It's a momentous occasion.
I'm sure you've had it marked on your calendars for weeks.
That's right. Today marks one year that you've been the unbelievably fortunate recipients of my incredible wit and wisdom.
I imagine you must be asking yourselves, "How did we ever parent before Coming Clean?"
Surely, only by God's grace. Wait a second, that's how I parent.
Yep, the truth is we're in this parenting thing together. And God knows we need His help! I'm so thankful to all of you that have visited and encouraged me over the past year. Having your support in the journey has meant more than I can tell you.
God designed us to need each other. It's okay. It doesn't make us weak or inadequate. It just makes us human.
And parents are nothing if not human!
I've had a lot of fun sharing with you my parenting struggles and mishaps and what God has taught me along the way. Weird how sharing our mistakes can actually be enjoyable when we're able to learn from them and use them to perhaps help someone else. It's definitely made me feel not alone. Hopefully, it's done the same for you.
Well, in case you missed some of my invaluable inspiration the first time around, here are a few past gems:
Love Is A Battlefield
Can You Spell V-A-I-N?
Mom Detective: Fighting Time
A Humbling Experience
Swimming With The Sharks
Mom: The Un-Friend
My Idol? Performance
Finding Community at Kmart
Okay, now that the birthday girl has made her speech, what would a party be without presents? This present is for one of you, however!
Seems only fitting that Coming Clean should celebrate with some sudsy bath products. So I'm giving away this great Philosophy Shower Gel Combo Set to one lucky winner (Retail Value: $30) And just in time for summer!
This set includes lime coconut, pineapple coconut and orange coconut shampoo, shower gel and bubble baths. They cleanse and moisturize and smell delicious!
Here's how to enter the giveaway!
1. Follow me publicly and leave me a comment telling me so. (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter and leave me a comment. (1 entry)
3. Follow me on Facebook and leave me a comment. (1 entry)
4. Subscribe via email or RSS feed and leave me a comment. (1 entry)
5. If you are already following me on any of these, leave me a comment for each one in order to receive one entry for each.
6. Tweet this giveaway and tell me you did. I'll make it easy for ya: Enter Coming Clean's Philopsophy Going Coconuts Shower Gel Set giveaway @MelindaMeans http://bit.ly/ddbp6R (1 entry)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for all of your entries to count. Giveaway ends Monday, May 10th.
Thanks again for making my first year of blogging so fun and special. You make it easy, safe -- and yes, even fun -- to be real and transparent.
Now "Go Coconuts" and start leaving me some comments!
*Philosophy did not donate this product. This is my own personal giveaway.