“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol
True story, Mr. Warhol. Time does change things, but if you want real growth, real transformation – well, you have to make that happen yourself.
And there’s some change happening around here at Mommy Runs It – good change! Here’s some of what I’ve got in store for you.
Nope, my newsletter hasn’t been getting lost in your spam folder all these years. You haven’t been getting it because it doesn’t exist – until now, thanks to my my husband, who helped me FINALLY check this huge item off my to-do list. (He’s good like that.) The newsletter will include important updates, alerts about upcoming giveaways, and extra goodies like promo codes, coupons, and subscriber-only contests.
We sent out our first newsletter last weekend, so if you didn’t receive it but would like to be on our mailing list, please click HERE to subscribe. I won’t share your email address with anyone (see my Disclosure Policy for more about that), and I promise not to flood your inbox with messages. (You guys know I’m far too lazy for that anyway.)
I’ve always had a YouTube channel for Mommy Runs It, but unless you happen to be one of my 4 subscribers, you probably have no idea that it exists. I’ve just never been quite sure what to do with it. This isn’t really a “how-to” type of blog, and I don’t particularly enjoy making “unboxing” or product review videos. (Is “Minecraft for Moms” a thing yet? That would be kind of fun except who am I kidding, that would be terrible.)
Anyway. I’ve decided that YouTube will be a great way to provide information, support, and hopefully a little optimism about spondylolisthesis, spinal fusion, and daily life with a fused spine. Every week I get messages from people who want to know about my surgery, my recovery, and my post-op life. I also hear from people who want to share their stories and to support me in my own recovery. My hope is that by starting this conversation, it will make it easier for all of us to connect and support one another.
Here’s my first video. I’m calling this series Fusion Forward:
If you’re a regular reader, you may have no idea that most people find their way here via a product review that I wrote 2+ years ago. Google “3 Day Refresh” – see me there on page one? I attribute the success of that post to several things: 1) it’s a popular product from a popular direct sales company; 2) I didn’t receive any money to write the post, nor did I receive the product for free – I paid for it with my own money; and 3) I was open about the fact that I didn’t like the product.
As much as I hated using the actual product, I LOVED writing the review – I loved the freedom of writing with complete honesty and no strings attached. I want to write more reviews like it. And that’s where I need your help. What products are you curious about? Which direct sales companies are your friends talking about? What product or service would you like to know more about without having to buy it for yourself? Tell me. I’ll try it out for you so you don’t have to.
First up: Have you tried that Crazy Wrap Thing? I have.
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If you’ve read all the way through this post, there’s a pretty good chance it’s not your first time here – and I’d love to know why. What brings you here? Are you related to me? What type of posts do you like to read? What would you like to see more of? Or less of?
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I’m really close to picking a new logo…stay tuned!
Thank you as always for reading. Your support is what makes all of this possible. Good things are coming, you guys. I can’t wait to share them with you!