Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 Years of Smacksy

Today is the ten year anniversary of posting every day on Smacksy. Ten Years. Every day. What started as a daily writing practice, soon turned into a diary of the life of my family and an invitation to meet so many of you. Today, I've compiled a representational post from each year, with a couple of bonus posts thrown in. This blog has become a beloved and enduring part of my life and I thank you so much for reading. Here's to ten more.

What a Value
The first in what became an annual tradition, Bob goes holiday shopping at the 99 Cent Store.

Dream Catching
Bob's a dreamer.

Seven Years and Counting
My path to Mr. Rosenberg was paved with bad dates.

Squeezing That Guy
This one gets me every time.

The View From Here
A manifesto of my beliefs. This one was awarded Voice of the Year by BlogHer. I am also linking below, to a video of me reading this essay at the conference.
Find the Video here

I Had Food Poisoning Sitting On a Diaper Genie So You Don't Have To 
I'm afraid the title really is the only explanation you need about this one.

Ready or Not, Bob's Birth Story
Just like it sounds, this one is about the day Bob was born.

About Miss Trudy
My neighbor became my friend.

Bob, Desmond, and Felix having a very Bob/Desmond/Felix conversation.

End of the Station Wagon Era
Parting is such sweet, sorrow. And with better gas milage.

The First Day of School
Teddy and Levi have feelings about the start of the school year.

A lucky day at the car wash.

Tuesday at the Vatican
I'll never forget this moment.


  1. I love your blog. I've followed a lot of blogs over the years and yours is the only one I still check daily, thank you for sharing your life with us!

  2. Thanks Lisa for the memories.

  3. This is AMAZING. Thank you for sharing your talents, honesty, and lovely family (and self!) with us for 10 years! You are a favorite part of every morning over here... Cheers and congrats! <3

  4. Thank you for giving us these years of your memories. I had to go back and savor them all again. And then some others too. And I had to read the comments and I'd come across something from GM and that made me smile too.