My Blogging Song: “Oh How I Need You”

I have a blogging song. I first got the idea when a friend and fellow blogger shared hers. She said she listens to it over and over again while she’s working because it reminds her that everything she does is for God, and not for her own fame. I love that! While I can’t listen to music while I write (in fact, I need complete… Read more


Top 10 Posts of 2015

Looking back, 2015 has been a year of significant growth for me personally and for the blog as a whole. In January 2015, Embracing a Simpler Life saw 4,887 page views, and I considered it a great month! In December 2015, it has seen 29,227 page views so far, which is slightly above its new and growing monthly average. It was fun to look… Read more


Why I Write

Last night I fell asleep thinking about why I write. Many hours have been spent this past year clicking away at a keyboard. Many opportunities to sleep or watch TV have been sacrificed. I work on my blog around 20 hours per week, so it’s a big part of my life. But I do it. And it’s changing me. I’m becoming… Read more


The Blog is One!

Wow, what a journey this has been!   Over the past year, Embracing a Simpler Life has seen 75,214 page views from 34,530 unique visitors and published 130 blog posts from both myself and a collection of 5 amazingly wise and talented contributing writers. which have received 384 comments.   It’s acquired 2,083 Facebook fans 304 Pinterest followers 491 Newsletter subscribers… Read more


The Nitty-Gritty of How to Start a Mom Blog

  Since beginning blogging, a number of people have asked me how to start a blog. After typing all this information in a variety of emails and Facebook messages to friends and strangers, I’ve realize there is an interest in this process among my readers. So here’s a post for those of you who want to know the nitty-gritty of starting… Read more

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