Celebrating My One Year Blogging Anniversary: A Reflection

Thank you so much for taking an active role as my readers/audience this past year! All of the sudden, in the blink of an eye, I’ve been blogging for one year! God blessed me with this newfound hobby and I give all the glory to Him.

Joseph Patrick (Baby #3) was born on April 26, 2021

When I stepped away from teaching three years ago, I was absolutely overjoyed to take on my new role as a mother, but also unsure of what it would feel like to be away from the classroom. While I certainly miss it periodically, I am very happy with the decision I made to be a stay at home mom! I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to stay home and take care of our children by God and my hard working husband!

In May of 2020, my husband and I had a one year girl named Margaret Ann and a two year old girl named Cecelia Marie! Now they are two and three and we were blessed with a baby boy named Joseph Patrick who was born on April 26, 2021 and is now two months old. I feel like I have grown so much as a mother and even as a wife. The pandemic was hard and blogging was one of the things that really got me through that trying time. It was a lot to stay at home while being pregnant and taking care of two toddlers, but I had no doubt that God knew what He was doing and that He would get me through all the challenges occurring at that time.

Our three little munhkins

In the beginning, I kept things very low key and simple. I would decide I wanted to write about something and would let my thoughts and feelings flow out into the notepad app on my phone. I created a Facebook page and started posting frequently. I felt a true sense of joy and happiness as I poured out my heart and soul.

I  really wanted to have my blog on my own website but was overwhelmed by figuring out how to do that so I put that daunting task off for awhile. Finally, a few months after I started blogging on Facebook, I decided I was ready to take the plunge. I joined blogging groups on Facebook and reached out to a mom who became my unofficial mentor. Ashley Havecker has been so supportive and helpful to me every step of the way. You should check out her blogs https://irishtwinsmomma.com/ and https://savingmealtime.com/.

Last summer was when I officially had my own website created but I’m celebrating May 26 as my blogging anniversary since I started blogging through Facebook then.

Just a reminder, my blog’s main focus is motherhood and spirituality but I also write about mental health, specifically self care, and also education. Let me know what you have enjoyed so far and what you would like to see more of.

Thank you for taking this journey with me! I’m excited to see where we will be going next.

Until next time,
The One Blessed Mama

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  1. First time reading one of your posts & I just fell in love. You’re such an inspiration! I’m so glad to see what God is doing other momma’s lives. Thank you for sharing your story & inspiring me to keep pushing forward with my dreams as well.

    1. Aww! Thank you so much! Your kind words mean a lot to me! I hope you continue to enjoy my posts God bless you sweet friend!

  2. Oh how exciting is that??? Congrats on your one year blogging life!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I love blogging!

  3. Congratulations on one year blogging!!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  4. Congrats on being a blogger for a year!

    1. Thank you!

  5. kimmy says:

    Happy one year!

    1. Thank you!

  6. Congratulations. One year of blogging deserves to be celebrated.

  7. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Your kiddos are adorable! #CWBU

    1. Aww! Thank you so much!

  8. Arrica Hess says:

    Congratulations Marie. So exciting. Thanks for being faithful.

  9. Congratulations on your anniversary and on the addition to your beautiful family! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. Congratulations on reaching a year in blogging! Your family is beautiful. I’m so glad you’ve found something you enjoy.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words!

  11. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! You’re a true inspiration! Love from Serbia.

    1. Thank you so much! You’re so kind!

  12. Congrats on your new baby and one year of blogging! I also hit my one-year blogging anniversary recently and it feels great.

    I can relate because blogging was something I thought about for a while before finally starting to do it. So glad I did it

    1. Thank you so much! Congrats on your one year anniversary too! I love our similarities!

  13. Thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful family and congratulations on your little one and your one year anniversary on blogging. I am looking forward to following your journey.

    1. Thank you so much!

  14. Happy one year of blogging anniversary! I am at this point as well and I have to say that it was the best decision I have ever made. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Congrats on your baby boy as well. So many things to celebrate, hehe 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! Yes so many wonderful things to celebrate! I’m very happy with my decision to blog too! Happy one year blogging anniversary to you too! 😀

  15. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! It must be nice to have had a mom blog mentor 🙂

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