I buy and hoard the nice tissues just for days like this.

You know, the thick ones with lotion squished into them?

I have been “under the weather” since I left Utah (January 7th). But only recently is my immune system throwing its arms in the air and surrendering to whatever virus has taken over my body.

Now could someone please tell me what purpose sinuses serve outside getting infections? I’m fine really, NyQuil cocktails for all!


In light of a recent string of not nice things said to me (I’m looking at you, troll.) I want to know the best thing that happened to you last week. The funniest thing your kid said, the nine hours of uninterrupted sleep you got, the fact that YOUR KID IS TOTALLY POTTY TRAINED (hi, that one is from me). Did someone give you a wonderful compliment? Did you have a good hair day?

I want to know the good, the better and the best. Brag it up, I want to revel in your accomplishments, your victories and your blessings.

There’s enough mean and hurt in this world and I choose not to contribute to it.

xoxo, Casey


  1. Why can’t all the mommas just be NICE to each other? Seriously. The troll hides behind her self-righteousness, but she is obviously over-compensating for some failure in her life. Very sad that she can’t do it in a more productive way!

    For a gal without kids, I know a LOT of mothers (has to do with the Mormon exposure, but also the nannying) and my observation has always been that the mothers that are so vocal about how perfect they are are the most flawed by far. The worst part is that they refuse to see where they could improve, and their children suffer for it.

    You don’t need to attack the Troll, let us readers do it for you! 😉

    DEAR TROLL, Methinks you need to chill. Also? Since you’re so into recommendations, I think I have an English textbook you can borrow while you enjoy all of YOUR free time. XOXO Debbie

    (Apologies, long comment. I just feel so protective of my mooshinindy! I heart you, warts and all!)

    Debbie’s last blog post..Hiatus

  2. What a nice post.

    I cooked up a STORM this week (I thought of you when I used my microplane and rejoiced in it’s awesomeness). I also read four books this weekend AND took two naps.

    Life is good. Thanks for letting me share.

    Janssen’s last blog post..Smorgesbord!

  3. um, my office is organized….lame I know.

    However, I do get a giggle each time I see the word ’tissue’ as my youngest replaces the S sound with the L sound….so he calls them “tilloos”

    Have a great week oh mommy to totally toilet trained toddler (like the alliteration?)

    Britt’s last blog post..Sigh

  4. Dude.

    I am so glad we chatted today, and I applaud you for this stellar response.

    The *only* professional photographer (With a lab. And a storefront.) in our small town chatted with me in earnest this week.

    He is going to HOOK ME UP with photo shoots.


    Angella’s last blog post..Bits And Bites

  5. A good hair day can turn the world around! Just like a toilet trained toddler!

    FENICLE’s last blog post..Trial & Error With A 5 Year Old

  6. I am going to be an expert blogger at a conference this week! Squeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Henny Penny’s last blog post..Hey you guys!

  7. insert [speaking] as an “expert” blogger at a conference this week.

    Henny Penny’s last blog post..Hey you guys!

  8. I love reading your blog. During this last week, I have been reassured that I am not the only mother that would rather leave my child in diapers to avoid messes but let go of the diapers anyway. I love that my almost 4 year old has been potty trained for a year now! Two nights in a row my 10 month old slept through the night! I went to a Bare Escentials store and had a make over. I feel so pretty. My husband cleaned the whole kitchen tonight, rarely happens so I am estatic! I get to go see my family in warm Texas and avoid the below zero temps for 2 weeks. Lastly, I think my new hobby is flinging poop at trolls. Have a great week Casey!

  9. Went back and reread the comments. What a dork that Joan is.

    My happiness came from hosting an awesome Chinese New Year themed Bunco party on Thursday. Had Chinese lanterns, Chinese themed prizes (well actually, some were just MADE in China, but still), and had the best Chinese food to be found in central Texas. Twelve happy ladies and my house got clean to boot!

    Have a great week!

    Rachel Nau’s last blog post..I Think She Needs Lasik

  10. Hmmm Shecky’s basketball team ALMOST won. Trust me.. its a miracle lol. I had some great conversations about parenting and just life in general yesterday with his coach’s wife. And I spent a lot of time reading this weekend. Blissful escapism!

