Happy Birthday to MomentsADay.com! I launched this website three years ago and have learned so much along the way. This is a bit of a sappy post so feel free to click away if you don’t care to go for a stroll down memory lane with me 😉
I wanted to start off by saying thanks to Sarah from One Starry Night who has been helping me with the technical aspects of the site since the very beginning. She recently helped me give Moments A Day a little makeover to celebrate the third bloggiversary. Above is my #nomakeupselfie from the front seat of my car, parked outside the library in the tiny town of Richmond (for the free wifi), while bub naps… showing you our handiwork. #keepingitreal
A few more thank you notes…
To my mentors: Thanks for believing in me, for your thoughtful advice, and for cheering me on along the way.
To my blogging buddies: Thanks for your shares, your feedback, your friendship, and all the late night chats.
To my readers: Thanks for your comments, your messages, your questions, and for following along. I would not have continued without your presence here; I appreciate your visits very much!
To date I have published 356 blog posts, three ebooks, one children’s storybook, and a ton of newsletters. I have met so many lovely parents, teachers, resource developers, authors and people working towards building better communities, and am honoured to have crossed paths with each one of them.
Here are a few highlights from the past three years as I have grown Moments A Day and developed my own skills as a blogger. It has been an amazing journey – filled with highs as well as lows. I am so grateful for all the experiences and lessons that I have collected along the way.
Kids Business Brunch event in Melbourne
Digital Parents conference on a Carnival Cruise departing from Sydney
First ABC radio appearance
ProBlogger conference in the Gold Coast in 2014
Speaking on the ProBlogger panel in Brisbane
Nuffnang’s Sydney office launch
Publishing my first storybook, Mason’s Greatest Gems, with Elaheh Bos of Plant Love Grow
Setting up the Grateful Mama Project with Sarah from Blossom & Bear
Sharing Mason’s Greatest Gems on our trip around Australia
To read more about how this blog came to be and what my purpose is here, check out this page.
I hope you will enjoy what is in store for Moments A Day. I have a lot of plans and can’t wait to share them as each unfolds in its own time. xx
Have been following you for those past 3 years and have drawn so much inspiration and encouragement from your blog! I recently started a weekly virtues class with 17 lively and eager-to-learn 4 year olds in my son’s kindergarden group. It’s an amazing journey – so far we’ve had 11 lessons on 4 virtues (friendship, helpfulness, gratitude and forgiveness) and 2 weeks ago we read Mason’s greatest gems (well, we looked at the book and i read my translation into german ;)) and afterwards they all coloured their gems and i gave them loooots of glitter glue and now there are 17 beautiful pictures of their gems hanging in the hallway. We wrote down the 3 gems that we had covered until then and the teacher selected 2 more for each child that they are already showing. I was so moved that my son got modesty and peacefulness. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity – i’m at home for a year with our little daughter (now 4 months old) and she is so happy and patient during those classes. I always search your blog, radiant hearts and your ebooks for ideas! Thank you for your amazing work!
Chelsea Lee Smith
What a lovely message to receive, thank you so very much for sharing your stories and feedback – it means so much!! xx
kate @ livinglovinglaughing
Awwww, happy bloggiversary!!!! You put so much heart and passion into your blog, it really is such an inspiring and happy place 🙂 Many more years to come xx
Chelsea Lee Smith
Thanks so much, Kate 😀