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Hello there! If you’re visiting me here you have more than likely found me on Top Mommy Blogs. When I was just starting out I was on the forum a lot and I setup this impromptu blog hop. I love meeting new bloggers and I’m always willing to lend a hand.

Update:  In three years I have been able to grow my blog to reach 10’s of thousands of readers each month. I have been able to monetize my blog and make income that allows me to stay at home with my children. The Story of Five has been featured on sites like BuzzFeed, Mom.me and People.com. Through years of my own research, experimentation and trial and error I have come up with strategies that can help anyone stand out and reach your own level of success. And now, I am ready to pass on my knowledge.

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

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62 Comments

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    Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic
    May 19, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Hi Melanie!
    I found you over on Bloggy Moms, and I LOVE your blog! That mommy graphic is right up my alley! I’m following u now on FB. Looking forward to getting to know u better!!

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    Mommy Melanie
    May 19, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hi Andrea! Thanks so much! Look forward to getting to know you better as well! I just followed you! 🙂

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    Anita
    May 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Hi Melaine, passing through bloggy moms as well as saw your link, awesome blog cant wait to go through your posts as soon as I get a chance 🙂 Am your newest member and have you on pin interest too. Thanks for hosting the mommy week blog hop too. 🙂

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    Anita
    May 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Mmmm my apology Melaine I thought I saw a pin interest button your blog, sorry my bad, I am following your blog though! very late here in Australia! 🙂

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    Mommy Melanie
    May 19, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Anita that’s awesome thank you! I just checked out your blog, very interesting!! I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Mommy Melanie
    May 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Also, I do have a Pinterest account, just haven’t put it up on the site yet. But you can follow me here!
    pinterest.com/mommymention

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    Katie
    May 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    This is a wonderful idea. I didn’t see your follow button. is there a follow button?

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      Melanie
      October 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Update: As of 10/2013 I have started a brand new mommy hop! 🙂 http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/social-moms-tuesday-mingle/

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    Mommy Melanie
    May 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Katie! Thank you for stopping by!! I just followed you! I just added the follow button for Networked Blogs over to the side bar. Sorry so late! 🙂

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    Sharon
    May 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Hi Melanie! Just wanted to make sure that I stopped by your blog to check it out. Love it! I always enjoy meeting new bloggers and checking out their site.

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Hi Sharon! Thanks for stopping by! I am your newest follower, love meeting other bloggers as well 🙂

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    Andrea Archambault
    May 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Hello Melanie! Looking forward to reading your blog, following you on Bloglovin’!

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Hi Andrea thanks for stopping by! I just stopped by your blogs, and am following you via bloglovin. Looking forward to reading!

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    Shannon
    May 26, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Just found your site and I look forward to exploring it! I hope you’ll also come check me out at http://www.mamamusing.ca

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Hi Shannon! Thanks for stopping by! On my way to check out yours 🙂

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    Happy Kids, Inc
    May 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks for linking up on the Bloglovin Blog Hop tonight!

    Take care,
    Meg

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    Heather
    June 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Melanie! Found you over on TMB. What a great idea!

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    Lynsey
    June 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Loving this Blog hop!!! And your blog!
    Lynsey//

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      Mommy Melanie
      June 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Thanks Lindsey!! Heading over to chek yours out now :$

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    Mom Adored
    June 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Great site! I am also headed to check you out on FB.

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    Jennifer
    June 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Melanie! Found your blog from TMB! Looking forward to following you and having the opportunity to read all of your posts!

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    Becca
    June 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    This is a great idea! I found you on TMB and am excited to start following you 🙂

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      Mommy Melanie
      June 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thx for stopping by ladies! Looking forward to reading your posts!!

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    Britain
    June 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    You are officially followed! Your site is so much fun and I am anxious to read more!!!!

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    Kristy Dunker
    July 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Melanie!
    Great idea and great blog!!
    My last post is about the Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer: http://madebykristy.com/blog/?p=28
    🙂 Cheers!

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    Sharlene Keffer
    July 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hello Melanie!

    I love you blog site! I just started a blog a few days ago! Wasn’t sure which blog site to start with lol! Not sure how to follow you either but look forward to reading more 🙂

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    Virginia Louden
    July 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    You come up with such cute and social ideas. When the heck do you sleep! 🙂 My most recent post was a little depressing but I don’t usually feel this awful. LOL. http://ginnylouden.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-funk.html

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      Melanie
      July 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Virginia for stopping by, I am heading over to read about the funk 🙂

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    ykelly
    August 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Cute blog, Melanie! I found you on TMB. Thanks for doing this.

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      Melanie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Thx for stopping in! I’ll head over and check yours out as well 🙂

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    Holly
    August 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Melanie! Love your blog – I just became a new follower on Bloglovin’! 🙂 My blog’s still fairly new. It’s great to find such wonderful community among us mommy bloggers!

