Happy 10th Birthday, Mama Cheaps! (And an Echo DOT Giveaway!)

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10th birthday

I have to admit, I have checked and re-checked the dates.  I have re-done the math in my head about 20 times and it appears to be correct. On February 9, 2009 I made my very first blog post on MamaCheaps.com. 

Today, Mama Cheaps turns 10!

My very first posts featured a 6 month old Lily:

lily 6 months

Who, despite my protests, has continued to grow up.  Just after she turned 5, we welcomed our spitfire little hockey man, Landon.

devon and landon easter

They have both grown into such cool kiddos, I can not believe how blessed Bob and I are.  And then there’s my third “kid,” this website!  Having seen it grow from a tiny little speck on the World Wide Web, to a handy resource for busy parents, used by millions of annual visitors has been amazing, motivating, humbling and exciting.

I have gotten to meet so many of you over the years – both online and sometimes in person when you recognize me or the fam around town! We are so very grateful that you have visited our site, and given me the chance to share our lives with you.

A lot has changed in ten years!

Weaver Fam 2

We have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon, so here’s to the next 10 years! (Or maybe 20!)

Thank you so much for being such amazing readers!

To celebrate, we are giving away FIVE Echo Dots! This giveaway is sponsored 100% by us.  We are funding the prizes, prize fulfillment and shipping.

Echo Dots

Enter using the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win one of five Echo Dots up for grabs!

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27 thoughts on “Happy 10th Birthday, Mama Cheaps! (And an Echo DOT Giveaway!)

  1. Congrats on your 10th anniversary. You are awesome and love you all. I would love to see some “homemade” activities to do with young kids at home that arent expensive to do.

  2. Congrats on your 10th anniversary. I would love to see something about cheap ideas for activities to do with a toddler at home

  3. I’ve been following almost since the beginning and I can’t thank you enough for the savings, recipes, craft ideas, parenting tips, and so much more!!

  4. I’m going to be a grandma in the fall so I need to go back and look at all your little kid’s tips and tricks. Really, I love the variety of what you post so I really can’t think of anything new. Congratulations on 10 years and Lily’s intro to social media. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

  5. I’m new to your site after hearing you on Preston and Steve. Your Excel Spread sheet on holiday items was such a huge help — thank you! Looking forward to more helpful tips and suggestions in the coming year!

  6. I’d like to see more giveaway posts of items that are trending on Amazon. I also like posts with easy and nutritious dinners for families.

  7. Happy 10 year Anniversary.
    I always enjoy blog posts with quick and easy recipes. The recipes sure help with getting out of the same old week after week rut.

  8. I love to love to see a post on Kids books! We love our storytime at night…and are always looking for new books we can add to our collection.

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