The Two Loons are partying… Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

We’re breaking out the champagne (actually, it’s sparkling white grape juice), getting dressed in our finest party dresses (actually, just our best pajamas) and slipping into those dangerously sexy stiletto heels (ok, ok, fuzzy slippers) and attending our very first blog party! First we had to figure out just what the heck a blog party was but once we got educated we were ready for fun. The only problem is that a blog party is very similar to what we do for work during the day — sitting in front of a computer. But Pam and Kae are not party poopers so we’re diving right into the new high-tech way that mommy bloggers go wild without ever leaving the house and still get the clothes into the washer, the kids fed and bathed, check homework and put dirty dishes in the dishwasher… but we’re still going to do our hair, put on some lipstick and wear our best pajamas — the ones we only wear for those sleepy-eyed pictures on Christmas morning. Let’s get this party started!The Bird

Who are the Two Loons? As new guests to the blog party we should use our manners and properly introduce ourselves. We’re two friends who for some insane reason, thought it would be a good idea to publicly humiliate ourselves by writing a book about our most embarrassing motherhood moments. Our book, Cookies For Dinner, was written with the intent of helping other moms feel as if they weren’t alone on this wild ride.Cookies for Dinner

As you enter into motherhood you have dreams of holding your precious baby in your arms. No one tells you that your breasts will be treated like a fast food take-out window or that a ravenous infant can create more suction than industrial-grade vacuum cleaners. And what about potty training? Other books give all kinds of “perfect” advice but the truth is that jumping off the cliff into potty training makes you realize you didn’t truly appreciate those diaper years. Once you begin potty training, a toddler’s bottom is just a loaded gun, ready to fire in whatever direction it happens to be pointing. But perhaps our take on motherhood is a little askew… but what do you expect from one mom who went into labor with her first child four months after her soon-to-be ex-husband moved out to live with his girlfriend and precisely the morning that she was having her house tented for ticks… yes, ticks. The other Loon became a mother through adoption at the age of 47, which also happened to be the time she went through menopause and was fighting the hormonal war by opening and closing every window in the house every two minutes while crying over cereal commercials.Chicken Pox Island

Ahh yes, motherhood. It’s messy, gross, joyful, emotional, smelly, funny, frustrating, exhausting, uplifting, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

To read more from the Two Loons, check out our book Cookies For Dinner. It’s available through online retailers such as Amazon, as well as at your favorite local bookstore and here at our website.

Cookies for Dinner





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47 Responses »

  1. You had me at “Two Loons and a Book”. Nice to meet you from the blog party!

  2. Thanks for visiting! Wow, I am loving your blog. Very cute. I’ll check your book out :)

  3. You guys are hilarous! I’m glad I stopped by! Ultimate Blog Party!

  4. You guys are hysterical!! Not much makes me laugh out loud at 5:30 in the morning! I found you through Ultimate Blog Party! I’m for sure am going to check out your book! :)

  5. You are a hoot!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are creative – creatively hilarious which I’m so not funny but always want to be ! So we can learn from each other :) plus I want to know all about your book! :) Michelle

  6. I love your party post introduction! Nice to meet you!

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog and toons are awesome. Motherhood seems and feels like real fun here. ) Great to meet you!

  8. The book looks delightful! Visiting from the party bus :)

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog from UBP! I thought I would follow you back to your blog to see what I am missing out on. I was glad to find out what this blog party was all about, too! Your blog looks fun, you have a new member!

  10. Hi ladies – I am glad to have come across your blog thanks to the UBP. It’s always nice to see other loony mothers out there! Cheers to that!

  11. I couldn’t resist stopping by a blog called Two Loons and a Book. Great blog, can’t wait to read more. Thanks for commenting on my UBP post, as well. I hope your week is off to a great start.

  12. This is awesome:) I love your blog and I am about to get your book! Thank you for adding humor and good energy to the Ultimate Blog Party!!!

  13. So excited to hear you’ve written a book! Yay for ya’ll!

  14. About to embark on motherhood the second time around in a couple of weeks! Thanks for the reality check!

  15. Hi loons! Your blog and your tone is so much fun! I’m excited to read more! Btw, I’m nursing my newborn right now, and hello! your descriptions of breastfeeding are right on. :)

    • Erica, LOL. Thanks for visiting. You’ll get through the breastfeeding battle and in no time at all will be facing the potty training battle.

  16. oh a book I really could have used a few years back—I like Mom’s who keep it real. I ever so thankful to one Mom shared on tips she found–Bring along a nice hand lotion for your DH to rub on he’s arm during labor— super tip.

  17. Found you on UBP13; looks like a super fun blog! :)

  18. Oh my I absolutely love your comic strip like theme! dropping by for some UBP fun.

  19. You two are hilarious, and what a backdrop story you have! Love all of your illustrations too. Congrats on the book, and wishing you many sales!!

  20. Hi there! Love the post. Stopping by from Voiceboks!

  21. I haven’t heard of a blog party before thank you for sharing. I have attended several twitter parties and they are alot of fun and you can learn alot.

  22. Thanks for fake partying with me over at Tales from the Motherhood. Sounds like we have a lot of common and our perspectives on parenting are similar :) Congrats on your book – I wish you all the best. And this – so true. “Ahh yes, motherhood. It’s messy, gross, joyful, emotional, smelly, funny, frustrating, exhausting, uplifting, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

  23. You two seem like you’d be a blast at parties. I’m enjoying visiting your site; thanks for visiting me last week.

  24. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.

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