It Matters, It Really Does

I’ve written about how I don’t feel like a ‘real writer’.

Many of you reassured me that indeed I am.

For that, I thank you. You, my readers and friends have made my blogging world a wonderful place to be.

Your continuous support keeps me going, and encourages me to write posts such as It Matters, my post about blogging and how online friendships are just as real as real-life ones.

Today, It Matters is syndicated on BlogHer and I couldn’t be more thrilled. If you could go over and sprinkle some comment sparkle on the post, I’d be ever so grateful.

If you’re here from BlogHer, welcome!

I write about mothering a toddler including the tough times, the good times and the funny times.

I also write about blogging, covering topics like hosting guest posts and tips for new bloggers .

Here, I also share recipes and a weekly series of tips, ideas and advice.

Thank you for dropping by!




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  • October 5, 2011 Sarcasm Goddess

    Woo hoo! Congrats on being syndicated! That is awesome!
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    • October 5, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, I’m beyond thrilled!!

  • October 5, 2011 Life As Wife

    Congrats on the Blogher syndication!!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Samantha!

  • October 5, 2011 Sweaty

    Congratulations, Alison! That’s an AWESOME accomplishment!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Sweaty, I’m so thrilled!

  • October 5, 2011 Missy

    Congrats! Off to read…
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Missy!

  • October 6, 2011 Barbara

    Congrats on being featured on BlogHer!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Barbara!

  • October 6, 2011 Lindsey

    I read your post, but I wanted to comment back here. Congratulations! I really appreciate that you’re kind and courteous to others online, even though we’re all behind computer screens. It’s effort like that that makes blogging a profitable experience for all of us.
    Lindsey recently wrote…When politics isn’t important.My Profile

    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Lindsey, I appreciate your support! Being kind and courteous is something I want my son to learn, so leading by example (offline and online) is the way I best know how to teach him 🙂

  • October 6, 2011 Nenette

    Congratulations, my dear! You totally deserve it. I remember the thrill of being chosen for syndication. Very validating. 🙂
    I am so very happy for you, Alison. xo
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Nenette. Yes, it is totally validating.

  • October 6, 2011 Ashley

    Congrats on the feature! I’m off to give you some sparkle love.
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you so much Ashley!

  • October 6, 2011 Missy

    Congrats to you! You’re having a week similar to the one I had a few weeks ago! Enjoy every minute!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Believe me, I am 🙂 Thank you!

  • October 6, 2011 Alexandra


    Way to go, Idaho! (just something stupid we say in the states.)


    You=paid writer.

    Money for your words, woman.

    How awesome is that??????
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I’m still not over the fact that someone is paying me for my words. Love it!

  • October 6, 2011 Minky {stephanie}

    So awesome! Could not happen to a nicer blogger!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Stephanie!

  • October 6, 2011 Kyla

    Yup. You are a writer. And I can’t wait to read everything you write.
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Kyla, thank you, I hope I don’t disappoint 🙂

  • October 6, 2011 Megan (Best of Fates)


    p.s. I’ve recently encountered some blogs that don’t allow right clicks and their links open in the same window and you’re right, it makes a huge difference, so thank you!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      No, thank YOU 🙂

  • October 6, 2011 Shell

    Congrats! 🙂
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Shell!

  • October 6, 2011 Ann

    Congratulations! You’re not only a writer – you’re a FANTASTIC writer! I couldn’t be happier for you (but I have to admit, I’m not surprised at all!)
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Ann! Your continuous support keeps me going 🙂

  • October 6, 2011 Not a Perfect Mom

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  • October 6, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Awesome, Alison!! I am not at all surprised 🙂
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Jen, thank you so much.

  • October 6, 2011 julie gardner

    Off to sparkle you immediately.

    Lots of sparkle.

    (Birthday sparkle. So it REALLY counts. Because there’s frosting in it…)

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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Birthday sparkles count as triple sparkles – thank you Julie, and Happy Birthday again!

  • October 6, 2011 Kimberly

    Congratulations! You so deserve this!!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kim!

  • October 6, 2011 Maureen

    Big congrats, Alison. I just love the way you write and your ‘voice’ through words.

    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Maureen!

  • October 6, 2011 Hopes

    SO very excited to see your fabulous work over there! Congrats girly!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Couldn’t do it without you guys, so thank you!

  • October 6, 2011 Mirjam

    I didn’t know how to comment on blogher, but that post (it matters)is exceptional.
    I always enjoy your writing, but this one..
    Great job, Alison!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Mirjam, glad you enjoyed it! (you have to sign up an account with BlogHer to comment)

  • October 6, 2011 Lola

    Congratulations, Alison! I TOLD you, you were a writer!! You are fabulous! Don’t ever doubt yourself!! Much Lola love!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Lola!

  • October 6, 2011 My Inner Chick

    CONGRATS, Mama A. Xx
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!! xo

  • October 6, 2011 Devan

    Congrats A! You are seriously so talented!
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    • October 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Devan!

  • October 7, 2011 Lady Jennie

    You betcha! Heading off right now.
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jennie!

  • October 7, 2011 Leighann

    Congratulations Alison!
    How wonderful for you.

    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Leighann!

  • October 7, 2011 Miss Marina Star

    I remember loving this post. Congrats on making it to the BlogHer bigtime!
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    • October 7, 2011 Alison

      Thank you so much!

  • October 9, 2011 Charlotte

    Congrats on syndication–that’s awesome! Off to go check you out now.

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    • October 10, 2011 Alison

      Thanks for reading and your comment over there!

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