Inspired by my fellow Community Keynote (holy crap!) speakers Angela and Schmutzie. A few things you may need to know before ever hanging out with me. You know, in large social gatherings and stuff. Maybe even one in San Fransisco. Or in Indiana, or even Utah. I’m not picky.

1. I am not the moosh. the moosh is my kid. I am Casey. Nice to meet you.

2. “moosh in indy” rhymes with “push pin Cindy” not “Mewsh fin slindly”. I say this because:

  • A. the pronunciation of “mewsh” bugs me.
  • B. I’m too nice to correct you if you do pronounce it “mewsh”, but I will then know you don’t hang on to every mother loving word I write on this blog and you will be dead to me.

Consider this a PSA. I also hate to be called Case. So don’t do it.

3. I have the voice of a little girl. Of course in my head it’s very sultry and appealing. Alas, out loud it comes off as squeaky and the next telemarketer that asks if my parents are home will be smitten with a sore curse.

4. I’ll be the one with the dent in my left shin. You know, from falling down the stairs in Chicago? If you ask I may let you see it up close, maybe even touch it. Heaven knows I won’t be able to feel it.

RIP shin nerves.

5. If I find out you are Canadian and that you did not bring me Wunderbars I will ignore your existence on this planet, eh?

6. I’m kind of kidding on most of these. Of course if you hang on to every mother loving word I write on this blog then you’d already know that.

7. I made my husband breakfast this morning. It involved raspberries, vanilla and a blowtorch.
Vanilla raspberry oatmeal brulee

Intrigued? Check the food blog, Linoleum Dynamite, and if you ever come to my house I will cook for you.


  1. Wunderbars are packed. See you Thursday. Woo!

    Angellas last blog post..Donโ€™t Judge Me

  2. You don’t have the voice of a little girl!

    If you don’t share your wunderbar haul with me, we’re gonna have issues.

    See you Wednesday!

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  3. You are totally fancy with your Oatmeal Brulee. I am impressed!

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  4. That’s not breakfast! That’s deswsert! Awesome!

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  5. Dernitt! I’ve been pronouncing it MEWSH in my head all along. Don’t know if I can switch now.

    It’s your fault! You spelled it wrong! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Debbies last blog post..But I betcha they kept his tithes…

  6. Ack. I’m with Debbie. I have totally been pronouncing it mewsh in my head.
    If I never ever get it right, am I still allowed to hang around here?

  7. sad, so sad I will not be hanging with you in SF.

    Will you let me take you out for cupcakes when you get back so you can tell me all the good gossip I missed?

    DesignHER Mommas last blog post..the tiny saga continues…

  8. K I kinda get your phonetic spellings but want to confirm. I’ve always said moo-sh. Is that the mew-sh you were ranting against? But if its m-u-sh then obviously let us know.

    Angelas last blog post..Loaves and Cookies

  9. I, too have pronounced it in my head as moo-sh. I’m a bit confused now (doesn’t take much!). Is it moo-sh or m-u-s-h?

    CaseyGs last blog post..Beach Vacation-Day 4

  10. Moosh rhymes with push. So unless you say push, poo-sh, there’s no problem. But moosh is not mush like mushy crap it’s, oh crap.
    moosh rhymes with push.

  11. Moosh sounds like push? I have totally been saying it wrong. I say it like a dairy cow would, MOO-sh. Maybe you should record yourself so we can all hear the correct way. Man, I am kinda sad if I have been pronouncing it wrong this whole time and I will have to do a name change in my head.

    midwestmommys last blog post..Cahoots! I tell you!

  12. Ah-ha-ha…I love this post. Gratefully, I haven’t said “mewsh” in front of you. I hate it when you put me in a headlock.

    Why are you always at “the neighbors” when I call you at night? Is that code for “I’m busy cooking and can’t talk.”

