A lot has been happening at Mommy Shorts since the beginning of the year. I'm gonna be honest. I'm a little overwhelmed. So overwhelmed I forgot to announce the winners of the Striped Shirt Giveaway. The winners (picked at random) are Leslie A, Andrea M and Breenah. Congrats! Email me to claim your prize.

I also wanted to thank you all for being so supportive of my new Babble gig (today I'm featuring twenty kids from the Baby Bowl with captions).

I'm really trying to make sure Mommy Shorts stays the same regardless of where ever else I'm posting. That being said, I'm also a little worried about oversaturating the interweb. I don't want you guys to get sick of me!

SIDE NOTE: Anybody watch the Bachelor? Do you notice that every contestant on there uses the phrase "that being said" as if it's the only way to get from one sentence to another? I blame Brad Womack. He was the biggest offender. But they all do it. If you haven't noticed, you will now.

Speaking of oversaturating the interweb, you may or may not be wondering why I haven't done the Mommy Shorts Show in a few weeks. That's because I STILL DON'T HAVE MY VOICE BACK. Or, more accurately, I have a voice back but it sounds like Peter Brady going through puberty crossed with a frog. Hopefully, I'll be back to my old video-churning self soon.

Alright. I'm gonna do an old school Mommy Shorts thing that I haven't done in awhile. I'm gonna go a recap rundown…

What else happened since the beginning of the new year besides me trying unsuccessfully to convince Mike that my new voice is sexy?

I called the cops on my dry cleaner

• Mazzy resolved to stop licking random glass surfaces in 2012

• An iPad app mocked me and mothers everywhere (the iPad app apologized in the comment section)

• The mean Dance Moms lady yelled at us

• I asked Beyonce to redecorate my pediatrician's office

• Mazzy brushed her teeth for an eternity

• Toddlers put stickers on a wall and called it art

• Suri Cruise started the Blue Ivy backlash

Mazzy got eaten by the television

I got puked on in the car


• Toddlerhood was illustrated by a bunch of stolen fancy charts

Over on Babble I talked about Mazzy's YouTube addiction, wrote a peace treaty for the Mommy Wars, explained the seven stages of speech development and gave a photo slideshow on a day in the life of a freelancing mom.

I know. It's a lot.

Screen shot 2012-01-19 at 10.51.35 PMBefore I go, I want to give one more shout-out to the Baby Bowl. As I mentioned, I'm featuring 20 of the contestants on Babble today.

At left are the four photos that currently stand the best odds of winning based on their teams still competing in the play-offs and their number of facebook likes. 

But don't forget that two more kids will be picked to compete against eachother regardless of how their team finished the season. 

This will all go down on February 5th, the day of the Super Bowl.

Both winners will receive an official NFL toddler-sized jersey from the team of their choosing. You can still enter a photo on the wall of the Mommy Shorts fanpage and vote for your favorites in The Road to the Baby Bowl album.

I think that's it. 

Have an awesome weekend. I will be working. And then catching a 5pm train to meet Mike and Mazzy on Long Island for my mother-in-law's birthday party.

At least I stand less of a chance of getting puked on if I'm riding public transportation by myself.

Except if the Giants win.

Then I'm screwed.

— Mommy Shorts