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Sep 23 2011

Happy Birthday To Us

By at 9:07 am

It’s hard to believe, but Kveller is celebrating a major milestone over here: it’s our 1st birthday! What started as just a twinkle in the internet’s eye has become a living, growing website that talks, laughs and walks (ok, not really) all on it’s own. We’ve found, in our humble opinion, some of the most amazing writers to share their stories with us, and the best audience to read them. That’s right, you can blush now.

It seems only too fitting that this occasion coincides with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year, and get excited for the one to come. So let’s take a quick walk down memory lane, shall we?

We met Mayim Bialik, once known as Blossom, now known to thousands and thousands of fans as the attachment-parenting-extended-breastfeeding-Jewish-doctor-super-mom. Sarah Tuttle-Singer introduced herself as our over-sharing writer, and overshare she did. Jordana Horn has bared her soul about everything from her divorce to pumping with Ahmadinejad. We asked for your birth stories and found our soul sister Carla Naumburg.

We named Natalie Portman’s baby and grossed you all out on April Fool’s Day. We hired a resident bubbe and sleep coach to help you out whenever you need it. Our family kept growing as staff and writers had babies, twins, and goddaughters. We celebrated the holidays like PurimPassover, and Hanukkah. We talked to famous folks, interesting folks, and folks who get circumcised at 31. Speaking of circumcision, we talked a LOT about circumcision. And breastfeeding. And nannies. And food. We even got to meet some of our lovely readers at the new singalong in Brooklyn.

To sum it up, we’ve had a busy year. And a great one. It’s hard to say what will happen in the year to come, but we know that as long as we have writers like ours and readers like you (and pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker), we’ll always have something going on here at Kveller. We’d like to thank you for your love and support, and even for your occasional angry comments. They keep us young.

Feel free to let us know what your favorite Kveller pieces from the past year have been in the comments below. Also feel free to send us a birthday cake. Cheers to a good year, and L’ Shana Tova!

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