Guest Post – 6 Reasons to Buy an Instrument for Your Toddler

Toddlers are easily
attracted to things that make a sound. It comes as no surprise that they enjoy
musical instruments. Whereas you as a parent will probably shudder at the
thought of equipping your little one with a drum set (for obvious reasons), but there is actually a good reason to do so. Here are a few benefits.



  1. It can teach your
    kids discipline –  Learning an
    instrument is not an easy task. As any other skill you want to acquire in life,
    it requires patience and persistence. Unless you are devoted to it, you won’t
    be able to master it. Likewise, your children will learn to be patient and
    disciplined. They will understand that if they don’t spend time practicing,
    they won’t be able to learn the instrument. If they want to succeed, they will
    have to dedicate some time to it.
  2. Your children will
    build confidence –  No matter how
    advanced they are, they will be proud of their progress. Even if they are not
    extremely successful at learning the instrument, your kids will build
    confidence. Mastering a new skill is always an opportunity to learn new things,
    no matter how old you are.
  3. This is a great
    opportunity for your children to make new friends – Children are exposed to instruments in Preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary school. Many move on to play a musical instrument in high school. When they grow up, they can join music clubs and meet other people with common interests. There are a few things that can
    bring people together and music is among them. Your children will be able to
    build social skills. Children want to communicate with their peers too. Consider inviting other parents
    with their kids so that they can show off their
    skills and socialize.
  4. Music is a
    stress-reliever – Unless you listen to
    gloomy songs, music can lift your spirits and relieve stress. The same thing
    will happen to your kids. Don’t disregard your children’s dramas. Anyone at any
    age has problems. No matter how inconspicuous your kid’s problems might seem to
    you, to them they are pretty stressful. Children have many fears. Learning an
    instrument can take their mind off the drama. Before they start worrying about
    bad grades and problems with peers they will learn that there are many great
    ways to shake stress away and music is one of them. If you are lucky enough,
    they will choose to play the piano or the guitar over the drums.
  5. Here are a few to consider buying –   A pair of rhythm sticks, maracas and classic xylophone seem
    very appropriate for your toddler. There is even a complete band available if
    you want to buy your small one more than one instrument.
  6. Music is great. It is
    food for the soul –  There are no
    disadvantages of good music. It has a whole host of beneficial effects on
    living creatures. For example, in human beings, it is shown that relaxing music
    can lower blood pressure and is good for the heart. Music can make you dance.
    Everybody enjoys music. No doubt your small one will too.
Most
toddlers have short attention spans. They may get bored quickly, but is wise to encourage your children to take up a hobby. This will help them discover what they like doing and what they don’t. Nobody knows if they
will enjoy a particular activity unless they give it a try. Someday your kids will thank you.



Patricia loves to play along with small children. She has two beautiful nieces
who teach her new things every day. She is keen on topics related to DIY, home
improvement and sustainable living.  Patricia is co-owner of HomeCleaing Chiswick




Sunday’s Best Linkup – #21



Welcome to Week 21 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This is the last week for our May Flowers theme. It’s the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. In addition, we would like activities for kids inside and outside, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  


We would like to also honor our fallen soldiers again this week, so we’re looking for posts on Memorial Day projects or remembrance.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 


In addition, a post for our monthly theme will be selected and featured each week. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  Homemade Mac and Cheese from The Jenny Evolution    






I selected Edible Sand Art from Atta Girl   




Or Kim M. wasn’t available this week so I also selected  Kindergarten Graduation from Smart Party Planning
 

The Readers Selected: 





Where We Really Ready to be Parents from The Mommy Life


and

Featured Post 
In Rememberance of Our Fallen Soldiers 


Patriotic Pavloa from Albion Gould 

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Sunday’s Best Linkup – #20



Welcome to Week 20 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup Our theme this month is May Flowers. It’s the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. In addition, we would like activities for kids inside and outside, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  


We would like to also honor our fallen soldiers this week, so we’re looking for posts on Memorial Day projects or remembrance.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  Mom You Are Tea-rific  from The Resourceful Mama   






I selected Spring Centerpieces to Create with Grandchildren from Grandma Ideas   





Kim M. selected  



 
Kim M. selected Strawberry Martini from Lipgloss and Crayons



The Readers Choose: 








Tripe Layer Pina Colada Rice Pudding from Swirls and Spice



Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Sunday’s Best Linkup #19



Welcome to Week 19 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This week we’re celebrating mothers around the world. Our roles as mother’s doesn’t come with a manual, and it’s a job that we never stop doing no matter how old our children get. We can change jobs or retire from them, but you never stop being a mother. For all those moms who have lost sleep, don’t eat, shower or brush your teeth, endure vomit, poopy diapers, and picky eaters only to get up the next day and do it all over again, Mother 2 Mother would like to wish each of you A Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day.  


