One year of blogging!

It has officially been one year since I started blogging. I originally started my blog on Tumblr but as I learned more about blogging I decided to buy my domain and move to WordPress. Sometimes, when I tell people that I have a blog they make a comment along the lines of, you must have all this time on your hands since you stay home with your son. To them, I have nothing better to do and so this blog is a waste of time. An indulgence. I won’t lie, that stings a little and the vain part of me bristles at the idea that some people view me as a sort of layabout.

In any case, regardless of what others may make of my public sharing of my life and thoughts, I feel confident that through blogging I am gaining valuable, marketable skills that will be useful in my future endeavors. I have learned how to set up a blog, where to find free, royalty free images, how to edit my images using free software, how to customize my blog, and I’m even learning a bit of html. Not bad, for a little hobby that I indulge in late at night when the men in my life are sound asleep.

Looking back through my posts is one of my favorite things to do. Reading how I felt, what we did, and what I thought we would do is both interesting and amusing. It’s been both a challenge and a great joy to write my blog.

As a thank you I am giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader!* All you have to do is leave a comment below. You can also use the contact me form. I will pick a random winner on May 22nd and I will announce the winner on a blog post on May 23rd.

*Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Open to residents of the United States.



  1. Congratulations on your one year blog- a-versary! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading it every week 🙂 Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

  2. I just love your writing and hearing what you are up to! So sad we can’t live there and enjoy all our ‘free stay at home mom time’ together. Doesn’t it seem like a million years ago we were at the law office? And gift card winners only eligible if in the contiguous U.S.?!? As if living here weren’t punishment enough!! 😉 I joke.

    1. It’s so funny that you just commented because after reading through my post I was thinking how I didn’t mean to write contiguous since it’s just a gift card and I was actually, just now updating my post when your comment came through! So, fret not, you’re in the running 😀
      And thank you for reading, it means so much that you took the time to do so. I so wish we did live closer. I just know we’d have the best time together. Hugs xo

  3. I am so proud of you. Congrats on the one year! I think it’s incredible how much you have learned and how well you write. Your honesty is refreshing and I think it’s really great that you can always look back and reminise on these special moment in your life. No gift card please. Just want to tell you I love you and your an inspiration to me ❤

  4. Managed to stumble onto your blog from the zero to hero challenge, and I really enjoyed my time here on your blog. I mean, who can not love a blend of articles, photographs and recipes. Damn. I hope you continue to blog for some time, because it’s kinda relaxing to read it after a long day. You’re now followed 🙂

    Take care! Greetings from Singapore btw!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely words. It really means a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to read 🙂 also, wow, Singapore. It’s amazing how the internet shrinks our world this much. Wonderful!

  5. From one “layabout” to another, Child…I miss your face!!! I agree with Angela, I wish we could all be there together with these little ones!! Miss you guys!!! Abdelis, I can’t believe it’s already been a year!!!! Crazy!! Xoxo

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