Thursday, March 18, 2010


There are 500 stocks on the S&P

500 Days of Summer

500 laps at Daytona

And right now, as of this very post, there are...

5oo posts at Smiling Mama!

Since the day I stared this blog on July 18, 2007--2 years and 8 months ago--I never dreamed that it would be alive and kicking 500 posts later. I was thrilled to get to 100 posts and now I'm at 500, practically a book!

In honor of this milestone I want to thank each and every single one of my five readers. Just kidding, my 10 readers. No, seriously, I mean it. I am so, so grateful to every single person who stops by my teeny tiny corner of the blogosphere to read what I have to say.

I have secured (with my own dinero, no FEC disclaimers here!) a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card to give away to each and every one of you. Er, I wish I had one for each of you. But, instead, I just have one and so please, please (yes, YOU!) comment on this post and I'll use to select a winner from among all the comments.

You don't have to do anything fancy like tell me what your favorite post was or add me to your reader or follow me on Twitter (where I haven't posted in months, anyway). Just leave a little ole comment, anything at all, to be entered into the drawing. (Just be sure that your e-mail is linked to your blogger profile or leave your e-mail in the comment so I can reach you.) I'll choose the winner in one week.

Best of luck and THANK YOU very much for reading Smiling Mama!

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. Happy 500 Aimee!! I am quite happy to be one of your flock of readers. :) Here's to 500 more!

  2. Woo hoo! The posts add up quickly, don't they? Looking forward to the next 500 posts!:)

  3. 500 wow..I just checked. I'm only up to 395. Congrats!

  4. Love your blog! - and I refer back to your posts often - like pingg (a favorite thing) and how to clean shower curtains. You are the best! Keep on!

  5. Congratulations!! What a fantastic milestone!

  6. Congrats! I love feeling connected to you on an almost daily basis. My faves are always Lucas stories, but i love them all!! Here's to 500+ more. Love ya!

  7. Congrats! I love reading updates of all you're doing and your adorable family!

  8. Aimee - i am a lurker* but i love love your posts - congrats on your growing family and the 500 posts! :-)

    *Jess from APISS is a friend and recommended your site!

    -------Patti from PTLalley(at)aol(dot)com

  9. Congrats! Wow! 500 posts. That's a big milestone. I know I don't comment often, but I'm here

  10. I feel like I shouldn't enter this contest since I am your sister and all, but that prize is just too scrumptious to pass up. I LOVE your blog and feel that I have gotten to know you even better from reading it. Lucas posts are my favorites, of course, and I can't wait for all the future adorable Nathaniel posts as well. Keep blogging, sister!

  11. Count me in! I just started my own blog at I can't believe you made it through 500 posts and I hope I do too.


  12. Congrats, 500 posts is quite an accomplishment! Can't wait to read the next 500.

  13. Belated congratulations on your 500 posts! That's awesome! Like De, I can't wait for the next 500+!


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