Four Years

BM_birthday.jpgWell hello there. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend! As you may have noticed, I went radio silent. I originally had planned on working during our vacation weekend (I realize this completely defeats the purpose of vacation), but at the last minute, I decided to take an internet break, and it was marvelous. And now here I am, refreshed and ready to get back to things. My first order of business is kicking off the celebration for the fourth birthday of Boston Mamas. Read on to learn more about the party.

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So much has happened since I launched Boston Mamas in July 2006 and I am immensely proud of what I have built here, and the amazing community the site has fostered, whether directly on the site or via Facebook or local events or in other ways. Thank you all for sharing in this journey with me! I am so passionate about community building and I love providing awesomely useful, fun, and clever information -- please don't hesitate to write in if you have a question or fantastic tip; I also love reading your comments on posts.

Now, on to the celebration. I have created a tradition of celebrating the birthday of this site by sharing goodies with all of you, and this year is no different. I have assembled a wonderful group of companies -- including many independent and local companies -- to help with the party. Here's who is involved:

Artistic Sensations
Backyard Safari Outfitters
Barefoot Books
Bliss Boston
Clevergreen Cleaners
Crabapple Photography
Diaper Lab
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics
Equal Exchange
Harvard Sweet Boutique
Jute and Jackfruit
Mabel's Labels
Moody Mamas
Olivia Browning
Safety 1st
Stella & Dot - Paige Lewin
vianne chocolat

Check out the Boston Mamas Fourth Birthday giveaway page for details about what these companies are gifting over the next several weeks. And now, in a separate post, let me get on to announcing the first birthday giveaway.

Thank you all for being part of the community!