Celebrating CT Working Moms 3-Year Anniversary in Photos

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Lovely readers! Today, September 1st, marks CTWorkingMoms.com’s 3-year anniversary! It was on this day that we published our very first post way back when. It’s been quite a ride. I’ve learned a LOT – about writing, running a website and just about myself. I’ve grown in many, many ways and have no idea how I would have gotten through the first 3 years of having a child without this community. I have something really special planned for later this month but couldn’t let this day go by without doing a little post. Here’s a look back in photos at our many website-related adventures!

In chronological order:

That time I had a baby and decided to create this website while out on maternity leave:

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The time you voted us your favorite CT based parenting website and we got to meet and chat with other local bloggers (pictured to the far right is Missy – the Crazy Coupon Chick – we love her!!)

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That time we held a tag sale to raise $$ for the website and Kate brought champagne:

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And Sarah wore a fanny pack (they’re on their way back in people, even Matthew McConaughey agrees):

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That time we ordered bumper stickers (this was our original design, we’ve evolved since then!):

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That time we bared our post-baby bodies:

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And ended up going viral and appearing on Good Morning America, The View and the Today Show:

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That time Katie took a selfie with Channing Tatum:

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That time Marie did a cooking segment for Fox CT:

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That time we were interviewed for an awesome piece on NBC Connecticut about maternity leave:

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That time we ordered silly t-shirts:

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That time we went out as a group (and I had fried pickles for the first time!):

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That time we gave away a makeover to a reader and surprised her with presents and drinks!

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That time Elise and her wife went on Fox CT after appearing on Ricki Lake:

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That time our bad ass writer Vivian ran a race PUSHING her twins in stroller while rocking her CT Working Moms Working It tech tee:

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That time we had a holiday get together and Katie wore adult sized footie pajamas:

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That time I ran into Mandy from Out and About Mom (and we’ve run into each other many times since!):

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That other time that I met the woman behind Vegan Connecticut while at a blogger event at Whole Foods:

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That time we hit 1 MILLION page views:

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That time we launched our Campaign for Judgement-Free Motherhood:

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And many other lovely mamas did their own follow up photo shoots (Moms Uniting Moms, Mom Hearts Pinot and most recently MOPS Moms Supporting Moms).

That time Momastery actually mentioned us:

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That time we took the train to NYC to do a photo shoot with The Bump:

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That time we held Moms for Moms Day and YOU responded so beautifully by sharing photos of yourselves with supportive statements for other moms:

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That time we met Ellen (hahahaha OK not really…):

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That time we did a really fun Mother’s Day kindness challenge:

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That time Emily and Carly went on NBC Connecticut for World Breastfeeding Week:

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There have been so many wonderful moments over the past 3 years. Moments that I could never have expected. Thank you, our readers, for coming back time and time again to read our pieces. Thank you to my incredible writers who so bravely share the truth about their lives with us.

Stay tuned in a few weeks for something quite exciting!

21 comments on “Celebrating CT Working Moms 3-Year Anniversary in Photos”

  1. Thank you so much for CTWM! I started reading it about 2.5 years ago when pregnant with my first son and just had my second son. I gush about the site to every mom I meet (especially the new ones). The variety of stories and perspectives means there is something for every mom to connect with. If you did a blogger meet and greet, I would totally come and get your autographs, lol. You women are celebrities in my world 🙂

    1. This is the best comment ever! Thank you Alissa! We’re so glad you’ve stuck with us and enjoy reading our posts! And super big thanks for spreading the word about the site!! xoxo

  2. OMG! I have happy tears in my eyes!! This was AWESOME!!! And I love I’ve been a part of it, Sister! (I especially love the pic of me kissing you on the train!) 😉 I love you and this whole freakin’ post!!!!

    1. I love it when you’re moved to tears!! Thank you for being such an important part of the site and for bringing something so unique to us! We love you!

  3. OK, i can tear up for this..LOVE IT and LOVE CTWM! Thanks ladies for an amazing journey, cant wait for many many more years ahead! 🙂 XOXO

  4. Thanks for including me in your post! I love that we run into each other all the time. We are definitely on the same wave length when it comes to outings with the kids. Hope to see you soon!

    1. My pleasure Mandy! I think what you and Shawna created it just amazing. And I love running into you so often when I take my daughter out places!!

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