Posted on February 9, 2019

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 

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.

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

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  • Reply Jenny L Ferry February 9, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Congrats on 10 years!

  • Reply Mary February 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I’m so happy for you and your family! I feel like I know you all just from following. Maybe I’ll see at JBF again this year.

  • Reply Karen February 9, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Looking forward to more deals from you!!!

  • Reply Sharon I. February 9, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Congrats on the 10 year anniversary! Love reading your site!

  • Reply Betsy February 9, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Congrats on 10 years!!!

  • Reply Kate February 9, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Congrats on the big success Dev!

  • Reply Madelene February 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!

  • Reply Jaime February 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    This made me feel old! I’ve been following for years. Happy 10th anniversary!

  • Reply Heather Klitsch February 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    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.

  • Reply Heather Klitsch February 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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

  • Reply Krista February 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!!!!

  • Reply Krista February 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!!!! What an accomplishment!

  • Reply Michelle February 9, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Happy 10th Birthday to your third baby. Congratulations!!

  • Reply Melanie Miller February 9, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I love all the great deals that Mama Cheaps posts about! Also the crafts and holiday gift ideas are adorable :)

  • Reply Megan Pray February 9, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Alicia Huson February 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm


  • Reply Ruth Dejam February 10, 2019 at 12:35 am

    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!

  • Reply Jen P February 10, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    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!

  • Reply Heather February 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I’m not sure what else I’d like to see here, but I do want to congratulate you on 10 years! Keep it up!

  • Reply Nancy February 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sharon Rooney February 11, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sunnie Iacovetta February 11, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I like the instant pot recipes!

  • Reply Erika Haak February 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Happy anniversary! I love your blog and always love your coupons and links to coupons. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Sara Zielinski February 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to see a blog post about Nintendo products.

  • Reply Elizabeth Miller February 23, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I think a good blog post would be one on instant pot recipes.

  • Reply Laurajj February 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    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.

  • Reply Maureen March 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I would love to see posts comparing which cruise line you like best!!!

    Happy 10 Years!!!!

    Maureen :)

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