Suburban Life Journal

One of the things I love most about blogs is that they chronicle a journey.

Maybe it’s a journey through motherhood, cooking or photography.

Today’s blogger shares her own, personal journey.

Meet Joanne of Suburban Life Journal

On March 1, 2011 I walked away from a job in scientific research. Three days later I wrote my first blog post. It wasn’t meant to be a replacement but the first step on a new journey. Suburban Life Journal is my place to reflect on family life and life in general. If I’ve recently tackled a craft, recipe or DIY project, I’ll share that too. I am a writer, lover of nature, backyard frog chaser and a closet cryptozoologist because I love mystery and believe life is boring if we think we’ve discovered it all. I reserve a day to write about something totally off the wall or out of my niche on Fridays in my Departure Fridays link up feature. Hope you like what you see and decide to stay awhile!

Rose Blanket

Owning Dogs: Important Things My Kid Has Learned

Departure Fridays: Champ

Be sure to roll call below and you MUST head over to comment on Joanne’s blog {that’s what this is all about!}

Photo By Holly
Hugs, Kisses and Snot


  1. says

    I wonder if the blogger realizes this at the start of the bloggng life. I only started a blog because I was writing a book and was told I had to have a virtual fingerprint. Hated blogging at the start, but love writing. After a while, I made some connections and started having fun and playing around on the blog with styles and voice. My journey was discovery of other creative interests. Now the book is done and I am shopping it, the second books is under foot. I still have the blog as a non-fiction writing outlet. Who knew?!

    • says

      I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it just kept erasing it, no matter what profile I chose! So here it is, related to your dog post!

      We have one small dog and luckily, save for one expensive pair of michael kors shoes in the first month or two of having him, we’ve been chew-free. Unless, of course, my daughter leaves the remains of her lunch in her backpack, or I leave the bag of groceries on the laundry room floor while I grab the rest and he smells that turkey sandwich… We all forget and we all learn :-)

      Visiting from SITS. So sorry to hear you are on jury duty when you’d rather be on your laptop! GEEZ! Looks like you got a lot of loving and have much to catch up on. A good problem to have!

  2. says

    Happy SITS day. Your choice to walk away from your job (and your obvious comfort with that decision over a year later) gives me strength and hope as I prepare to do the same thing at the end of this year.

  3. says

    Joanne! happy SITS day! I began blogging soon after leaving a 15-year career, and was a step in my new journey as well. Can’t wait to visit your page!