My Mom-Friday is 1: Happy Mother's Day!!!

12 months of blogging.  Wow, I finally reached the 1-year mark!  

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you -- for your encouragement and inspiration, for spending your precious time to read, to share your thoughts, or to simply drop by at the personal (web) journal of this multi-tasking mom.

My Mom-Friday was "conceived" on the eve of Mother's Day 2009, and I took that as a sign to finally start a blog (web log) of my own, at the prodding of a very dear friend from the amazing Folie a Deux site. mymomfriday.com was created as my repository of collected information, parenting-related or otherwise. So every Mother's Day will be a celebration of My Mom-Friday's anniversary as well. No other day could be better -- a special day of recognition and gratitude for all the tireless, fearless and devoted moms.

I can still remember how I struggled for words while composing my maiden post since I haven't written an article in almost half a decade! (I used to work at an advertising-PR-events agency where writing tag-lines, ad copy, and fielding short press releases were part of the daily grind).  I knew that my amateur writing skills have become more rusty through the years.  I thought, 'How the h**l would I be able to publish a decent write-up?!?' Even once a week would be a challenge. And who will read them?

This was my first header, inspired by a "Mom" charm bracelet from Tiffany's website.

Fast forward today, I am proud to have logged in a decent number of entries (106) and hits (close to 14,000) on my first 365 days as a mommy-blogger. Not too shabby.  But what would be most rewarding is knowing that somehow, I was able to bring something positive into your lives. While I learned a lot about myself through this blog, I also gained more knowledge, even friendships, from other inspiring sites that now make up my reading list. This time, I want to learn more about you, my dear readers. I want to make My Mom-Friday better for you.

Now, here's a special note to all the amazing MOM-FRIDAYS out there -- a re-print of my 'Mother' poem as a heartfelt greeting from me to you. You can also share this card to all the moms you know to show your love and appreciation. (Just right-click and save the picture).

Learn more about My Mom-Friday here, and how this blog all started.
Have a glimpse of my very first post with this poem, published via a print ad on May 9, 1999 -- exactly 11 years ago tomorrow.

As you all know, it's gonna be a big and memorable weekend for everyone in the Philippines.  Tomorrow will be Mother's Day and on Monday, the Filipino people will elect a new president. Vote wisely people.

Card background design by AllieBrownsLayouts. Font by Kevin&Amanda.


  1. Happy Mother's Day and Congratulations on your blog's successful first year.

  2. Happy mother's day to you and congratulations on your first year. It's a double celebration. Salute to all mothers. You're doing great Michelle.

  3. Tina, Divina - Thanks for the greets! Couldn't have done this without your support :)

  4. Thanks, M, for the special mention. The blog world would be a lot lonelier without My Mom Friday! I am so happy you dove right in to this blogging world. You're so good at it, so keep up the excellent work. You really are Mom-Friday: an extraordinary parent, an effective writer, a social deliverer, and a creative force to be reckoned with! Happy Mother's and Mom-Friday's Day!

  5. Wow!! Happy anniversary to My Mom Friday and happy mother's day to you Michelle :D So glad to have stumbled upon your blog :) more power!


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