imageIt has been one year since I started blogging and wrote my very first posting. Blogging is one of those things you don’t know if you will enjoy it unless you try it. I just thought it would be a great way to record our family memories and emphasize being joyful in life in all circumstances. What I discovered very early on was that I LOVE to blog. I am a word person and I like recording memories. I also found it to be a relaxing activity, so a new hobby was born for me in this past year! I want to thank everyone who reads my blog, it is a compliment to me that you take the time to read what I write. I feel like I have gotten to know others in my blogging process as people comment on postings (primarily through Facebook, which is awesome). Thank you also to those of you who suggested blog ideas- some of my favorites were suggested by Dana and my sister Rachel, so thank you ladies!

Over the past year I have published 179 postings/articles on this blog. I am shocked I have written that much! I guess it’s because I simply enjoy the writing process.

I am also honored to be a blog contributed on I will continue as a writer on their site, as well my own blog. I will post the link on this blog, for each of the LifeHack articles I author, as they are published. I always appreciate ideas from readers on what topic they would like me to write about. Feel free to massage me on Facebook or email me at with your thoughts and ideas!

Below are three of my top 5 most read blog postings over the past year (in no particular order):