Our theme this month is May Flowers. It’s the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. I know you’re jumping for joy, right!  I know I am.  

This week we’re looking for posts on Mother’s Day past and ideas for this Mother’s Day, activities for kids inside and outside, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  Berry Delicious Cheesecake Fluff  from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry  






I selected Funny Face Seedlings from Made With Happy  





Kim M. selected – Who is Responsible? The Race Cards are on the Table from Living in Mommywood  




The Readers Choose: 





5 Tips for New Bloggers from J9 Designs



Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



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Turn It Up Tuesday #86

Welcome to Mother to Mother and the 86th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! Hope all of the mothers out there had an amazing Mother’s Day!!!

I spent my day relaxing and just surfing the web. Some days I just crave peace and quiet. I’m learning to enjoy the finer  simple things in life.
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Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 361 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for May is Dolled Up Spa Boutique.
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We are 2 sisters who wanted to inspire and encourage all the beautiful young girls in our lives. We wanted to pamper them and give them confidence all while having fun. So we started doing Spa parties and events, everything from manicures, pedicures, facials, hair and make up. Then we started making accessories, spa products, tutus and now clothing.We started off by doing it for the girls we know, then we started going to our local street fair and then we decided to open up our very own boutique. We love what we do and we love to create unique one of a kind items, just like these precious little girls. After all playing dress up, putting on jewelry, doing your hair and make up never goes out of style. We say the fluffier the better, there is never too much sparkle and glitter you say….Yes please!! We hope that you like what we have created.
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

 

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for May!

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Giselle from Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams | Kori from Just Another Mom | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Marina from Parental Journey | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva | Jody from Mom ‘N Daughter Savings

