Dagmar’s Momsense 2011 Year in Review

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 5, 2012

I wish I had this of Landon:

Apparently, I took the time to write a Year in Review post for 2010 (I had totally forgotten), so before my time gets gobbled up with other posts, I want to reflect on 2011.

What a year it has been. Many wonderful times and one devastating loss.

Here is my Dagmar’s momsense Year in Review for 2011:


Starts with a bang — I’m mentioned as one of the Top 100 Mommy Bloggers.

I rediscover this video, one of my favorite of L when he was just 2: Landon Playing Cardboard Violin And Dancing to Irish Music. Don’t miss this.

I’m Announcing My Big Thank-You Giveaway to my 10,000 Twitter friends. Wonderful to welcome another 7,500 since then.

I’m featured as one of the Women Who Empower.

Pinterest inspires my first interior design/decorating post, and I will continue this series in 2012 — My Dream Home: Shabby Chic Kitchen Decor Ideas.

Dagmar’s momsense turned 2!

I have fun writing Ode to an Unwanted Coffee Cup after receiving an unexpected marketing freebie.


Would You Eat Baby Gaga Breast Milk Ice Cream? I would.

One of my most popular decorating posts to date: My Dream Home: Creative Kids Rooms Decorating Ideas.

I make the switch and never look back: Dagmar’s Momsense Now Features Unmoderated Blog Comments and a BlogFrog Community.

I’m desperate to find a post like this, but could find it, so I write it: Tonsillectomy: Caring for Your Child After Surgery.

The Examiner features me as the Business of the Week and I’m doing my first speaking engagement.


Dooce and I are mentioned in the same breath: 6 Inspiring & Funny Blogs You Should Read If You Are A Parent.

My First Radio Interview and the Question That Made Me Cry.

Yes, that was me: My Blonde Moment as a German Tourist on Seinfeld.

Why attachment parenting is for me: Why Spanking My Child is Not For Me.

If you are trying to teach your child two or more language, you’ll enjoy this post: Raising a Bilingual Child: Go Ahead, You Try It!

I’m offered to be The Examiner‘s parenting columnist and write my first column.


I get to hang out with many other mom bloggers in NYC at the “Getting Gorgeous” event and land on this list: 33 Sexiest New York Mom Bloggers. Seriously?

I’m voted one of the 25 Eco-Friendly Mom Bloggers and what that means to me.

Why I Don’t Like the Term Mom Blogger and Don’t Write Many Reviews and join the Moms4Moms campaign.

My post for Earth Day and one I wrote for HealthyChild.org: Protect Your Children From Toxic Air Fresheners


If Facebook deletes pictures of breastfeeding children, they are welcome here on Dagmar’s momsense.

Another popular My Dream Home posts: 7 Decorating Ideas For My Dream Bedroom.

A Trip to the Central Park Zoo with Landon.

I’m invited to be a BlogFrog’s Savvy Living Community Leader.


I Host a Breastfeeding LIVE Chat for my blogging friend MckMama.

I can give Extreme Couponers a run for their money after I attend a Coupon Mania Class.

Co-sleeping is once again in the news, and my take is that Co-Sleeping is Safe, For Kids and Kitten.

Why I won’t have a boob job after breastfeeding.


Landon and I spent 10 fun-filled days in Germany with family and friends.

Why I’m Proudly Nursing a Preschooler.

I find my BlogHer sponsor, where I donate breast milk for the first time.

I’m invited to become a Horizon Organics Back To School Community leader.


I attend BlogHer 2011 in San Diego.

My father dies unexpectedly, I return to Germany without Landon for two weeks, Don comes to visit me on my birthday, and I get  stuck there because of Hurricane Irene.

The Taboo of Talking About Co-Sleeping.


I’m invited to be one of the Million Moms Challenge community leaders and attend the Social Good Summit in NYC.

Landon starts kindergarten — and why I wasn’t ready.


I’m honored to be included in this list: 50 Best Blogs by Women – 2011.

My embarrassingly huge yard sale haul, frugal decorating with yard sale finds, and more Extreme Couponing.

We celebrate L’s 5th birthday and are surprised with snow.


We meet a farmer who co-sleeps with his pig.

I walk the red carpet for the first time, sit in Brooke Shields’ seat, and ride the elevator with Aidan Quinn.

Co-Sleeping is Safe — When Practiced Responsibly and Why I am Breastfeed For 5 Years.

All the things I’m thankful for this year.


Landon and I get to be rockstars.

Santa, the North Pole, and the Bedford Post and our German and American Christmas Decorations.

Things get heated about this topic: Why Breastfeeding Helps Children Avoid Braces and Other Facts.

My Dream Home: 10 Cool and Creative Storage Ideas

and I would love more entries for this poll: What Would You Like Me to Write More About?


I wrote about 180 blog posts in 2011. I’m excited to see what opportunities and experiences 2012 will bring.

Right now, I’m in the middle of packing and looking forward to our short trip to Florida. Hotel service, Mikey Mouse, killer whales and dolphins, oh my!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle B January 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Wow, you really had an excellent blogging year! I hope 2012 is just as wonderful.


Amanda January 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I really like how you did this post. There are so many top tens that don’t give much information but it was fun to read your list!


MSRheinlander January 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I also love the collage idea : )
I hope 2012 will be as amazing as you wish!!


Making Our Life Matter January 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

It’s been a wonderful 2011. But I am definitely looking forward to a new 2012. I just posted my first post of 2012, I hope you will come and check it out!


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