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What happened to 2010


2010 year in reviewI cannot believe just how fast 2010 flew by… Maybe it was because the first half of the year we were literally “shoveling” ourselves out of the 5+ feet of snow that cursed the Metro DC area, or maybe it was the culmination of the fastest 4 years of my daughter Sarah’s education-college, or the countless power outages that PEPCO had… we seemed to jump from through all four seasons in a heartbeat this year.

2010 brought me to a new beginning with my “Wellness Makeover” and I would like to thank both Rebecca and Ryan for helping me begin this, but I now understand it is not a sprint it really is a marathon as I continue to struggle with all that encompasses being healthy of a mind, body and soul. I’m about half way there and so I know 2011 will be another year to continue to my goal and then continue to live healthy. I’ve met many new friends on facebook through my Wellness Makeover Page and would love to have you join in for inspiration and motivation, or sometimes just real life and trying to keep up with the journey!

These were my top 10 Posts of 2010, take a look and see if there is anything you might have missed!

Hello Everyone, My name is Shelley and I am an Emotional Eater

Spread the Word to end the Word

I went from a “B” to a “D” and No Boob Job Required?

I’m Not a Member of the Clean Plate Club Anymore!

So, Did I Ever Tell You About My Husband?

Everything I learned about life I didn’t learn in Kindergarten

The Sweetest Sentence in the World!

Camp for Sista’s, I was so there!

Disney Girls Gone Wild!

And to end it one of my favorite and top read recipes: Baked Acorn Squash with Cranberry Horseradish Sauce.

Wishing you a very happy and truly “healthy” New Year!

My Top 10 Posts of 2009

photo credit: www.uas.alaska.edu

I cannot believe just how fast 2010 came upon us! I can remember the weather just changing and the sweet smell of cut grass for the first time thinking I hope this summer isn’t over in a flash so fall quickly jumps on us with the beginning of the school year because Halloween rides on that time’s coat tails and then the holidays; boom! And of course that is what happened.

I jumped in and joined the “wide world of blogging” in April of 2009 and have met some wonderful people who I now call great friends. I speak to them on twitter just about daily and retweet lots and lots of posts.

I started a second blog shortly after my first to write about my adventure in starting a nonprofit organization to create the first fully inclusive playground in the state of Maryland followed by helping several other organizations build them around the DC Area and Country. I also use this blog to write about everything relating to children from fun activities to children’s recipes.

Through the world of blogging I learned about Etsy and immediately feel “in love” with the home crafted world so much that I started a third blog for which I opened an Etsy store. I would love for you to stop by any time. I make what I call “untraditional topiaries” which can be used in homes, offices, weddings, mitzvah’s or any type of social function.

Over the summer months my daughter and I talked about starting a “blog-zine” for the women of DC written by women of DC which we premiered in November 2009; The DC Ladies. We write about many things that affect women’s lives on a daily basis. We’d love for you to stop by and share a cup of java while checking out the site.

I have loved writing over the past year and am using this time to gather my thoughts to write about our life as a family and how we overcame the adversity of our younger daughter’s disability. Would love to someday see it on the big screen!

These are what I think were my favorite posts of the year:

1. Ten Things being the mother of a special needs child has taught me.

2. This Little Hand

3. Proms, Princess and Promises

4. It was a moment… but a life altering moment.

5. Ten Reasons why my husband is a wonderful dad.

6. 24 years of marriage the good the bad and the ugly.

7. You’ve come a long way baby!

8. “S” is for Special and Shoes

9. And when you get a chance to sit out or dance I hope you dance.

10. Bullying has gone “out of this world.”

*my extra little smile: Thanks and Giving

I have quest written for a few other bloggy friends and would love to write a post for anyone about special needs families, Disney, Design or just “life.” I love hearing from everyone and getting comments.

Please feel free to drop me a line anytime skshk4@gmail.com or on twitter.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!