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Turning 40 and Seasons

Many of you know that my 40th birthday is coming up.  I’ve been tweeting a little here and there about it…


I’ve been working on the computer a lot. I mean, constantly. NOT exactly what I like to be doing, but this is big! And I’m excited to share it with you!

Yes, my birthday is coming up, in three weeks to be exact, and I am sharing my birthday present with you!  I wrote about the changing seasons of life recently. I have been feeling an urgency to move ahead into my next phase of life. What that will look like, I have no idea.  The only thing that I do know is that “5 Kids and a Dog” has moved into a season of 3—almost 2—kids (and two really obnoxious dogs), and although I haven’t talked about them very much, our THIRD GRANDBABY will be two weeks old tomorrow. Yes I’m turning 40 and have grandbabies. It happens.


In light of this current transitional season, I am proud to announce that three weeks from today I am launching a brand spanky new blog! My new home has a new look, new feel, but still much the same things you’ve come to expect here.  The ABC’s of Homeschooling will continue, starting fresh on October 11th with “A Week”!  

I have been working really hard on the back side of the new site, designing all my own graphics and doing all the theme tweaks. Don’t worry, I have help for the big stuff, like the post importing. (THAT’s not being very friendly to me at all.)  Here’s a little sneak preview!

And the most exciting part?  I have a week of giveaways arranged for you and the prizes are going to be GOOD!  I’m so thankful to have met some amazing people here in my little corner of the blogosphere who have offered to share of themselves to help me launch my new home!!

God is good, friends are wonderful, and change is exciting! So who’s with me? 

If you don’t already follow me on Twitter, please do now so you will get all the giveaway announcements as they happen. The Momma Knows has a Facebook page too!


10 Responses to Turning 40 and Seasons

  1. Mary September 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Dawn ~ this is exciting! I'm anxious to see your new site. We're just about the same age – I will be 40 in November. We're going to do a little series on being 40 at Three Thinking Mothers, because all of us turn 40 this year, too.

    Congrats on the grandbaby!! You amaze me with everything you accomplish!
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  2. Denise In Bloom September 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Super excited for you! Can't wait to see your new blog and where God leads you in your new venture. Blessings friend!
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  3. Monica September 16, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    What exciting news!!! I'm looking forward to the big reveal :)
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  4. amber@classichousewi September 16, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    Yay!! I'm looking forward to it! The graphic is very, very cute!
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  5. Donetta September 16, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    How exciting!! I can't wait to see the new digs! ;)

    My big 4-0 birthday is right around the corner so I'll be joining you in the 40s club in a few months! ;)
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  6. crafty_cristy September 16, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Congrats, Dawn. I will follow you to the new site. Will this one just stop then?
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    • Momma Knows September 16, 2011 at 8:04 am #

      Hi Cristy! This site will be on a permanent redirect to the new site, so if you click a link to 5 Kids and a Dog it will take you to a landing page on my new site. I am transferring all of my posts over to the new site, too. :)

  7. Sisters 'N Clot September 16, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    How exciting! It seems like it will be awhile before I hit that transition, but then I realize how quickly the last 7.5 years have gone by, and I know it will be here before I know it! And when I'm 40, I'll have a 20 year old, 18 year old, 15 year old and 13 year old. At least ;) So I could definitely see some grandbabies :)

    I look forward to spending time at your new hangout!



    • Momma Knows September 16, 2011 at 8:03 am #

      That's about what I have right now (give a few, LOL). Ours are 9, 11, 17, 19, 20, and 23.

  8. Jessy September 16, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Very exciting! And happy soon-to-be birthday! (I'm turning 40 in December.)
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