Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of being a mom. I’ve always loved taking care of kids. And I’ve always had a way with them. Not just kids. Animals, too. For some reason, they’ve always been drawn to me. My dad is the same way, and so was my grandma (his mom), so I’m sure it’s at least partially genetic. As far back as I can remember, I have pictured myself as a full time stay at home mom with lots of kids. I imagine a lot of this has to do with my grandmother.
Yesterday was my four month anniversary. I’ve been booze-free for four months. The days have been easy. But sometimes the nights are hard. Friday nights are rough. Cause that’s when all the moms start really using the wine glass emojis and making jokes about when it’s acceptable to start drinking. Jokes that, in the moment, are seemingly harmless. But to moms like me, moms who are trying to do the right thing, and moms who are really missing those Friday night happy hours, those jokes aren’t funny.
Today Number 6, who is seven years old and in second grade, came home from school with this piece of writing. He handed it to me and said:“Mommy, read this. I got to go to a special room to make a copy of it with my teacher because she liked it so much. I was the only person in my class who got to make a copy, and I was the only person in my class who read what they wrote out loud to everyone. I’m really proud of myself, Mommy.”Being kind is the most important thing in the world!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".