Sundays with Gage – Mommy & Me

At the beginning of October Gage and I started attending a Mommy & Me class at the chabad down the street.  We aren’t Jewish but I heard nothing but great things about the kids classes so we signed up.  The class is and hour and a half weekly for 10 weeks.  By the end, the moms will be completely transitioned out of the class and in January he can start going by himself twice a week for two hours.

Gage is not one to stand or sit around, constant motion being more his preference, and he really doesn’t listen very well to direction.  So, it’s no surprise that I was skeptical about him being able to handle anything class-like.  I am nothing short of amazed at what his teacher has been able to accomplish in four weeks.  It’s true that there have been no miracles, but I love watching him grow every week.

There is lots of playtime, some art time, snacks, and circle time.  Gage hasn’t really warmed to the art time yet, but he is johnny-on-the-spot at snack time.  There are only 6 kids with moms so it’s nice to be able to talk with them every week.  Now that we know each other we seem to run into each other often and we just had a great playdate with one of his new friends, Lily.  I am loving watching my little guy grow into a bigger boy every week.

Last day of Armchair BEA – Ask the Experts

This week has flown by and I’ve logged extra hours of blog hopping due to the awesomeness that is Armchair BEA.  The last topic is about offering expert advice and/or asking the experts for advise.  I’ll do both.

I have been at this blogging thing for 4 1/2 years and still I’m not qualified to consider myself an expert at anything.  What I will offer is that trying new things, whether they be a new feature or a new meme, will invigorate you and keep things fresh.  And keeping things fresh is good for you, your readers, and potential readers.  I’ve tried many features and quite a few have become permanent fixtures on the blog.  There have also been things that have fallen by the wayside and that’s okay.  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.  This is supposed to be fun!

Now for my question.

What are the benefits/advantages to switching to a self-hosting blog?  I know I can do this through WordPress for a small yearly fee, but I haven’t felt the need yet. Keep in mind I am fairly clueless about the design and coding.  Someday I would like to have the time to change that, but it’s not going to happen now.

Want to visit the other Armchair experts, click here.

And just for all of you Armchairers who may have missed my quiz on Tuesday, I’m giving away a $15 B&N giftcard to one random participant.  I’m leaving it open until tomorrow at noon.  I hope you’ll give it a shot.  Quiz here.

It’s been a fun week meeting everyone 🙂