Hello Again, MV Readers!

MomVesting Readers, how I've missed you! As you all know, I've been away for a few months. No, not playing hooky. I took this time off from writing for one huge yet tiny reason: getting to know my newborn baby girl. And let me tell you: she's a doll. She has a full head of straight dark hair that I can now put into pigtails. Her huge, pink chipmunk cheeks and large dark eyes give her a Gerber baby appearance. And she's begun to squeal, laugh and otherwise “talk” her way through her days of flirting with the ceiling fan, kicking like crazy and asking to snuggle.

As I've focused on this newfound wonder in my life, my visions of perfect parenthood have fizzled into a reality of sleepless nights and fog-headed days. Yet I wouldn't trade this mommyhood reality for the perfect, airbrushed parenthood showcased on TV shows. Television misses the mark on so many things, and in this parent life, it cannot capture the knock-you-off-your-feet love and adoration that I feel for my daughter. Now that is perfection.

Despite all the love and sleeplessness accosting my household, I do miss writing and connecting with you, MomVesting Readers. So now is the time to return to my MV duties with a newfound respect for and understanding of parents everywhere. I hope to add more topics to MomVesting, beginning with some baby-focused finance posts (because I now know how much babies truly do cost...and it ain't a dollar!).

So, without further adieu, I welcome you all to share in new MV topics as we continue to tackle topics of old, all focused on investing in family, friends, work, life...and oh, yeah, personal finance!

Also, it's Friday: time for Friday Round-Up! I could have listed hundreds of wonderful posts that I missed over the last few months, but I need to keep the list manageable. So here are a few of the more recent posts that caught my attention:

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter wrote:

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 13:55 Comment #: 1

So great to hear from you Christa. I am glad you are getting the chance to enjoy spending time with your daughter. That is so important.

Thanks a bunch for the inclusion this week. I really appreciate it.

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Christa Palm wrote:

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:09 Comment #: 2

Miss T, motherhood is wonderful. I love spending time with my newest addition to the family. You had a great article this week!

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Blog Post of the Week! by Sandy from Yes, I Am Cheap - The F wrote:

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:44 Comment #: 3

[...] girl, and two, we’re seeing her walking around the blog community again! She linked to us in her Hello Again MV Readers [...]

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