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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!



Don’t worry, the SHINE Blog Hop will be back on January 8, 2015. There won’t be a hop on December 25th or January 1st.

However, next week, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 there will be an extra special Christmas Party Blog Hop!

I’m inviting you to stop by and share a Christmas-themed post. What will you bring to the party? A decoration, a cute holiday outfit, a festive Christmas recipe, a Christmas story? Hmmm….

Think about it and come back next week, ready to link up and have fun!

Oh yeah… there will be a few prizes too! YAY!

So on to this week’s party!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to this week’s co-host, Amber, from:

Our Charmed Life

Click picture to visit Amber’s site

You’ll find all sorts of interesting things on Amber’s blog. She shares stories about adoption, her beautiful children, and life in the lovely location of Kwaj. Since Amber lives in the remote Marshall Islands, her access to social media is minimal. If you could please take a moment to show Amber some blogging love and visit her blog, that would be awesome!

Amber | Our Charmed Life can be found here:

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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom can be found on:

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The Deliberate Mom
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If you would ever like to co-host a SHINE Blog Hop, just send an email to Jennifer: deliberatemom{at}gmail{dot}com

So without further delay, here are the top viewed posts from last week’s SHINE Blog Hop:

Featured posts from week 27 of the SHINE Blog Hop

The Deep End of Parenthood – Oh, Honestly!

Dear Married Couple Without Kids – The Contented Wife

20 Minute Toffee Crunch – Faith Filled Food For Moms

Congratulations to all of you! Featured posts will be shared on all of The Deliberate Mom’s social media outlets!

This week’s randomly selected featured post is:

Random featured post from SHINE Blog Hop #27

Christmas Traditions – Always Made With Love

If you would like to help spread the word about the SHINE Blog Hop, we would be so grateful!

So are you ready to get this party started? We invite you to grab the beverage of your choice, take a comfortable seat, and let your best posts SHINE! It’s time to bask in the glow of this amazing community of bloggers!



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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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