    Annas last blog post..Beautiful Day: The Silver Lining

  13. I think everyone who goes to Blogher should print out little sheets with info on it like on this post. They could pass them out and then I’d remember who everyone is. If I were going. But, of course, I’m not going, so I don’t suppose it matters much.

    Fairly Odd Mothers last blog post..What Have I Started?

  14. Stupid English language with it’s random vowel sounds. “Push” should rhyme with “mush”, but it totally doesn’t, no wonder we are all confused!

    Can’t wait to see you and give you a big hug!

  15. I like your new look! Wunderbars *are* very good…I have two of ’em with your name on them.

  16. Alisha in Ohio says:

    Ah Jeez… I’ve been thinking it wrong too! So does that mean that the nickname Moo-sh is up for grabs? If so then I claim it for my unborn, actually not yet even conceived child!

  17. Just Shireen says:

    I agree with Midwest Mommy, I think we need some audio/visual assistance on this one.

  18. I am so sad that I have been saying your blog name wrong all this time. I totally say moo-sh. And I don’t think I’m going to be able to stop. Will you forgive me since I usually only ever say it in my head and not out loud? Also, I will not be at BlogHer so you’ll never have to hear it.

    Karlys last blog post..Not Yoโ€™ Mamaโ€™s Deviled Eggs

  19. I’m liking your new look!

    And guess what? You won! The 2-in-1 smoke detector from my review blog. E-mail me with your mailing address and I’ll send it out. Congrats!

    In the Trenches of Mommyhoods last blog post..Miscellaneous Monday

  20. i am not sure i can handle this change in mental pronunciation. it’s … it’s … so … traumatic!

    the planet of janets last blog post..Weekly Winners: July 6-12, or the chronicles of Carl

  21. I did think it was Mewsh – luckily I don’t think I’ve said it out loud to anyone other than my husband and he forgets what I’ve said as I’m saying it, so we’re there.

    I have to go practice that seven times so I commit it to memory.

    moosh push – push moosh – moosh push.

    Amy in Ohios last blog post..Satire?

  22. I’ve so been pronouncing it MOO-sh. I don’t know that I can re-train my brain it’s just too hard!

    Great new look too!!

  23. wunderbars for you.

    and Heather ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  24. If you made that for your husband for breakfast I hope he repay-ed you…in whatever way you saw fit.

    T.s last blog post..Ladies.

  25. Glad I am not going to Blogher! I would totally break every rule. Now I am going to be saying Moo-sh, M-u-s-h all day.

    Megans last blog post..Weekend Warrior

  26. Sorry. Been calling it all wrong all this time.

    I think you spelled it wrong?

  27. because mush is like a breakfast cereal. You know, So it was always like a cow sound for me. But to rhyme with push . . .I’m trying to think of anyway of spelling it that makes it clear to me so I can just head-spell it differently, and I got Nothin.

    EMamas last blog post..Dreams Come True in North Carolina

  28. I hate being called Case too… and Cassie.

    I could send you some wunderbars, hubby bought a pack and they’re sitting in my cupboard not being eaten, I don’t like them.

    Caseys last blog poo for me

  29. OOohh, fancy new look for the blog!

    Have so much fun at BlogHer and live it up! You’re going to be one of the popular, cool girls who’s been there before and you’ll have a gaggle of “freshmen” following you around!

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  30. first, i LOVE the new layout. i would drive to canada and bring you back a trunk full of wunderbars if you’d make my blog pretty. seriously.

    second, my gawt i have been pronouncing moosh wrong all this time!? please forgive me.

    third, i’m with you on the voice thing. what i hear in my head is nothing like the loud, hillbilly, part-man voice that comes out.

    and last, what kind of blowtorch do you use? mine died and i need a new one.

    oh and really last? i lurve you

    biddys last blog post..i think i’m broken…

  31. I’ve been all wrong! It’s been MOO-sh to me the whole time, which does not rhyme with push…mush as in mushy does. I’m so confused. And I fear you would hate me if I was attending BlogHer like with the cool kids.

