Year in review

I’m not one to make a lot of resolutions for the new year. But I do like to look back and think about all the good things that happened in my year. 2014 has been a pretty great year for the Whatever Mom. I started this blog less than a year ago as a way to keep friends and family in the loop of the fun things I do with the kiddos. Shortly after I started blogging I was picked up as a weekly blogger by Hudson Valley Parent. It has been such a great group of women to work with!

This blog quickly became my creative outlet–not just for crafting with the kids, but for the personal projects I have accomplished. I feel like the Whatever Mom represents the every mom–the mom who despite how hard she works feels like she just isn’t doing enough, and the mom who feels judged and struggles to keep up. Under all the chaos of motherhood, we are all moms. I am so grateful to the moms who joined the Whatever Army with me in my first major blog project!

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After my initial project I continued to blog about crafts, cooking, organizing, the stressful parts of parenting, finding ways to entertain the kids and checking things off my bucket list. There were some awesome guest bloggers and prize giveaways!!

Liz and her husband- one of the reasons why she uses Wiltree products in her home.

https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyLiz

Read more about making your own freezer meals with Wild Tree here. (Giveaway is over).

Liz

Read more about how to stay hydrated here. (Giveaway is over).

 

Pamela from Creating Barefoot

https://www.facebook.com/CreatingBarefoot

Read more about how to make watermelon cupcakes here. (Giveaway is over).

 

On a personal note, this year I began my countdown to 40.  I shared some personal stories aboutmy family and my personal loss.  Oh wait… did I forget to mention meeting actor Jason Lee and getting an interview printed in a local magazine?

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(OK, I’m not a psycho- I know that picture of me with Jason Lee looks a little obsessive. Mr. Lee was kind enough to pose with my family. I don’t post pics of my children on the Internet so I had to crop everyone else out… no really.) I could write a whole blog post about both of these events, but I will spare you the gushing details.

Most importantly, I have enjoyed connecting with 350 new friends! I truly appreciate each one of you taking the time to sign up and follow me each week. I hope you will continue to follow and feel free to give me feedback on topics that are interesting to you!

I wonder what 2015 will bring? I am hoping it will bring me a ton of new followers and take my blog to the next level! (Pretty please!). I hope it will bring me more chances to connect with friends more personally (not just Facebook). I hope for more opportunities for creative projects that do not involved glitter and glue, a chance to travel and introduce my kids to new things and time to focus on my health. After loosing so many friends and family nothing is more important than staying healthy for my kids. 2015 will bring me to my 40th year. (Ack!).

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Wishing all of you an amazing year ahead in 2015!

May each of you find much love, health, wealth and happiness in the New Year!!

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