Up and Running!!

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You might have noticed this last week that Babes and Kids Review was hacked. It was nothing short of a nightmare. I cried, I complained to my husband and I felt completely helpless. This blog is almost 5 years old and I’ve never had anything like this happen before.


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I first had another blogger bring it to my attention almost a week ago and immediately contacted my hosting. After working with me, they told me it was cleaned up, but that I may need to scan each file one by one. Of course, I was still getting the warnings when I scanned it, so I had to wonder what my hosting company even did.


After a few days, I solicited the help from Greg at Engine1Media. (He also did my blog design last year in case you were wondering.) Thankfully, he got me up and running again and I’m going to be super cautious in the future because this whole thing has been a nightmare.


I’m a bit behind, so I will likely be posting a lot this weekend. I’ve got a great giveaway coming up, and have a 28 week pregnancy update coming as well.


Those giveaways that were due to end while my website was down will be extended so that you can have extra chances to enter. Thanks for being patient and here’s to hoping this never EVER happens again!!

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  1. 25
    Brittany F. says:

    That sounds awful. I’m glad you were able to get everything straightened out. Any tips on how others can prevent this?

  2. 26

    Greg is always there when I need him.

  3. 27

    It seems like the hackers are in full force. Glad you got it resolved so quickly and you have a go to person when things like this happen. It’s always great to have a contact. You have such a cute site!

  4. 28

    I almost cry when mine goes down I would have a breakdown if I was hacked LOL
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  5. 29

    I can only imagine how stressed out about that you were. So sorry!
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  6. 30

    So glad you got everything fixed! I would totally cry too if that happened to my blog.
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  7. 31

    so happy you were able to get your site back up and running
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  8. 32

    I have no idea why people like to hack other peoples sites. I’m always afraid it will happen to me one day. Any tips on what to do to keep it from happening since you said you were going to be more careful?
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  9. 33

    How stressful! 🙁
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  10. 34

    So glad you’re back !Missed you!!!
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  11. 35

    That is super stressful. Glad things worked out and you are back!
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  12. 36

    A similar issue happened to me awhile back. Greg helped fixed the problem (he also did my site design) and my site has been free and clear ever since. I’m glad you got everything worked out!
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  13. 37

    Oh no!!! I wondered why I couldn’t get on to your site when I always could before. 🙁 It would say access denied due to our anti-virus software. I thought it was just my computer being funny and it was driving me nuts! Glad you got it fixed and sorry you had to have that happen.

    • 38
      Tiffany says:

      Yeah, it was SUCH a pain. It was down for close to a week and it was hard for me to walk away because it was completely out of my control.

  14. 39
    Janet W. says:

    I’m glad to see your blog is back and running smoothly again!! What a hassle and I’m so sorry you had to deal with that!

  15. 40

    Did he give you any tips to help you from it happening again?
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  16. 41

    So glad you’re back!!
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  17. 42

    So glad you’re back! How frightful.
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  18. 43

    I’m so glad you got it back up and hate you had to go through it. I would be devastated.
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  19. 44

    Yay! I’m so glad you got this fixed. I hope it didn’t mess you up with posting deadlines too much.
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  20. 45

    So sorry you had to deal with this. I was in the same boat last weekend. Happens about once a year to me. Stupid hackers!
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  21. 46

    That is the downside of technology. There are always going to be worthless people who attempt to sabotage what you have built.

  22. 47

    So glad to see you back! When I hear these stories I’m glad my main site is on Squarespace even though it isn’t as robust as WordPress. Since it is a proprietary platform, hacking isn’t an easy thing. Greg is the bomb at fixing things up from the things I heard, good thing he could help!
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  23. 48

    I had something happen last year like that and had to go to some group that google listens too to have it removed.
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  24. 49

    Something like this happened to me a while ago. Super stressful. Glad Greg was able to help you out. He’s always been my go-to for problems.
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