Monday, January 12, 2015

Starting The Blog Year Off Right: 1st Mom 2 Mom Link Up!!!

Starting The Blog Year Off Right: 
1st Mom 2 Mom Link Up

How did your holidays go? I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating with friends/family.

We had a great time ourselves. Some extra time with our children, & the break from the hustle & bustle of 'life' was refreshing. I am so thankful for that time of rest.

Here's one of our latest family pics. I love the one where our lil one is sticking our her tongue. Soo cute!

Now, as most people do in this season of life, I've set some new goals for myself this year.

This year I am aiming to update my blog at least twice per week. Aiming is a key word :)

And I want to get back to my focus of sharing on: health (recipes, tips, etc.) since I am a Registered Nutritionist, also some parenting inspiration, and of course, our homeschooling adventures. 
Of course they'll be other stuff thrown in for good measure, I'm sure.

In keeping with my goals, I've made a really hard decision. 
I decided to leave my last link up (although I LOVED it) and move onto a link up that really touched more on what this blog is all about. 

I will miss all of my co-hosts from the last link up, but this (I hope) will be a better fit for where I'm at in my life. And in my blog.
So today, here we go...I'm introducing you to:

MY FIRST EVER time participating in the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up!

We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged.

The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

This is a place you can come to offer encouragement to other moms as well as be encouraged.

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Your Hosts:

Sarah from My Joy-Filled Life {Facebook}    {Pinterest}    {Twitter}    {Google+}    {Instagram}    {Bloglovin'}

Jenn from The Purposeful Mom {Facebook}    {Pinterest}    {Google+}    {Bloglovin'}

Tauna from Proverbial Homemaker {Facebook}    {Pinterest}    {Twitter}    {Google+}    {Bloglovin'}

Rachael from Diamonds in the Rough  {Pinterest}    {Twitter}    {Google+}    {Instagram}    {Bloglovin'}

You are welcome to link up as many of your own posts that would offer encouragement, tips, wisdom, or advice to other moms.

Some suggested post topics are:

Homemaking, Motherhood, Meal Planning, Recipes, Christian Faith, Encouraging Words, Homeschooling/Education, Financial Stewardship, Health & Wellness, Hospitality, Marriage, Discipline, Ministry, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Time Management, Organization, Crafts & Activities for Kids.......

Each week we will be featuring the most clicked on post and each of our 3 favorites from the previous week.  We will also be sharing the featured posts on our social media outlets.

A few things you should know before linking up:

  • Please link up to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's main page.
  • By linking up your post(s), you are giving the hosts of Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up permission to use your graphics in the featured posts and on social media outlets.
  • Visit other bloggers - visit at least 3 other links at the party.
  • A link back is not required, but appreciated.  Go ahead and grab a button too, especially if you were featured.
  • The hosts would be blessed if you followed them.
  • They would also be blessed if you would spread the word about the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up.

Most Popular From Last Week

52 Weeks to a Simplified Home

52 Weeks to a Simplified Home: With Free Printable Plan Snail Pace Transformations


And some highlights from last week...

1.  Homeschool Planner for Teens from Royal Little Lambs


3.  Embracing the Teenage Years from Learning Table
Embracing the Teenage Years

 & please be sure to check over at Proverbial Homemaker, The Purposeful Mom, and My Joy Filled Life to see if you were featured there!

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And now for the link-up!  

Let's encourage one another and build each other up!


  1. Sounds like you have some amazing goals! I am trying to post more consistently too! Excited to join this linkup!

    1. Thanks for dropping by & linking up!! Glad to have you :)

  2. Happy New-Year Rachael :) Thank you for the party, and for this cute new-name
    I wish you a wonderful week! (and good luck with your goals!)

    1. Thanks so much Winnie! Super happy to see you by the blog today :)

  3. Thanks for the great new link up, I have changed my blog directory to suit. Blessings

    1. Thanks Terri for stopping by! I am glad to see some of the 'old/familiar' faces come by the new link up :)

  4. Happy New Year Rachael!

    What beautiful family photos... it looks like you had a lovely holiday season.

    Best wishes on your goals and congrats on the new link-up.


    1. Thanks Jennifer for coming by! & a very Happy New Year's to you as well. Hope it was a lovely holiday for you & your family.

      Glad to see you come by the new link up as well :)


  5. Hello beautiful! I always love stopping by at your fabulous party. Please stop by our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

    1. With pleasure :) On to visit your party! Thanks for always coming by the blog Kimberly.

  6. Thanks so much for hosting. I am so glad I am able to join you this week. :-)

  7. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Please take a moment to stop by our party. We would love to have one of your amazing posts at the party. Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls



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