Gratitude — Blogging Style

We are one huge family — this crazy momosphere we call our own.

And like a family, there is laughter, prayer and fellowship, there are hugs, fights and tears. It gets messy. It can even get ugly. But there is a bond and we feel each other’s pain, pray each other’s prayers, and sing each other’s songs.

Mom Bloggers at Type A Mom Conference - photo by Rick Bucich
photo courtesy of Rick Bucich from Tiny Prints

Because of my family online, I have experienced so much more in life than I would have otherwise. I have learned from mothers who have lost their precious babies, mothers who share their special kids, and mothers who fight to stay alive for their children…

I am a better mother because of what my blogging family has taught me.

And I am so very, very grateful.

A year ago, we read in horror about mom blogger Stephanie Nielson’s tragic plane crash. We held our breath and prayed. We hoped and yet we were very afraid. All we could think about was her sweet babies without their incredible mother.

Because of the momosphere, we were able to cheer Stephanie on and watch with joy as she healed and returned to her family. And now, we proudly watch as she shines, beautiful and reunited with her amazing husband and their beloved children.

Stephanie’s blog, The Nie Nie Dialogues, reveals the beauty that can happen when motherhood and the blogosphere intersect. The Nie Nie Dialogues makes us better bloggers, better women, and better mothers.

Yes, Stephanie, you make us better and we thank you!

Stephanie, her husband Christian, and their children were on The Today Show this week. In case you missed it, here are the Nielsons sharing what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Thank you for being such a wonderful family — we love you!

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.


  1. says

    It is so true, we are better together, supporting each other, than we are alone. I know I have been blessed with amazing people through my blog connections. Who would have known writing my thoughts would enhance my life so!

    Thank you all for this great blog. I love your hearts!

    Many Blessings,
    Christine Hiebel

  2. says

    I’m sure I’ll read very few blogs today & through the weekend, but so glad I saw the link to follow your post here. I AM thankful to have finally met you face to face after all these YEARS. :)

    Well said, and yes, this space can be a huge source of encouragement.

    Have a beautiful day lovies :).


  3. says

    I saw that family on another talk show before. I just cried and though how they really love each other. What a great family they are.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  4. says

    praying for all the families.

    I love the friendships I have made in the blogosphere. All the ladies are wonderful and inspire me everyday to be a better mom and wife.

  5. says

    What sweet, sweet people. I subscribe to Stephanie’s blog and am often inspired by her writing.

    Thanks for posting this video. I missed it when it originally aired and am glad that I caught it here at 5M4M. How wonderful to hear Christian and Stephanie share their hearts (and to see their four super cute kids too).


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