Growth Spurts

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, January 09, 2012


Laughter and family harmony was the key to my weekend and I hope, dear readers, you were able to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones as well. 
It was yesterday afternoon, while playing track-ball in the backward with my girls, that I finally, very quietly turned the page and mentally let go of my little girls.  I’d been putting this milestone off.  Doing my best Scarlet O’Hara “I’ll think about that tomorrow” …
but while watching my girls yesterday, a voice inside my head said “Linda, you are the Mom of an almost teen and a tween, embrace it”!
Babies they are not, little girls they are not…. young ladies with opinions and ideas and ever evolving bodies… oh, yeah! Ms. T turns 13 in March, and my baby, my Ms. M, turns 9 this month.
Sigh. Smile. Take mental snapshot. Welcome the next chapter with all its growth spurts.  
Growth spurts are all around me in this new-year.  I’m a Mom is my late 40’s now, raising two beautiful, well rounded daughters. I'm evolving right along with them. It's pretty amazing. There’s a subtle shift, a maturity that I would have never imagined 10 years ago!
My husband’s business is evolving and will take us down new and (we pray) prosperous roads.
My blog is evolving too. I’m in the process of updating my URL on all sorts of sites. I had 82 link backs to Now, according to, I have zero. I guess that’s a step backward, but changing my URL was well worth it! I’m hoping for a growth spurt here by spring.  
Because I listed my blog with Technorati first a year and a half ago, I’ve started there. They need me to claim my new URL so, here’s your code Technorati: QVD724TBSGYW.
Have you listed your blog with Technorati yet? How about Alexa? I receive visits from both, so I suggest you check them out.  They could help your blog have a growth spurt too!
Have a great week!

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  1. I do not have my blog listed with Technorati, I do with Alexa. If you want to swap buttons let me know, I will be glad to put your button on my blog roll page.

  2. I have mine listed with both, but soon I'll be purchasing my domain & I'll have to do it all over again. I love Technorati, and I have done a few guest posts for them which was a real honor. But now that you mention it, I have your button set to the old address. I'll update it tonight.

  3. congratulations on the move!
    i think i have both (alexa and technorati)... :)
    i have a 12year old (going on 13 this year) and a three year old...still a long way to go for me. lol.
    thanks for following via gfc (followed you back)...though i think gfc plans to no longer support non-blogger/blogspot blogs this year.
    Happy A Great Year! :)

  4. I think working with Technorati was easier! I'll put more time in tomorrow and get it set up. It might be another thing I have to not pay too much attention to. Numbers!

    Your little girls are becoming young women! Beautiful years and times ahead.

  5. Thanks Shannon, I would like that, thanks! I'll grab your button asap.

  6. Hi Heather,
    I would love to read your guest posts for Technorati! Can I find them by searching your blog name?
    Thanks for updating my button. I promise I am going to add my blog buddies buttons this week, some how some way! :-)

  7. Hi MyMy,
    Thanks for the follow back. I think I'm okay with GFC since I'm with Blogger.

    I can imagine my 12 yr. old with a 3 yr. old sibling. She'd be a push-over!
    Happy New Year to you too!

  8. Hi Donna,
    Yes, my girls are doing just that!

    I finally just had to quit fighting the numbers thing and find a happy medium. If I want to do anything online, they are gonna play a part.

    You are right, Technorati was easy peasy!
    I'm going to add your button to my blog buddies list sometime soon because you have been become such a blessing to me and my blog!

  9. I have both but I haven't logged in to Technorati for the longest time...Congratulations on your new home, don't worry about the links, they'll surely grow...Have a lovely week...followed via gfc.

  10. oh, they grow so fast...!
    i think i have my blog listed over at Technorati...but it has been ages since i logged in there! :)

  11. I added your button to my blog roll page.

  12. Hi Chan,
    Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words! I visited your blog yesterday to return the favor. Have a great day!

  13. Hi Maiylah,
    Yes, the kiddies do grow fast,( sometimes, I wish I could freeze time); but I'm learning that each stage and milestone has it's rewards and it's challenges.
    Next time I log into Technorati, I'll look up your blog.
    Have a great day!

  14. Hi Shannon,

    Thanks again for adding me to your blogroll! I've added you to my Sites I love Here. :-)

  15. I must have heard of Alexa before but never really checked it out. I think I should now... I'm moving to another domain soon and getting involved in Alexa and Technorati would be a good move.

  16. Hi Viviene,

    I enjoy visiting your blog, so when you do move and join Alexa & Technorati, I'll do my best to assist your blog numbers.
    Have a Blessed day!


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