Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Pat Mills

Gretchen, your blog is great and I am enjoying it. Almost like having you right here telling me about Jude. What a great little guy.
You have read more children's books than almost anyone that I know...maybe you should write an "Adventures with Jude"... sound good to you? You already have great pictures...don't need an illustrator!


To Camp Mama/Gretchen:

My name is Brian and I work for the Sears Cares escalations team. I am very sorry that you are experiencing these issues with your washer and the service that is needed and we would like help with this situation. We are a single point of contact for escalated concerns which means we step into a situation and handle it start to finish with one Case Manager. At your convenience, please contact my office at so that we can get this issue resolved. Please provide a contact phone number and the phone number the washer was purchased under (if different than the contact phone number) and we will call you directly. In addition, please provide the screen name (Camp Mama/Gretchen) for reference to this issue, and we do look forward to talking to you soon.

Thank you,

Brian J.
Senior Case Manager
Sears Cares

paige viharo

so tickled to find this..thanks for the beautiful xmas card with jude....we miss you. we love you....paige


I was trying to tell my daughter the other day, about singing Panis Angelicus in choir as a kid. It still makes shivers go up and down my spine, just thinking of it.


Can't find the one that mentions giving up things for Lent. Where is it?
Your blog is really quite well done.


Hi Gretchen,

I just discovered you from (I hate to say it) the long ago Seinfeld episode you did. Lol. You're very intriguing and I look forward to reading your blog.

Mike from Tennessee.

Sigrid Rogowski

I enjoyed reading a few things about me.You have such a great attitute.I will be back to read more about your blog and life.


Hi Gretchen,

We represent a national daily deal site who is just starting in LA who is offering some great deals for your readers. Can you please contact me to discuss?

Alex Barrett

Hello Gretchen,
My name is Alex, and I work for a company that has two theaters and 12 shows on the strip, in the V Theater and the Saxe Theater. We're looking to partner with blogs and websites in our new Affiliate Program. I am interested in advertising on your site. I can offer you free show tickets to see our shows and I ask that you write your reviews about them on your blog. I also have a kick back program that will pay you, should you want to create a page on your site with our show information on it, and any sales generated from your site will pay you using a specific coupon code. If this is something that interests you, please contact me and we can go over the details. I look forward to hearing back soon. Thanks for your time and have a great day!


Alex Barrett
Social Engineer
David Saxe Productions
702.243.9820 ext.234

Janice Adcock

Stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago and am enjoying it as well as the Spin Cyclers. Here is my fall blog. Hope you enjoy.

The Meaning of Me

Found your blog over at Mama Kat's - you posted right ahead of me. Love your blog! It has kept me up way too late tonight...


Just found your blog over at Mama's Losin' It!! and just wanted to say hello. I'm 43 and pregnant. I mention that because I liked reading that you had yours at 42. Now I'm not feeling so bad that I, too, am always tired. Oh wait, I meant to say that I, too, am ALWAYS TIRED! There. That's better.
Katrina :)
They All Call Me Mom

Tracy Rose


Healthline is interested in contributing a guest post to We would be open to contributing any blog that would be of interest to your readers. Healthline bloggers have been featured on a variety of sites including:

Washington Times:
Natural News:

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Warm Regards,

Naela D. Lindsay

My name is Naela and I am a casting coordinator on a new piloted season of a show called, "Trust Me Im a Game Show Host" for TBS.

I was just up late doing a little research and getting caught up on work for tomorrow and I came across your Blog!

We are currently searching for Moms & Bloggers to come into our offices to do the on camera audition. I found your Blog and I think you would be great for a Family Friend Game Show!!!

We are located in Los Angeles/Culver City near Culver City Studios.

If you are interested and close, we would love to see you.
If not, we would love it if you could pass it along to others you know in the Los Angeles area who would be great on a Family Friendly Game Show!!!

Another department I know is also casting for a new season of the HUB's show, "Family Game Night". You can Youtube the show to see more about it. If you are interested in that show, please Email Conan & Matt for more information Subject: Family Game Night - Referred by Naela

I am attaching a PDF of "Trust Me Im a Game Show Host" for more information on that show now though.

Thank you for passing it along to all the amazing people you know.
Hope to hear from you soon though!

Casting Coordinator @ Zoo Productions/Venertainment Productions
"Trust Me Im a Game Show Host"

Just found your blog recently. I loved hearing about your having your first child at age 42. I just turned 39, and I'm wondering if having kids is still even a possibility for me. Of course, I should probably find a husband first. :)


Target has boxed wine? Sadly, not in Minnesota.

harvey sid fisher

Hello G,
Thank you for the ink.

All 12 Astrology Songs Samples - in one video clip (over 1,000,000 views)


I thought your grandparents picture was awesome. I re-touched it for you.

Caldwell Cyndi

Found one!


Hi Gretchen,

I hope this finds you doing well. So in December we released a new app, Obaby ( We think it's awesome. :) Would you like to try it out? If so, I'll send you a code for a free download. Please just let me know. Thanks!


Aaron Marshall | CEO/Designer
Over | +27 (71) 484-1162

James H

Happy Friday! I wanted to share this amazing opportunity with you and your followers.

Rush Casting for ALL Types of LA Moms

Major US family brand is seeking real mothers and their child(ren) in the LA area. We are looking for moms comfortable around a celebrity that can engage in meaningful conversation about their children. Do you want to share your experience or opinion about parenting? Do you need help solving a parenting challenge? Does your life revolve around your child’s well-being? Send us an email to apply and for more information!

Please email with the following:
- Name
- Location
- Occupation
- Child / Children’s Name(s) & Age(s)
- Photo of Mom, Child(ren), and all together
- Short paragraph about yourself and child
- Short description of any parenting issues you are passionate or outspoken about.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


Grab My Spin Button (doesn't that sound dirty?)

  • Second Blooming

    Share your spin!
    Highlight the code.
    Copy to your HTML.
    Et voila! Linked!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow secondblooming on Twitter
Second Blooming on Facebook
Related Posts with Thumbnails