$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.
The Best Japanese Beauty Products
I am sure most of you have heard about K-Beauty at this point. A K-Beauty skincare regimen involves numerous steps from cleansing, to toning and various levels of moisturizing. It is involved but yields serious results. With that being said, maybe you can’t commit to a routine ...read more
Stylish Beach Accessories for a Day in the Sun, Sand, and Surf
I've been coveting this Eugenia Kim sun hat that's been all over Instagram for the past two months. With a wide-brim and the words "Do Not Disturb" embroidered on the front, it's the ideal accessory for a quiet day of reading on the beach. Built-in shade, some peaceful privacy, ...read more
How to Get Your Child Involved in Ski Racing
Do you ever watch the Winter Olympics with your family? We sure do at this house. Seeing the ski racers fly down the mountains was a big part of what attracted our girls to ski racing, but the biggest draw was friendship and time spent in the snow. If you are wondering how to get ...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.