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Lisa chose Homemade Strawberry Kiwi Spritzer Popsicle Recipe from The Jenny Evolution. “This is great! Homemade popsicles that aren’t filled with sugar. Healthy and so many choices to make them other than strawberry-kiwi (though that is my favorite fruit combination)!”
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Lisa chose How to make a Blog Editorial Calendar from illistyle. “To be honest, I had never even thought to use Google Calendar but after reading this post, I can’t believe I haven’t used it! It’s just what I need not just for blogging but for my classes!”
Jillian also chose this post. “I chose this post because I feel like my editorial calendar is a constant struggle. I start one, then stop because I don’t find it convenient enough. Having it online, with google Docs, would likely lead to more organization and consistency.”
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Cindy chose DIY Seed Bombs from Hello Nature. “I chose this post because I actually used some commercial seed bombs last week and I love knowing that I can make my own from now on. The process seems simple and it would also make a nice gift.”
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Cindy chose 8 Ways Pinterest Changed Parenting Forever from Unremarkable Files. “I am so glad my kids were grown when Pinterest came around. So far my daughter-in-law isn’t interested in Pinterest so maybe I’ll be the only Pinterest crazed one when the grandkids start coming.”
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Rachel chose DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask from Hairspray & High Heels. “My hair is typically dry and this moisturizer looks like something my hair strands would soak up! Having a homemade hair mask is a great idea because I can whip it up anytime I need it!”
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Rachel chose Missing My Blue Bell Ice Cream from Pastries Pumps and Pi. “I miss Blue Bell too! If you’ve never tasted it, it’s only one of the creamiest and softest ice creams around. But there has been a major recall and Tameka explains the precautions very well here. I too love when companies are proactive about the quality and safety of their products.”
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Amy chose Homemade Pedicure Kit from View from the Fridge. “What a great gift for Mother’s Day or any other occasion. It just reminds me of how badly I need a spa day but nice to know that I can enjoy something like that in my own home.”
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Amy chose Dreams Can Change in Your 30’s from Mommy In Sports. “Having recently celebrated my 33rd birthday, this post has made me reflect on all the wonderful experiences and surprises I’ve had in my life and how that has changed my definition of success.”
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Giselle chose Peach Mojito from Lipgloss and Crayons. “I love how simple the recipe was and it looks absolutely delicious. I’ll have to give this a try!”
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Giselle chose Makeup Habits To Break from The Organized Dream. “As a makeup artist and makeup junkie I love these tips. It’s so easy for people to bypass them, but they are very important to follow.”
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Mari chose Shrimp Cobb Salad from Fitness Food Diva. “I loved Shannon’s salad, it mixed two of my favs together Cobb Salad & Shrimp! Look firward to trying it out.”
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Mari chose 12 #BaltimoreRiots “Twitter” Reflections You Won’t See in The Media from AfroChic Mompreneur. “My other fav was something I think every mom blogger should have been speaking about because it efforts the world our children are growing up in. We are all the same…thank you Nancy for sharing this eye opening peace. If we don’t stand for something we end up standing for nothing.”
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Stacey chose Self Defence – Should We Be Teaching Our Girls? from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “Such a great post! I think self-defense classes are great for kids in general, especially in today’s society. I always wanted to take them growing up as a child in the 80’s. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Zografia chose Vinyl Cross-Stitch Wall Art from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “That’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it! Great idea!”
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Zografia chose Not-Your-Usual Malta Destination Guide from Urban Naturale. “Malta is one of the places i want to visit! I’ll keep these suggestions in mind!”
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Jody chose 18 no bake sweet treats from Dreaming of Leaving. “I love this No Bake Sweets Pin. There’s a bunch of them. They look so good and they’re No Bake , which I think we all love!”
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Jody chose How to Declutter: Conquering Decluttering Paralysis from Clean & Scentsible. “I love this next post and I think a lot of people will. Decluttering is hard for all of us, I guess. Now I’m going to use these tips.”
Rebekah also chose this post. “I hope these were long enough explanations as to why I chose both of these links. There were so many great links but these two seem to inspire me the most.”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Dear Mom who has recently miscarried from Gym. Craft. Laundry. “An open and honest letter to women who have miscarried. As someone who experienced this loss many years ago, I still have the same thoughts that she wrote about.”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose You Do WHAT for a Living? from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “This post made me think about all the odd looks I get from people when I tell them I am a blogger. Can you imagine what face they would make if I told them I was a snake milker or a roadkill collector? Check out this post to read about more unique occupations.”
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Tina chose Posterized Native American Washi Tape Art from illistyle. “What an amazing artwork,an ode to Gregg Deal. I absolutely love this washi tape art. Thanks so much for sharing.”
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Tina chose Flourless Mexican Brownies from Spoonful of Flavor. “Yummy no flour mexican brownies with frosting?Yes please,they look delicious.Thanks for sharing.”
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Ginger chose Cocktail: Strawberry Shortcake Moonshine from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “Everyone in my family loves strawberry’s so I loved this recipe.It will be the perfect barbecue cocktail this summer.”
BBQ Sweet & Spicy RibsGinger chose Sweet & Spicy Baby Back Ribs {#PasstheCookbook} from Juggling Act Mama. “I am in full summer barbecue mode so this caught my eye. It sounds like a delicious recipe that I am excited to try this summer.”
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Jillian chose 10 Amazing Perks of Having an Only Child from MBA SAHM. “I chose this post because my husband and I currently have one child, and I’ve gone back and forth with having another and whether we should or not. My son is my world and I am so happy for that – this post reminds that having only 1 child is A-OK!”

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Fresh raw chicken fillet and vegetables prepared for cooking


Rebekah chose Save Money on Your Grocery Budget By Ordering Fresh Meat in Bulk from Practical Mommy.  “I chose this second link because she explains in detail about how we can be psychologically paralyzed while trying to make decisions in decluttering our house. This is a problem so many of us have – we want a clean house but where do we start? We want the clutter to be gone but which part do we recycle?”
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Dreams Can Change in Your 30’s from Mommy In Sports
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– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. – Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! – Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! – Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Sunday’s Best #18



Welcome to Week 18 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our May Flowers theme. May is the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. I know you’re jumping for joy, right!  I know I am.  

