Today is a day to celebrate! After almost 4 years, 2 computers, numerous early Saturday mornings and countless cups of coffee, this morning marks my 200th post! We are often taught to be modest about our accomplishments. You may have even told your kids “it’s not nice to brag”, but this is a big deal and I’m going for it. Because think about it – have you ever done anything 200 times? It could be a physical thing, like running 200 miles in a month or holding a plank for 200 seconds. Or it could be something food related like not eating sugar for 200 days or giving up caffeine. If you haven’t, then you’ll just have to trust me, doing anything 200 times is not just a drop in the bucket. It takes commitment, dedication and most of all a true belief in what you are doing.
When I sat down four years ago to write my first blog, I wanted to start a conversation I didn’t believe parents were having. I wanted to go beyond the “We’re so busy” exchanges I was having with other moms and talk about more meaningful things. In the early days, I wasn’t quite sure the blog was “working”. People were reading, but only a few people were commenting. That was ok, I was having fun, so I kept going. After a couple months, I had a busy week and didn’t get around to posting on Saturday. I didn’t think much of it, until I got a FB message from a friend that said, “where’s the blog?” At that point, I knew that even if I couldn’t see the impact it was having, I had to keep going. So here we are, 200 posts and over 100,000 words later!
What have 200 posts taught me? It’s hard to narrow it down, but here are some of my favorite topics I’ve covered:
I know time is precious and I am honored you spend a bit of your precious time reading my words. Every week I sign the blog, Heart-FULLy yours, because writing this blog, sharing these stories with you, makes my heart full. We are stronger together, supporting each other. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support you and for supporting me in return.
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I started writing this blog because I wanted to have deeper conversations beyond "How are you?", "Busy", with other parents. Over the years I've shared personal stories, articles, authors and topics to facilitate conversations with parents about the joys and the challenges of parenting.