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      Melanie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Thx for stopping in Holly! I’ll be sure to check yours out 🙂

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      Melanie
      October 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Update: As of 10/2013 I have started a brand new mommy hop! 🙂 http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/social-moms-tuesday-mingle/

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    Christina @ A God-Blessed LIfe
    August 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I love the layout of your blog! So pretty, feminine, without being too much! Very classy! I look forward to more … 🙂

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      melanie
      August 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks ladies for stopping by! Looking forward to communicating w/you more 🙂

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      Melanie
      October 8, 2013 at 2:25 am

      Update: As of 10/2013 I have started a brand new mommy hop! 🙂 http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/social-moms-tuesday-mingle/

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    Erin
    August 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    What a great idea! About to follow you and I hope to “get to know you” better!

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    Erin
    August 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Whoops forgot to link up to my last post!

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    Lindsie
    September 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I signed up for your emails. Can’t wait to read some more. I found your blog on http://www.topmommyblogs.com in the forums!

    Have a great day!

    <3 Lindsie

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      Melanie
      September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Awesome thanks lindsie! Ill be sure to check your out as well 🙂

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    Misty
    September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Hi Melanie I am a new mommy blogger and I am looking forward to meeting other mommy bloggers out there. What a great way to meet new people! I found your post on Top Mommy Blogs and wanted to check you out. I love your site and I started following you can’t read to read more of your posts.

    http://www.highheelsandmud.com/power-words/

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      Melanie
      September 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

      So glad to meet you Misty! I look forward to following you 🙂

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      Melanie
      October 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

      Update: As of 10/2013 I have started a brand new mommy hop! 🙂 http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/social-moms-tuesday-mingle/

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    Stephanie
    September 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hi 🙂
    I’m new to mommy blogging. I tweeted the tweet! …now to begin reading all of these blogs!

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      Melanie
      September 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Stephanie and finding me! I look forward to following your blog 🙂

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      Melanie
      October 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

      Update: As of 10/2013 I have started a brand new mommy hop! 🙂 http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/social-moms-tuesday-mingle/

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    Tessa Shull
    September 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I’m a New Mommy Blogger and found your blog on the site. Really great! Followed and enjoying your blog, Pinterest and Facebook page! Can’t wait to continue reading!

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    Amy
    October 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Hello! Love everything about your blog and site! Looking forward to more! Added you to my twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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      Melanie
      October 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Amy! I’m heading over to check your sites out now 🙂

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    Moja
    October 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I love your blog! It’s so inspirational. I am new to the blogging world and I have soooo much to learn. Thanks for being a blogging model 🙂

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      Melanie
      October 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      I’m so glad you found me! I’ll be heading over to your blog now 🙂

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    Amanda
    October 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hi there! Found you on Top Mommy Blogs. Love your blog! I’m new to blogging just got started about a week ago actually. I’m a crafty work at home mom to 5 wonderful kiddos, the youngest of which is now 3 months old!

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    Nicole Olivier
    December 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I love your blog, looks great!
    I’m a mommy to 5 in a blended family. I blog with my ex-husband and occasionally my husband as well at http://imperfectlov.blogspot.com. I write about co-parenting, love, sex, handling chaos, divorce and remarriage.
    Thanks for connecting through TopMommy’s!
    Best and Happy Blogging!
    Nicole

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      Melanie
      December 3, 2013 at 2:56 am

      Thanks for stopping by Nicole 🙂 look forward to checking out your blog.

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    Stefanie
    January 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Hi there! Found your blog and would love to connect! I’m a new mom and I just started my blog today! Looking forward to getting in touch 🙂

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      Melanie
      January 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Stefanie! so great to meet you, congrats on starting your blog. I’m following you!

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    Stephanie
    January 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Hi, this is so awesome! I am new to blogging. You can find me at http://dothisdiva.com …my site has links to both my FB and my Pinterest account. If you don’t mind, how does a blog hop work? I would LOVE to do a few! I have always blogged for clients and ghost wrote their content and this year, I made it my year to start my own. I will be sure to follow your blog!

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      Melanie
      January 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Stephanie, great meeting you! So glad that you found me. I will be visiting and following you too. As for blog hops, I wrote a tutorial on one when I was starting out. Here is the link to some of my articles. http://www.mommymentionables.com/category/blogging/
      Let me know if that helps or if you have any questions.

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    Tacia Z.
    January 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Hello! I followed you through Top Mommy blog website My goodness I love your blog’s layout and design!
    I am mommy of two. and I write about everything random under sun when I feel like it. I am not sure where my blog is going right now,. I have had for a couple years and never expanded much with it, but would love to gain a bigger audiences and connect with other fellow mommies 🙂

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      Melanie
      January 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Tacia, so great to meet you! I look forward to exploring your blog.

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    Liz Carey
    June 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I saw your Blog Hop post on another writer’s page and I would LOVE to be a part of one. What a great idea! How does one sign up for one or get involved in one?

    Thanks!

    L:iz

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