This week we’re looking for activities for kids inside and outside, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from the readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Friday. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  How To Make A Dirt Cake from Growing Up Gabel 






I selected Splash of Lime Party from Lipgloss and Crayons  





Kim M. selected – Chocolate Cake Delight from Lou Lou Girls  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Turn It Up Tuesday – #85

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 85th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! Warm weather has arrived and I’m looking forward to getting outside and enjoying outdoor activities. I’m happy you’re able to join us this week. We had an amazing April…thank you so much for linking up with us and entering to win the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway!!!!
Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 392 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for May is Dolled Up Spa Boutique.
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We are 2 sisters who wanted to inspire and encourage all the beautiful young girls in our lives. We wanted to pamper them and give them confidence all while having fun. So we started doing Spa parties and events, everything from manicures, pedicures, facials, hair and make up. Then we started making accessories, spa products, tutus and now clothing.We started off by doing it for the girls we know, then we started going to our local street fair and then we decided to open up our very own boutique. We love what we do and we love to create unique one of a kind items, just like these precious little girls. After all playing dress up, putting on jewelry, doing your hair and make up never goes out of style. We say the fluffier the better, there is never too much sparkle and glitter you say….Yes please!! We hope that you like what we have created.
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)
Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for May!

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(from the top – left to right)

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rachel chose How to Grow Pineapples from Olives-n-Okra. “I’ve been wanting to try this method to grow pineapples now that we have a backyard with a ton of sun. This looks really easy and I figure it’s worth a try since I have a pineapple at home right now!”
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Rachel chose Rustic Chocolate Pecan Pie from A Sprinkle of This and That. “I had a dessert like this at my birthday dinner earlier this year. Seeing this recipe makes me want to recreate it at home.”
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Kori chose How to Add More Blogging Time to Your Day from our very own Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith. “I chose this one because it’s something that I seem to struggle with daily. Though I’m not really a morning person and I prefer to use my nights otherwise, I can definitely see the benefit of staying up late to work or getting up early to work.”
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Kori chose Blog Design Tips You’ll Love from The Organized Dream. “I chose this one because I’m always looking for new blog design tips. A few I had tried previously and they just didn’t work for me but that’s not to say that they wouldn’t work for someone else.”
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Zografia chose How To Promote Your Business Spending 30 Minutes A Day? from our very own Nancy from Afro Chic Mompreneur. “This great post makes things easier. An easy schedule for everyone!”
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Zografia chose Do you have the Courage to be a Blogger? from Frugal & Coupon Crazy. “There are these days. When i do not have the courage. But i get myself together and go on.”
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Mari chose Creamy Avocado Zoodles with Chipotle Lime Shrimp from Dizzy Busy & Hungry. “Kristin’s share looked so creamy and delish. I am not a big fan of chipotle stuff but I would def give this a try.”
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Mari chose Mac & Cheese RITZ® Bites from Mom’s Messy Miracles. “I loved Christina’s ritz treats. I always by a box to keep handy for whatever may come up and this is one of those things I must try!”
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Tina chose Baked Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze and Reese’s Cups from The Gold Lining Girl. “Chocolate and peanut butter is a win win for me. What a yummy recipe and so easy to follow. I’m making more tomorrow!!!Thanks so much for sharing!”
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Elaine chose Tea Recipes for 12 Everyday Illnesses from Happy Cortex. ” I am always looking for great new healthy recipes and this fits the bill.”
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Elaine chose Shrimp Avocado Tostadas from A Sprinkle of This and That.  “I am always looking for great new healthy recipes and this fits the bill.”
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Tiffany chose The Difference Between a Graphic Designer and Brand Designer from our very own Tenns from Bliss and Faith. “I picked this post because honestly it taught me something. I had never truly realized that simply a change title could be such a big difference in purpose. Knowing what you need is definitely a big help to getting it right the first time.”

