This past Saturday was the end of the A-to-Z Challenge with the letters U, V, W, X, Y and Z. When I ended the month of March I had 132 followers and 979 views. At the end of April I had 216 followers and 2,348 views! Holy cow! This just confirms what can happen when you blog with purpose! Here are links to the end of my A-to-Z Challenge:
United – My husband and I are a united front when it comes to parenting the munchkins. He always has my back and I always have his
Village – “It takes a village to raise a child.” Each parent in our blended family has something truly unique to offer to the munchkins.
Waiting Room – James (Little Man) had his tonsils taken out last month and sitting in the waiting room opened my eyes to how thankful I am for my place in our family.
XOXO – I write the kids notes in their lunch boxes everyday. It’s the little things we do for our kids that really end up being the big things.
You Are Loved – Three words I want the kids to always know, “You are loved”. Every child deserves to know they are loved, heck, every PERSON deserves to know they are loved.
Zoo Field Trip – I ended the challenge sharing a picture of myself and talking about the amazing time my husband Matt and I had at the zoo for our little munchkin Jordan’s first field trip!
My most viewed post during the challenge was E is for Evil Stepmother. That was actually one of my favorite posts to write. The history of fairy tales about evil stepmothers was quite fascinating and I hope it will inspire others to try and banish those thoughts that all stepmothers are evil.
Last week was a great week for me, not just in blogging, but in my personal life as well. My (step)kids mom and I had a huge heart to heart after she discovered my blog. I was worried about how she was going to react to the posts I have made, but she blew my mind by how understanding and supportive she was. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you have to head over there! She’s funny, smart and an incredible writer. Her name is Stephanie over at Making Time for Me. We will be guest blogging on each others page on Mother’s Day this Sunday, be sure to keep an eye out for that!
The Kindness Challenge over at The Richness of the Simple Life starts May 9th. I’m excited to start a new challenge and even more excited to see where this Kindness Challenge takes me! It’s not to late to sign up!