31 Posts of May

This blog got off to a slow start in March, launching with the Belly Button Bliss book signing at Blooma in my old hometown of Minneapolis. (love you, Minne!) I posted just a handful of times in March and April.

This blog needed some love.
OK, a lot of love!

So when one of my freelance writing colleagues –Michelle Rafter, accomplished techno journo and digital media blogger– announced she was hosting her annual Blogathon in May, I signed up. The only thing that ever cured my procrastination was a deadline, and Michelle’s mandate was that we blog 31 times in May, ideally once each day.

And now I’m 31 and done! I’ll just admit that I’m pretty pleased with myself. Not as pleased as when I birthed my babies, of course, but quite satisfied at bringing more care and attention to birthy, mothery topics here at Mamahhh.

A fellow Blogathoner introduced us to Tagxedo.com for word art, and Blogathon mastermind Michelle Rafter gave us props for our 31-days-o-blogging with her word creation.

I believe women have better birth experiences when they are informed about birthing options and when they feel supported throughout their pregnancy and on their birthing day. I think reclaiming birth as a rite of passage is important work for our time. And I am certain that mamas feel better about themselves as parents and as women when they are held in regard and heard with love by sister-mamas. That’s the good work unfolding here, and I am so glad you’re a part of it!

So as I move into June and strive to keep myself on task and on deadline, I’d love to know: What matters most to you as a mom or mom-to-be? What do you want to read & talk more about? Which posts here have been valuable to you? Would you please share your ideas for the blog here in the comments, or over at the Mamahhh facebook page?

with gratitude
xoxox
jenni

P.S. For the list-lovers and uber-curious, here’s an at-a-glance look at Mamahhh posts from May…
May 1 Interview: The Happiest Mom
May 2 Book Giveaway: The Happiest Mom
May 3 Interview: ICAN-Athens leader Rebecca Quintana
May 4 I Wish: I knew which moments would become memories
May 5 Five Faves: Websites for birth and beyond
May 6 And the Winner Is: The Happiest Mom
May 7 Everybody Haiku Tonight!
May 8 A Mother’s Day Song
May 9 The Clean Program: Detox 2.0
May 10 Haikus for You, Moms
May 11 Giveaway: Literacyhead.com
May 12 Nurture+Frolic at AthensPatch.com
May 13 Birth Story: A Whole New Person is in the World
May 14 25 Reasons to Clear the Clutter!
May 15 And the Winner Is: LiteracyHead.com
May 16 Three Mamas and a Flat (Ode to Girls Weekend)
May 17 Birth Story: A Singular, Clear Feeling
May 18 Picture This: Teamwork!
May 19 Birth Story: The Ultimate Birthing Woman
May 20 Let the Decluttering Begin
May 21 A Picture-Perfect Day (No Cameras Allowed)
May 22 Book Giveaway: Belly Button Bliss: A Small Collection of Happy Birth Stories
May 23 On Breastfeeding a Toddler
May 24 Technicolor Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs
May 25 I Wish: I Could Breathe with Ease
May 26 Allison’s Blessingway
May 27 Friday Faves: Good Reading!
May 28 And the Winner Is: Belly Button Bliss
May 29 Safe Harbor Mama
May 30 DVD Giveaway: Be Blooma Well Prenatal Yoga (enter to win til Friday June 3!)
May 31 Mamahhh, in a Wordle

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  1. Whoa! 31 posts in 31 days? *That* is impressive!

    Keep up the good work!

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