2014 in Review – So proud of my blog!

I am so proud of how far my photography and blog has come this past year. I know someone is guiding me to put my work out there! Although my stats could probably be a little better, and I could probably post a little more frequently, I am still beyond proud of my work, and so proud of all the different countries where people are viewing my work from. If you want to check out my year in review, the link is below. Thanks everyone for viewing and following! Hoping to post some new reviews and photos soon!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Weekend is Here!

Well, it is a pretty hectic and fast paced week when you got 2 kids and you work full time. I didn’t have much time to work on the blogs I have been wanting to, but I am hoping I can find more time this weekend. I am just wanting to post a quick blog just to say Hello and see how everyone’s week was. I had a pretty good week, but I am glad the weekend is here! Next week is going to be pretty hectic at my work, so I am hoping I can keep my sanity intact and my body from giving out. My 18 months old is 40 pounds already, so I get a real workout lugging him around (and back pain!). The only reason I still carry him is the time factor! Or believe me, there would be no more picking that boy up! My other son was the same way, 10 pound baby and was 30 pounds by a year old. He is now 7 and 100 pounds, and almost at my shoulders already!! Where does the time go. Feels like yesterday I had that beautiful boy. He is the sweetest boy, and I believe he has only been blessed by having Autism. He is such a sensitive soul and caring person. All he knows is how to be himself, and that’s what is so beautiful and perfect to me. He is not severely autistic, so I understand there are definitely challenges when a child is diagnosed with autism. I remember the day he was diagnosed, I was so heartbroken. All you can feel is like you did something wrong, or what if you had done things differently. I am very lucky though, my son is catching up with peers at school and is learning how to write and spell and he is really coming along. He is also super good at things like technology and video games, he is so smart and I know he is going to be just fine. Just as we all will. It is what it is, and it is beautiful. This crazy thing called life. I have enjoyed having a couple hours here without the kids, got some tidying up done, and got these couple of blogs out, so it has been a nice evening. Thank you all so much for stopping by, and hopefully following my blog and sharing!! 🙂 Thanks so much!!

My First Blog Post

Well, I am not sure how to start this all out. I am hoping to post blog content on all things mom and kids related. I have an 18 month old son struggling with ear infections, and a 7 year old with autism. I have had a lot of stress in my life lately trying to work full time and be a mom where I am needed and keep up with everything. I guess its only fitting I take on a blog and add to my list of priorities that already runs through my mind on a continually non-stop basis, lol. I hope to share strategies I find useful and remedies and anything I can share to help anyone else. But I do not plan on this being just a mom blog. It will be a blog for everyone. Anyone who likes anything good. I also plan on sharing stress relief and relaxation ideas, spiritual information, and anything inspiring that I feel relevant to share. I also hope to post reviews for products, movies, music, recipes, and anything else I feel to be share-worthy! I hope you all enjoy my blog, and my 1st substantial blog will hopefully be posted soon. Please follow me on facebook.com/carrie.gallop or on Twitter @CarrieGallop and check out my photography that will hopefully make its way to my blog too. Thank you for your support.