Apr 102011
Welcome to Follow Us Monday Morning– the Monday blog hop here at Frugality Is Free and Being Frugal and Making It Work. We are on spring break in South Florida, so I have a lot of fun scheduled for the coming week.

I would like to introduce you to the Us in Follow Us Monday Morning, my cohost Bridget aka Cheekymommaof2 from Being Frugal and Making It Work.

PhotobucketEach week we will feature a blog as Hot Blog of the Week, and I will post a question to get the conversation started. The Hot Blog of the Week will get the first place in the linky, and the featured blogger will win a free ad space here at Frugality Is Free for a week.
The Hot Blog of The Week is:

A Helicopter Mom

A Helicopter Mom is a stay-at-home mom of three living in the South. At A Helicopter Mom you can find review, giveaways, and tidbits from parenthood.

I would like to invite all of you to stop by A Helicopter Mom and give her a follow. Make sure to check out her fabulous art giveaway while you are there.

Congratulations to  A Helicopter Mom!!

You have won a feature, a free ad space for a week at Frugality Is Free and Being Frugal and Making It Work plus you will the third spot in the linky.

Follow Us Morning Feature BONUS!!! As a bonus, the Follow Us Morning Featured blogger will win a FREE ad space for a week at Frugality Is Free and at Being Frugal and Making It Work.


Tip: The best way to gain more followers during a blog hop is by following others first, and leaving a link back so that they can easily find you. So don’t forget to let someone know, if you are following their blog. One way to do this is by commenting and leaving your clickable blog signature (see below).


To participate:
Answer the Follow Us Monday Morning question (in the comment area or in a post) and post the button in your post. This is not mandatory, but it sure is appreciated, as it will help spread the word.

  1. Follow Frugality Is Free
  2. Follow Being Frugal and Making It Work.
  3. Follow the Hot Blog of the Week
  4. Follow the Blog listed before you 
  5. Answer the Follow Us Monday Morning Question.
  6. Follow as many other blogs as you wish, and please follow those who visit you back.
  7. Link your blog post in the Follow Us Monday Morning linky 
  8. Please follow back!!!

Question of the Week 

Question of the week: Have you or your children ever broken any bones?

My answer: 

I spent last night at the Emergency Room together with my five-year-old high flying daredevil. We had spent a “frugal” afternoon at a local playground, when he fell from the monkey bars. My five-year-old is quite short for his age, and has actually been banned from the monkey bars, because it is so far to fall for him. I have three boys, and I will admit it that I sometimes get dizzy from an afternoon at the playground, because I only have two eyes but I have three busy boys (8, 5 and 20 months). 

Anyway, my youngest son fell, and I went to pick him up and give him some water, which meant I had my back toward my five-year old son. I heard the scream, and I immediately knew what had happened. He fell from the monkey bars onto his right arm, and he was definitely hurt. I have never had a broken bone, and neither have my kids, so I have no experience with broken bones. My husband picked us up, checked out our son and said he would be fine. When my husband got home from work later Saturday night, he checked out my son’s arm again and after way too much poking, he finally declared that we needed to go to the ER. I felt like such a bad mom, because I could not make the judgment myself, but we boarded all the kids in the car, and fortunately the ER is only a few miles away. It seemed like a slow night at the ER, we got his X rays taken in no time, and sure enough it was fractured. Then someone came in with a dog bite, another person came in with quite a police escort, and all of sudden the place turned into pure craziness. Since my son was ok, we of course got last priorirty, and we did not leave until 5 a.m. 

My brave little daredevil has a temporary sling for now, but fortunately it was a minor fracture on the right forearm, and his elbow is perfectly fine. It could have been so much worse, and I am just thankful that it wasn’t. I have to say though that going to the ER with him was nerve wrecking until he finally saw a doctor, and I knew that he was in the right hands.


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