$227,000 paid to employees, bloggers and other freelancers.
40 Television segments talking about style
43% yearly increase in traffic
38,000 total twitter followers--we tweet a lot.
5,279 followers on Pinterest; our new favorite social media tool (are you following?)
1000 bloggers attended Momtrends Events
1 visit to Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle-our first trip to Washington
And now a few of our favorite experiences from the year.
2nd Annual Fashion Forward Conference: Where style and substance combine. More than 200 bloggers attended the event. A highlight was the keynote from Rosie Pope.
Swimming at Herald Square with Diana Nyad to raise money for Hurrican Sandy relief efforts.
Get Ready for Summer Tea Collection Sale
Even if we all have to stay local, summer is going strong. As you head to the pool or day camp you might have noticed your kids GREW during the past year. Just in time for summer, Tea Collection is rolling out a big deal on swimwear and graphic tees for kids. I've enlisted some ...read more
The Key to a Great Overnight Oat Recipe
Working moms know the importance of meal planning. I'm getting ready for busy few weeks and I've been perfecting my fast breakfast options. I’ve been using Bob's Redmill Organic Steel Cut Oats to prepare my overnight oats for a nice, cold breakfast in the morning and I'm going to ...read more
Morning Sickness Relief with Sea-Band Mama
While pregnancy is this amazing and beautiful time in a women's life, it is also one that can wreak havoc on the body. From morning sickness to discomfort to cravings, the body that you once knew so well becomes this vessel for your baby. Of course, this is all worth it but ...read more
Other highlights included attending Mom 2.0 in California and co-hosting some fun events with Andrea Fellman and Brooke Stewart, hosting a stunning party in Chicago with Shark Cleaning products, landing a National Back to School media tour with Walmart and getting my legs featured in Redbook.
Now here's what you picked as the best of the best for 2013--this is all based on numbers.
Most Read Blog Posts
1. Tieks Review & Road Test
2. Old Navy: Shop Sale and Save + Contest
3. Syncing Your Style: Best Diaper Bags
4. Introducing Shark Sonic Duo
5. New Stokke Crusi Stroller
6. How to Style Boyfriend Jeans
7. Children’s Fashion Trends Spring 2013
8. Best Travel Beds
9. Easy Packing Tips
10. Avon New Product
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And of course none of this is possible without our amazing team: Serena Norr our Editor who helps keep the trends organized and at your fingertips, our trend-spotting Contributing Editors, Kristin Swenson and Brianne Manz, our keen features writers Michelle and Kate Bayless, our creative and energetic Events Manager, Sherri Schubert, our Office Manager (and my mom!), Marcia Feliciano and our fearless sales force--Brooke Stewart of PowerMomsMedia.