I had a very hard time deciding who to rent my space to this week. I found all the bidders to have interesting content and I enjoyed them all. So how did I pick this weeks renter Ms Pajama Mama? With great difficulty!
My first thought was- ok, they are all great contenders, how do I pick? I wonder which blog is the youngest and could use more traffic? I mean- that’s why we are renting space on other sites and offering space to others isn’t it? Well, it turns out that all the sites that wanted to be my room-mate this week are fairly young. I think the oldest blog was 9 months old- started in May 2005, and the youngest just started up in February from all appearances.
I eventually decided on the Pajama Mama because she is promoting a wonderful cause in her latest post. She has three children – two of which happen to be affected by Down Syndrome . March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and this of course is the cause that she is promoting.
She discusses some of the ins and outs of caring for children with this special condition, including periods of self doubt as a mother. When I was growing up there was a much older boy with Down Syndrome on our street and he was always such a joy to be around. Very caring, funny, thoughtful. As a nurse I also know that people affected by Down Syndrome also tend to have ongoing- often serious medical problems. The Pajama mama may face some daunting times in the future, but she will also have a large amount of joy in her life by having adopted these two girls. So between her promotion of a good cause, and ongoing posts about her three children, fostering and adoption her site caught caught my eye as the one I would rent to this week. So go give my last renters site a visit and learn more about World Down Syndrome day as a result while you are there.
As is my tradition, I’ll give the other bidders a little love and mini-article:
Pupsickle is a site created by a woman living in the cold cold north- Fairbanks, Alaska to be exact! Some of her posts cover events that are specific to her area- such as the world ice art championship and weird weather, moose cookies, and other posts discuss her dancing poodle and her latest post on how her dog actually performs surgery on various objects. Visit her site to see some wonderful photos and read some interesting stories.
Vandelay industries – an eclectic site. Articles the latest movies and hot television shows- I’m not really big on tv show articles but I’ll read his articles of shows I don’t even watch because the writing is so humorous. Right now he’s in mourning for Tony from the Soprano’s and hoping that it just ain’t true! He also writes about general topics- such as why he just bought shampoo for the first time in over 3 years. Check out his list of “20 things that I don’t care about”. I’m surprised he didn’t get more comments for that one since I’m sure there are a number of people that either really care about or love some of the things that he doesn’t care about- or who would tend to agree with him. Go visit and see if you agree with his list or not and let him know why.
Taste the world – Great writing- some humorous posts that involve her latest PMS experience, adventures at the hair dressers. She’s had some interesting experiences too- read about her adventures in learning to fly a plane AND a helicopter. One cool lady I tell ya. Read her Dear John letter to Yahoo Hosting (March 11th), it’s hilarious. Gee- I’m still in her March posts and I could give praise to most of them. Go visit her site for yourself and see what I mean.
Whatchu tawkin bout – A very well written site. Her latest post is about teaching a large group of 8th graders (she’s a teacher of course) how to do the Hustle. Complete with the actual music if you choose. I want pictures of those lessons. Her dog has been diagnosed with cancer and she writes about that in some of her posts and about how she’s trying to give her beloved pet a quality life. There are a variety of topics to choose from – troubles with her hot tub, getting to travel for teachers conferences, in-law troubles … Find out what her “burning Itch” is by visiting her site.