Mother’s Day and Puking: Maybe You Should Go Somewhere Else

Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a stomach virus! It started out with me telling Scott that I felt pregnant and ended up with me on the toilet in between trying to sleep all day. Which is EXACTLY like pregnancy except my virus will last for 2 days instead of 280! (Wow, my site really IS like birth control.)

To speed up my recovery, you should go visit me on these other great sites:

The Sacrifices I Make For My Children. At Least At Nap Time. On Richmondmom, I wrote about the ultimate sacrifice: blowing out my eardrums so my kid can sleep. (This is to be taken literally.) If you remember my tweet on it, you must read the whole story. Click here to visit!

Music To Breakup By. On Sluiter Nation, my friend Kate writes a great, down-to-Earth blog. And I got recruited to write a guest post so, of course, I wrote about music and breaking up. Because who can’t relate to listening to a song on repeat while sitting in a closet? Click here to visit!

From a career in pediatrics to SAHM and writer. My friend, Racheal of The Yogipreneur, interviewed six Mamapreneurs during the week leading up to Mother’s Day. And I was one! You can watch my story of going from an MD to a stay-at-hom mama to a writer. Click here to watch!

And last, but not least, I wrote two reviews on This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff:

  1. Kiboomu: I Don’t Know How to Pronounce It But I’d Still Buy a CD. Kibumoo has a ton of kids CDs, downloadable pictures to color and apps for iPhone, iPad, iPods.  I reviewed 3 Kibumoo iPhone apps, some I do NOT recommend buying, and an amazing CD that got my son to sit still for 30 minutes. Click here for more!
  2. Best Twitter Apps For iPhone. I did a boring vlog on my favorite iPhone Twitter apps. However, I wrote an intro so you can skip the vlog and at least know what to download to your phone. Click here to be bored and informed.

Thanks for support the people and sites who support me.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

18 thoughts to “Mother’s Day and Puking: Maybe You Should Go Somewhere Else”

  1. Ha ha, I had a tummy virus and pink eye on Mother’s Day. My youngest loves being able to say “I gave Mom pink eye for Mother’s Day.” This is in response to (what he considers) his schoolmates’ inane questions about what you got your Mom for Mother’s Day, what you got for Christmas, etc.

  2. No good. Hope you’re feeling better! Mother’s Day always feels like a stomach virus for me–not because I don’t like celebrating my mother (which I do) but because I don’t get to celebrate myself because I don’t have kids.

  3. You wrote all this while puking on Mother’s Day? I am impressed. Hope you feel better in time for Father’s Day. That’s always the more important holiday, anyway.

  4. I was going to say I would’ve LOVED to have hung out with you on Mother’s Day (I was in Richmond), but upon reading this, um… er… never mind. I have a weird phobia of stomach bugs. If I even hear that someone I know has one, I automatically start feeling ill. Paranoid? Yes. Psychosomatic? Absolutely. Just plain psycho? Quite possibly.

    Anyhoo, hope you’re feeling better. We’ll connect one of these days, I’m sure. Can’t wait to read all your good stuff!

  5. Ugh, it sucks that Mother’s Day was a flashback to the crappy part about the state that made you a mother. The good news is that I’m pretty sure you get to make your family hold a second Mother’s Day in your honor this year – one that you can fully enjoy. (hint hint Scott)

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