Sunday, April 06, 2008

Behind the screen

You might wonder what mom bloggers talk about when they sit around a table in real life.

Pretty much what we write about online, only with a heavy dose of tech chat.

Busymom, Mrs. Fussypants, Jordana, Michelle and I discussed everything from grammar spam to loading a dishwasher the right way. Perhaps we didn't jet off to any all-expenses-paid blog trips, but I think having a local group of blogging buddies is even better.

Of course, it wasn't all gossip about Google searches and our favorite blogs.

With 4 pregnant ladies around the table, we soon found the common ground of women everywhere: birthin' babies.

Ah, mom blogging. You gotta love it.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute!! Five ladies sitting around a table, four pregnant - so which one of you is NOT pregnant. Just tell us that and we'll figure the difference.
:)
Mrs. L.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Meredith? Trying to tell us something, honey? :>

Mod Girl said...

Hmmmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

Meredith, is this an announcement or something? I only know of 2 of the others who are pregnant...

crossing fingers,

deb meyers

Sandy said...

Sounds like a great time!
I love it - loading the d/w correctly! That's a topic of discussion in our home!

Happy Monday Meredith!

Michelle Smiles said...

I'll own up to being one of the pregnant ladies at the table...but the others can speak for themselves.

My hubby asked what we chatted about for so long...as I started to list the various topics, his eyes started to glaze over. I think he was sorry he asked. Hehe.

I always enjoy our dinners!

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Just wanted to casually mention that Meredith's Frugal Hacks post is up... :)

Kacie said...

Congrats! Glad to hear! When are you due?

artgirlATL said...

Sounds like some great deals. Those bird prints are fab!

Ellen said...

Is one of those ladies you? =)

3beansalad said...

Congrats!!

Rebekka said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless your pregnancy and new addition. So happy for you and your DH and the little ones.
Vicky

stephanie said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you. :)

April said...

CONGRATS!!! What happy news for your family! May you have a very healthy and safe pregnancy.

Busy Mom said...

Dude. It is so not me, so y'all will have to use process of elimination.

Heather W. said...

Congratulations, Meredith!

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Congratulations!!

Kim said...

Well, Busy Mom has confessed it's not her, so congratulations, Meredith!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When's the big day??

laurel said...

Congratulations, Meredith!! That is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

If, indeed, this is true, congratulations! Please confirm! Also, would you not need that 2nd car this summer with a small child, a toddler and another one on the way? When I was pregnant, the thought of being anywhere not air conditioned (ie walking to store, etc.)was too exhausting to even think about!

Valerie said...

Congratulations, Meredith! May God continue to bless your beautiful family.

Barb said...

What exciting news! And, honestly, you never know what God has in store. I had my first son at age 28, then a miscarriage when he was 4 and couldn't get pregnant again until he turned 7. Then we've had 4 in quick succession with the most recent one being due May 1 and I just turned 40 in February.

My most frugal advice for being pregnant is to use this time to plan ahead.

Tubo Family said...

Thank goodness someone else spelled out or else I would have missed the clue. Congratulations Meredith! Here's a healthy, easy pregnancy with more of the same for labor & delivery. Can't wait to see if Elise is going to be surrounded by brothers or if Andrew is going to have two little sisters.

Baleboosteh said...

Oh Meredith, what glorious news! Many, many congratulations.
Michelle

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations, Meredith. So happy for you!:-)

Amy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Are you expecting??? I hope you aren't leading us on. Congrats! I wish I had a community of bloggers in my area. I have only found two in Indiana. Chicago is the closest that anyone is to me so I am jealous that you have that wonderful sense of community within your area. I wish I could live there too!

Shannon@Idylwild said...

I second Amy's wish - wouldn't it be great if we all had other mommy bloggers nearby?

christyhulsey said...

mommy bloggers are the best!

Anonymous said...

Well, if you aren't pregnant, everyone's going to feel pretty silly. And if you are, just let us know already! I'm so not good at guessing games.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Meredith - In light of number three (yeah!) coming along I thought you might get a kick out of the article I wrote about today. Here's the link to my post.
http://idylwild.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-cant-decide-if-this-is-scary-or.html

Meredith said...

I'm just now getting back to the computer--contrary to what you may believe, I don't sit here typing all day!!!

I am expecting another child. As Shannon said, you can read all about it at my Frugal Hacks post today about saving money during pregnancy:

http://frugalhacks.com/?p=542

Anonymous said...

Now any car you have must accommodate 2 baby carseats and a booster seat (or whatever you call the seats that kids must use until 7 or 8). I don't have little ones so don't know if 3 carseats will fit into an ordinary backseat. Is that going to be an issue?

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Julie

SK and Family said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!
:)Kat

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Congrats, Meredith! Glad I saw this one, that's wonderful and how fun to live in the same city with lots of other mom bloggers. I just met up with one of my online blog friends who I've known for years last week in FL & it was a blast.

Rhoda

Karen said...

Congratulations to you & your family, Meredith! Fill us in on all the routine info... due date, how you're feeling, etc, etc....

Mama Squirrel said...

Best wishes, Meredith!

Anonymous said...

Meredith, I am so happy for you. Congratulations to your family. That is wonderful news. I hope it is a blissful pregnancy. Roxie

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Congrats! Wow!

And as always, I'm so jealous of your local blogging buddies. . .

Wendy said...

Oh congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Gina said...

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you! Such wonderful news. I wish you all the best.

Miss G said...

Meredith! Praise God for this special blessing in your lives! I am so, so very happy for you! I am just bursting with thankfulness to God for giving you this blessing and I pray for a healthy and safe pregnancy! Kelly

TracyMichele said...

MEREDITH! CONGRATS!!! Oh MAN I am going to kick myself for missing last night! No, wait. I'm going to kick Hubs for not getting home on time. ERG.

I am THRILLED for you and will be praying for you and the new little one!!!

Sarah Schreffler said...

Most cars will hold some combination of three car seats. It's just a matter of testing it out until you find what works.

Check out http://www.car-seat.org for a bunch of people that really know what they are talking about whgen it comes to car seats. A lot of them have puzzled out three-seat situations, multiple times (There are a lot of techs on the boards)

livelaughlove95 said...

What happy news! Congratulations!

Malia

Cyndi Lewis said...

Yeah! Meredith! Congrats! Some of your past comments make sense now! Welcome to the preggy club! When is your due date. Mine is October 30.

Anonymous said...

Meredith,

what wonderful happy glorious news for you and your family! May you continue to be so very blessed as you await the new bundle of joy.
Jamie

thehomespunheart said...

Yay! What happy news! Hope you are feeling well these days!

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