    NotAMeanGirl’s last blog post..Weekend Wrap Up

  11. We drove 1200 plus miles to pick up the new man in my life! I sent a mental good luck to you as we drove back by way of Indiana, two steps ahead of the tornados and storms. But you can see pictures of him at my blog – and he was so worth the trip:)

    Mary Beth’s last blog post..LOST continued….

  12. jake unexpectedly crawled into my lap, squished my face between his hands, looked me in the eye and said “i tooted”

    then he laughed and laughed and laughed while i tickled the snot out of him

    Biddy’s last blog post..Dear Invisible Valentine,

  13. I hope the trolls aka Joan’s of the world don’t keep you from bloggin. I recently found your blog and I love it! If the trolls don’t like it…they can go somewhere else…I think the troll must not be a mother (as she claims that stay at home mom’s have sooo much time) and I think she must still be in diapers herself and is jealous of how fast your daughter potty trained!
    I am happy that I don’t have to deal with trolls like her…and that my house is finally getting organized!
    Keep bloggin!

    PS. No I am not a mommy…but I am a RATIONAL person and I know that the life of a SAHM is much tougher than the average job….

  14. We put in new wood floors. And they’re bee-you-ti-ful!

    Sheyenne’s last blog post..Roman is free years ode!

  15. I got some nice Fiesta Ware!

  16. Oh Biddy, you have a tooter too?!

    My little man came up to me last week and said, “Know what Mommy? You’re my bestest friend, my sugar booger, my honey bunny, my sweetie pie, I love you!”

    Hubby and I went out for dinner this weekend without the little man. This is special for two reasons. First, we haven’t been out alone together for over 3 months. Second, this is the first time in over 6 months that we were able to go out to eat. Hubby has had medical issues since lst spring and recently had surgery to remove a section of diseased colon. He was on all liquids since before Thanksgiving.


    Antonette’s last blog post..How DO You Turn It Off?

  17. I started teaching yoga a month and half ago. The director at the Y called me yesterday and asked if I would please accept more people into my drop in yoga class. It is the most popular class at this time, filling up in less then five minutes every week.
    I taught my first private yoga lesson this week.
    I’m developing a preschoolers yoga class to start next month.
    I have my practical exam for my registered yoga instructors license next Sunday and I think my anxiety about it has lesson to a manageable level.

    My five year old was evaluated at kindergarten last week for reading and she is reading at a beginner grade one level. My four year old has started reading her sister’s school reading book and is not far behind her in it.

  18. Here’s a few:

    My four year old has been praying for his uncles and grandpa that they can finish building his 1/5 to scale motorized sherman tank complete with working air gun of some kind and joy stick to drive. He’s been praying that they make it good and not break, that they build it fast, that they not build it too small and that he won’t grow big before they deliver it.

    And my husband FINALLY got a job offer, we countered slightly, and will know tomorrow but we’ve got it, their just finalizing things. We have a career path now!!!

    And I cooked for the first time in a month since having a few surgeries. Baked bread, casseroles and a few other things.

    Sorry about the Trolls…they’ve never made sense to me. Sure I’m guilty of commenting very sarcastically. But well you post the same way so I figure its all good. Great idea asking for “happies!”

    Angela’s last blog post..My weekend…

  19. Why doesn’t that ridiculous troll just eff off already? I can’t believe anyone could be mean to the sweet likes of you.

    And I’ll probably blog about this, but since it will cheer you up, here’s a sneak peek of my happy moment this week: Elliot has been putting on shows for us while I feed Arlo meals. She calls the carpet in the dining room a “stage” and says to him, “Come Arlo. I have so many new dances to show you.” It melts my heart to see how much she loves to make her brother laugh with her ridiculous singing and dancing.

    andi’s last blog post..On distraction and ambivalence

  20. My kid is potty-trained and has been since 15 months.

  21. Hey! Im new. I think you are hilarious, and the moosh is so cute!
    Anyway…one stellar moment from my week was when the person who was training me for my new job said I was amazing, considering I’d never done that kind of work before. 🙂

    Alexandria’s last blog post..Alissa, blogosphere. Blogosphere, Alissa.

