Back in February 2006, just a few months after I started writing here at Motherhood Uncensored, I decided to start another blog, inspired by this post from a fellow blogger who was creating softies and selling them.
It was called "Cool Mom Shit."
"You know, it the url reads Cool Moms Hit," Liz said.
I emailed a few fledgling bloggers that I knew and admired with the idea being that we'd find cool stuff for moms (and their kids) and write short, fun posts that were entertaining. Moms didn't have time for anything other than that.
So we'd support moms making cool stuff and help connect them with other moms.
Liz asked if I needed a partner and I said yes. Soon after, we changed the name to "Cool Mom Picks."
Good move, huh?
That was five years ago.
I can't quite believe where we are today. There were no "review" blogs or advertising or anything else like it. Just the two of us and then over the years, a team of amazing moms, like Julie, Christina, Delilah and a slew of awesome writers.
My passion became my business. My colleagues are now my closest friends.
And I'm thrilled to be celebrating a birthday with all of them today.
In honor of our 5th Birthday, Cool Mom Picks is giving away 5 amazing goody bags every day this week. That's 25 bags. And 25 winners. I hope you'll come visit and toss your name in our virtual hat.