It’s My Blogaversary

One year ago, I launched Carriage Before Marriage.

Thank you so much for reading it!

Stick with me and in 2013 you will find out if I get pregnant, watch the least knowledgeable bride in the world plan her wedding, and learn whether Viv’s two’s are terrible or just bananas.

So if you haven’t already, now might be a good time to subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post, like my Facebook page (bonus: click “get notifications” under the Like button) or follow me on Twitter.

You wouldn’t want to miss this:

Or this:

Or this:

I need to thank the following people, without whom Carriage Before Marriage would not have been possible:

To Wendy Hammers, my guru, who made it okay for me to call myself a writer because, as she told me, “writers write.”

To Hannah, whose blog The Lexingtonienne (full of yummy recipes and even yummier pictures of her daughter) motivated me to finally get started, and whose introduction to her blog designer friend Jeff made it possible for me to actually get started.

To Jeff, for my beautiful logo and layout, for teaching me WordPress and for fielding frequent melodramatic emails with “HELP” and“911” in the subject line.

To Jerry, writer of the brilliant blog Mommy Man, who has been so generous with advice.

To Adrian, who let me guest post on Dad or Alive, made me get on Twitter and taught me that FF does not stand for Fast Forward, and who shares my shit with abandon.

To my friends, for getting the word out and leaving comments to make me feel popular.

To our families, for being so cool about me letting it all hang out on the internet.  (Except that time my Dad unsubscribed because I wrote about lube.  But he’s back now.)

To my readers, whose thoughtful feedback and support mean everything to me.

To Dave, my best editor, for laughing at my jokes.   And to Viv, for all my material.




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  1. Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    You are too sweet! I’m happy to take any sliver of credit for this fantastic site you’ve created. Congrats on all the success and happy blogaversary to you and CB4M! xoxo
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    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Jerry!

  2. DL
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Amy! Many blessings to you, Dave and Viv in 2013! Always look forward to your entertaining posts. xoxo

    • Posted December 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Dana! To you too xo

  3. Posted December 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Amy…to one of my favorite moms…on the page and off. write on, sister, and thanks for the acknowledgement. hugs to you and your tribe, Wendy Hammers