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Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 10, 2010 @ 1:18 am In Joyful Womanhood | 27 Comments
Two years ago this weekend I was sitting in Panera having a Mom’s Morning Out . I’d been working on a project for several weeks. Feeling somewhat impetuous because I had no idea what I was doing, I hit publish.
I had written a personal blog for several years and I’d written for parenting magazines. With some coaching from a friend , I decided to take my magazine writing  to the blog world. It’s been quite a ride.
If you were around at the beginning, thanks for sticking with me! Really!
One thing has stayed the same, if not increased: my desire to equip my fellow mothers-in-arms with the tools they need to do their jobs better.
I spent some time browsing those May 2008 archives. Whew! Many of you suffered through scarce photos, bad design, mediocre writing, and a host of other maladies. I hope you’ll agree that things have improved a bit, both in content and readability.
It’s a wild adventure, this motherhood gig. And I, for one, am so encouraged by your stories, your struggles, your triumphs. Not a week goes by without one of you sending me a sweet email or posting a comment that reassures me I’m not alone in the mommy challenges, and that my efforts here to make your journey a little more joyful are being counted somewhere.
I look forward to sharing more budget living , freezer cooking , recipe swapping , cake decorating , homeschooling , home managing , grocery geeking adventures with you in the year to come.
In honor of my 2-year Blogiversary, I’ve got all sorts of exciting things planned, including daily giveaways all week long. Look for them each afternoon. There are some fun things in store.
I am also eager to launch two new series:
14 Ways to Be More Joyful  is designed to ease some of the hardships you may face in daily life as a family and home manager. Whether you are a mom or not, you will find some tips, tricks, and shortcuts, to enjoying your life more and doing your job better.
California on a Budget answers the regular questions I receive each week about living in, travelling to, or relocating to the Golden State. I think you’ll find it interesting even if you’re one who might say, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” Many of my suggestions may be applicable to a number of locales, though I will be discussing my neck of the woods in particular. And I’ll also be discussing non-budget-related aspects of California, as well, such as points of interest and quirky facts.
Since I’ve got your attention, a few announcements….
I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on how to improve this little spot on the web. See you in the comments.
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 By Grace Alone Necklace from DaySpring: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/05/by-grace-alone-necklace-a-giveaway-from-dayspring.html
 Real Food on a Real Budget ebook from Keeper of the Home: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/05/real-food-on-a-real-budget-a-giveaway.html
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