Christmas Blog Party

The Deliberate Mom's Christmas Blog Party

Can you believe the year is almost at an end? The SHINE Blog Hop will be taking a couple of weeks off for the holiday season, but will be returning in the new year on January 8, 2015! However, I would like to end this year by showcasing last week's top posts from the SHINE Blog Hop! Christmas Traditions - The Surly Housewife How Blogging Helps Me to Be a Better Mom - Less to More 5 Continue Reading

29 Angels, Dr. Who and Missing Dentures–Christmas at the Buckley’s

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I love Christmas! I especially love hearing about others' Christmas celebrations and traditions. Today I am so excited to share Jaime's guest post about Christmas with the Buckleys! I grew up an only child so the idea of Christmas with a large family fascinated me. I promise you, this post delivers every last bit of festive goodness! I can't wait for you to read it... so without further ado, I'll Continue Reading

Love Notes

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Anyone who has ever been in love is familiar with love notes. Do you remember those times when you wrote messages of adoration? Do you remember receiving love notes... what they did for you, and what they did for your heart and for your relationship? Just last week I received a beautiful love note. A few days later I got one on the side of a cake box. These love notes remind me of Continue Reading

The Deliberate Dad? A Guest Post!

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Well everyone... today is my 40th birthday! Yay for me! I'm entering a new decade! Today I have a special treat for you. My husband is sharing a comical spin on a recipe that he likes to make. I had a tough time proofreading this because I was laughing so hard. Anyway, without further ado, here is my sweet, adorable, and comical husband. In honour of her 40th birthday The Deliberate Mom is Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #28

SHINE Blog Hop Features - Week 27

The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you're a blogger). If you're a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts that are visited are always welcome!   WELCOME TO Continue Reading

My Birthday Dress from eShakti

eShakti birthday dress! I'm so excited!

This Friday I'll be turning 40! Forty?! 40! It's crazy, I know, I look thirty *wink*. When eShakti contacted me to do a review of one of their custom clothing items I was beyond ecstatic. My first thought was that I can wear a dress for my birthday! You see my friends, buying dresses is not easy for me. I'm short and petite. My small bones, short stature, and big bust make it challenging for Continue Reading

5 Things You Should Say To Your Kids… Often

5 Things You Should Say To Your Kids

In each of my pregnancies my husband and I talked to our babies. We wanted our children to get to know us in utero. We didn't do this all the time, we actually had to be intentional with it. However, the more we talked to our babies, the more natural it became. Now I have two children. One is almost 7-years-old and the other is 3 1/2. They are never short of words. Princesses, Webkinz, Frozen, G Continue Reading

How To Kill The Conversation On Your Blog

Conversation Killers

You're tired of all the comments you're getting on your blog and you just wish you could switch them off. Chances are no bloggers feel this way but there are things that can KILL the conversation on your blog. Today I'm going to take a few minutes to highlight them so that you can avoid these comment pitfalls. [Tweet "Are you unintentionally KILLING the conversation on your blog? #blogtips Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #27

Features from week 26 of the SHINE Blog Hop

The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you're a blogger). If you're a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts that are visited are always welcome! Welcome to the Continue Reading

DIY Rock Nativity

DIY Rock Nativity - easy to make and affordable! #craft

Today I have a special treat for you! This is a project my husband did a few years ago and we thought we would share it here on the blog with you! Rock Nativity Easy to do, low-cost, and adorable. This is one of my favourite nativities. My girls love it and they are frequently playing with the pieces. It would be a lovely family project and especially doable with older children. [Tweet Continue Reading