>> January 4, 2011
Being the self-titled midwife of the Connecting Now blog, I love to bounce the little six month old infant on my knee and smile with pride. Like my children and grandchildren, as the blog grew and developed I see traits from both sides of the family: looks, intellect, and personality. When they are first born people would say things like: "Oh how cute, she has her mother's nose." Or, "He's always gassy like his grandpa/uncle/______." (insert any male family member since we ladies never fart.) But as they grow, often those initial similarities morph into their own traits that help to make the little blessing their own individual being.
The beauty of being the midwife is similar to granparenthood. You get to enjoy the cute fun stuff and the pass the bundle of joy off to the parents when you're done with it. Back in the pioneer days, I imagine a midwife may show up to give bits of advice on nurturing in physical, spiritual, and emotional development and then leave the parents to finagle things on their own. That's sort of how I feel.
Today I have a FREE OFFER for the loyal readers of Connecting Now. For the next week I'm giving away free I ♥ Mik Chiks buttons you can proudly pin on your blog's side bar. Much like the "I Voted" stickers on election day, you can wear this button with patriotic pride (even if you're Canadian).
To receive your free button, follow these simple instructions (for the technically challenged) on how to copy and paste the code:
Find the button/scroll bar at the top of my sidebar.
- place your cursor in the scroll box below the button
- right click
- click on copy
- open a gadget window on your blog layout's sidebar
- scroll down until you see the gadget marked HTML/java script and select it.
- right click and then click paste
- a foreign language called HTML CODE should appear in the box.
- click save
- click view blog so you can see your FREE button on your blog.