My Savvy Source

Hey everyone.  As you know, I recently started blogging over at savvysource.com.  The site helps parents find preschools, activities to do in their local area, and provides a ton of parenting articles.

Today the My Savvy Source social networking site is officially launching (see the screenshot below).  This new feature includes homepages where you can share your child’s favorite books, toys, and gear, as well as your favorite spots within the city you live.  If you are looking to meet other parents nearby, there are city/metro-area specific groups for parents.  I am managing the San Francisco Bay Area group, for instance (send me an email if you would like a direct invitation to the group!).  Not only are these groups a great way to meet other parents, you can also get ideas about what to do with your kids (i.e. favorite kid-friendly restaurants) and upcoming events.

My Savvy Source

My Savvy Source

If you live in a more remote area that isn’t supported by a city-specific group, there are also age related groups, birth month groups, and groups for 20-, 30-, and 40-something aged parents.  You can see the groups I’ve joined in the screenshot.

Please go check out the site and explore what it has to offer!  I could use everyone’s help in making this a successful launch, so please join and invite your friends, co-workers, neighbors, family members, etc.!  Oh and don’t forget to friend me.  🙂

One Busy Ewokmama

I have so many things to talk about I don’t know where to start! I want to write about Jack’s 3rd birthday party in a post of its own (as soon as his dad sends me party pictures), so I won’t talk about that here. How about a general update? I apologize in advance if this is poorly written, and will explain more on why that might be toward the end.

First off, an update on potty training. After using the potty twice at home, Jack went to his dad’s for the weekend and refused to use the potty there. He has also refused to use it since returning home, although he uses it about four times a day at daycare. I think he is hitting a point where he is afraid of growing up (did anyone see Moxie’s post about this recently?) because in addition to refusing to use the potty here, he also insists that he is NOT 3 (he would like to remain 2.5) and NOT a big boy. So, yeah. It’s not a big deal for me, though. For now, he is peeing in the potty at daycare and that is awesome. I am just happy to have a decreased amount of diaper laundry to wash!

This week has been absolutely insane. I had some major things going on with both of my roles at work, and it is the last week of my first semester in school. As you can imagine, I was pulled in many different directions and burning the candle at ends I didn’t even know it had. Finally, all of my major projects came to a close yesterday, include the second of my final projects for school. The relief is so great I woke up ill today (hence my poorly organized writing). Oh joy.

In addition to my two roles at school and my venture into college, I have gone and gotten myself involved in yet another project to which I just couldn’t say no! That project is called Savvy Source, a website with which many of you are probably already familiar. For those of you who aren’t already acquainted with Savvy Source, it is a website aimed at parents of toddlers and preschoolers who are looking for information on preschools and activities in their area. I have been hired to write for the San Francisco City Guide portion of the site and assist with some new tools the Powers That Be are unveiling. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this, and urge you all to go over to the site now and check it out. It is fantastic!

As you can see, my life is just a tad crazy right now, but it’s a good crazy and I totally asked for all of it. I wish there was slightly less chaos, but I could not think of a single thing I’d want to give up right now. I am loving my (busy) life, which is good because I don’t think things will be slowing down any time soon!