    I think you need to post a little video of the correct pronunciation (remember that little black box – it takes movies, too!).

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  32. I’m sorry but I’m still laughing because I’m picturing all your readers out there trying to pronounce “moosh” out loud as they look at their computer screens.

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  33. I’m confused. What is this concept of a wife making her husband breakfast that you speak of?

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  34. I’m so glad you clarified that it is ‘mush’ and not ‘mewsh’, because I’ve been pronouncing it ‘mewsh’ in my head. Now, I feel naughty. And I like the new look around here.

  35. Wunderbars – check but if my accent says Moosh funny please forgive, my Canadian accent cracks everyone up.

  36. Love the new look.

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who sounds like a little girl. I’ve gotten into fights with my cell phone people before because they asked for my momma.

    Also glad to know how to properly pronounce Moosh. I may or may not have been saying it wrong!

  37. aaaahhh, it’s Moosh like Smoosh not like Smooth. Not like Lush, but like Push. It’s like Tush, damnit!
    Casey, when do I get the honor of feeding you goodies?

    Erins last blog post..It’s all happening!


    I’ve been saying Moosh (in my head) wrong ALL THIS TIME.

    Holy crap.

    (But I did know Moosh is your kid and you are Casey. That’s why I never know what to call you when I link to you; “Casey at Mooshinindy”, or “CaseyMoosh”, or just “Casey”? Or maybe…CASE?)

    Isabels last blog post..In which I put forth too much of an effort for a very small reward

  39. I can’t believe you are whoring out for all those Wunderbars…here I felt all special thinking you just wanted them from ME.

    Not the entire damn Canadian country.

    I’m so eating all the Wunderbars I bought JUST for YOU on the plane.



    Redneck Mommys last blog post..The Post My MIL Will be Sorry She Read

  40. ps. do i get extra points for knowing that moosh rhymes with push?

    alis last blog post..memory is a gift. cherish it.

  41. Hey Case, Love your Mewsh blog. What? I must change everyone of my ideas about you? Thanks a heap ๐Ÿ™‚

    Erins last blog post..donhat

  42. MARRY ME.

    kristis last blog post..Family disgruntledness

  43. Casey! You realize we’re all pronouncing it the way it’s spelled, right? Then I was thinking it should be spelled “mush”, but that’s not right either. Now I see your dilemma. It’s tricky, this. Thanks for the warning – I hear you have a mean right hook. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And also? I’m going to Costco to buy you a box of Wunderbars. You are going to have a lifetime supply of it, from the sounds of it.

    You are one of the people I am looking most forward to seeing! Can’t wait!

    andis last blog post..Oh right, I have a blog

  44. PS I also sound like a little girl. People still ask if my mother’s home when I answer the phone. Oy.

    andis last blog post..Oh right, I have a blog

  45. I think Erin’s comment(aaaahhh, itโ€™s Moosh like Smoosh not like Smooth. Not like Lush, but like Push. Itโ€™s like Tush, damnit!) finally clarified it for me.

    Now I get the spelling (so it doesn’t sound like lush), and the pronunciation.

    And I feel stupid.

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  46. Yes, I was lead astray by the spelling of mooosh. I may not be able to re-train my brain to make it push with an m at the beginning. But I’ll still keep reading the blog. I love what you have to say….even though you are a Ute fan. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Ok I’m totally confused, because MUSH and PUSH sound EXACTLY the same in my mind. Unless it’s a pile of lumpy-bumpy, it’s M-uh-sh…

    Megs last blog post..Exhausted

  48. I am shocked. Rhymes with push? Let’s break it down. Moo = the sound a cow makes. sh = sh sound. two oo’s together make an ‘ew’ sound.

    I’m confused. Love your blog though.

    Christines last blog post..What I’m up to…

  49. I call you Case. I am sorry. I will forever stop. Please don’t hate me. I can’t wait to see you.

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  50. I always pronounced it “shar-day.”

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