Let me start by saying NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON PREDICTED THE FINAL FOUR. There have been upsets and surprises all over the place. So. Monday's giveaway of a handmade customized stroller blanket from Butterscotch Blankees is wide open. Just comment below the opening post to enter, if you haven't done so already.

Also, many of you have been inquiring about The Next Evil Baby Glare-Off. The answer is— I will do it again but not any time soon. HOWEVER. If you'd like an early start, post your baby's best evil glare (make sure you include their first name) on the wall of the Mommy Shorts facebook fanpage. I'm starting an album called "Evil Baby Glare-Off Contenders 2012".

Next, I am going to pay tribute to a few favorites who were prematurally dismissed.

The first is Miles. Miles found the glare-off because his mom submitted his picture to as Chucky.


Pretty convincing, no? I thought so too. BUT. I'd like to submit another picture for Chucky consideration. Remember Lil' D who lost to Chelsea back in the first round? I think she might have Miles beat.


For those new around here, is my other site. It works in conjunction with Mommy Shorts to suck up all the free time I should be spending with family and friends. Check it out, rate the lookalikes and submit your own kid.

The next contestant I'd like to talk about is Mikey. Mikey lost last round but his mom made the excellent point that his full uncropped picture might have given him the necessary edge.

I agree. Nothing makes me happier than evil mixed with Elmo.

Lastly, before I get to today's vote, I want to give a shout-out to Lucie whose birthday was yesterday.

Happy Birthday, Lucie!!!

Lucie says "Thank you to everyone for giving me the gift of ADVANCING TO THE NEXT ROUND".


It's time to decide which evil babies make it into THE FINALS.




Thank you to Brianne and Kelley for their "evil baby questions". If you'd like to add more for consideration for THE FINALS, do it below Tuesday's post.




Today I've got an AMAZING giveaway from family photographer Jenny Sherouse (check out her portfolio here). Jenny is giving away one family photo session worth $200 to a Mommy Shorts fan in or around New York City.

Jenny's pictures are gorgeous (as you can see below) and Mike, Mazzy and I will be getting photographed by her next week.


The $200 package includes 1 1/2 hours of shooting at the location of your choosing (travel outside of Manhattan may incur a fee) as well as a private online gallery from which you can order prints, digital files and albums.

Just make sure your kid is in a good spirits the day of shooting. Unless, of course, your kid is Mikey and even the loving presence of Grandma can't wipe the evil off his face.



1) You must be a Mommy Shorts Facebook Fan to enter. If you are not one already, you can become one by clicking "Like" on the facebook widget on my right sidebar or by clicking here.

2) Answer this question in the comment section below: Which kid are you most shocked didn't make the final four? Please indicate if you can come to NYC for a photo session by writing "NYC" at the beginning of your comment.

3) This is not required BUT— please spread the word of the Evil Baby Glare-Off. Post a link on your facebook page, click "like" underneath the post, tweet about it, tell your yoga instructor, whatever. Just because that would be AWESOME.

All giveaway winners will be announced on Monday October 17th, along with the winner of the glare-off.