One year ago today at 7:18 P.M., You'll Be Fine. I Promise. was born. Look at how much we've grown! We learned how to make dinner with children and debated the pros and cons of taking kids to restaurants. We shared our fears, our dreams, and our little quirks. I gave you some pointers on how to shop with your kids, how to keep your kids entertained on the cheap, and how to understand your child's emotions. I told my silly stories about naughty dogs and goofy kids, but I also opened up about love, loss, and struggling with the trials and tribulations of parenthood. It's been a fun ride and I hope you'll join me in another year of laughing at ourselves and learning to take it all in stride. I mean, really, we're just raising the next generation... no biggie, right?
When I started this blog, I was a stay at home mom. I was able to write once a week. I spent a lot of time with each story. I shared each post like a new mother shows off her newborn's pictures. I would obsess about traffic numbers. I would check to see where I was ranked in Google searches. I had visions of what my blog will look like when it grows up. Now that I'm back to work and the blog is a toddler, I find that I'm lucky to steal a moment to check the comments and type out a post every other week. I still love my blog. I still talk about my blog and want everyone in the world to read it, but I've slowed down on the "new mommy" habits. I realize that my little blog is growing everyday and one day, I'll look back and say, "Look how big it is!"
To celebrate the first birthday of You'll Be Fine, I decided to buy my very own domain name. I wanted to make this blog official and all professional-like. Well, it turns out, it's not easy to buy your very own domain name and transfer a blog. In fact, I think it's safe to say it's easier to change a toddler's poopy diaper in the backseat of a two door car than buy a domain name and transfer a blog. Like a tired yet determined mother baking a birthday cake for her child's 1st birthday party, I tried to set this all up last night. Around midnight, I shut down my computer satisfied with the fact that I now own a domain name AND I did not actually delete all of my posts when I accidently hit the "delete blog" button. With a toddler stride, I hope to get everything transferred over and start on a redesign soon.
|My daughter, S's 1st birthday cake. It was Curious George.|
It was also my very first cake baking experience.
I stayed up well past midnight the night before her party trying to get the icing face just right.
I am so thankful for all of you and that you read my blog. I love hearing from you. If you haven't already, become a Fine Friend on the You'll Be Fine. I Promise. facebook page. I post extra goodies and special announcements on there and I encourage everyone to join in conversations and share their stories. You can also follow me on Twitter and Pinterest. As my daughters say: "Hey other kid! Let's be friends!"
Happy birthday little blog. (Damn, I should have baked a cake so I could make a wish...)
P.S. Which YBFIP post was your favorite? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.