Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and congrats on my blogiversary.
Next year there will be cake. With ice cream.
And Fountain Coke.
Today I’m reflecting on the past year to see how far I’ve come.
Looking back at my first posts, it’s hilarious – and humbling – to see how my style has changed. The earliest stuff is downright cringeworthy.
Big blocks of text. Word counts of Biblical proportions. And, a cardinal sin in the blogosphere, no pictures.
Oh, the horror!
I like to think my writing has improved, even if my photography skills have not.
Join me as I share my most popular posts and personal favorites from the past year.
Let’s Hear It For the Girls
Who knew my itty bitties would be so popular?
Random strangers hit on me and my girls every single day.
All kidding aside, I’m incredibly proud that my top 3 posts are from my Breastfeeding Mythbusters Series.
Last March, a month away from weaning Monkey, I had some serious things to get off my chest. I wrote a series of posts with honest information for nursing moms.
Breastfeeding & Fitness After Baby is my most visited page, by a 40DD mile.
Do boob jokes ever get old? Nah, I don’t think so!
Leave Your Modesty at the Door
Apparently the phrase Garment-Free is an eye catcher.
A variety of interesting and colorful search phrases for the Friedrichsbad land new visitors on my site daily.
If you haven’t read the two-part series on my adventures at a traditional (that means naked, ya’ll) spa, step out of your comfort zone and join me for an eye- and mind-opening experience.
Motherhood Changes Everything
Lest someone get the wrong idea, it’s not all about getting nude and flashing my itty bitties.
I love to write about my precious daughters, Bean and Monkey, and the countless ways they’ve changed my life, opened my heart, and made me a better person.
7 Things Motherhood Has Taught Me is not only a top-ranking post but also one of my personal favorites.
One of the reasons I started blogging was to capture the milestones. Birthdays, achievements, and all of the little moments that create an extraordinary life.
The Teacher Becomes the Student
As women, motherhood begins before we pee on the stick. As soon as we get that indescribable feeling in the pit of our stomachs, our children are very real to us.
They immediately make their way into our hearts, and from that moment forward, they are present in every beat.
And our lives are never the same.
Our children teach us more about our hopes, dreams, passions, and limitations than we ever imagined. And, if we let them, they show us how to become the best versions of ourselves possible.
Fierce Ninja Mama Runner
Nothing keeps my full heart beating strongly like running does.
Running gives strength to mind and body. It provides escape, stress relief, and pure joy mixed into one endorphin-pumping exercise.
And plenty to write about. Race recaps. Training updates. Rants and raves.
Less is More: A Manifesto – The Virtual Ass Slap Felt Round the Blogosphere
Catcalls and Compliments
A Love Letter (aka My Desperate Plea)
State of the Runion
5 Ways Motherhood Makes Me a Better Runner
I still can’t believe it’s been a year since I started Work in Sweats Mama!
Life continues at hyper light speed, with milestones flying by at terrifying velocity.
Monkey turns 2 next month. Bean is on her way to kindergarten in the fall.
I’m just trying to keep up!
From the bottom of my heart, sincerest thanks to each and every one of you for sharing my journey. Your support, encouragement, and love mean the world to me.
A Few Announcements
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Do you have a favorite WiSM post?
Fellow bloggers, leave a link to one of your favorite posts in the comments, and I’ll check it out!