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Tiny Oranges 5th Birthday

Five years ago today, on August 18th, I sent out an email to everyone in my address book announcing the “birth” of my new baby ~ Tiny Oranges. My stomach was in knots and I felt a little nauseous. Months and months of work had been put into creating my blog. It was a true labor of love. I was so scared I would built it and no one would come.

But you did [HUGGING YOU NOW THROUGH THE COMPUTER.]

Over the past five years, our Tiny Oranges tree grew. There have been 1,272 posts, the addition of my amazing sales manager, Susanne, two years ago, and the recent additions of Christy and Aimee as contributing writers. All amazingly talented and beautiful people. I am so lucky.

I am also so grateful for the Sponsors we have had the honor to work with. Susanne and I are really selective in the companies we want to partner with to share with you. Like we always say – it has to be a company we would recommend to our girlfriends – because that is what you are. As a result, we have been blessed to work with some genuinely amazing companies and people who are bringing value to moms. Love this.

Lastly, I am so grateful for you.

Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for your comments. Your shares. Your feedback. Your love. Your support.

Today I wanted to look back on some of my favorite posts, if you would like to walk down memory lane with me.

First post I published the day I announced my blog to my friends and family –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2008/08/18/i-see-me/

Post that made me laugh the most due to the personal story I shared at the end –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2009/10/07/glamourmom-nursing-tanks/

One of my favorite posts, the 1st year of my 2nd child’s life was hard, and it was cathartic to share what I learned –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2010/07/02/lessons-in-surviving-the-1st-year/

Post that made me cry because of the difference you and I made together  –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2011/05/06/team-tiny-oranges-reached-for-the-cure/

Post I was proud of because it was an honor to share my journey –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2013/08/08/tiny-oranges-featured-in-balanced-mom-magazine/

Most popular post, thank you Elle for sharing your fabulous DIY ideas –

http://www.tinyoranges.com/2011/11/02/tangled-theme-birthday-party-ideas/

Do you have any favorites? Thank you so much for walking this path with me. I couldn’t have done it without you. Cheers mamas! XO

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  1. 1
    Susanne says:

    Happy Birthday Tiny Oranges! I was a follower/fan long before I started working here. Such a wonderful resource & community you have created- Jen, you should be proud!!! Xoxoxo

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    I am so lucky to have you Susanne, you have made Tiny Oranges just that much brighter. XOXO

  3. 3

    Happy Birthday and congrats!

  4. 4
    Andrea says:

    Happy Bithday Tiny Oranges!!! I look forward to reading your blog every morning! You have so many great ideas/ activities/products that you share.
    Thank you!!!

  5. 5
    Debbie C. says:

    Congrats on 5 years!! I enjoy reading your blog and am so happy I found it. 🙂 Thanks for working so hard to share your info and stories!

  6. 6
    Jen says:

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement!

  7. 7
    Stefan says:

    Congratulations on five years! Quite a milestone.

  8. 8
    Aimee says:

    Such a sweet post. I completely understand why Tiny Oranges has been successful over the last five years. You and your blog are very easy to like. I’m thrilled to be a contributor – thank you and happy birthday!

  9. 9
    Julie says:

    Congratulations on five fabulous years!!

  10. 10
    Anne says:

    Happy Birthday! I just want to tell you that you truly are doing an absolutely amazing job – you’re a true professional and I really admire that! Here’s to the next 5 years!

  11. 11

    Congrats and Happy Birthday! I took a look back at your post about the 1st year…made a mental note!

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