Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's been SIX years!

Today marks six years since I started this blog! I've written 876 posts! Back then, I was reading blogs and felt funny that I was reading about people's lives but wasn't sharing about my own. I felt funny commenting without a blog to refer them back to, so I started this one. I still don't comment much, but I love to read blogs.

Some of the blogs I read back then have disappeared, others have dropped from my interest, but here I still am blogging away! My focus has changed - back then I wrote about more personal things but I was always afraid my family or IRL friends would find it and be upset. (I deleted most of those posts.) Today, I avoid writing about any issues in my extended family and while I still share personal stories, I try to avoid sharing drama. I used to post silly quizzes and memes regularly - but now those all go on facebook. (aren't you glad?!)

I have been lucky enough to review tons of neat products that have been great for my family. I first worked with MotherTalk, and then with MomCentral -- and those two have merged into one these days. I also work with some great PR firms directly, and am always looking for fun, interesting and useful products to share with my readers. And, then, there are reviews of things I just love and nobody gave them to me to try out.

This is still foremost, a look into my life. I've blogged about my boys growing up (they were just 1 and 2 when I started), my thoughts of having no more children, and then my pregnancy and the birth of my baby girl. I've blogged about job worries, and opportunities, a few setbacks, and our daily life. I've met some amazing women while blogging, and been an outside onlooker for so many more amazing women.

I'm not a big mommy blogger like some, but I like my little space on the web. I wonder what the next 6 years might bring, but I hope that I'm still able to share my life with others. It's definitely not glamorous, but it's most definitely real!

Is there anything you want to know about me?? Now is the time to ask! I open the comments to any and all questions you have and will answer them over the next few days.

Need some incentive? I have a few prizes to award to random comments to this post, so ask away!


  1. I have enjoyed reading your blog the last month or so, Melanie and it has been really fun getting to know you and your family. It is amazing to me that you have been blogging for 6 years! you were like a blog pioneer! Happy Blogoversary!!

  2. Happy Blogoversary - ~Nards~

  3. Congrats! What an accomplishment! I really enjoy reading your blog and getting your take on the world.

  4. Kraig6:21 PM

    More pictures of the remodel please. (Inside and outside). Also, what does "DH" mean. I'm sure it isn't "Dumb Husband" but...? You know I love the blog. So easy to stay connected even though you are too far away.


  5. Congratulations! Six years blogging is quite an accomplishment. I enjoy reading your blog and can't wait to see what the next six years (or more) hold. :o)


  6. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Hey Mel! I love keeping up w/ your family on your blog and watching the boys grow up in your pics. Hopefuly I'll get back out to AZ to visit in person sometime soon. Miss you!

    Kim OH


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