My Name is Shelby & I’m a Former #MommyBlogger


Don’t call me a cheapskate. I’m not one of those extreme couponers who walk out of the drugstore with 30 tubes of toothpaste having paid only $3. The drugstore didn’t have 30 tubes, so I bought five and left one on the shelf for good karma. I became a self-proclaimed deal maven five years ago when I started a mommy blog My son had just been born and I couldn’t believe such small things (aka children) cost big bucks.

I wasn’t alone. In 2008 when I began blogging, there were an estimated 15,000 mommy blogs, talking about everything from diapers and deals to Down syndrome and postpartum depression. Today, according to, 14 percent of all U.S. moms are mommy bloggers.

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What I Learned at 35: You’ll See It in This Photo


Three lines. That’s what I saw when I looked in the mirror. Fine little lines across my forehead that I never noticed before suddenly became all I could look at.

I unfurrowed my brow, as I’m apt to do, but there was nothing to unfurrow. Those three lines were now immovable fixtures on my 35-year-old face. via @successmagazine