I Rock So What

A blog with substance

Lori from Bringing up Brooke just gave us another award.

Thanks Lori!

-Why did you start blogging?

The blog was actually Will’s (my husband) idea. He thought it would be a good way for me to share my experiences as a new mom with other moms and also be able to connect with moms feeling the same ups and downs like I was feeling. I’m so glad I listened to him! It really has helped me realize that everything I have gone through with motherhood so far is normal, I have found great comfort and support through a lot of mom bloggers.

What are your blogging rules?

My only blogging rule is to be honest and be myself. To say it as I feel it and mean it. I would hate for a new mom to come see my blog and only see “the sun is always shining” posts. Just like with everything else in life, there are good times, and there are bad times. They are all here.

Now I pass this award to:

Jess because she rocks so what

Ameya because she wonders and wanders

Natasha because she coco y lala

A few of my favorite things

Thinking about vacation (August in West Virginia and September in Portugal) always gets me excited.

As excited as I get about being away and being somewhere totally different, I also get homesick.

You see, as much as I like to travel, I also really love being home surrounded by my favorite things.

So, this got me thinking: what are my favorite things?

There are quite a few.

in the bedroom


Crunch Hoppin’

Through I Rock So What, we are joining a Blog Hop.

It’s called The Crunch Hop and what a great way to see what other great mommies and babies are up to.

Thanks Ameya! (She’s the creator of The Crunch Hop)

wonder & wander

The rules are simple so click on and join along!

And while you are clicking, please click on this link to vote for us: http://www.topbabyblogs.com/cgi-bin/topblogs/in.cgi?id=claudiag. Thank you!

3 things

I got tagged!!!

Jess from I ROCK SO WHAT tagged me.

I need to list 3 things that I like about myself.

This was a hard challenge. It’s always easier for me to think of things I don’t like about myself. (something to change.)


1- I take great pride in being a good friend. I’m loyal, a good listener and my friends know they can always count on me.

2- Throughout the years I have become aware of certain qualities that didn’t do anything for me (such as my temper and holding grudges) and I have worked really hard at changing that and refining myself. (it’s all a growing process, there is still lots of work to be done.)

3- I’m good with languages. Maybe it’s because I like them or maybe because I have an ear for them but I’m good with them.

Thanks Jess!

Our parents

Inspired and challenged by I Rock So What‘s post of our parents and where we came from, I decided to join along and post some pictures of us with our parents and family.

Thanks Jess for the inspiration and the visit down memory lane!

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my mom barely holding me in Luanda, Angola (that’s where I was born) in 1973

me with my dad in Portugal (that’s where I’m from) in 1975