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2014 Blogiversary Giveaway!

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Nurtured Mama, I'm giving something away (I kind of like this tradition!).


The drawing is now closed (congratulations to Anne-Marika!) but you can fill out the survey any time. I’d still love your input!


On the day before my 40th birthday, I published the first post on this blog. It wasn’t my first blog post (not in the slightest!) but it was the beginning of a bigger vision, a hope for a community, and a way to put my voice where it might possibly help other moms like me.

In the last two years, so much has changed in my life. My daughter has grown from a baby to an opinionated child. I’ve cut off my hair, gutted my wardrobe, launched a class, lost two pregnancies, been in a car crash, started painting again, been very sick, and am finally getting well again. I’ve written my heart out on this blog and I’ve found the community I was seeking. Just in this year Nurtured Mama’s subscribers have doubled and traffic has quadrupled. You have come here from Pinterest, Facebook, and other blogs where I have written. And you’ve stayed. Even when I needed to take a break this summer, you guys were right here when I got back.

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Minted Review (& Giveaway!)

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! ::

Updated: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Heidi, who wrote, “I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas cards! It’s so classy.” Heidi, I’ll be sending you an email with your credit details.


Have you heard of Minted? While on the surface it looks like another online stationary and holiday card store, it goes far beyond that.

Minted was founded in 2007 with the idea that there was under-represented creative talent all around the world and that the Internet could help connect these artists with customers. The company holds “design challenges” that draw entries from more than 48 countries. The public votes on their favorites and Minted produces and sells the winning designs, returning a commission to the designer on every sale.

Minted contacted me recently to ask if I wanted to review their products and tell you about them. I was impressed with the look of their designs, but when I dug in and read about their business model I got really excited. They aren’t just selling pretty Christmas cards and wedding invitations, they are actually helping independent artists to flourish through crowdsourcing. That’s the kind of company I can get behind.

Disclosure: Minted sponsored this post by providing me with shop credit and use of their images.

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Blogiversary Giveaway Winners

Blogiversary Giveaway Winners |

photo credit: k bost via photopin cc

Thank you for all of the sweet comments on my giveaway post last week. It was so nice to hear what my blog has meant to you and that you are also excited for this upcoming class. We’re almost at launch now and I love the way the content is coming together! I’m so excited to share this with all of you.

If you were hoping for a spot in class and didn’t win, you can still register up until Saturday night (truthfully, Sunday morning, when I get around to taking down the registration buttons).

So without further ado, here are the two winners. I used to choose the numbers, which were 4 and 7.

# 4 was Natalie from Moved by Inspiration, who will get a spot in the class.

#7 was Jen from Jennifer Astone Consulting, who will get a copy of Mama Zen.

I’ve emailed both of the winners, but if you haven’t received your email, please contact me directly!

Thank you, each and every one of you, for reading my words in this space. Now, back to regularly scheduled self-care support!

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Blogiversary! (and a giveaway)

Blogiversay and a giveaway from Nurtured Mama Blog

Not quite one year ago, one day before my 4oth birthday, I launched this blog.

I had no readers. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to write about, but I wasn’t sure quite what it was going to look like.

I tried a few things. I scratched many of them and tried a few more. I read reams on how to start a blog, how to find your blogging voice, and how to attract readers.

And somewhere along the way, you guys started showing up. You leave me comments, you email me, you connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes you pull me aside at playgroup, or after we chat at the grocery store about what our kids are up to and tell me you’ve been reading. I love hearing your stories and how my stories impact you. I love hearing from you.

I’ve grown a lot more confident about what I’m doing and how I want to shape it. I have a vision of where I want to take this blog as a business (hint: it doesn’t include a lot of advertising!)

I’m having the best time!

And this month, I’ve launched my first ecourse, which I’m really excited about.…

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