I started blogging in college. Make when MySpace was the cool thing and you could decorate your profile using crazy neon color schemes and backgrounds. Some of my sorority sisters read it and offered feedback, so I felt like a real accomplished writer. Then, when Little Man was born in 2008, I started another blog (like so many others) as a way to keep our family posted on what was going on with … [Read more...] about 5 Things Every Blogger Should Know
It took me some time to get on the train with the one word for the year hype. I spent a lot of time wondering whether or not just one word would suffice to keep me on track for the entire year. Could one word drive me to make the most out of every single aspect of my life? And could a word other than "present," "live," or "embrace" offer such a gripping and meaningful year long journey? I … [Read more...] about One Word: Create
I feel like I took a short blogging/social media hiatus this past week. I barely checked in on Twitter, scheduled my posts for the end of the week, and haven't responded to comments or (most of my) emails. And it's been great. Little Man's birthday was on Thursday, so we spent the better part of the week getting ready for his party. Thursday evening I discussed the power and importance of Social … [Read more...] about When Real Life is Better
Last week I mentioned that I had a new feature in store for all of my readers. I'm calling this weekly addition to my blog Feature Friday. It's an opportunity for me to introduce all of you to new bloggers you might not know and an opportunity for bloggers (especially new bloggers) to do some guest posting, gain exposure and meet new potential readers. I set up a whole new section with Guest … [Read more...] about Four Years Apart | Feature Friday
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how hard it can be to be overly excited for your pregnant friends when you yourself are having a hard time getting pregnant. I was overwhelmed by the support I received from all of you; your comments, your encouragement, your stories of struggle. So many of you have been where I am now and I am grateful for your willingness to share that part of yourself with … [Read more...] about Pain is Pain (no matter how long you’ve endured it)
Don't worry. You aren't lost. You made it to the right place.I've spent the last five weeks drafting up a new and permanent design for my blog. After purchasing a copy of the DIY Blog Critique E-Book by Melissa @ MomComm, I sat down with a big notebook, a pen and scoured the internet for hours on end. Pulling things that I liked from other blogs and compiling them into one big huge list. Then, I … [Read more...] about Nope. You’re not Lost.