You’re What Makes It a Magical Childhood

Some of you may be aware that WordPress inexplicably suspended this blog last night.

I logged in to approve a comment and was met with an angry red statement that said my blog had violated the terms of service and I was not wanted!  (Really, it said something to the effect of “we don’t want your kind” or something!)

I was more than a bit shocked, worried, stressed, you name it.

A little while later, Annalee brought me this paper she’d made up for me…

And at bedtime, she brought me this…

Bless her heart, she made me smile.

(Prepare for deep, corny thoughts)

A Magical Childhood isn’t this blog or the main web site or anything that can be suspended, deleted or destroyed.

It’s all of you who join me in looking for ways to make some memories with our kiddos (even on the days we want to throw shoes at the wall).

It’s those of you who told me you wrote WordPress angry letters protesting what they’d done.

It’s little girls who dream up ways to make the day magical in magic marker.

Thanks for being on this journey with me, wherever it’s hosted.

And thank you, Annalee, for making my day a little more magical.  🙂

Oh, and this morning I woke up to this form letter in my inbox:


A mistake was made in the system which we have corrected. The blog is back just as you left it.

We are really sorry for that happening and the inconvenience it caused you.

So there you have it.  All’s back to normal.

I’ve been writing A Magical Childhood since Anna was a baby in my arms.

Back then I had two little girls.  Now I have two boys and two girls, one of whom is nearly a teenager.

I’ve yapped at you all from Themestream, the Magical Childhood web site, newsletters, Live Journal and WordPress.  I may move this blog to the Magical Childhood site just to keep it safe from this sort of thing ever happening again.  Of course, then I need to commit some time to updating the poor thing!

It’s not that easy to get rid of me.  😉


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11 responses to “You’re What Makes It a Magical Childhood

  1. So sorry you had to go through that! Grateful you’re back and running! What a sweet girl you have.

  2. Shawnna

    Oh, how sweet! I must be in a sappy mood, because her second note brought tears to my eyes.

  3. Aaw, what a sweetheart! Glad you’re back!

  4. katherine marie

    I cant’ imagine what happend??? i’m so sorry you had to deal with that! WE pour our hearts and souls into blogging… I can’t even imagine how it must have felt to it all VANISH. Your daughter’s notes offer us all a lovely does of WISDOM and BEAUTY!

  5. Kez

    Awww, that note from Anna is so cool! You are the best mommy!!!

  6. Rachel Soumokil

    So glad to see you back! And, those notes are super sweet.

  7. Ugh, technology and its glitches! I love reading your blog and it is an inspiration. Glad it’s back.

  8. Welcome back…glad they worked out their mistake.You are right, a magical childhood comes from the heart, its what we do to make life fun, happy, memorable.But it certainly is good to have some people to share it with and to share ideas with.:D

  9. Caitlyn

    I don’t ever want to be rid of you! In fact sometimes I feel nervous you will close up shop when your kids are big and leave me all alone out here 😦

    Thank you once again for being such an inspiration, for making me get out the the art box, for making me drag myself out of the house and to the duck pond, for reminding me how important, and magical, it all is.

  10. I love your blog and your ideas! Thanks so much for the time you spend doing this, it helps me make my boys lives a little more magical. They are too young to do most of the ideas yet…but some I adapt for toddler age and others I tuck away for later. Thanks again. 🙂

  11. Michãel

    I love your blog! Your daughter’s note made me teary eyed. What a wonderful family and magical mom!

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