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Atomic Mom
One person calls me "baby." Two people call me "mommy." Everbody else calls me crazy.
Interests: Blogging, reading, writing, saving the world one dirty diaper at a time, bull riding, sky diving, alligator wrestling.. you know, the usual.
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Nipple Jewelry dates all the way back to the 14th century. Half of the breast would be revieled in some dresses worn by ladies with very (and when I say very, I mean VERY) low necklines. Some of these dress necklines even went so far as to end at the belly button, which exposed not only a portion of the breast, but a portion of the nipple as well. They adorned their nipples with jewelry, and some even went so far as to have them pierced and connect the piercings with a chain that may have contained diamonds and other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
Thanks so much, Brighid. I just noticed that this morning. I've been trying to spend a little more time on Twitter and my online FB page to reconnect with online friends. But, yes I read that and do appreciate you sharing it with me.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on Then There Were Three at The Atomic Mom
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On Sunday, August 21st I woke up around 11am to a slight tightness in my stomach. Not enough to hurt, but just enough for me to notice it was there. This wasn't unusual as I had been having mild contractions every now and then for the past couple of days. This day was different though as in as the day went on the tightness turned to pain. I called the nurse at The Birthing Center, and she told me not to come in until I wasn't able to talk through the contractions and they were about 5 minutes apart. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
So, I had to go to court Monday over the douche face who didnt want to give my deposit back on the home I thought I was renting to own via land contract. He backed out on us 4 days before we were to move in, leaving me with 12 days to repack all of our things. We had already put in our 30 day notice at the apartment complex we were living at. Needless to say, my flipping out is an understatement. The judge ruled in my favor, of course, since I hadn't even moved in there yet. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
I'm so glad to hear that, Kimberly. I've been feeling the same way lately. I don't have the biggest home or the nicest by any means, but as long as I make sure my children are happy here they will never know the difference. Always remember, you are blessed.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2011 on A House is Made of Wood and Beams at The Atomic Mom
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Is there really a better term to describe life? Something amazing happens. Everyone is happy. A day or so later something devastatingly awful comes along and knocks the wind right out of you and there you are again. Right back at the bottom trying to claw your way out of the pit. This time last week we were on Cloud 9. We had just gotten things fixed up in the new place. We were comfortable and content. Travis was set to start a very well paying job come Monday, and life was looking really good. This weekend, not so much.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
Thank you so very much for this comment, Mrs4444. It truly made my day to read this. I had all but forgotten about this blog for some time now, and after deciding to "just do it" (write a post, that is) and receiving a comment like this... amazing. :) So glad to call you my new friend.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on A House is Made of Wood and Beams at The Atomic Mom
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A home is made of hopes and dreams. So, unfortunately for some, I'm still around. I haven't been online too much lately because, well, life is busy. We just moved to a new town. A new place that I like. Who cares if I'm out in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of crazies? I feel right at home. I look at the photos of all of your homes on your blogs and I'm ate up with jealousy, because I'm not sure if I will ever be able to afford a nice modern home like that. Your stainless steel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
I've started a new blog (at my own dot com) and have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I had to have someone set it all up for me and everything. I know it probably surprises you that I'm not a genius, but whatever. There has just been so much going on lately. Sooo much. Small Frye has been sick. Travis and I have had our own problems. Things seemed like they really couldn't get a whole lot worse. Then, magically, they did. We found a quaint little home that was up for sale on land contract. We went and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
Yes, I realize this is dangerous. I was gifted a new domain for Mother's Day. I know, isn't he the sweetest? I guess he felt guilty about hacking into my blog and deleting all of the posts that he didn't like. He should feel guilty. I feel like a part of me died. I didn't even get a chance to download or save any of those posts. He felt like I was putting too much of our life out there, and maybe I was. I'm going to try to do something different with the new blog. I will still talk... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at The Atomic Mom
Bless you. May peace be with you. Rest in peace little man. My, what a great mommy you have.
