As we start this new year, I was reflecting back on some blogs that impacted me in 2010. I’ve been keeping a family blog and following a handful of other friends’ & family member’s blogs for the better part of two years. But, it was only in 2010 that I really discovered so many awesome sites out there, started reading many, and ultimately launched Mom Endeavors.
So, here are a few that I wanted to share with you–those that came to mind as having some of the biggest impacts on me this past year!
In February, while searching some pregnancy boards, there was a link to a birth story. As a very pregnant lady at the time, I clicked on over. What I discovered was not just any birth story, but little Nella’s birth story. I remember tears streaming down my face while reading the honest, raw, and beautiful words. The writing & pictures touched me and I’ve been hooked since! Kelle Hampton’s blog, “Enjoying the Small Things”, is full of beauty, love, fun, and honesty.
And, at the very end of the year, a little message on twitter led me to Roscommon Acres and broke my heart. As I sat reading Dana’s account of what happened to her sweet, little Tiggy with tears streaming down my face, I was amazed at her strength & courage at writing that post (and all that have followed since). I realized how easily that could have been me or so many of my friends writing that post instead (and that makes me cry still). Because of reading what Dana so courageously shared, I was finally convicted in doing some “baby proofing” that we should have taken care of long ago. We spent New Year’s day affixing furniture to the wall and taking care of a few other safety things we needed to do.
So, there you have it–some sites & stories that had great impact on my 2010.