But just as important as that honor has been the sense of community and friendships that I have developed with other bloggers. I can visit almost any place in the U.S. and meet up with a blogger that I know. Here in New York I am meeting two of my bloggy friends - Felicia, who I met at Disney and Marinka whose blog provides me with laughs on a daily basis.
Community is truly a wonderful thing and MomDot.com, the community “where blogging moms go“ is a place I frequent often. Imagine my surprise yesterday when I learned that my blog has been chosen as one of the Top 50 Mom blogs of 2008! I am so excited and feel honored. There are so many fabulous blogs out there and I made the list! Thank you MomDot, and most especially Trisha.
As wonderful as 2008 has been, I know 2009 is going to be even better. The main thing that I am focusing on in the new year is taking better care of myself. Despite all of the great things that 2008 has garnered, I have neglected me. My eating habits are poor and it is painfully obvious in my appearance. I am almost at my pregnancy weight which is totally embarrassing. I can completely relate to Oprah - on the cover of O this month she shows a photo of her at 160 and now at 200lbs. I am right there with you Oprah - "How did I let this happen?"
I am partnering with Modern Mom to host the Modern Mom Challenge. We have developed a community for women to support our health and fitness goals. For 12 weeks beginning January 5th we will be posting our progress, having a twitter party every Monday and we will be featured during the January 13th Mom It Forward (formerly Girl’s Night Out) twitter party.
I hope that you decide to join us - I can certainly use all of the support that I can get! I will have my official post up next week, but in the meantime you can join the community and post your fitness goals Here.