Skip to main content

Prolific Parent Award: Sarah Adland, Growing and Doing Good Together

It's Awards season! No, I'm not talking about the Academy Awards. In fact, I watched almost no movies this past year, and I hated the ones I saw. Not that they were necessarily bad. A mom friend of mine informed me that pregnancy has that effect on movie viewing experiences.

Pregnancy and childbirth have been amazing, difficult, sometimes horrific, and always awe-inspiring. After a month as a first-time mom, I am affirmed in the opinion that parenting is greatly undervalued. It's hard work (on call 24 hours a day, on active duty every 2-4 hours around the clock; physically demanding; emotionally exhausting; no pay or expense account) and it's essential to the survival of the human race.

I think that's pretty epic.

So I have decided to start honoring parents who take good care of their children and also take the time to write, whether they craft novels, review books, or just post on their blogs every once in awhile.

To writing moms and dads, goddesses and gods of physical and mental fertility, this is my little offering.


Please feel free to snag this award and present it to any Prolific Parent that you know, too.


The first Prolific Parent I would like to honor is Sarah Adland, who posts at Growing! and Doing Good Together, a resource for families to better our world and learn through volunteering. Sarah has two beautiful daughters and a baby boy on the way. She also finds time to write creatively and even participate in NaNoWriMo.

Great job, Supermom Sarah! I love watching your girls grow up and looking forward to those later years with my daughter.

Comments

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Couldn't have come at a better time - as I'm nearing 6 months pregnant, feeling like the underside of a muddy boot due to a cold my little generously shared, and still in charge of two energetic, cabin fever-suffering girls.

    Phew.

    Love the award! And love your blog! Enjoy the next few weeks. Nux's feeding schedule will sloowly spread out (until she hits the 5 month growth spurt!).

    Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The hazards of raising children! I forgot to mention the barrage of pathogens on top of everything else. I hope you feel better soon!

    And I hope you are right about Nux's eating habits. She was in the 30th percentile for weight when she was born, and at her 1-month checkup she was in the 85th percentile. Grow, baby, grow!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A Bad Romance Starring Till Lindemann, Sophia Thomalla, Gavin Rossdale, Simone Thomalla, Sven Martinek, Andy LaPlegua, and Leila Lowfire

To misquote Gaga, "I don't speak German, but I can look at foreign tabloids and guess what's going on if you like."


I guess it would be more professional and ladylike for me to be above this sordid celebrity gossip, but I'm not. I'm so not.


So let's see if I've got this straight. From what I gather...


Metalgod Till Lindemann, 54, and model Sophia Thomalla, 27 (upper left) recently exited a five-year, on-off, opennish relationship, which began when Sophia's actress mother Simone (upper right, in the center) and Simone's then-lover (between her marriages to nubile young athletes) actor Sven Martinek (lower left, in the center), who is famous for his lead role in German TV show Der Clown (lower right) thought it would be cute to set Sophia up with their pal Till. Apparently, the 22-year-old Sophia was not repulsed at her parental figures setting her up with a drinking buddy significantly older than her mom, which absolutely makes sense when the d…

Ich Liebe Rammstein: Till

UPDATE: After purging his sillies on the side project LINDEMANN and participating in another Rammstein documentary video, Till has begun work on a seventh Rammstein album, estimated to be released in 2017 2018. 

October 2017 is the release date of a NatGeo photo book of Till's travels in the Yukon with Joey Kelly: Mein Gehasster Freund Yukon

Yukon Ho!

For fresh squeezed gossip juice, here's a bad (as in so good) romance. Till Lindemann
Till Lindemann is the only living human who could kick Chuck Norris's ass, but he doesn't, because they go on emo hunting trips together. The source of this fact, Urban Dictionary, also provides the following essential details: "Till Lindemann is the anthropomorphic personification of pure masculinity who invented the often-lethal dance move: The Till Hammer..." "He challenges the definition of masculine..." "Every German fertility clinic features a cardboard cutout of Till Lindemann choking a shark with one hand, …

The Transformation Chase

The transformation chase is my favorite thread that binds ancient myth, folk traditions, and modern fiction. In a transformation chase, hunters and prey alternate changing their identities--not just who they are but what they are--to either connect or protect.

In ancient Greco-Roman myths, many personal transformations were singular, magical, and transhuman. Zeus changed into animals and objects to mate with women, usually by force. Daphne changed into a tree to prevent Apollo from doing the same to her (pictured above). In fairy tales and other folk traditions, characters undergo magical changes to escape imprisonment, rape, death, and cannibalization. Sequences of magical change include the transformation chase, the obstacle chase, and the series of transformations meant to break a hold on the changer's body (as in "Tam Lin" or "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"). In my favorite of these, the transformation chase, the pursuer and the pursued transform al…