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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out With the Old

I used to get seriously nostalgic at the change from the old year to the new. I was strangely superstitious; I thought whatever I was doing at the time the clock struck midnight would kind of forecast the next year. I was usually sleeping. I still am usually sleeping.

But the past few years, I've looked excitedly toward the future and put the past in a special little pocket in my heart. Although picturing my boys as 16-year-olds who are taller than me still brings me to hysterics, picturing the next year brings me giddy excitement.

But before I get to the exciting things awaiting Tmuffin in the next year, let's look back on the past year. I started the year working full time in an office, hugely pregnant and excited for my baby to be born while nervously and guiltily wondering what would become of my relationship with Baby T. After Little M was born in January, February and March were ridiculously hard. And then things slowly started getting better. I had a few low moments where I questioned everything about motherhood, but I'm ending the year feeling like I have learned a lot. I have learned to go with the flow a little better. I have learned how to manage my ever-changing time a little better. I have learned that I am completely self-motivated as long as I'm following my passions. And I have learned that this is truly the path on which I belong. This crazy, meandering, sometimes unpredictable path has led me to a really meaningful place in my life.

Looking back on this blog, which started out haphazardly in 2009 and has grown to be a place where I can consistently share how I have fallen into the all-encompassing title that is motherhood, it's interesting to see what posts attracted the most attention.

It seems like my readers are really looking for something to keep their kids occupied while they are dealing with nursing challenges and battling their sweet tooth, doesn't it?


2. The Pros and Cons of Weaning a Toddler

3. Preventing Tantrums Through Play

4. Oreo Bon Bon Halloween Eyeballs

5. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

6. The Tandem Nursing Rollercoaster

7. Upcycled Contest- Cloth Quiet Books

8. A Breastfeeding Challenge: Excess Lipase in Breastmilk

9. Making a Quiet Book

10. Homemade Granola Recipe with Clusters

In this next year, I'm really going to be fine-tuning what Tmuffin is and connecting with the local community of parents as well as moms all over the internet. If you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter so you can stay abreast (had to use that word, seeing as how popular breasts are on my blog) of everything going on with Tmuffin!

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Great posts! I enjoyed reading a couple of them. I'm just looking at your sidebar now and I'm going to have to read the Homemade Yogurt from lactaid post. I have a little one who is lactose intolerant but loves yogurt (I discovered that despite the lactase in yogurt the lactose present in yogurt is still too much for my little guy to handle).
BTW-Thanks so much for joining us for Feed Me Friday! I'm subscribing and following back.

Tmuffin said... Best Blogger Tips

That's awesome! I hope it works out for you! It tastes great too. Probably because Lactaid is so much sweeter than regular milk. The plain yogurt doesn't need much to sweeten it.

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