Back in 2012, I posted a message that Lotsofkids.com was on a semi-permanent hiatus. Even though I have not updated content regularly since 2010, the site still gets quite a few visits a month, and I still receive emails from people thanking me for the resource (and asking if I ever plan to re-open the site). While I don’t plan to restart it as it was before, I am working on a small re-boot. The interface of the site is quite outdated and does not work on tablets and phones. There are also some articles and information which are sorely out-of-date that I’d like to either update or remove. So, our goal is to give the site a visual and functional overhaul, and tidy things up a bit. The vast majority of the articles will remain in-tact, and information like recipes and such will be converted to a format which will be more easily accessible. In addition, while I can’t promise anything big, I also have an idea for a new LOK blog and perhaps some small articles. Though, I don’t believe the site will ever be up to the level it was in its heyday, my hope is that there will be a few new nuggets which will help brighten things a bit. I guess, as they say, something is better than nothing.
As for the forums, they have been very slow for quite some time. They will be closed during this re-build (which we expect will take two to three months). We’re not sure if they will re-open with the site or not. If you have any thoughts on the subject, I ask that you visit our News & Contact page and leave a comment. That page will remain open during this downtime so that members can get information on the status of the re-build, as well as provide a place for members to find other members.
When I started Lotsofkids back in the early 2000s, I never thought I’d still be here 15 years later. I want to thank everyone who has supported the site over the years. It’s amazing and it truly touches me.