Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy One Year Blog Anniversary!

The MoneyTrail Blog is one year old today!  It has been a fun ride and the learning curve has been astronomical.  Here's a look back at our first year of blogging.

First Post:  Welcome to the MoneyTrail Blog  March 2, 2011
I really didn't know what I was doing when I wrote this first entry and I remember being so nervous to hit the "publish" button.  I included what I now know is called a Mission Statement.  I think I have stayed with this message all year.  Here is the statement:
When I think about what I want this blog to convey, the first thing that pops to my mind is to make this a fun, informative place for parents to read and chat about kids and money --- how to help our kids learn the value of a dollar, new ideas for activities or systems to try with your family, current news about financial literacy and simple observations from this Mom’s perspective.

Top 5 Most Read Posts:

  1. 20 Inexpensive Indoor Activities for Kids and Teens
  2. Teaching Your Kids about Money:  February Edition 
  3. 10 Board Games that Teach Money Skills
  4. Teaching Your Kids about Money:  January Edition
  5. What do our Kids really Understand about Money?  5 Assumptions Parents often Make
The #1 Post for Making Me Laugh:
In December, 2011, I decided that I needed a laughter break and I posted two of the funniest video clips about kids, families and money.  It's worth getting another laugh from it!

And...drumroll please....the winner of our blog anniversary giveaway is A. Ann!  Congratulations!

A one year review wouldn't be complete without thanking the readers who keep coming back to see us and the Yakezie network for all of the guidance during the past few months.  I am excited about year #2 and am looking forward to talking about with ya'll about kids, teens and money.


  1. Congrats on the milestone! You're built for distance too, so keep it coming. Here's to another one!

  2. Wooooo hoooo! Happy 1st Blogiversary Pam. :-D

  3. Congratulations! This is a great milestone! Onward, upward!

  4. Congrats on the 1 year mark! Many bloggers give up around 6 months so to cross a year is a big deal!