Tales of the Toot

'Cuz special needs kids need special mamas!

Tales of the Toot has moved…. February 12, 2010

Aiden's CrossHey Y’all!
You may have noticed that I’ve had no new posts this week…. (I hope you’ve noticed!)… I have been working on moving Tales of the Toot to it’s very own domain and am finally up and running over at the new site!!

Please go over to: http://www.talesofthetoot.com  and reconnect/follow/subscribe over there. I love all my bloggy friends and don’t want to lose anyone in the transition.

Now that all the hard work of moving content, figuring out codes, plug-ins and widgets is done, I am excited to return to regular posting as well as visiting your blogs!

Come see me @ http://talesofthetoot.com

Thanks so much!

Christy

 

Sterling Silver “Aiden’s Cross” Pendant Giveaway!!! January 25, 2010

"Aiden's Cross" designed by Sterling Grace Jewelry

I am so happy announce my very first giveaway!! This giveaway is awesome for several reasons: 

  1.  A beautiful sterling silver pendant that retails for $58.
  2.   The pendant, “Aiden’s Cross” is a specialty item designed for and named after my son, Aiden to help promote awareness of the rare medical disorder he suffers from: AHUS (Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome).
  3.  Proceeds from the sale of “Aiden’s Cross” are distributed to the University of Iowa to help fund research for AHUS.

For more information about Aiden and AHUS visit the Aiden’s Cross Website. You can buy your Aiden’s Cross at the Sterling Grace Jewelry Website

 

Entering to win is easy! 

  • First, become a Tales of the Toot follower by email and then visit www.aidenscross.com . Leave me a comment (on this blog: Tales of the Toot) telling me how you would help spread the word about this ultra-rare disorder and/or what you learned about AHUS. If you are already a follower, let me know that in your comment! 🙂 This is required to enter-1 entry.

Extra Entries 

  • Follow me on Twitter @AidensCross. (Please leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower or if you are already following). – 1 entry
  • Tweet about this giveaway. – 2 entries/1 Tweet per day max credit
  • Follow Tales of the Toot on FB’s Networked Blogs. Leave me a separate comment letting me know you did this. -1 entry
  • Visit the Sterling Grace Website and let me know what your favorite piece is. -1 entry
  • Post my giveaway on your blog. (Leave me a comment with the link) -3 entries!!
  • Visit one other post at Tales of the Toot and leave a comment. -1 entry

 To receive credit for all entries please leave a separate comment/associated link for each task you complete.  

The winner will be selected by Random.org on Monday, February 1st at 2:00p.m. CST and will be notifed by email. If you are the winner, you will be given 48 hours to claim your prize before a new winner is selected. 

Thanks so much!  

Good luck! 

~Christy~

 

A Place for Mama… December 11, 2009

….welcome back to where it all started….. Tales of the Toot was my very first blogging experience and it was such an important outlet for me as well as a great way to keep others informed of what was going on with Aiden (our little Toot) while we were spending so much time in the hospital.

 But I have missed having somewhere to share my musings, my thoughts, my experiences. I try to keep Aiden’s site (www.aidenscross.com) and his associated blog, pretty much just about Aiden and keep my personal thoughts/feelings out of it. I miss having that! So here I am!! Back to blog as I wish and decided to keep the name: Tales of the Toot. As much of my day revolves around my little man I am sure there will be many tales of the Tootster here, but this will also be my place: to share my thoughts, prayers, feelings, opinions, etc. 

Of course we always think we have important things to share…but I truly believe God has given me Aiden, and the trials in my life for a reason. If not to share, to make a difference somewhere for some other mama, then what for? Surely God can and will make good of everything. Even the incurable and “ultra” rare disease can be used for good.

I have a heart for mothers. All mothers, but especially those dealing with an ill child. I also have a heart for the mother-less. I know what it is like to feel like you have no one to mother you; what it’s like to be afraid that you will not know how to mother as a result of your upbringing. I also know that God has given us everything we need to overcome those fears and I know first hand that God provides us with “spiritual” mothers when our natural mothers will not or cannot fullfil their roles. I pray that one day God will use me as a spiritual mother to someone who needs it and I thank Him for my own spiritual family. They were and are so very important to me.

All of that to say this….I’m not sure exactly where this blog may go. But it is mine! For those of you interested only in Toot news, please continue to follow his progress at www.aidenscross.com. There will be a great mix of Aiden here but also personal stuff on me and my journey as his mother.

Can’t wait to see where this blog takes us……

In Him,

Christy

 

Oops…. April 25, 2008

Filed under: babies,family,home,SAHM — christycross77 @ 5:43 pm

Okay, I keep forgetting about this thing..but since I’m spending way to much time on the internet right now while my 10month old is sleeping in his highchair (guess those yogurt melts wore him out ) I thought I’d drop in a post.

Being a SAHM is a great job..but it’s definitely hard to be your own boss. So easy to be lazy all day and not get anything done because HEY there’s nobody here to tell me to do it! And Aiden couldn’t care less. That’s something I truly have to work on….Keeping myself motivate and not letting myself get sucked into the internet, tv, etc.

I wonder if anyone else has this SAME problem???