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Tiffany chose Don’t be that girl, little one. Just don’t. from Gym. Craft. Laundry. “As the mother of 2 girls I know that protecting from mean girls is important but being certain that mean girl isn’t them is just as important.”
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Lisa chose Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Memories by the Mile. “Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is my number one favorite so I am excited about trying this recipe! Especially since it doesn’t require churning in an ice cream machine since I haven’t made that investment.”
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Lisa chose Thrillin’ Grillin’- Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs from The Wilderness Wife. “Oh my gosh, these Grilled Chicken Veggie Kebabs look amazing. The marinade sounds delicious and I love all the tips to making perfect kebabs!”
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Stacey chose Fresh Fruit Tropical Punch Popsicles from Lemons and Laughs. “These look wonderful and would be an amazing afternoon treat in the heat of summer, that my daughter would absolutely love. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Rhonda chose The Importance of Having a Will from Confessions of a Ninja Mom. “If you want to ensure that your last wishes are carried out without incident, you must have a will. I have one, and I’m so glad that I finally took the step to put everything in writing.”
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Rhonda chose How To Make a Succulent Birdcage Wreath from Thrifty Artsy Girl. “I love the idea of having a bird cage as a wreath on the front door. It’s a unique idea to welcome guests.”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Things I Hate About the Internet from The Lady Errant.. “So true! I spend a lot of time on the internet because I love it. But there are just certain things that get on my last nerve in regards to it. Kelly points those things out in her post.”
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Kimberly chose 5 Reasons You Should NOT Pay Off Your Mortgage from MBA SAHM. “My husband is a Financial Advisor and he is always giving people this bit of advice. I think it is so important that people know they don’t have to pay off their mortgage early. Nikki breaks down the reasons for you.”
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Ginger chose The Best Twist Out Ever from Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams. “I love her hair and now I have a fabulous new blog to follow!”
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Ginger chose DIY . all natural remineralizing toothpaste from te amo too. ” I have been thinking about trying my own toothpaste and this recipe came along at the perfect time.”
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Natasha chose Embracing My Post Baby Body from All of Life’s Little Adventures. “It is so amazingly important to embrace the changes that your body experiences after having a child.  This post really helps to put that into perspective. Great post!”
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Natasha chose This Is Not Why You’re Alive from Happy Cortex. “It’s so easy to fall into the everyday, mundane routine. But it’s good to take a step back and realize that we need to be doing more with our lives, and finding ways to enhance life.  Thanks for the wake-up call – great post!”
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Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Blog Design Tips You’ll Love from The Organized Dream
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How To Promote Your Business Spending 30 Minutes A Day? from our very own Nancy from Afro Chic Mompreneur
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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Giveaways!

$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway
The winners from the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway have been announced!
Week 1 Winner: Kelly L.
Week 2 Winner: Carrie from The Frugal Foodie Mama
Week 3 Winner: Stephanie K.
Week 4 Winner: Stephanie P.

 

So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and checked out our Thank You $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway,

let’s get started!

– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. – Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! – Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! – Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

Epic Mommy Adventures

 

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**

Interested in reading all of our favorite posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays – past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter’s board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

Sunday’s Best – #17



Welcome to Week 17 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This will be the last week for our April Showers theme.  Next month our theme will be May Flowers.  

This week we’re looking for indoor activities for kids, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, home organization tips, summer garden preparation tips, SEO and blogging tips.  Anything that we can work on during those rainy days and for Mother’s Day. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected 10 Ways Not To Lose Yourself In Motherhood from Supermom






I selected I Made It Myself: No Sew Curtains from Half Mom Half Amazing 





Kim M. selected – Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Turn It Up Tuesday – #84

