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.
Save Money at a Ski Swap
Are the slopes in your future? If you want to save money on ski gear, consider a ski swap. A swap is a great way to buy and sell used equipment. Most swaps consist of a variety of gear, from brand new to used skis and snowboards to skis; from poles to boots to bindings and ...read more
The Ten Best Wooden Play Kitchens For Kids
Cooking is a timeless fascination for children. This type of play goes beyond gender and teaches kids loads of life skills along the way. An investment in a play kitchen is money well spent, as it can provide hours of entertainment. We've rounded up the ten best wooden play ...read more
New Victory Announces a New Season of Shows
We know you're busy planning picnics and summer outings, but we wanted to let you know that The New Victory just announced their new season and it looks fantastic. We thought you'd like a sneak peek of what's in store! Each year the New Vic theater brings culture to tourists and ...read more
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