7 Facts About Me

My blogging calendar

There's a fun little game going 'round the blogosphere and I happened to get "nominated". If you are nominated, you give a shout out to the person who nominated you, share 7 facts about yourself, and then nominate some of your own favorite or inspiring bloggers. I have two lovely friends in the blogging world who nominated me to share 7 fun facts about me. The amazing Jessica from Pig and Dac Continue Reading

Body, Mind, and Soul: November 2014

Body, mind, and soul (and everything else)

 Aging, NaNoWriMo, and little hinges... these are a few of the things that have been on my mind this past month. Thank you for joining me for another edition of body, mind, and soul (and everything else). *Please note, some links in this post may be affiliate links. Clicking these links and making a purchase may provide me with a small compensation. Thank you for helping to support this Continue Reading

The Top 10 Things People Say to a Father of Twelve

The top 10 things people say to a father of twelve

Do I ever have a treat for you today! I would like to introduce to you to my dear blogging friend, Jaime Buckley. Why does that name sound familiar, you ask? Well, I've done a 6:00 shout-out on Facebook about him, there's a huge ad in my sidebar promoting his blogging book, AND he is the rascal who publicly challenged me to participate in NaNoWriMo! I would describe Jaime as brilliant, kind, Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #26

Top-viewed posts from SHINE Blog Hop #25

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

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom

A day in the life of a homeschool mom. #schedule #homeschool

One of the questions I'm frequently asked, is how do I accomplish everything I need to get done in the day? My answer is less sleep and more coffee. THE END. I actually considered stopping there and doing a follow-up post the next day but hey, that just wouldn't be nice of me, would it?! Well, aside from having to do lists and plans, I have a strict schedule that I follow. Since many of Continue Reading

Cashing Through The Snow (Giveaway)

Cashing through the snow - #giveaway

  Jingle, jingle, jingle.... No those aren't sleigh bells you hear, that's the sound of some extra change in your pocket. Who wouldn't want a little extra money this holiday season?! That's why some lovely, amazing, and awesome bloggers teamed up to put together this fabulous giveaway for you! What awesome bloggers, you ask? Voila! Please stop by to pay a Continue Reading

Where She Wandered

My NaNoWriMo project... Where She Wandered

“ADDDDDIIIIE!” The tears sat there in her eyes. Zara was fearful to blink because if she did, there would be no stopping the fountains of emotion. She stood there, scrutinizing every detail of the woods around her. Every movement of every branch of every tree caught her attention. She wished Peter was there. He would know what to do. Should she go back to the house and call him Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #25

SHINE Blog Hop - week #25 - come join us! #bloghop

Welcome to the twenty-fifth edition of the SHINE Blog Hop! I'm continually impressed by the creativity, diversity, and quality of the posts that have been shared here every week... so thank you for stopping by to SHINE! I would like to begin by extending a warm welcome to this week's co-host Bijee, from The Reflections of a Good Woman. Bijee's blog is a community of real life encouragement, Continue Reading

Crafting with Kids: Handmade Kid Ornaments

Simple and easy to make handmade kid ornaments - scrap ornaments

Picture this... I'm sitting at the computer squealing with excitement. Yes... I am, because do I ever have a treat for you today! Sarah from Ruffles and Rainboots is my special guest here on The Deliberate Mom! I have a confession to make... I absolutely adore Sarah. She is sweet, funny, insanely creative, and such a dear blogging friend. I couldn't be more honoured to share this space with her Continue Reading

What’s Your Story?

What's YOUR story? We all have a story to tell. Have you thought about yours? #inspiration #motivation

"I noticed a disheveled looking man across the street, standing with his bicycle. He was holding something in his hands and he was yelling nonsensical stuff at nothing in particular. I did what I always do when confronted with situations like this… I kept on walking past, avoiding eye contact. Just as I passed him it happened. I heard POP – POP POP – POP. My heart started racing. I turned aro Continue Reading