Daily Mom 2013 In Review

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The new year is almost here and Daily Mom wishes you and yours a most Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome the new year and have lots planned for 2014. But before we bid adieu to 2013, we’d like to take a look back on the year. Read on for our 2013 Year In Review including our most popular posts and highlights.

 

A Quick Look at 2013

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Top 5 Posts of 2013

Our most popular posts this year came from our NURTURE and EXPECT categories…

#5: Baby’s First Birthday: Must-Take Photos

#4: Conquering The First Weeks of Breastfeeding

#3: Tips For Transitioning Your Toddler from Crib To Bed

#2: Things To Do Before Your Baby Is Due

#1: 18 Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy

 

Other popular posts

 

Our Favorite Posts

We asked our writers what their favorite posts of 2013 were. Here’s what they said…

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Heather:

“Natural Remedies for 5 Common Baby Ailments”

Megan B.:

“Safe Family Boating Tips”

Krista:

“New Age Parenting Books to Inspire You”

Kayla:

“Choosing Chiropractic Care for Kids”

Ariel:

“Babies in Helmets: What’s It All About?”

Elle:

“Baby’s First Road Trip: Tips & Tricks”

Amanda:

“The Truth About Soy”

Rockie:

“10 Most Common Cosmetic Ingredients Deciphered”

Danielle:

“Deodorant Dangers and Your Healthiest Options”

Erin:

“Why Your Child Needs Music Education”

Sara:

“How To Plan A Blessingway”

Megan V.:

“How To Take A Family Photo Like A Pro”

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Highlights of 2013

In the beginning of 2013, a handful of moms and moms-to-be came together to create a space dedicated to sharing tips & tricks and inspiration & information about all things motherhood. In March, countless hours of hard work (and fun) culminated in the launch of Daily Mom. To celebrate, our 50 Days of Giveaways followed shortly at the beginning of April.

2013-year-review-giveawaysReaders won fantastic prizes ranging from our favorite clothes for nursing to high chairs to baby monitors. At the end of April we recognized Infertility Awareness Week to raise awareness about the struggles many women face trying to conceive.

daily-mom-2013-photo-contestsIn May we had a blast with our first month of daily photo challenges on Instagram and also celebrated Mother’s Day, followed by Father’s Day in June. Several of our writers packed their bags and set out to report on beautiful destinations to spend summertime vacations.

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By July summertime fun was in full-swing and we shared 50 of our favorite things to do with your family during the summer.

Where Daily Mom Went in 2013

We think traveling with your family is one the best opportunities to create wonderful memories for your kids. Here are the great destinations we featured this year:

Thailand
Naples, Florida
La Playa Hotel, Naples, Florida
Waldorf Hotel, Naples, Florida
Grand Canyon Country, Pennsylvania
Outer Banks, North Carolina
New York, New York
Charleston, South Carolina

August ushered in Breastfeeding Awareness month and our writers shared their journeys with breastfeeding. Daily Mom hosted a big giveaway to promote breastfeeding as well as a breastfeeding photo contest.

 

With September came the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. September was also Baby and Toddler Safety Awareness month and we hosted a huge safety giveaway for toddlers followed by a baby safety giveaway in October.

The end of summer yielded to autumn weather and our Daily Moms shared their favorite autumn photo ideas, Fall bucket list, and ways to celebrate Halloween. Several of our editors also traveled to Las Vegas for the 2013 Annual ABC Kids Expo to get a sneak peek of upcoming products and trends.

November marked the start of the holiday season. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we shared delicious recipes, planning tips, DIY decor, and holiday travel tips.

During the month of December our writers created the ultimate stress-free holiday planning guide for the Christmas holiday. Daily Mom writers also worked hard putting together gift guides for the 2013 season to help make holiday shopping a little easier.

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Looking Forward

As we look back on how far Daily Mom has come in 2013, we look forward to what 2014 will bring. We’ve got great stuff planned so be sure not to miss a beat! Subscribe to Daily Mom via our RSS feed (you can also subscribe to your favorite categories) or sign up for our newsletter to have the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.

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Happy 2014!

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Laura

Laura is a wife and a new mom living on the East Coast. She and her husband welcomed their first child in September 2013. She has a passion for photography and an incurable case of Wanderlust. In her spare time she enjoys blogging about photography, travel, married life, and motherhood at The Whimsical Photographer.

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