Meet a Mom Monday. NiceGirlNotes.

Posted by amandar in Blog, meet a mom on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving-Black-Friday Shopping weekend!

We’re excited to jump back into the week with another Meet a Mom Monday feature!

This week we are featuring an out of town blogging mama who we are excited to introduce to everyone!

Her name is Roo and she is owner of one of the most humorous mom blogs on the net!

Seriously, I know me some funny when I see it, and this chick is fun-ny!

From her silly stick figure cartoon strips to her gangsta girl lingo, she is a seriously interesting daily read.

Don’t believe me?  Read our interview and then pay her a visit!

Name: Roo 

Home:  Somewhere near the beach in Connecticut

Owner of: NiceGirlNotes

Meet the Family:  Married, 2 kids and a fetus, ages 3 & almost 2, and in utero

Why we love her:  Clearly we think she’s funny (what, my glowing report wasn’t convincing enough for ya?!), but she’s also creative (she may not craft often, but when she does she craft awesome check out her easy alphabet magnets and handmade dollhouse posts for proof), and smart in the business savvy sorta way we all dream about (she is a social media strategist and a product copy writer in her limited-but-well-used spare time).  Plus, in addition to being a blogging goddess, she’s also responsible for bringing an amazing little event to the handmade selling community.  It’s called the Cute Stuff Sale and it is so dang cute it’s not even funny!

Why she wants you to check out her site: People read my blog because it’s fun and personable, and going to my site is just like coming over to my house and drinking yoohoos with me.  Except I may or may not be wearing sweatpants.

Nice Tips for New Moms

Roo is about to bring a third happy human into the world, so she is sorta well versed in the art of being a new mom.  Here’s her advice for the noobs of the world: If someone offers to help you, take it.  If you feel weird saying what you need, stick a list of things on your fridge that you need to get done (taking something to the cleaners, picking up meds from a pharmacy) and have them take a look.  But don’t feel weird.  You wouldn’t feel weird helping out a friend of yours, right?  At the very least, no one will balk at holding a newborn while you shower so you can feel like a real human again.

Finding Balance and Being Nice to Yourself

As a part-time work at home mom, Roo struggles to find balance like so many other moms.  Her advice for doing it better and beating the mom guilt beast to a pulp while you’re at it:  Commit to whatever you’re doing.  I’m terrible at multi-tasking, so when I carve out time for working, I’m only working.  When I’m playing with the girls, I’m only playing with the girls.  Giving them my undivided attention makes it easier to move onto my next task.  No matter what path you choose, whether you stay at home or work outside the home or work part-time from home or whatever… there’s always going to be a critic.  Let it go – there are many ways to be a fantastic mom.  :)

The Secret Life of a Nice Girl

We all have little secrets we keep from our kids.  Here’s Roo’s: Despite their suspicions, I am sadly, not a Disney princess, and I do not know everything.  But don’t blow up my spot just yet.  I sort of like being a pretend know-it-all.  ;)

Wanna find out when the next cute Stuff Sale is gonna be, how to make adorable things for your adorable children, or when Roo goes into labor?

Better keep tabs on her then…

Twitter: @nicegirlnotes

Facebook:  Nice Girl Notes

About Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda is your friendly, neighborhood T2T head blogger.  She is in charge of bringing the blog awesome to Tots2Tweens on a daily basis!  She is a married mom to three cool Dudes (ages 3, 6, & 9) and one baby dog daughter.  In addition to making magic here on Tots2Tweens she also writes a pretty fan-freakin-tastic humor parenting blog called parenting BY dummies.   When she’s not bringing the pain online or chasing her Dudes up and down a field of some sort she is behind her camera capturing memories for gorgeous people with her Maryland photography business.  She also enjoys reality TV (she was even on a show once!), baked goodness, and watching other people take long walks on the beach.

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