Weekly Roundup – 4th Week of July

WOW…July is almost over? Hard to believe how fast the weeks has gone by.

Here are some updates from my side of the world:

    • I had join SITS in doing the ProBlogger‘s 31 Days to Build A Better Blog (31DBBB) since last Monday (July 19, 2010). Actually, I had ‘attempt’ to do this in January but never get to finish it so when the SITS girls came up with this I signed up and it’s more enjoyable to do this as a community. So far I’ve ‘met’ new fantastic bloggers through the challenge and although it’s not easy to keep up with the task especially during the weekend, I truly enjoy this challenge and hope to complete it along with so many other great SITStahs out there. Not only we get to learn many new things about building a better blog, it’s amazing to see how powerful these women can be working together as a team. Thanks SITS! It’s never too late to join in. Just click on the button below.

Take the Problogger Challenge with SITS and BlogFrog

  • On the job front: I had another job interview last Thursday at one of a prominent PR companies here in Jakarta. It was one something different, because although I did studied PR in college I never work as a Public Relation before and after finally admitting that I am too old by Indonesian standards to return to my previous career path as an Executive Secretary, I thought I’d finally give this PR thing a try. The company looks very promising, Love their atmosphere immediately but we shall see if I make it or not.
  • Toddlerhood wise: Now I realize why I’m not suppose to be bone stick skinny again – because let’s face it, there’s no way a skinny body can endure such roughhousing Lil’ A loves to do! With a busy Daddy who travels a lot for business, he’s left with a Mommy to take on that part. Sigh! It is fun playing roughhousing with him although my back really begs for mercy. He’s over 40 pounds so yeah…Bengay here I come!

  • Last Saturday I went on my first Photo Walk. It was a great experience – from my photography passion side but it’s also kind of sad because I got to see how poverty is still a huge problem in this country.

That's a spirit!

    • On a lighter note: Tatter Scoops is being featured on Top Mommy Blogs and I really am stoked about it. Thank you so much for you who had voted. If you haven’t can you please vote for me? Pretty please, with a cherry on top? πŸ˜€

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

Hope you had a great week and will have a better week ahead! πŸ™‚




Lifestyle and travel blogger, founder of Single Moms Indonesia on a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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  1. July 26, 2010 / 11:34 am

    Great photos. Your little one is so adorable!

    I considered doing the Pro Blogger challenge, but decided not hold off for now. It really sounds fantastic, though!
    Samantha recently posted..These DaysMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you Samantha, you can jump in anytime doing the challenge, it is fantastic to do this as part of a community πŸ™‚

  2. July 26, 2010 / 12:37 pm

    Ive just joined SITS, still new to it all and finding my way round. Shesh Ive been blogging for years and didnt know these place existed! To be fair, Ive been stopping and starting, my high demand as a mother and wife comes first and sometimes I never find anytime to blog. But I will definitely make more of an effort this time.

    Goodluck with your job hunting too, and as for your baby he is adorable. I also love your photography! Youre one cool momma and I absolutely love your blog! πŸ˜€ xxx
    ria recently posted..Admitting to FCD – Farmville Compulsive DisorderMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:22 pm

      YAY Ria! Hope you’ll get to enjoy SITS too. It’s really an awesome community.
      I too has been blogging for awhile now but it’s not until this year that I start doing it more seriously. You have a great blog already, girl!

      Your comments brighten my rainy day, Ria. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  3. July 26, 2010 / 12:49 pm


    I’ve been seeing a lot about the 31DBBB around both blogosphere and twitterville, it looks great but I just don’t have the time at the moment to commit to it. Glad you’re enjoying it though hun πŸ˜€
    Pumpkin and Piglet recently posted..Its just like riding a bike!My Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:24 pm

      Really appreciate it hun!
      I thought at first that I won’t be able to catch up on the challenge but so far I’ve only missed 1 day LOL.

  4. July 26, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    Hi! I had to check your blog out after your kind words on Twitter! What a nice blog and what a gorgeous son you have! I’m going to go vote for your blog now!
    Cheryl D. recently posted..Yucky Diet CokeMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:25 pm

      Cheryl, thank you so much! Very sweet of you πŸ˜€

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:28 pm

      Oooooh totally, Joey! If my body parts can screams I’m sure they would hahahaha.
      Thanks, girl!

  5. July 26, 2010 / 10:54 pm

    Hi just wanted to say that I checked out your blog because I saw it on ‘Top Mommy Blogs’ – I guess it pays off to get recognition!
    Susan Kennedy recently posted..DubaiMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:31 pm

      Hi Susan, thanks for the visit and your comment.

  6. July 26, 2010 / 11:08 pm

    oooh, your son is too cute…look at those eyes and that smile…sigh!
    Would the job be full time? Just curious…
    Good luck!
    I’ve been reading you guys doing the challenge. Great idea…
    Have a good week ahead!
    BLOGitse recently posted..Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca…My Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Don’t let that smile fool you tho’ hahahaha
      The job would be 9-5 but I still haven’t heard anything from them so I’m sure it’s kinda bleak but I have a friend who’s trying to hook me up with another job that’s part time.
      Hope you are enjoying a great start of the week πŸ™‚

  7. July 26, 2010 / 11:46 pm

    I always love your photos so much! good luck on the possible job opportunity. keeping fingers crossed! And will go vote now!!!
    gigi recently posted..My Blogging Arch-NemesisMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much, girl! You rock! πŸ˜€

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:35 pm

      Hi Kristin, thanks for the visit πŸ˜€
      It’s been a fun month for sure.

  8. July 27, 2010 / 1:50 am

    Doing 31DBBB with a community has been so much better for me too! Like you, i just couldn’t summon the momentum alone, especially not with work being so demanding. I look forward to hearing the results of the interview! Lovely to meet you!

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:39 pm

      You’re an inspiring young lady! I can’t imagine doing this challenge and mastering your work and also your thesis!
      Thanks for the visit πŸ™‚

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Liz πŸ™‚

  9. July 27, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Lil’ A is just soooo cuteeee…. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on the job interview. I hope you find a good workplace to really put into use your excellent writing talent. Let us know how it goes.

    Oh, voted for you as well.
    Maria recently posted..Are We Treating Ourselves Worse than Our CarsMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you Maria! Really appreciate it. It’s been difficult finding a job here especially since I now had come to term that it’s nearly impossible to find another job in the same field I was before. But I’m open to new options now.

  10. July 27, 2010 / 9:25 am

    Desert Greetings my fellow SITStah!
    So nice to meet moms who love photography and blogging. I really liked your photos from the Photo Walk. I attended a walk in Utah while I was on vacation. I haven’t had a chance to process my photos and blog about my experience this year. Looking forward to future blog posts.

    Celebrate Life and Capture It!
    Patty Reiser recently posted..Photographing at a national parkMy Profile

    • Maureen
      July 27, 2010 / 1:42 pm

      Hi Patty,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a great comment. I had checked out your blog and your pictures are fantastic! πŸ˜€

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