A Happy Blog Birthday

Happy Blog Birthday - CupcakeI recently read a post on Spring Cleaning your Blog and it got me thinking.  Does my blog need a little tidy up or more importantly… Do I want to tackle a tidy up?  I know that my type A personality will take over and I will end up spending hours tweaking and changing up my blog.  I decided to take a preliminary looksie on my dashboard just to see if anything were to jump out at me for a quick tidy up.  I was going through some of my posts and as I neared the bottom of my post list I realized that today, March 25th, is my blog’s birthday!  Yes – It has been 1 year since I posted my first blog post – I guess you would call this an anniversary but I like birthdays so my Blog’s Birthday it shall be.

My first year of blogging has been so much fun for me as I love the process of putting together a post and then my share ideas and thoughts with a click of a button with people everywhere in the world.  I do most of my blogging while the Mini’s are at school and I love my ritual of coming home, lighting a candle, enjoying my coffee and creating a post.  I started Modern Mom Forever as a blog to reach out to the Mom’s out there who are looking for a little Mom style inspiration, beauty ideas or just a good little giggle at reading the adventures of a fellow ageing mom on a quest to be my best self.  I do like to make a teeny tiny bit of fun (okay a lot of fun) of myself in my posts as I know we are not all barbie dolls and sometimes we all need a little help.  Besides if you can’t laugh at yourself then you are in no position to laugh with others.

❤ Thanks to all of my followers who read my ramblings – I truly appreciate it.  There is something very rewarding in seeing that there are people out there reading and enjoying my blog.  When I first started blogging I was truly amazed at the support in the blogging community and how many bloggers are out there sharing their passions on so many different topics.

To celebrate my first blog birthday I gave in and not only tidied up the content but my blog’s look is a little different as well.  I find that the way I want my blog’s overall look can be changed up just like my style can be changed. So I chose a new theme to refine my blog’s look and I went with a very basic minimalist look with a monochromatic color scheme which I find is very easy on the eyes.

Over this past year I have posted 79 posts on a variety of topics.   I picked my Fave 5 to share with you again – although this was way more difficult than I thought it would be as all my posts hold a special place in my blogging heart.  I chose, I share, enjoy…

1. Making a Statement with Jewelery

2.  Messy Make-Up Kit Be Gone!

3. My Guilty Pleasure

4. A Modern Mom’s Style Situation

5. From Closet Chaos to Closet Contentment Part 1 and Part 2

It’s Great Day for a Birthday

So here I am – on the eve of my 38th birthday.  I might not be able to sleep tonight….

I am a birthday believer. I know some people don’t like to celebrate their age or their birthday but to me my birthday is a little celebration of the little diva that I am.  What other day can you say ‘I am awesome (and people don’t give you the ‘look’) and please share in my awesomeness and, by the way, let’s have a little party.’  I’m being a little cheeky here but I really do believe that birthdays are a day in celebration of the special people we all are and we should enjoy them.

On my birthday I like to enjoy my day to it’s fullest birthday potential so here is what I suggest we all do to celebrate in no particular order (well maybe the knowing your age part should come first but then it’s a free for all):

•Know how old you are – you might surprise yourself.  This year, for some reason, I had in my mind that I was turning 39.  Mr. Modern had to help me out with the math – cause well… I don’t do math – and he gave me the strangest look when I was doing a little happy dance when the math was all done and I had a gained a year!

•Take the day off work – I always schedule my birthday off when I am working.  Who wants to spend the day at the office when you can spend the day doing what ever you want to indulge in.

•Indulge your ‘birthday’ self – get a manicure, pedicure or have your make-up or hair done

•Soak up the love – Have a birthday drink, supper, party (whatever works) with family and friends

•Blow out your candles and eat cake – eat a little or a lot…it doesn’t matter….eat

•Bring out your childhood photo albums and enjoy laughing at yourself (and other family members and friends in the photos) as you relish in the fact that yes….your fashion sense was not that great when you were 10.

•Take a picture of yourself in all your birthday glory – you know – so your kids and grand-kids can actually see that you were alive on your 38th, 50th, 60th birthday

•Love the age you are – you are only there once and each year always proves to teach a valuable life lesson.

Young Birthday collage Old Bday Ribbet collage