3 messages from Eli

The strangest thing happened today. Eli’s just 8 months old, yet he’s started to meme. Does your baby meme? Oh. Uh, well, every child develops differently, so don’t feel bad or anything.

Here are 3 things Eli relayed:

1.
why u buggin

2.
Tell me again

3.
You funny

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A Mary Kay makeover in noir, part 1 – plus Moby Wrap giveaway

Hello! This dark, strange trip into the hard-boiled world of Mary Kay makeovers doubles as a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Hey, I never said I was normal. This is the first in a three-part series.

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Please vote for my makeover in the Mary Kay One Woman makeover contest. You can vote up to five times a day through May 28. If I get the vote, Mary Kay will donate $5,000 to the CF Foundation for cystic fibrosis research that will help save my son Eli’s life.

Vote for me, fund lifesaving research to help Eli

Here’s the link. Start voting, start sharing, and enjoy my strange detour to a new genre: Mary Kay noir.

Moby giveaway
(UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED 5/28)

This is a moss Moby.
This is a moss Moby.
In addition, I’ve tied my vote campaign to a fun giveaway – a free Moby wrap thanks to Moby Wrap, a company run by some together California hippies. The free wrap is moss green. It’s a cozy, comfy baby carrier that retails for about $50. Wee bbs love it and parents get their hands back! The contest is limited to US residents only.

Find the details on the giveaway and for my story, A Mary Kay makeover in noir, part 1, below the jump:

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Moby wrap giveaway – but first, reader poll: Moss or neutral?

UPDATE: 5/ 17: Moss is declared the winner!

This is a week of good news.

Moby wrap – maker of a very cozy and lovely baby carrier I used with Laila and now with Eli – has agreed to do a giveaway with This is Eli in honor of CF awareness. And also, in honor of giving moms and dads something nice that makes life a little easier – and better!

One lucky reader will get a free Moby wrap! I’ll work out the details of the contest quite soon, but

Moby wrap has agreed to do a giveaway with This is Eli. First, I need to decide: should the winner get moss or neutral?
Moby wrap has agreed to do a giveaway with This is Eli. First, I need to decide: should the winner get moss or neutral?
first, I need to tell the company if the winner should get a moss or a neutral -colored wrap.

I can’t decide.

I’m torn.

Will you help?

Check out the options and take my poll (Hard to see but put the mouse over the question below, click and you will be directed to the poll website to vote).