If you were a fly on the wall at my house, you'd be sure to hear your share of fussing, complaining and whining. Maybe even a slammed door or two.

But enough about me.

In the pressure cooker that's parenting, I have exploded more than once. And it's harder to clean up than spaghetti night with a toddler.

So after years spent indulging in fruitless self-flogging, I finally let go of my obsession with getting it all 'just right.' I confess...I'm not a perfect parent.

Whew. That felt good.

Now, when my son saunters in with his 42nd tardy of the school year, I let it go. When I hear myself hollering "Whatever!" at my teenage daughter, I move on.

Having it all together is overrated anyway.

And I've determined not to waste God's grace. I'll never get it just right. You won't, either. So read on, sister. If you see a little of yourself in me, I hope it helps to know that you're not alone. Nope. If you're a mom, face it. You're never, ever alone.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tweet Me Tuesday: Twixperts

With millions of people tweeting, there's bound to be quite a bit of knowledge out there. So why not tap into it?

That's what Twixperts does! Here's how it works:

You log into Twixperts using your Twitter username and password.

2.) Choose a topic, such as Religion, History, Design, Computers (as I understand it, the list of topics will be expanding.)

3.) Type in a question that you have about the topic.

4.) Your questions is then tweeted to experts in that subject area.

5.) Once someone has answered your question, you will receive a DM.

Yet another fun way to use Twitter to your advantage!

* Note: Please say a prayer for Kristen (my Tweet Me Tuesday co-host) and her family. Her husband got into a car accident this week that badly mangled his hand. He has already had surgery and is facing more surgeries in the future. For obvious reasons, she's not going to be posting for TMT today.

Okay, now on to Tweet Me Tuesday! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, uhhh, 4...

1.) Tweet this post! Be sure to visit Kristen at MamaBytes, too! She is my wonderful co-host in this Blog Hop!

2.) Link up a post you’d like Tweeted using Linky Tools below. It can either be your most recent post or an older, favorite post you'd like to share with a new audience.

3.) Follow me and Kristen on Twitter! (if you’re not already)

4.) Visit the links below and Tweet as many posts as you'd like (linked below).

You can follow as many of these bloggers as you’d like on Twitter. (You can follow their blogs, too.)

When you Tweet a blogger’s post, it's nice to leave a comment telling them you tweeted it as part of Tweet Me Tuesday. Not required, but leaving comments is always good!

If you tweet at us/about us/for Tweet Me Tuesday please use the hashtag #TMT.
It makes it easier for us to find your tweets! Not sure about hashtags? See Kristen's post.

Please remember that Tweet Me Tuesday is about Linky Love! Please don't just leave you link and fly off! Visit as many of the others listed as you can. The more you interact with others, the more benefit to everyone.

Alright -- get to tweeting!



  1. Wow Melinda you did it again. Found another great twitter resource. wow. will retweet this as a great tip.

  2. Twitter does it all! I tweeted your post but just remembered I forgot the hashtag. I'm still learning!

  3. You are the twitter goddess. Where do you keep finding all these cool gadgets? Maybe you are the MacGyver of twitter.... :O)

  4. Very interesting! This was totally new to me. Thanks for the info. :) And thank you for the info about Kristen's husband. I actually found out this morning and have been praying but this was a good reminder to do so again - LOTS. A tough few weeks for both of you! Maybe for all of us... :) But God is GOOD and we are in His wonderful hands! Such a joy even in the midst of trials! Praying for you as well. :)

    PS - Some Fun Fall Pumpkin Table and Home Decorations fun going on in the bloggy world :)

  5. You are a great twitter adviser Melinda! I famally made it to Tweet Me Tuesday again... It confuses me since we have different days...! Our wednesday is your tuesday etc etc
    Anyway will definitely send up a prayer for kristens' hubby's hand :(
    I've linked up a post I did a couple of weeks ago called "Broken" about Depression and Broken Bones & the Healing Process... I hope you like it, it may help somebody :)


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