A Little Bit About Blogging Birthdays

When I started this blog I wasn't sure what to expect. I never saw myself as a mom blogger, but I needed some kind of outlet. So, with a leap of faith I started Confessions of a Magnolia Mom.

You see, as a new mom {or any mom for that matter} guidance and a mommy community are vital. Being that I'm the first of my friends to have a baby I was kind of at a lost. Don't get me wrong, my friends are supportive, but unless you've lived it you just can't quite get it.

Days went by and there was no denying I was hooked. Mom bloggers, blogging in general, is such a gift. My husband thought I was crazy as I began referring to my "friend, from that blog" on daily basis. But he went with it. Now, almost a year later he has seen the growth this blog has given me.

The more connections I made the more I wanted to write. The more I wrote the more connections I made. And through these connections I've created that mom community I so desperately needed.

The strength, friendship and faith this community has provided are irreplaceable.

In order to celebrate the home I've made here, I'm preparing a celebration of sorts.

Come May 2 my little blog will turn one and it's going to get an overhaul! A birthday makeover, if you will.

We're talking new name. Yes, new name. I'm almost busting to share the new name with y'all! Hopefully you'll love it as much as I do. Also, a new design because no blog birthday would be complete without a new design!

But to show my appreciation for the friends who continue to read, comment, email and tweet, I'm gathering together some giveaways! Psst, anyone out their wanting to host a giveaway send me an email {magnoliamom365@gmail.com}, I'd love to hear from you!

There's just one thing...

You see my GFC over there in the right column?

It's been wavering around 280 for a while now and quite frankly it's bugging the hell out of me. I'd love to expand my community to 300 before May 2! If you all can help make that happen there will be something really special in store!

And to you wonderful ladies out there reading this post, thanks for all you've given me over the last ten months, truly. I cannot wait to celebrate CMM's birthday with you! Bet you didn't realize J isn't the only one prepping for a big first birthday!