Five Years

posted by Momo Fali on June 26, 2012

I was going to write a post tonight about how my mom told my 10 year old son that she has a lot of bumps and bruises and he asked, “Why?”

She said, “Because I’m a klutz.”

Then he said, “Oh, I thought it was because you’re old … and a klutz.

But, when I logged in to start writing, I noted the date. I started blogging here on June 26, 2007. It’s my five-year blogoversary!

A lot has changed since then. A whole lot. Mostly, that my husband thought blogging was a huge waste of time and now HE’S ALL FOR IT. Of all the things I’ve been right about, I’m glad it was blogging. Okay, it’s the only thing I’ve been right about, but I should get extra credit for it!

I have told countless stories like the one up there, because OHBOY does my son like to hurl insults. Of course, now that he’s ten instead of five, I feel like I need to tell people it’s because of his sub-threshold autism, and not just because he’s rotten. Though, he is that too. He’s still about the same size as he was five years ago, but not much else has changed.

My daughter has gone from eight to thirteen. That’s, like, a whole lifetime. *eye roll* She’ll be going to college in five years. SHUT UP! Don’t say that! Oh, I said that? Well, take note people, THAT’S how fast it goes. Blink and your kids are grown. Also, when you’re 41 years old instead of 36, you blink and you sprout a gray chin hair.

More than anything I want to say thank you to the most amazing, fabulous, delightful, kind, funny, faithful readers and commenters in the blogosphere. You are good people.

If I’m really lucky, you’ll still be around when I’m old and klutzy.


  • Avitable

    Congratulations! I just missed my 8-year one last week.

  • Karianna

    Whoo – congrats!

  • DarleneMAM

    Congrats on your journey as a writer/blogger! More to come!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Aw! Yay! And HOORAY! Happy 5th Blog Anniversary!!

  • Melisa

    Congrats!!! And now if you’ll excuse me I have to run and see if I missed my five year mark…

  • Melisa

    Shew: I started in October 2007. Great news for you: plenty of time to shop for my gift! 😉

  • Anne (@notasupermom)

    Congrats! Tell your husband that 5 years is the spa-gift-certificate anniversary.

  • ascapecodturns

    Yay Momo!!!! If we didn’t blog we would never have met each other!! Blogging is awesome! Congrats 🙂

  • Connie Arbino

    Seems like yesterday I got an email saying “hey, check out my blog!”. You know, that’s 5 years you have been making me laugh AND cry…sometimes in the same blog! Keep up the good work. You’re a natural! 🙂

  • Jenny from Mommin' It Up

    Congrats!!! Our five-year was the 17th, and of course we forgot about it, but did post about it on Friday. Because we’re five-year-old bloggers, we’re SENILE! You were one of my first bloggy friends and I still love reading you. xo

  • Amie

    I’m so glad I put a memo with your site on my phone when you told me about it, instead of just rolling my eyes and going to the bar for another drink. <3 u! Happy blogoversary!

  • Rachel - A Southern Fairytale

    How time flies! <3 <3 you

  • Varda (SquashedMom)

    Happy Blogoversary, friend! Here’s to many more! Raising (unfortunately) imaginary glass of champagne high in a toast to you.

  • Alexandra

    Virtual champagne glass clink from here, too.

    So lovely to know you, even if you do offer chairs to elderly strangers at humor conferences, or soemthing like that.


  • Zak

    Happy Blogiversary, stay badass.

  • Liz

    Klutzies unite (yes, it’s a word!) congrats, you badass blogger, you 😉

  • tracey

    Happy Blogaversary! Don’t feel bad about ONE CHIN HAIR. Girl, I had to sneakily duck down in the car in the airport parking lot yesterday when I saw that I had forgotten to pluck that morning. About 10 black, stubbly hairs were blowing in the artificial breeze from my a/c. I HAD TO SHAVE IN THE CAR. My face. Not my legs. I HAD TO SHAVE MY FACE.

    It’s all downhill from here, isn’t it?

  • lceel

    Well done, you. Happy Blogaversary. I have seen so many that have NOT persisted – I am so glad that you HAVE.

    My five year for my current blog comes up in December. My first EVER blog post was in November of 2005 – on a blog called “Little Mind Lost”. I still post there once in a VERY long while.

  • Always Home and Uncool

    Congrats on a long blogging life, friend. K

  • Alexia // Haute Americana

    Congratulations on reaching five years! Love your insightful and hilarious posts! Cheers to another five!

  • Joan (SurprisedMom)

    Congrats on five years! That’s wonderful!

  • mare ball

    Congrats on the 5 years! You’ve found your niche and have so many people who enjoy reading about your life. I’m one of them. Have a cupcake today!

  • BEAN

    I very much remember your first post … I was one of the first few, if not thee first, to read it!! Wow — Happy Five Years to you, Mo!!! It seems like yesterday and forever ago, all at once. What a life changer. You do it so well. <3 <3 <3

  • @Heidi_inCMH

    Keep ’em coming. I still laugh at how you got your name! 🙂

  • Missy

    Congratulations on making it to the 5 year mark! I so enjoy reading about your troubles. And joys!

  • AliciaC

    Yay! Congratulations!!! 😀

  • Patty

    Congratulations on 5 years!!! 🙂

  • Headless Mom

    I just realized you’ve been at it 6 months longer than me.


    Sorry about all of the power, etc., issues lately. I’m obviously on summer delay but still following and wanted you to know I’m not completely lame. Mostly, but not completely.

  • Anita, Noted in Nashville

    This is encouraging and terrifying all at once. I hope that in five years I’ll be incredibly happy that I began blogging. I hope people will actually be reading my blog. But I don’t hope to sprout a gray chin hair – the brown ones are scary enough.

    Happy Anniversary!

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