You guys are awesome. All of you.

So, I just wanted to let you guys know how much I love this community and how much you wonderful ladies inspire me *every single day* without even trying. So, some gratitude for being awesome.

Mandi Welbaum -- For the wonderful opportunities and advice.

Elena Voznyuk -- For helping me out every time I have ever asked, and having patience with me through my mistakes. (Plus some awesome travel advice ;) )

Meg Sonnenberg -- Oh, don't even get me started, lol. For being a walking embodiment of healthy (I'm still not over that no caffeine, and planking with a bump, hahaha) and whose perky comments often make a better day. Also- for showing me that life balance is *actually* possible and not just a self-help fairytale.

Mariya Kvitkovskaya For the great opportunities, great community, and listening to my suggestions.

Lisa Lovejoy For being so freaking strong and smart and *getting it.*

Theresa Gould So many ways. You're pretty much one of my go-to examples for how I want my life to function. On days when I doubt if I can have four kids, run a farm, be able to homeschool them, and be a successful blogger with a happy marriage... I am just like "Theresa is doing it! It IS possible!" And I feel much more confident about my life plans. Even if things don't work out exactly the way I want, you have helped give me confidence to keep following my dreams.

Kat Mahoney For the great opportunities, and a gigantic boost in willpower. You do sooo much, and I find you relatable on many levels, and it's just beyond inspiring. I think you're really making a difference in the community and have a great thing going. I strive to be as productive as you are, lol. :)

And seriously there are SO SO many more, but my post got long and I need to get back to work. I can't list everybody who posts on this site right now, lol.... But just know you guys are all awesome, I am so grateful for all the wonderful advice and inspiration and community that is forged here. You guys are kinda my heroes. :) :)

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    01/20/14
    Amanda Hurley
    I enjoy the snippets and time I am able to get on as well. This is helping me get through the roughest times of my life right now. I hate complaining, but love that I can judgement free.
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      01/20/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Awww...thank you! I'm a sentimental mush ball and you brought tears to my eyes. I'm glad you find value in what I say and do, that blesses me beyond what words can say. I hope and pray your dreams come true . And I want to say that just tonight I was wondering, "I haven't seen Cassaundra's posts" then I thought of how much we've grown and the fact that I am not making through all the posts in my evening shift anymore and I'll have to visit your profile to "catch up" with you!
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        01/20/14
        Jeese.. make the preggo girl CRY why don't you! This made me smile and full of fuzzies.. seriously. Is it insane I can call you my sweet friend and we haven't met? I so appreciate you! You need to be praised too.. you are strong, funny, sensible, smart, practical and have a great outlook on life.. I totally look up to you girlie! Thanks so much for landing on Moms.com.. so blessed to call you a friend!
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        01/21/14
        Aww, Meg. :) You're a sweetie, thank you. And no- I don't think it's insane. If it is, then I'm right there rocking the insanity boat with you. Aren't you about ready to pop yet by the way? Every time I don't see a post from you for a bit I'm like yep! She's having the baby! but so far it' not been true, lol.
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          01/21/14
          ^^ Donno what's happening to the comments there. Definitely clicked reply to Theresa. Whoops.
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          01/21/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I noticed that as well, Cassaundra Owens, my comments are not always going beneath the person I am replying to. Mariya Kvitkovskayais that a glitch that can be fixed? Thank you!
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          About Cassaundra Owens
          Birth: February 13
          On Moms.com since: Oct 11, 2013
          I'm a little strange, pretty green, and learning to live life as a wife, future mother, and entrepreneur. Right now, my husband and I are trying for our first after 3.5 years of infertility and 2 losses. Viva la adventure! Join me too at MortalMommy.com!