  22. Yesterday I defrosted some frozen bread dough that had been sitting in my freezer FOREVER. This morning I was trying to decide what the heck to do with it, so I went over to Linoleum Dynamite and looked up your cinnamon roll/monkey bread recipe. I used the recipe for the cinnamon/sugar/butter part and added to my store bought dough.
    It was the BEST THING EVER!
    Next time I will use the entire recipe!

    Amy’s last blog post..123 Book Meme

  23. What a lovely idea.

    The most marvelous thing that happened to me this week was a complete stranger at Target told me I was the cutest pregnant girl she had ever seen.

    Anth’s last blog post..30 Weeks

  24. Yet ANOTHER person told me I had a great hairline.


    Here is a casserole. Please throw it at the ugly troll. I baked it in a Le Crueset, so hopefully it will be hard enough to destroy them.

    (Plus, you should know you are totally adored to have someone sacrifice a Le Crueset for casserole-troll-flinging on your behalf.)

    Trolls suck.

    Loralee’s last blog post..This just in: Hell has frozen over

  25. My good thing: making gingerbread heart cookies with my 3-year-old daughter who lovingly informed me that I’m “such a good cooker, just like a rat.”

    My good thing, just for you: the fact that my tenacious, floor-peeing, Pull-Up-loving daughter absolutely busted my chops for months over the potty thing and then, as if by magic, decided to wear panties 24/7 and use the toilet every time. No matter what anyone says, every child is on their own unique timetable. And some people, quite simply, can suck it.

    Melanie at Beanpaste’s last blog post..Day 11: Foggy

  26. found your site (kissing ass)
    organize the new basement and toys
    fit into my fancy AG jeans that i haven’t fit into in a while

    nice post !! ilike the idea !!!

    feener’s last blog post..Man does it feel good !

  27. I just lost 10 lbs…YEAH!

    Kathryn Scheibmeir’s last blog post..Not Much To Blog About

  28. Hmmm…the best thing that happened all week?

    Reading Moosh in Indy, of course.

    And spending a wonderful, relaxing weekend with my husband after he had been traveling all week.

  29. I met a new friend through the Moosh site…..it was that Ash Wednesday post that started it all. God bless you, Casey!!

  30. How could anyone be mean to you? Why would anyone be mean to you? I honestly just don’t get it!
    Good things…baby slept 11 hours last night without a peep (bless her little heart) and I woke up feeling like an actual human being!
    Now…if I could just get one of those good hair days things will be swell 🙂

    Clink’s last blog post..The baby is…

  31. My three year old rode the log flume at Busch Gardens yesterday and liked it!

    I’m with you on the potty training. I was lucky though, the teachers at the day care trained her for me. I still feel guilty because I couldn’t do it myself!

    Mitch’s last blog post..Sweetness

  32. This week I got motivated to focus on taking care of myself again, leading to losing two pounds already. And Cordy let me put a ponytail holder in her hair for the first time – yay!

    Don’t worry about your troll. Clearly someone with the intent of stirring up trouble. If she’s so bored with your content, then why is she still reading? Cordy is three and a half and still not potty trained. Better to let her figure it out at her own pace than to force it and deal with a child who has issues with her bodily functions.

    Christina’s last blog post..Haiku Friday: A Hair-Do

  33. Okay, total accident of timing, but Henry pooped in the potty! At 19 months!

    Yes, I know it won’t happen again for another year. But that was one less poopy diaper to change!

    Anna at Hank & Willie’s last blog post..A sign of spring

  34. I’m sorry you have troll, hopefully it will eventually realize that no one wants it here and just bugger off.

    The best thing that happened to me this week is that I have been accepted into one of the graduate programs I applied to. Yay!

    Nell’s last blog post..At Last!

  35. For years, I’ve used an accountant to do my taxes. I did them all by myself including two states. Of course, it did take me 3+ hours, the help of Turbo Tax, a breakdown, and a prayer but I did it. Did I mention we’re getting a ton back?

