I am the It Mom, goo goo g'joob

The emails and very kind comments are starting to trickle in, so I suppose it's a good time to mention that Parents Magazine, my favorite doctor's office read, has named me their "It Mom" of June.

Which became July. Then August. And now September. I am just that important.


Anyhow, welcome to new readers. And to old readers, thanks in advance for not thinking I'm all famous and douchey now. I'm the same Mom101 who documented the bathroom hours I logged at work while pregnant, compared my oldest aughter to Jeri Blank, and cops to having Andy Gibb on my iTunes. In pretty good rotation. Only now I have professional photos of me with my kids too.

Thanks so much Parents, and especially editrix extraordinaire Judy Goldberg - for without you, my photo wouldn't be in the hands of thousands of women across the country lying naked from the waist down with their feet up in stirrups.


Blogger Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I was just reading my new issue this morning on the train and saw your familiar face! Congrats!

8/15/08, 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Amanda Petite Mommy said...

Congrats! I'll have to get a copy!

8/15/08, 9:57 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Congrats. I need to go actually read my copy that came in the mail now :)

8/15/08, 10:07 AM  
Blogger Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Here's my shallow comment: Where'd you get that fabulous dress!

(And congrats!)

8/15/08, 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Jerri Ann said...

woohoo, I can't wait to get mine!

8/15/08, 10:18 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Feeder: It's TIBI. Cool right?

Although BlogHer folks better know it as the karaoke dress.

8/15/08, 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I've been a coolmompicks reader for quite a while so its fun to see another side. I'm excited for the new read.

8/15/08, 11:35 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

^5 Whoot!
For sure I'll pick up a copy!

8/15/08, 11:39 AM  
Blogger Black Hockey Jesus said...

Parents Magazine is not just for naked women in stirrups. God sexism. Dads love Parents.

Congrats Big Time.

8/15/08, 12:04 PM  
Blogger Miss Grace said...

That's pretty flippin' cool.

8/15/08, 12:10 PM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

Hmmm maybe I'll actually open mine now. Congrats Liz.

8/15/08, 12:14 PM  
Blogger Immoral Matriarch said...

Can I just say THANK YOU for getting it right re: your title? So many people say kook koo ka choo.

And congratulations!

8/15/08, 12:49 PM  
Blogger Jenine said...

Wow! Congratulations Mom-101!

8/15/08, 1:35 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting!!

8/15/08, 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I'll have to run out and steal a copy from my doc's office.

The whole "no kids" thing pretty much means I don't subscribe to Parents magazine. But one day...

8/15/08, 2:09 PM  
Blogger Karen Sugarpants said...

That's awesome! SoCal Mom (Donna) was in People too! Fantastic - congratulations darlin'!

8/15/08, 2:50 PM  
Blogger Schmutzie said...

You are being featured on Five Star Friday:

8/15/08, 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Motherhood Uncensored said...

PEOPLE. You need to buy this.

She looks soooooo hot.


Of course, she's smart and well spoken.


8/15/08, 3:28 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Of COURSE you are the It Mom. And not douchey at all.

8/15/08, 3:52 PM  
Blogger Petra said...

Congrats to you! You are officially special! (I'm doing my special dance for you!)

8/15/08, 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Isabel Kallman said...

woo-hoo! i can't wait to get a copy.

8/15/08, 4:19 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

great article. Im excited for something good to read now. I found your blog from the parents article.

8/15/08, 4:28 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Thanks so much Kim and Holly and crew...welcome.

And willtherebecake, fear not there's plenty of stuff in there for you too. Why in fact, I'm right across from a tampon ad!

BHJ that goes double for you.

8/15/08, 4:33 PM  
Anonymous The Yummy Mummy said...

Well done! Can't wait to see it!

8/15/08, 4:52 PM  
Blogger Gratefulmom said...

Congrats, just got my issue yesterday.

8/15/08, 5:35 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Wow! Congrats to you. It sounds like it was a long time coming.


8/15/08, 6:42 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Okay, I know I'm going to sound pretty dorky here, but here goes-

I just realized you linked to me a few days ago on the Goodness and Light... post. And can I just say something? Oh ma Gawd! I know it's dumb, but I feel so honored, because you're the shit, for real. I mean, you're the It-Mom!

'Kay. I'm done. Thanks for the link. =)

8/15/08, 6:59 PM  
Blogger Kat E said...

Oooh..just got my issue in the mail today, I'll have to check it out! I feel so cool that I stumbled on to your site before your official "outing".

And, thanks for the link to the Jeri Blank comparison post. That totally made my day.

8/15/08, 7:24 PM  
Blogger Laurie Rodak said...


I stopped by your blog after being introduced by Parents magazine.

"Sex in the city meets Sandbox" is quite an introduction. Congrats on that title in itself!


8/15/08, 8:08 PM  
Blogger Anissa Mayhew said...

My MIL gets that mag and I'm going to run over and steal it tomorrow! Congrats on the mad, and much deserved, props.

8/15/08, 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Liz! Congratulations! You look fab in that dress, too :) I'll grab a copy at Barnes & Noble this weekend!

8/15/08, 9:27 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations - don't forget us little people now 'kay?

8/15/08, 10:50 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

Cool! I love when I see people I know (and love) in magazines.

I love that dress. And yes, it will always be the karaoke dress to me :-)

8/15/08, 11:06 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

And such cute accessories in the smaller pic. Do they come with the magazine makeover? (Nah, gotta give birth to them, right?)

8/16/08, 12:08 AM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Wowee!! You ARE the It Mom.

