Looking Back on 2017

Happy 2018 my friends! I don't know about you, but for my little family, 2017 flew by. I guess having a toddler does that to you. I may be the owner of a few new grey hairs and forehead wrinkles, but for the incredible, memory-filled year we had, they are all totally worth it. 

Family aside, 2017 was also a good year for To & Fro. 

It has been just shy of four years since I turned this little webspace of mine from a family and friends journal into something that I am especially proud of. Something that has given me opportunities I wouldn't otherwise have and something that I can use to help support my family. 

I will admit, blogging is not easy. At many times, I have questioned what I was doing here. But this year, I was able to prove to myself that all of the long hours and hard work that I put into To & Fro, especially those after Morley goes to bed, are absolutely worth it. I have finally got my groove, and there is no slowing me down.

To & Fro's 2017 in Review

I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store, but first, let's reflect on 2017...

Favourite Moments of 2017:

  • Attending MEC's Good Times Outside digital platform launch on the Toronto Islands. 
  • Spending a weekend sans-child indulging in good food, good drinks and good times outside at The Big Feastival, courtesy of MEC.
  • Investing in myself and attended two amazing blog conferences - BConnected and Blogpodium - where I was able to network with other fellow bloggers and build partnerships with brands. 
  • Becoming a Heritage Ambassador for Heritage Education Funds.
  • Attending some incredible events, including a family dinner with Jimmy the Greek and Parasol Co. diaper launch in Canada. 
  • Sharing my experience with products and brands we love, including Philips Avent Natural Bottles,  HelloFresh, Radisson, Niagara Parks, Pampers, Sundown Naturals, Greenlid, PC Organics Baby, Playtex® Diaper Genie and more!
  • Being published yummymummyclub.ca (x2). 
  • Filling my community with many amazing fellow blogging mamas. (Check out my favourite Ontario mom bloggers, here and here.)

Top Posts of 2017:

And before I leave you, check out these 45 ways to reflect and look ahead to do some self-reflection of your own.

What would you like to see on To & Fro in 2018? I'd love to hear! Please leave your suggestions in the comments below.