Blogger Contest Finalist & NY Times Baby!

I’ve been smiling a lot in the last 24 hours.  Yesterday I found out I am a finalist in the annual Bloggers Idol contest, and today I have a parenting piece in the New York Times Motherlode Blog!  Sorry if it sounds boasty – I’m just very excited!

Next week the Blogging contest begins.  I’ll be updating with details and incessant begging for votes.  (What’s that I just heard?  Was that the sound of one big collective un-follow?)

In the meantime, here is the NY Times piece.


“But I hate going to their house. The other kids ignore me and it’s boring,” my 9-year-old complained when I told her we were going to a dinner party with my old high school friends and their families.

“I don’t care. It’s a family dinner and we go as a family,” I insisted.

“Then why doesn’t Chloe have to go?”

Hmm. I should have known that decision would come back to bite me.

Life was easier when my children were young and my husband and I could  (KEEP READING)

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12 comments on “Blogger Contest Finalist & NY Times Baby!
  1. Adry says:

    congrats \(“.”)/

  2. great congratulations Kristen and ya wish u all the best for the contest

  3. Hey, congrats! NY Times is a big deal. You deserve it — you’re a great writer.

  4. elainecanham says:

    Gosh, I’ve got four kids (two now left home) and I’ve given up counting the mistakes I’ve made, and am still making. Now I work on theory, that as long as I can look myself in the eye, and know that I’ve tried to be fair, even if it didn’t always work out for the best, then that’s all I can do. Just keep going.

  5. Congrats on the NYT piece — I’ve noted this for possible inclusion in a post or newsletter in the future. Do let us know if you’re published elsewhere, too!

  6. me come baby says:

    me come baby

    Very cool! This is a Blogger Contest Finalist & NY Times Baby! | Kristen Hansen Brakeman…, and I like Blogger Contest Finalist & NY Times Baby! | Kristen Hansen Brakeman.

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