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 84th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Be sure to enter our Paypal Giveaway. This is the last week of April…and the last week for our Just to Say Thank You Giveaway!!!!
Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 315 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.
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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.
At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them.  We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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Mionna from Just Mi! | Kori from Just Another Mom | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva
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Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Kori chose 7 Powerful Pinterest Tips from Tabler Party of Two. “I chose this one because I’m trying to learn more about Pinterest and this post was very practical as far as the advice that she gave.”
Jillian also chose this post. “I am always looking for more tips to master Pinterest and this post is seriously full of them!!”
Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) also chose this post. “Andrea’s post has some great tips about using Pinterest to attract traffic to your blog. I am always looking for new ways to improve this method of social media.”
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Kori chose Bite Size Beignets from Lou Lou Girls. “I was born in New Orleans, famous for it’s beignets so when I saw this post, I was drawn to it instantly. I can’t believe how easy that recipe is!”
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Lisa chose Cream Puffs with Strawberry Cream from A Sprinkle of This and That. “Cream puffs with Strawberry Cream inside. Enough said! I can’t wait to make these!!”
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Lisa chose Kids, Social Media and Bullying – What Should A Parent Teach? from Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. “I love this post! Informative and every parent needs to read it and share with their children. Social Media bullying is now the new old bullying and it needs to be stopped and we need to better educate our children about it. Great post.”
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Mari chose Ways to Enjoy a Simpler Lifestyle from Little House Living. “I love things that will allow me to stay present and enjoy each moment. When I began to practice Yoga and Meditation a few years ago focusing on breathing, just breathing was an awesome freedom. We take our breaths for granted, so her tips really made me smile and enjoy the read.”
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Mari chose Succulent cuttings from Sum of their Stories. “I couldn’t pass on Julie’s share because if you visit my blog you will see I am obsessed with Succulent Plants!!!! They are easy to maintain and multiply and a lovely addition to brighten any room in your home. This post made me get up and work on some more cuttings! Thanks Julie!”

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Free chose Why You Need to Take a Break from Just Another Mom. “As a mom to two toddlers my life is always on go mode. I always want to relax but never take the time to do so. I know I need a break.”
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Free chose How to Customize Jetpack Related Posts from The Lady Errant. “I love learning how to do something new for my blog and making the most of the things that matter most to me and my blog.”
Jillian also chose this post. “Personalizing my blog as much as possible, will help me build a brand. This post has taught me how to personalize my Jetpack “related posts,” which is something I had no idea could be done!”
Ginger also chose this post. “I have jetpack but I rally had no idea how to use it. This post was very informative and I will definitely be referring back to it.”
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Zografia chose The Kitchen – Back to the Future Style from Family and the Lake House. “I wish our kitchen was as beautiful as this one! I love the backsplash!”
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Zografia chose 5 Fun Cleaning Games to Play with Your Kids from Cornerstone Confessions. “Our 18 month old loves cleaning and helping when i cook. These games will come in handy!”
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Stacey chose Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls. “These look absolutely wonderful! For me there is nothing better than chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Ginger chose DIY Movie Theater Sign from Lou Lou Girls. “I have a movie themed party coming up and this would make a great decorative touch.”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Titles I Would Have So Owned, If I Wasn’t “Mom” from Laugh Out Loud Mommy. “Brittany gave me a good laugh at her numerous character roles before she was a mom. I found myself wondering which ones I would “so own”!”
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Tina chose DIY Stenciled Hot Pad Holder from View from the Fridge. “What a wonderful idea, I love this tutorial,nice and easy😃,thanks for sharing.”
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Tina chose Easy Popsicle Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Popsicles from Gym. Craft. Laundry. “I love these protein popsicles. A great way to treat yourself!Thanks for sharing.”
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Natasha chose Teaching Kids About Money from Three Kids and a Fish. “What a great idea to take your child to the bank to build a relationship with money! I’m definitely going to have to do that with my son. Thanks for sharing!”
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Natasha chose 14 Different Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Pinterest Traffic from MBA SAHM. “I’ve been looking for ways to increase my Pinterest traffic, and these are definitely some great tips to help me on my way. Great post!”
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The post with the most clicks is The Absolute, Best Thing About Blogging! from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And the Best of the Best is…

We have a tie for 1st place…
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7 Powerful Pinterest Tips from Tabler Party of Two
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And a tie for second place…
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Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls
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5 Fun Cleaning Games to Play with Your Kids from Cornerstone Confessions
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!
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Giveaways!

This month, we did something a bit different with our giveaway! Each week this month, we selected one entrant to win $50 Paypal cash!  You increase your chances of winning by stopping by each week and entering to win!
$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway
The winners from the 1st 3 weeks of the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway have been announced!
Week 1 Winner: Kelly L.
Week 2 Winner: Carrie from The Frugal Foodie Mama
Week 3 Winner: Stephanie K.
There is still 1 more chance to win this week before our Just to Say Thank You Giveaway officially ends…make sure to enter to win!
This week is our Instagram week – so be sure to follow the host, co-hosts, and guest hosts below for your chance to win $50 Paypal cash!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and checked out our Thank You $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway,

let’s get started!

– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

– Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

– Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

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