The SHINE Blog Hop – Farewell

The SHINE Blog Hop – Farewell

In case you missed the announcement, last week was the final SHINE Blog Hop. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of this beautiful community. SHINE has been a source of encouragement and inspiration for us and the bloggers that have come...
Shine Blog Hop #1

Shine Blog Hop #1

I’m excited. Are you?! Welcome to the first ever SHINE Blog Hop! If you could help me spread the word about it, I would be so grateful. It’s not mandatory, but definitely appreciated. The more participants here, the more possibilities for your posts to be...
My Insane Blog Goals for the New Year!

My Insane Blog Goals for the New Year!

Blogging is tough, especially if you’re trying to make an income from it! Today I’m sharing all my dreams and aspirations. Check out my insane blog goals for the coming year.

I Want to Quit Blogging

I Want to Quit Blogging

If there was a big red button that I could push which would delete my blog, this past week I would have pushed it… repeatedly. This is a rant… an all-out, sick of everything, stomping my feet, temper tantrum rant because sometimes we have to throw a fit....
Christmas Blog Party

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...
Avoid Blogger Burnout

Avoid Blogger Burnout

A few months ago I read a post by Karren over at Oh My Heartsie Girl about how she was going through blogger burnout. Seeing that I had recently went through it myself, I shared an extensive list of ideas on how to combat it. Once done “commenting” I...
My Blog Staycation

My Blog Staycation

How many times have you sat down in front of your computer and felt overwhelmed by your blogging to do list? Themes and templates to clean up, sponsors to contact, comments to reply to, emails to answer, and the list just goes on and on. It can be a little...
Why Am I Blogging?

Why Am I Blogging?

I started this year on a mission to build my blog. I made a strategic plan, then wrote, read, commented, and posted my way through months of goals. I met many of my goals back in June but then something happened. Or perhaps it was the lack of something…. There...
If You Are Reading This, That Means My Blog Still Exists

If You Are Reading This, That Means My Blog Still Exists

If you are reading this, that means my blog still exists. The past 24 hours have been a blur, as my blog disappeared from the landscape of the worldwide web and was replaced by a porn menu. I’m not joking… maybe some of you had the misfortune to see the...
Are You Ready To Shine?!

Are You Ready To Shine?!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend.    My weekend was a blur. My paternal grandma’s health is on a steady decline. I paid her a few visits this weekend. I held her hand, sang to her, I told her I love her, and said goodbye just in case each...
Extra, Extra, The Deliberate Mom Turns 4!

Extra, Extra, The Deliberate Mom Turns 4!

Yes, it’s true. This Friday, The Deliberate Mom turns 4! I can’t believe it! So much has happened in this little corner of the internet. So today I thought it would be fitting to share a bit about this blogging adventure with you. A rose by any other...
Top Social Media Plugins for WordPress

Top Social Media Plugins for WordPress

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my top WordPress plugins that help with blog functioning. This week I thought I would share my top social media plugins. *Note this post contains affiliate links. Clicking these links and making a purchase simply means my family gets a...
A Hug From Meg (Mummy’s Favourite Fish Pie)

A Hug From Meg (Mummy’s Favourite Fish Pie)

Hi there, my name is Meg and I am humbled to be here today from meg-made. I am here to give Jennifer a hug If I could give her a real hug, I would.If I could send Jennifer a real batch of cookies or a real pie, I would. But…I’m in London.And so last night...
{a pause. a goodbye.}

{a pause. a goodbye.}

Yesterday my grandma died. We knew this was coming… that her time was close but I’m in denial that I won’t hold this hand again. Right now I need to pause. Even though I said goodbye many times before, I need to accept that my last goodbye was...
Yes, This Post Is All About Me

Yes, This Post Is All About Me

I feel like time is flying by. I’m submerged in homeschool schedules, blogging schedules, appointments, and extra-curricular activities. I’ve also been busy writing content to help The Deliberate Mom grow and flourish. In the midst of this activity,...
Homeschooling Through Grief

Homeschooling Through Grief

The one downside to homeschooling is that when you’re up against challenging circumstances, you still need to pull things together and teach your children. Last year, when our beloved friend and colleague, David Finkelman died, I couldn’t send my daughter...
Love On The Cutting Board

Love On The Cutting Board

What a day. My emotions have been in overdrive. My four-year-old has been challenging everything I say and do. And, my seven-month-old, who is normally content, is extra-fussy. The dog puked. There’s a mountain of laundry to be done. I need to make baby food....

My Best Life: A Daily Dose Of Outdoors

Last Week’s Strategy Prior to my screen-free week, I was trying to pay closer attention to labels on food and cosmetic products. There are many toxic chemicals in the foods we eat and the beautifying products we use. I’ve been very conscientious of the foods we...
Pregnant and Sick? Time To Get Some Relief!

Pregnant and Sick? Time To Get Some Relief!

It happened. Four months pregnant and I caught the king of all colds. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was the picture of perfect health. Not only was it an easy pregnancy but I was able to completely evade cold and flu season. This time around, I...