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Two Tragedies That Shaped a Man, by Bruce Sallan Becoming a man does not occur as a natural progression. Instead, it results from the accumulation of lessons, discoveries and accomplishments, as well as the inevitable tragedies that transpire along life’s journey. For me, the first and most influential tragedy occurred when my sixteen-year-old brother, Arnie, died in an accident. This tragedy was framed, decades later, when my father died, the second and equally most impactful event in my evolution from boy to man. My parents, June and David, didn’t know how to handle both the loss of their first son... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
So, if you ever read my blog surely you saw the list of things I would be doing while the rest of you lovely ladies were living it up in NYC. I was wallowing in self pity, and contemplating what color I really would paint my toenails this weekend when I got this lovely tweet from the Blogher@Home gals. @theatomicmommy you're welcome to come hang out with us after you're done painting your toenails! #bhah10less than a minute ago via HootSuite Blogher @ Home BlogherAtHome So, I guess I'll be joining Psychobabble, Princess Jenn, Nic, and Masmom for Blogher @... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
(This is a guest post I did for @cecilyk over at Uppercase Woman. I wanted to repost it over here so that those of you who didn't get a chance to see it, well, could. Plus, I wanted to add the pictures that go with it.) With Cecily gone to Blogher, she needed somebody (or a few somebodies) to take care of Uppercase Woman while she was gone. I happily (and quickly, I'm first, I WIN!) agreed to blabber for a little while over here to take up some space while she's in NYC being Honored as Blogher's Voice of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
I know that is true, but I cant help but feel it would seem award to be somewhere with a lot of people I know that have no clue who *I* am. I have a horrid fear of being THAT girl.
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I do know that feeling, believe me. I'm sure I'll be in on Blogher at Home at one point or another. You have fun, too!
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You know, I thought I was the only one not interested in everyone's 1 million shoe options. Haha. I imagine one.could.attend the Grammy's without as much fuss. Of course I'm jealous though, because I would love to go, but only if I had a good friend attending. I employ the buddy system for all major events. :)
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Obviously, I'm jealous. Everyone is finishing up last minute shopping, and methodically getting their shiny new accessories together and into their favorite (and also possibly new) luggage. Little black dress. Check. Brand new business cards. Check. Prada handbag and matching heels. Check. BFF and possibly coolest mom this side of the internet, Ashley. Uncheck. I'm sure you already know, and this isn't news to you, but for those who aren't as savvy and "in the loop" as yourself : I won't be joining in on the Blogher festivities this year. I know, devastated, aren't you? There are a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
Anyway, while I'm busy hacking away at other things go visit someone much cooler than me. Her name is Alexis, and she's guaranteed to make you pee your pants at least a drop or two. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
Atomic Mom is now following Geekgirlwife
Jul 27, 2010
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Ashley Perkins - This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
"Williams County Dispatch," said the man on the other line like he had done so many times before. I was confident in my mission before I called, but after he picked up the line I was hesitant to speak. I forced myself to croak out a few words that came out almost as a whisper, "Is Officer Johnson working?" I was secretly hoping he wasn't, because what would I say? What could I say without sounding completely pathetic/strange/insane? I imagined something to the effect of, "Oh, hai. How are you? The wife? Kids? Do you remember that time that my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
So, as you can see I have made a few changes around here. Change is good. Making changes renews my love for my blog and inspires me to want to use it more. Now I actually want to write again. All because I have somewhere pretty to put it. Last night I was tweeting about how happy I was with how my blog banner turned out, and how I was excited about all the changes I was making around here. Then I woke up to this tweet: @theatomicmommy So should those of us who donated to you assume this is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at The Atomic Mom
Hey Jeff! You must be my one token male reader. Thank you for reading and your kind words. A lot of fathers don't realize how much their kids really need them. Society makes us feel as though the mother is the more "needed" parent to a child, and that is not true at all. I can only imagine how much different my life would've been if I would've even known this man existed. Be the best dad you can possibly be, Jeff. Stay in the moment. Focus on the 'right now'. Make sure your kids know how much daddy loves them, and hug them extra tight tonight. Ashley
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2010 on I Met My Father 2 years ago at The Atomic Mom
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Thank you so much. Honestly, as much as it does hurt, its surprisingly not that bad. You can't really miss something you never had (or never knew you had) to begin with. I was more hurt over the fact that my sisters want nothing to do with me. I've spent my whole life wanting a sister, and to find out that I have one that doesn't know me but hates me anyway? Yeah, that kind of stings.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2010 on I Met My Father 2 years ago at The Atomic Mom
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