  36. For years, I’ve used an accountant to do my taxes. I did them all by myself including two states. Of course, it did take me 3+ hours, the help of Turbo Tax, a breakdown, and a prayer but I did it. Did I mention we’re getting a ton back?

    Anna’s last blog post..Listen

  37. I am a lurker, but normally do not comment anywhere. However, I want you to know that I know that all kids are different, all parents parent differently and that no matter what the trolls out there are saying to you, you are wonderful. I basically just wanted you to hear something nice, to try to cancel out any negative thing you might hear or read. I think you, and your family are beautiful. I think that by sharing your ups and downs that it shows you are a wonderful and caring parent. Even though I don’t always share your views or beliefs, I still love reading you and seeing how you are doing. If you are going through a difficult time that you are willing to share with all of us, I say a prayer for you. Today I will pray that you will continue to be blessed! I’m a rambler, so I will sign off now, but wanted you to know that you are great!
    Much love and many hugs from Missouri!

  38. I got my car detailed this weekend and it looks (and smells) like a Brand New Car, just like she did when I got her!

  39. Oh, my 4 year old is always saying things that make me laugh. His latest was this week while staying over at my mom’s house. She was reading him a story before nap when he suddenly looked up and commented to her that she is looking old. She said, “really, what makes me look old?” He said, “your cheesks are fluffy and your neck is hanging.” What makes this more funny to us is we used to say the same thing to my mom’s mom!

  40. I had my first really nasty troll comment come in via email and my FIRST THOUGHT was “Dude, I must be somebody if someone took the time to write this.” I didn’t look at my ass to see if it had gotten fat when I wasn’t looking, I didn’t slam my computer shut and immediately quit all “blogging” activities (as recommended by the troll), and I didn’t even question my alleged sh*&ty parenting skills. I am such a sunny-side up kind of girl. Heck yeah I’m proud of myself!

  41. two good things….

    1. i felt confident at work for the first time in a long time.

    2. I went to DISNEYLAND on saturday…

    Krista’s last blog post..Are you serious?

  42. I got a new camera that I am totally in love with, celebrated my 30th birthday, and got to take 2 naps over the weekend! Not a bad week at all.

    dee’s last blog post..The Best Way To Spend A Birthday

  43. I’m sorry about the troll drama. But on a happier note, Luke and I took the baby out to a restaurant for the first time last night, and it was a great success. She fussed a little at the beginning, but I held her until she fell asleep, and she continued to snooze until we finished our Red Robin cheeseburgers. It was AWESOME.

    Frema’s last blog post..I guess we’re all two nuggets short of a six piece.

  44. every kid’s different. believe in yourself. this is coming from someone attempting to recover from being a manual-reading mom.

    my happiness: pooka is chemo-free!

    megachick’s last blog post..the mystery of the stolen snow

  45. I wrote a swear on your blog. And I woke up this morning without a headache. Love you! 😉

    Kimmie’s last blog post..True Story.

  46. I had my 40th birthday last week and I didn’t sit down and cry the WHOLE day.

    Adrienne’s last blog post..Ignorance

  47. When I say this, I mean it in all seriousness. Casey, you are the finest example of a mother I have yet to see in my life. When I have babies of my own, it is your example that I will use to attempt to be the best mom I can be.

    You’re doing great as a mom, and I know that everyone who sees you with the moosh knows that as well.

    Olivia’s last blog post..Dating, Rules, and Indigestion

  48. My husband put both kids to bed, by himself all weekend long. I went out with friends. It was totally liberating.

  49. Hey

    Okay three things!

    1. Don’t listen to the troll she just is mad your daughter is cuter then hers. She is probably one of those ladies that think women shouldn’t be stay at home moms, and should have careers.

    2. I am going to brag about how well behaived Angie was at church yesturday, I litterally have been lately thinking, okay thats it no more church until your in nursery, I have a calling, and so does jared that does not allow us to look after her so it is always a struggle to figure out like okay you have her for 30 then me and goes on and on. But this sunday she was perfect she just sat there reading looks, coloring and eatting I never once had to take her out and we both got our callings done with no tantrums.

    3. I made a new friend from your website

  50. I Casey’s last blog post..Stomping won’t drown your farts, lady!