If you’re part of the BWAB community, you’ll see her commenting.

If you travel through blogosphere, she’s there too.

She’s small in stature, but has a large presence in social networks, as well

In fact, she’s everywhere.

The name of her blog may produce visions of a “mommy blog”, but she rarely writes stories about her kids. Instead, she writes about issues that affect her as a woman, as a mother, as a blogger and as a caring human being, whose children are an important part of her life.

She calls herself the “Queen of Multitasking”, but in her post titled: “Multitasking Reduces Efficiency” she admits she’s trying to change her ways. She writes:

My own first goal would be to sit down with my kids every day when they get back from school and just listen to them, focusing on what they have to say, without attempting to get anything else done at the same time. Unpacking of lunch boxes and washing dishes can be accomplished after I spend at least half an hour, uninterrupted, listening to my kids.

With blogging and commenting often being about self promotion, in “Blogging – Are People Truly Interested In The Discussion, Or Is It All About Self Promotion?”, she observes:

There is a big difference between a community member promoting herself within her community, and an outsider trying to spam the community.

Where she finds them, I don’t know, but she comes up with the funniest “Wordless Wednesdays”. Check these ones out:

Effects of Inflation – $1 Bras
Your Yucky Mommy Body
It’s Never Too Early For Sugary Drinks

You’ve seen her on this blog, you’ve probably seen her on your blog, but for those who aren’t acquainted with her yet, her name is Vered, and her blog is “Momgrind”. She’s a blogger who started blogging in March (2008), but has already made a huge mark in blogosphere.

Everyone, please join me in re-welcoming Vered to the BWAB community, and don’t forget to check out her blog and the posts I’ve highlighted. She’s genuinely appreciative of all of her visitors and would love to see you there.

Hello again Vered!

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  1. This is a good presentation of her blog. I’m a subscriber, and enjoy her creativity and well written posts.

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  2. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Bamboo Forest,

    Vered is a great writer, and like you, I enjoy her creativity.

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  4. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Great choice Barbara. That $7 bra ad is priceless isn’t it?

    Cath Lawsons last blog post..Do You Run Your Business Like A Bank?

  5. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    I love MomGrind’s blog. My first visit there, I subscribed, well worth it.

  6. Hello again, Vered.

    Well, at least the bra price doesn’t affect me so much! πŸ˜‰

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  7. Oh I’m def. a subscriber and a fan of the wonderful Vered πŸ™‚ She’s a fine choice!

    JEMi | Tips for Life, Love, Yous last blog post..Life Coach: What Can One Do for You?

  8. SaraNo Gravatar says:

    Vered rules! She is just an unflagging supporter of fellow writers and is a perfect pick. Wordless Wednesdays always crack me up…

    Saras last blog post..It’s Okay to Just Shut Up: Understanding Introversion

  9. I still can’t believe Vered’s only been blogging since March! She seems like she’s been doing it forever. Good choice for NBOTW!

    Hunter Nuttalls last blog post..The Millionaire Mindset

  10. hyrcanNo Gravatar says:

    Heh, I found this blog from a comment on Momgrind. πŸ™‚

    I really enjoy Momgrind, even though as you said it brings to mind the world of ‘mommy bloggers’ …nothing but photo streams of their kids doing kid things, discussions about baby products…

    But it’s nothing like that, not that I wouldn’t read Momgrind if she did have some posts on those topics too. She has a great writing style, and is pretty sensible about what she writes about. And is active in keeping the conversation going in the comments.

    I’m glad more people are getting to enjoy her blog.

    And this is another way that you can get people to read your old content someone spotlighting you! (see: You’re Only As Good As Your Current Post on this site)

    hyrcans last blog post..Change?

  11. Vered’s blog is a rare find in my opinion – it’s original, personal, and sparks genuine discussion.

    Vered was one of my first commenters, and continues to be a loyal supporter of my blog – which I so appreciate!

    Good choice Barbara!

