A big milestone has come and gone and I didn't even notice! On January 22, The Shopping Mama turned 1! Woo hoo! In the days leading up to the 22nd I thought about what I'd write, but then the day came and went and I totally forgot.
Over the last year, I've written over 650 blog posts on The Shopping Mama. You've left over 49,600 comments. (More, actually. Some were lost in the switch from Blogger to WordPress in November.) I've had amazing opportunities: the ABC Kids Expo, talking to Annabel Karmel, joining the ShopatHome.com Blogger Advisory Board, to name a few. (There are far too many to name everything!)
Most importantly, for me, the blog has been an outlet and a way to connect with other moms. It's a way to feel productive while staying at home with my kids. I love that the blog is MINE and all mine. It's a great source of pride for me and I work very hard every day to make it something I'm proud of. But, honestly, I am most thankful for the connections I've made and the friendships I've developed because of the blog - with old friends and those I've never met in person.
Simple and small facial steamer
Does your skin need a boost this winter? This little skincare device doesn't take up much space and delivers a natural way to enhance your skin. I love it for teens and tweens as well. This simple and small facial steamer makes a great gift for anyone who loves to do facials at ...read more
When is the Best time to Get a Teen Debit Card?
Raising kids to be money smart isn't easy. I want my girls to be savvy and independent, but I don't want to give them too much freedom all at once. I'm testing out the new Greenlight debit card as a way to transition them to becoming money savvy adults. Head to Greenlight here ...read more
Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm with Canada's Most Loved Handwarmers
For all the folks out there with cold hands and toes, I have a solution that is both effective and sustainable! And, of course, it comes from a mom. Aurora heat is a small brand out of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Using sustainably resourced beaver pelts, they have ...read more
So, THANK YOU for reading. THANK YOU for being a part of this. And, THANK YOU for your support and friendship.
And, now a question:
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