out of my body.

Red Cross: My Everyday Heroes
A tribute to a few of my Red Cross Heroes - real people, real volunteers - whose involvement in the organization has made and continues to make a difference both in their local communities and around the country.

Once a Red Crosser, always a Red Crosser

MomsEveryday: Let the Tryouts Begin
Oh, the anxiety. It seems like just yesterday I watched him take his first steps, helped him pee in the potty for the first time, and dropped him off for his first day of preschool. Now I'm preparing him for his first competitive sports team tryout, and even though I know this milestone isn't about me, I just don't think I'm ready.

MomsEveryday: Liar Liar, Pants on Fire
That dreaded lie - the one they tell straight to your face and then stick to despite plenty of opportunities to make the situation right - finally made an appearance. What would you do?
Once a mom, always a mom.

And in case you missed them the first time around, here on Chasing Roots…

MomsEveryday: Kids Say (Well, Hallie Says) the Darndest Things
About…well, I bet you can figure out what this post is about.

MomsEveryday: So This Happened...
About the time I got myself stuck inside a sweater, kind of like how the little boy in A Christmas Story found himself stuck and unable to move inside his snowsuit.

MomsEveryday: Deep Breaths
About the perils of being a dance mom.

MomsEveryday: Jars of Gold
About one of my methods for keeping the peace, fighting boredom, and rewarding good behavior during the summer months.

Finally, a few favorites from around the internet.

30 Signs You're In Your 30s
#1, #2, #4, #5, #6 - ok, every single one - resonates with me. Except #12, that is. I will never own a minivan.

Are Ross and Rachel Still Together?
If you cared about Friends even half as much as I did, you'll enjoy this glimpse into the lives of these (our?) fictional best pals.

Put. Down. The. Phone.
This is without a doubt the most impactful and powerful PSA I've seen in years. Please don't skip watching this video.


  1. Hey! Thanks for sharing my post! Truthfully, I never thought I would own a minivan either. Then we had baby number 3 and all those carseats just wouldn't fit in my beloved Escape! Now I've totally jumped on the minivan bandwagon, haha.

    1. My pleasure! I loved that post - I laughed out loud a number of times!