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The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been published 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 are always welcome! Make sure to tell people that you found their content through the SHINE Blog Hop!



Happy New Year my friends! I hope everyone had a restful holiday. Thank you for joining me back here for another installment of the SHINE Blog Hop.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation in the SHINE Blog Hop. I love the sense of community that this party creates and by linking up and visiting a couple other posts, you are a vital part of the heart of this community.

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

So on to this week’s party!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to this week’s co-host, Chelsea, from The Contented Wife.

Chelsea shares all sorts of great stuff on her blog. Her honesty, faith, and love are evident in her posts. I often visit her blog and leave with a sigh of contentment and a warmth in my spirit. If you could please take a moment to show Chelsea some blogging love and pay her a visit, that would be awesome!

Chelsea | The Contented Wife 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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There are no featured posts this week, as the features from the last SHINE Blog Hop were shared at the December Christmas Blog Hop. Speaking of the Christmas Blog Hop… remember I had a campaign to donate $0.75 per newsletter subscriber gained between December 18th and 25th? Here’s the results (and the donation split between my 3 favourite charities).

Donation to charities in exchange for subscribers

Thank you for your support!

One more thing… I would like to draw your attention to 2 NEW pages on The Deliberate Mom:

  • If you have a LINKY PARTY, it can be linked up HERE.
  • If you have a GIVEAWAY, it can be linked up HERE.

Feel free to link up to these pages as much as you would like!

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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