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Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Site is Moving To Wordpress!

I am moving this site to Wordpress! All should just be redirected to my new site, but if anyone has a problem getting new site address is A Mom Having Fun.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We had an awesome one. 

We host every year, which is nice since then we can have my family and my husbands family over at the same time!  We both have small families so it's great to combine the two.  This year, however it was smaller then ever.  My sister, her husband and 3 sons were not able to come this year.  Their household has been battling Strep for the past two weeks.  Their middle son was finally fever free today, but with having had a fever the whole week was not up to being out.

My brother-in-law did come over to drop off the sweet potatoes they were supposed to bring for dinner.  He left with containers of Thanksgiving food for them to eat at their house then!  I am glad that they were at least able to have their own little Thanksgiving together.

My goal this year was to have a moist turkey.  It seems every year no matter what we try, I am unable to have a turkey that is not dry.  I found this recipe yesterday and tried it out today.  It turned out REALLY good!  I also went one step further by injecting butter into the legs and breast!  I know everyone says the deep fryer works, but we have one and to be honest I've never really been very impressed.  Everyone commented on how good the turkey was this year so I think it was success.

I am so Thankful for this wonderful family that God has blessed me with, I never cease to be amazed by them. 

(I was going to try to take the day off from working today - but I think I'm going to get just a little bit in!)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Important News About GFC

Google has announced that as of March 2012, there will be discontinuing Google Friend Connect (GFC)!  I have a lot of people in my GFC, I'm a little worried about what will happen to all the people listed there.

Here is the post from the Official Google Blog:  More Spring Cleaning Out of Season.  It really just states that GFC did not pan out as they had hoped it would and that they encourage sites to start using the Google+ to bring their community of followers there instead of GFC.

I would encourage all bloggers to start having your followers connect to Google+ instead of GFC.  If you are a follower of mine, and would like to continue :-) please connect to me through Google+ so I can start some preventative stuff now.

I have set everything up on Google+, but honestly have not had a whole lot of time to play with it too much. It does seem a little similar to Facebook though, at least in being able to connect to people. Although, it is very unique too. You can connect with people, but put them in different categories. This allows you push different information to different groups of people.

So this is where it got a little confusing for me. There is a Google+ Page and a Google+ Profile. When I initially set up my profile I connected with a few people and was immediately getting their streams - posts from their websites. It took me awhile to realize that I have to create a Google+ Page for each of my websites and that those would be where my will posts feed through.

I'll be curious when I post this if it streams only through my A Mom Having Fun Google+ Page or if it goes through my "Page" and my Google+ Profile.

Hmmm, there are a LOT of blogs I follow too - I guess I will have to start changing the way I follow them as well! :-( Time to start going through my GFC and see who I follow and make sure that I change over to Google+, if they have it set up.

Another thing to add to our already crazy, busy lives - right?! I hope in the long run though, it is of more value to everyone.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Win A Kindle Fire - Enter Contest!

The rules are super easy to join this contest - and it allows you the chance to win a Kindle Fire.  All you have to do is sign up for the free blogger program at Zuuzs, place a post about Zuuzs on your blog, email to confirm your post and invite followers by using your own Zuuzs personal URL. 

Act fast though, you only have until Midnight on November 16 to join!  Click here to join!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Looking To Earn An Income Blogging?

The Online Class: Profitable Blogging for BeginnersBlogelina is a wealth of information! I took the 4 week course with her quite a while ago for $ it included a whole year of site hosting at Go Daddy!  It's a great way to learn from the pro, in an interactive format, on what you should and should not be doing to earn an income from blogging.

If you aren't interested in a 4 week course?  She now offers a
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Having Fun Blog Hop ~#25

Welcome to the Having Fun Blog Hop! This hop has been created by A Mom Having Fun. Thank you, in advance, for joining my new weekly hop! I hope you have "fun"! :-)

The rules are simple:

  1. Follow A Mom Having Fun via Google Friend Connect.
  2. Leave a comment if you are a new follower so I can follow back.
  3. Link up your blog every week, and follow as many blogs as you want!
You don't have to post the above Having Fun Blog Hop button, but it would be greatly appreciated and would help spread the word about this hop.  :-)

For those of you who have participated in this hop in the past, you may have noticed a new design to my blog!  I also design blogs and websites for a living and finally got around to redesigning this site.  There are still some elements I need to add (and change), as well as some touch ups here and there!

Thursday Blog Hopin'!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Has Everyone Recovered From "Falling" Back An Hour?

So I honestly thought I had the system beat!  Well, it back-fired on me.  :(

Every other year I've kept the kids up a little later to make up for the adjustment for falling back an hour and it's actually worked (in the past)!  I actually made the mistake of keep them up a little later then I had intended.  Since at the time they were being so good, I thought it would be a good idea to take a quick shower.  It was a very busy day and it had not been an option earlier. I was up pretty late that night - 1:30 am getting work done.  I have a tendency to stay up much later then I should, but that seems to be the time I can get the most work done for my blog/web design business.

The morning came a lot sooner then I had anticipated, Anna showed up in my bedroom the next morning at what I thought was about 7:40 am.  Rather early for her, usually she is an 8 am gal.  Megan was sleeping with me since Rob is at the Fire Department so she woke up too.  We came downstairs at "8 am", only to find out it was really 7 am.  I forgot to change the clock Anna really woke up at 6:40 am. Ethan showed up downstairs at 7:40 am - he is usually an 8:30 am/9:00 am guy.

We had a pretty rough morning and evening - but survived.  It did take a couple days though for the kids to really adjust to the time change.  Amazing how just a one hour difference can have such an impact!
Also, for anyone interested, I do have a couple of Superpoints Network invitation available.  You can join by invitation only.  I am posting the invite below, if anyone else wants one just leave a comment with your email address and I will get more invitations!

Have a great day!