This wee blog of mine was started a year ago, May 19th, 2008. We'd recently moved across Canada from Calgary to the Ottawa area and didn't know a soul. We had no family or friends around and were living in a hotel in downtown Ottawa (for FIVE WEEKS). I was ten weeks pregnant and suffering from A.W.F.U.L morning sickness. I was sick, bored and more than a bit lonely.
A blog was born.
I wasn't sure if I should celebrate my one year anniversary today or wait until February 5th which was the first time that someone other than a family friend or family member left a comment on my blog (it was Noreen from 5K--Live Love Laugh).
That fateful day. I was hooked.
But having to wait until NEXT February wouldn't be any fun. I'm too impatient.
So to celebrate a year of
In order to enter, here's what you have to do:
- Leave me a comment here on why YOU would like to win either the DVD or book (feel free to also include how great you think I am).
- Blog about this giveaway, and then come back here and leave a link for me to check out.
- Twitter about this giveaway (or RT my Twitter feed post update thingy), and then come back here and leave me a link to your tweet.
- Subscribe to my feed, or let me know if you already do.
Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: This giveaway ends Saturday, May 23rd at 11:59 PM, EST (at which time I will be passed out after Liam's Lego Clone Wars birthday extraordinaire). Winner will be chosen the following day via Random.org (or we'll cut all the names out of paper, tape them to the wall and throw darts). Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents.
But remember, there's a catch...
I wish I had
What originally began as a space to share stories and pictures with my family and close friends has become much more. Still a place to record my thoughts and memories, it's now also a place where I can connect with other moms (or stay at home dads... hi, Ryan), explore parenting issues, work through feelings about my dad's death, seek accountability and vent and complain about bugs.
Thank you for sharing your time and lives with me. It means more than I can say.