2018 Recap: Top 12 Posts

by - December 21, 2018

Where did 2018 go? As we get ready to ring in the new year, I thought it would be fun to look back on the 12 most popular posts from the last year. It was interesting to see which posts you guys responded to more. Each post on this list was written in 2018. Here we go!

#12 - Three posts tied for this spot: 13 Truths About Working Moms in which I share some of the realities working mothers deal with, Desk to Date in which I talk about one of my favorite boutique finds, and 15 Free or Cheap Things to Do This Fall.

#11 - New Job - First Week Recap: This may have been the most bizarre first week of work ever.

#10 - Workplace Sparkle: Who says you can't wear a sequin skirt to the office?

#9 - How to Throw a Fairy-rific Tinker Bell Party: All the details from Alexis's third birthday party.

#8 - Harsh Realities of Journalism & How to Deal: Some practical ways for new journalists to deal with criticism, having to work holidays (including Christmas) and the reality of not being able to help everyone.

#7 - Spring Has Sprung: If Spring were an outfit, this would be it.

#6 - Mommy the Journalist's Mother's Day Gift Guide: My first-ever gift guide.

#5 - 20 Things to Do with Kids This Summer: Free and cheap things to keep kids occupied over the summer months.

#4 - Polka Dots & Lace: Still love this combo.

#3 - Shopping for Alexis: Shopping for a Toddler Girl on a Budget - all my favorite places to find cute, affordable clothes for little girls.

#2 - Career Change: Leaving TV News - This post announces my job change and tells the story of how I stumbled into my dream job.

#1 - The Real Reason I'm Leaving TV News: In this post I talked about why my career change was the right move for my family.

Those were just the top 12, but I did want to share a couple of Honorable Mentions that were also pretty popular in the last year: How Our Family Does Screen Time and 8 Things I've Learned About Love and Relationships.

Other than finishing up a couple of things for the January issue of Wiregrass Parents, I'm taking the week between Christmas and New Year's off. I'll be starting off 2019 with a post about my goals for the year, and of course you can expect all your favorites to continue. In the meantime, keep up with what's going on through my Instagram and/or Facebook pages!

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Photos by J.Sanford Art.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    This yearender post opens and closes with adorable pictures of your family featuring cute poses by your sweet little Alexis. Both family portraits are suitable for framing. This was a transitional year in your life and from all indications you moved in a direction that's right for you. I remember several of these posts, especially #1.

    Thank you again for your faithful friendship that extends all the way back to 2010. You and I have been through some changes in that span of time, and it's nice to have our blog connection as a consistent thread running through it.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to your wonderful family, dear friend Ashton!