    Ann at One Bag Nations last blog post..Just Do It – Starting is the Hardest Part

  12. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    Vered and her blog are awesome. Her blog posts are fun to read and really make you think, and that’s just a great combination. Great pick for NBOW!

    Marelisas last blog post..Decide What You Want

  13. VeredNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you Barbara!

    And you guys are making me BLUSH!

    No negative self-talk today after reading this, that’s for sure. Only positive thoughts and a healthy dose of self-congratulating. πŸ™‚

    Needless to say, I subscribe to this blog, and to most of the commentators’ blogs. You’ve seen me around, haven’t you? πŸ˜‰
    Now I’m off to check out those that I haven’t read yet.

    Vereds last blog post..15 Minutes Of Fame – Again??

  14. Ellen WilsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I like Vered’s MoM Grind very much. She makes me think. And I found her here! Yes, it is all part of a community.

    I will also check out some of the links that you imbedded here. They look very interesting. E

  15. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Yes, the bra ad is a good one. πŸ™‚

    Hi Natural,

    She’s well worth subscribing to, isn’t she?

    Hi JEMi

    Like you, I’m a fan too!

    Hi Sara,

    I love her Wordless Wednesdays too. She always finds such original pictures.

    Hi Hunter,

    Can you believe that? Less than 4 months of blogging? And she’s all over blogosphere. She rocks!

    Hi Hyrcan

    Yes, Vered is also very active on her own blog, building community by responding to the comments.

    Hey, thanks for the link πŸ˜†

    Hi Ann,

    That’s one thing I love about Vered, she comments on other blogs and shows the authors support. That’s so important. She’s like “super woman”.

    Hi Marelisa,

    Awesome definitely describes Vered and her blog.

    Hi Vered,

    We were just talking about you. πŸ™‚

    Yes, we see you EVERYWHERE. You rock!

    Hi Ellen,

    You’ll love Vered’s older posts, as well as her new ones. They’re all great!

  16. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    I am a fan of MOMGRIND… ! she has a great way of getting you to stop and laff!

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  17. Barbara –

    I have double scooped on Vered’s blog. I’m an email subscriber and rss feed subscriber. She is one of a kind. I can’t afford to miss her wisdom with humor. I’m confident to say – Vered is a great wife, a great daughter and an ultra great mother. Two big thumbs up for your choice.


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  18. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Linda,

    She does make us laugh, doesn’t she. There’s nothing better than getting a dose of humor.

    Hi Shilpan,

    Boy, you really don’t want to miss her writings, email and RSS too. That’s what I call a faithful fan! πŸ™‚

  19. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Yep – Vered is a great connector, and has real discussions on her blog.

    (BTW – I am subscribing to some blogs by email and am finding I don’t get the feedburner email until AGES after the post has gone up – eg I got the email for this post only 5 minutes ago – I’m wondering if that’s normal)

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  20. phyllisNo Gravatar says:

    great choice!!!! she is so much fun to read.

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  21. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Robin,

    Glad to hear you like my pick for NBOTW.

    Re: Email subscriptions. I think the delay is common but I don’t know why. This post was published almost 22 hours ago.

    Hi Phyllis,

    Welcome to the BWAB community.

    I agree, Vered is fun to read.

  22. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, thanks for turning me on to Momgrind — read and subscribed.

    I wonder if Madonna can use those $1 bras — errrr, or did? LOL

    Can’t wait to find out what Vered’s announcement will be. Looks like I’m hooked.

    Congratulations to you, Vered! Great writing, lovely blog!

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  23. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Great NBOTW for a great blog and a great person. I think my favorite part is Vered keeps it real and tells it like it is.

  24. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Linda Abbit,

    Great to see you here again. πŸ™‚

    Yeah! That bra story was pretty funny. Maybe that’s where Madonna got the idea. hehe.

    Hi J.D.

    She does keep it real, doesn’t she? I like that about her.

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