8/16/08, 12:25 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

ah, the "it" mom. it's like parenting has become one big game of "tag" or something. that's just awesome.

8/16/08, 2:16 AM  
Blogger Summer Saldana said...

I am so happy to have found your blog! While I should be sleeping, instead I am cracking up and addicted to your blogs! How fun to have found another mama in my shoes....And I thought is was just me.... ha ha!

8/16/08, 2:39 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

And how awesome is that???

8/16/08, 3:38 AM  
Blogger KayleighJeanne said...

You mean that all I have to do to actually be in the same picture as my offspring is to become famous?

(That should be so much easier than teaching my husband to use our camera.) For real.


8/16/08, 9:27 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Kayleigh Jeanne, I think those are my only photos with both kids. For real!

And yet Nate totally knows how to use a camera. Suddenly I'm feeling a little insulted. Or maybe I'm just always cleaning something up out of frame while he's snapping.

8/16/08, 9:33 AM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

That's awesome! Well deserved.

8/16/08, 9:44 AM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

That is so cool - and quite a coincidence because Bossy is also the It Mom!

Oh wait, Bossy meant Sh*t Mom. Darn... knew there was a difference...

8/16/08, 11:00 AM  
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8/16/08, 2:12 PM  
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8/16/08, 9:14 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Awesome! You're in Parent's and I'm in SELF this month. Niiice.

8/16/08, 10:17 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

darn it. i just had my feet in the stirrups and I would have felt so in the know if I would have discovered you pre-gyno visit. um, hmm, that sounds disgusting.

8/16/08, 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Grazia said...

Thanks to Parents I started reading your blog last night... :) Seriously, congratulations!! Good job!!

8/17/08, 11:30 AM  
Blogger Bobita~ said...

You are absolutely fabulous! Congrats!

8/17/08, 12:08 PM  
Blogger Kristen Andrews said...

Congratulations! It is so cool to see the the face behind Cool Mom Picks, love the site! I love the platform shoes in the picture!

8/17/08, 3:32 PM  
Blogger Backpacking Dad said...

Now I get to brag even more: Because when you came up to me at BlogHer and said "Hi I'm Liz from Mom-101," and I said something like "shut up" over and over again in disbelief I had no idea that soon I would be telling that story about the It Mom.

I totally told the It Mom to shut up and denied that she was who she said she was.

Hey, look at that. I took a great moment for you (the Parents Magazine It Mom thing, not the "being told to shut up" thing, because maybe that's not really a great moment for you :} ) and made it all about me. And, I'm still doing it.


Congratulations, Liz :}

8/17/08, 7:12 PM  
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8/17/08, 10:32 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

So I guess I can brag about how I knew you way back in 06 when we all only had one child and this blogging thing was a little more new.

Congrats on the fame and professional photo shoot!

8/18/08, 12:17 AM  
Blogger Marfa said...

Just had to come and check out your blog....I recently got my copy of the magazine! Cool article!!!

8/18/08, 10:00 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

You go with your "it"-ness!

8/18/08, 10:09 AM  
Blogger Design Mom said...

Fantastic! Hooray for you. Off to pick up a copy...

8/18/08, 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, "It Mom." Very cool. Congrats!!! I hope they let you keep the shoes.

- Ryan

8/18/08, 3:45 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

Congrats! Nothing douchey about being successful!

8/18/08, 3:49 PM  
Anonymous ImpostorMom said...

I gotta say I turned the page and was like, wait I know that face. Pretty cool!

8/18/08, 5:04 PM  
Blogger Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

How cool! Definitely frame-worthy. :)

8/18/08, 5:17 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

so. proud.


(makes mental note to buy magazine. makes second mental note to remind self about first mental note.

realizes the impossibility of it all. shoves boulders in pockets, strolls into river, muttering about never being able to remember to buy magazines featuring fabulous friends.)

the end.

8/19/08, 12:29 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

When I saw the page in the magazine, I said to myself, "Hey, I know that blog; I have it on my favorite places".


8/19/08, 9:13 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Saw it on Sunday and thought, well that's weird- she looks just like Cool Mom Picks and Mom-101. THen I realized, Duh! it is you!

8/19/08, 9:43 AM  
Blogger the new girl said...

That is just about the coolest thing EVAH.


8/19/08, 7:23 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

Congrats, Liz! I'll have to pick up a copy!

8/19/08, 9:44 PM  
Blogger Not just a Mommy! said...

I'm finally sitting down with my Parents magazine and saw your article. You look great. And lovin' your haiku. Alas, I too was just fat.

8/19/08, 11:50 PM  
Anonymous selfmademom said...

I think more people read the september back to school issue anyway... Congrats!! Awesome!

8/20/08, 9:04 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Mogul said...

Cool!! Congrats! I don't get that magazine, but maybe should subscribe?

8/22/08, 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kim Moldofsky said...

How exciting. My next doctor's appt. is just aroud the corner (not the stirrup visit, BTW). I'll look for you.

8/24/08, 7:01 AM  
Blogger jessica @pianomomsicle said...

i was just reading my Parent's mag today in the bathroom. (Naked from waist down, but no stirrups.)

And i saw the word "Thalia" and i was like "Hey, that bloggy lady i read has a daughter named Thalia" and it was you! i feel very in the loop for already having subscribed to you!

Congrats on getting featured! Did you get any cool swag?

8/25/08, 9:19 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

Just got mine in the mail.
How fun for you!
Love that sexy messy hair look, and the big rings!

8/27/08, 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Natalie (BSM Media) said...

Congrats Liz! Great spread! Two pages – pretty cool!

8/28/08, 1:58 PM  

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