April 30, 2015

Currently – Blogger Sobbing and Lazy Hair



…something silly to non-bloggers, but huge in a blogger’s life.  I switched my domain name from bestofbabylady.com to thebestofbaby.com.  I was pleased as a pickle with the change, until I realized that the switch reset all of my social media share counters to zero.  ZERO.  That means I lost THOUSANDS of shares and try as I might, I can’t get them back. *Blogger Sob*  Remember my birth piece that went viral?  You know, the one that got 25,000+ shares and that I wrote another piece on about going viral?  Well I might as well just delete that other piece, because the counter is in the 30’s.  Ain’t nobody going to believe that. Again, non-bloggers won’t understand, but to a blogger, those numbers are street cred.


…no heat curls.  Y’all, I’m lazy as heck when it comes to hair styling, so I’m loving that I have something I can curl my hair with WHILE SLEEPING.  Lazy for the win!  (Read more about it here).

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…starting a garden.  Or maybe I should say nervous about.  When we lived in our apartment, we tried some back-deck gardening.  We spent $80 on expensive pots, organic dirt, and natural plant food…and got 3 tomatoes from it. (Black thumbs, all of us.)  I’m hoping things will be better now that we can plant stuff in the ground.  (Sorry for the pic size/quality…taken with my phone)



…strawberry cake.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m kinda obsessed with this cake (recipe coming soon!)…I’ve made it 3 times in as many weeks.  I pretend to have reasons for making it, like a ladies’ brunch or Bible study, but we all know the truth…girlfriend loves cake.



…just absolutely loving, my necklace from H Works.  Not only is it beautiful and delicate, but it’s the ultimate “Mama” necklace.  Those little dots on there?  They represent the Oxytocin molecule…the hormone that’s released during birth, breastfeeding, and mommy/baby bonding.  Wouldn’t this be the perfect Mother’s Day gift?  I’m giving one away here (or check out the form below), but if you don’t want to take your chances, Heather from H Works is offering Best of Baby readers a 25% off discount using the code BESTOFBABY.  The catch is, it ends TODAY!!

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HWorks Oxytocin Themed Necklace


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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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  • morningmotivatedmom@gmail.com'
    Reply Emily April 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    That is such a bummer that you lost all the shares. I have never gone viral, so I wouldn’t know completely. I can imagine that would be painful!! I’m sure you’ll write another rockstar post soon that will make you feel better. πŸ˜‰

    Good luck on your garden. I need to get planning with ours!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Emily you’re so encouraging! Thanks for being sweet πŸ™‚ Really though, I need to remind myself that it’s just a blog…and my identity is not found in blogging. They’re just numbers, so I’m letting it go…

      And your comment about planning your garden made me laugh. There was no planning involved in ours…we went to the store on a whim and basically picked vegetables that sounded yummy πŸ™‚

  • sweetlittleonesblog@gmail.com'
    Reply Jess April 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I thought your domain changed! I’m so sorry you lost everything because of it. That is awful! You’ll go viral again…I know you can do it! πŸ™‚ – Jess
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    Reply Mrs. AOK April 30, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I’m sorry you lost your shares, that stinks! I lost all my comments from Disqus when I switched to WP. πŸ™
    Your curls look beautiful!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
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    Reply Caitlin Elizabeth @ This Brunette Life May 1, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Your curls are so pretty! And that strawberry cake looks amazing! Happy Friday πŸ™‚

    • Reply Bestofbaby May 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you Caitlin! Have a great weekend!

  • sillybabyblog@icloud.com'
    Reply Lissette May 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Oh, that is heartbreaking! I know how hard it is to write something that will be inspirational for a lot of people and then to lose all those shares….ugh! That cake though, that looks relish! I just purchased a stand mixer so I’m looking for a reason to start baking anything!

    Thanks for linking up at the #FridayFunday party!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Oh you will LOVE having a standing mixer! My baking has increased tenfold since I started using mine…

  • jenny.evans.82@gmail.com'
    Reply Jenny @ Unremarkable Files May 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Sorry to hear you lost all your shares. Guess you’ll just have to write a bigger viral post to make up for it. (No pressure.)

    When I switched my domain name, for 3 days all visitors to my old URL got a scary redirect message that said something like “You’re about to be redirected to a site that may contain viruses, malware, or make your computer explode… do you want to continue?” (I’m paraphrasing on the exploding part.) Needless to say, not many people clicked through and it showed.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      I actually really thought this post might go viral, but it seems to be flopping. Maybe a monthly goals post then?

      And that’s so weird that they got that message!! I had no issues actually switching the domain…

  • randomlyrachels@gmail.com'
    Reply Rachel G May 3, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I never want to switch domains again! It’s always rough, one way or another. Hope the gardening goes well–in my experience, tomatoes are really hard to grow. I like the easy stuff, like zucchini. πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Yea, we’re not having too much luck with our tomatoes right now. Or really, any of our plants. We had to dig up all of our peas last weekend… And yea, I hope to never switch domains again. Once is enough!

  • burkholder.rose@yahoo.com'
    Reply Rose @ Walnut Acre May 6, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Losing all those shares is awful! But . . . you do have beautiful curls. And cake!!!!!!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you Rose! I actually can’t figure out if I’m more enamored with my curls or my cake πŸ™‚

  • idreamedbig@gmail.com'
    Reply Becky May 7, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Aw man! I’m sorry you lost it all! My heart sunk for you! But you are a great writer, and I’m sure you’ll have many viral posts in the future!
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Becky thank you so much for your kind words! Who knows about the viral thing…to be honest, it was kind of stressful. I was amazed at how many negative things people had to say about what I thought was a positive post.

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    Reply Brittany at Equipping Godly Women May 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Did you set up redirects? You can still get all the traffic from your old shares. I don’t know how (I’ve never needed to), but you can.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Brittany! Yes, I thankfully had no problems with the redirects…I still get traffic from my old posts (especially the viral post), but I lost all of the numbers in my share counter. Major bummer.

  • scglinn@gmail.com'
    Reply Stephanie May 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I would be heartbroken about the switchover loss! They will come back in time! And that strawberry cake looks amazing! I hate my weight in one this past weekend.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby May 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      So I had finally put the cake out of my mind (I went two weeks without making one, a personal record)…and then I started to reply to comments (which I’m shamefully behind on #motherhood), and now I want the cake again, because you reminded me of it. I’m not sure if I should be mad or thank you πŸ™‚

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