5 Acts of Kindness Boards to Follow on Pinterest

I’m super excited to announce that I will be co-hosting the Make a Difference Mondays weekly link-up! Each week it is full of inspiring posts that I enjoy reading. This has actually been the one link-up that I’ve followed since it started. So I am incredibly honored that I am now able to co-host it! For the non-bloggers out there, you might be wondering what a “link-up” even is… Well, it’s a place where bloggers from all over can come share their best posts that go along with the link-up’s theme. That means it is a “one-stop-shop” for readers because … Continue reading

Come Along Ponds Link Up 2

Woo hoo! It’s week two of the Come Along Ponds link up! I had a ton of fun getting the ball rolling last week, and I hope you did too. This week we have a very special guest host from the International Bloggers Association, Sarah! Sarah blogs at Me Plus 3 TODAY. Let’s meet Sarah! Me Plus 3 Today Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Hi! I’m Sarah, a young mom to 2-year-old twin daughters and an 18-month-old son. I became a single mom when my husband passed away in August 2013. I’ve spent the last year learning a new … Continue reading

Work-Life Wednesday Series – Balancing Work & Life When You’re a Blogger {Guest Post}

Hi Everyone, I am Natasha and I blog over at Epic Mommy Adventures, where I share the ins and outs of being a single parent and sharing advice to other single parents. But I write about so much more – potty training, family fun, toddler adventures, learning and growing as a person – and I even share a few link ups and giveaways to connect others. In celebration of National Work & Family Month, I’m here today to share my guest post on learning how to balance a full-time job and parenthood, especially when you’re a blogger. … Continue reading

7 Tips to Grow Your Blog on a Part Time Schedule + Blogging Goal Update

I am now 6 months into this blogging journey and I’m loving it! I am slowly but surely growing my blog and making it something worthwhile for readers. As I learn more about blogging, the more I enjoy it! And I hope you enjoy seeing the changes and improvements I am trying to make. Of course I’d appreciate any feedback that you might have, just leave me a comment below! Well, 3 months ago, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get 50 email subscribers in the next 6 months. To be honest, it felt really lofty at … Continue reading

Pack Your Bags for a Tour Through Blogland!

Since beginning this new venture in blogging, I’ve started reading and following numerous blogs. It is really fun to virtually “meet” these people, and to have them invite readers into their lives! The number one thing I’ve learned since starting this blog, is that bloggers are so nice and incredibly supportive of each other! It is not a competition at all, everyone seems to want to help everyone else get to the top! I love it! Right now, there is a Tour Through Blogland going on. I’ve seen it on almost every single blog I read, so I am excited to … Continue reading

One Year of Loss, but I’m Just Not Ready…

I just wanted to take a few moments to explain where my heart and my head are this week. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, it will be 1 year since my husband, Chaz, passed away. I’ve seen it referred to as a “deathiversary.” But I do NOT like that word. I’ve just been calling it “the 1-year mark.” Obviously, the past few weeks have been extremely difficult. And as this impending week began, my emotions have been running haywire. As I mentioned in my post The Truth About Young Widowhood, I want to be open and honest about life as … Continue reading

3-Month Blog Reflection and Goals

My 3-month “blogiversary” is coming up on Friday!  Woohoo! 🙂 So, I’ve been reflecting on my blog again.  Why am I writing this?  What do I hope to achieve? This is what I came up with: I want to inspire. I want to share what it’s like to be a young widow and a single mom.  To show my struggles, but also show how I try to find joy. I want to give people a look inside this life.  I know people see stories like mine on the news, or hear about it from friends of friends.  I know they … Continue reading