Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice!!

I was hoping to get one more real post out of 2009, but it will just have to join the list of things that won't get done so I can concentrate on the stuff that has to get done.

NYC is a mere 2 days away!

Like the rest of the families, we've been very busy trying to get in all the celebrations in time. We had Riley's holiday show on Friday, and then celebrated the season with my sister and her family this weekend.

All things considered, this year was fairly drama-free, compared to others. I am grateful for that.

Old friendships have been strengthened or renewed, and new friends have become an integral part of our lives.

I decided the best way to close out the year would be to highlight a post from each month. If you're so inclined, you can take a look at my year in review.

This rant entitled Thank a Single Mother hit a nerve with a lot of us back in January.

In February, I wrote my first Self-Love Day post.

In March, I wrote my first post celebrating Single Parents Day.

I had a tough time picking a post for April, but I chose this one that focuses on domestic violence because I still get pissed when I think about it.

I'm picking this one from May because Kori liked it.

In June, I wrote my first post as a Yahoo MotherBoard member.

I'm choosing another Yahoo MotherBoard post for July because it focuses on education, one of my favorite topics.

There's a theme developing here. In August, I wrote my education wish list.

And at this time, I'd like to thank Yahoo MotherBoards since I'm picking yet another Yahoo Mboard post for September.

In October, SingleMomMindy and I encouraged all single mother bloggers to write open letters to the President (and non-bloggers to snail mail theirs). Here is mine.

I'm picking my LA Moms post about mothering a middle schooler in November.

Since I haven't written much in December, I have to go with my latest LA Moms post.

This blog will not be updated again until we return, but I'll most likely post updates on Twitter and FB.

I wish you all a lovely holiday season, and hope that 2010 is a kick-ass year for all of us!


MindyMom said...

Whoo-hoo to a (relatively)drama-free year! I'm hoping 2010 will be mine.

What a great year of blogging you have had! And of course, I'm partial to October's open letter post. (and thanks for the mention) ;)

I hope you and the girls have a wonderful trip to NYC and a fabulous Christmas! Wishing you all the bbes tin the coming year too. You deserve it!

MindyMom said...

Um, apparently I stuttered a bit; that's supposed to be wishing you all the BEST.


Julie@My5monkeys said...

Hoping that you have a great time in NYC. Merry Christmas to you and your family, from mine to yours.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time in NYC and an even better christmas!

L.A. Story said...

Have a great time in NYC!

Kori said...

I love you.

Unknown said...

I'm beyond excited for you and the girls. I won't say have a wonderful time because I know it'll be the time of your lives.

Merry Christmas <3

Danielle said...

Have fun in NY C and heres to another year of good blogging for all!

Shiona said...

Hope you had a great trip and a great Christmas!! Enjoy your New Year!

Rachael said...

I'm a fairly new reader, so looking forward to reading your highlights!