Sunday Share Week 7

I could schedule this for the morning. It’s only 6 hours from now. Additionally, it’s called “Sunday Share“. Why share it on a Saturday? For those of you spending your Saturday night browsing Facebook and perusing the blogosphere, I’ll leave these here for you now. Perhaps I’ll have a little something extra for you Sunday evening.

Happy Reading!

Dream Big, Dream Often
Let him know what you want him to share and he’ll share it!

Dramatic Momologue
Anyone with more than one kid knows…

Old House in the Shires
That glass of wine waiting downstairs…

Ethan and Evelyn
Being firm with threenagers…

Kippers and Curtains
#KidsExploringTheWorld

Just in case you missed my two posts this week, you can read Time and the latest instalment of Go Ask Your Father. It was a pretty poopy post.

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Sunday Share Week 6

Wow. What a response! Thanks to all those who replied to the Sunday Share post I posted on Thursday. Normally on Sundays I share posts from bloggers I follow or blogs I have read and thought you should, too. This time I asked you to share with me so I could share it with others. I usually share five. Today you get 14! It’s kind of like a meet and greet, except you don’t have to do anything but mingle. Go check out some of these posts and I guarantee you’ll find some new follows. We all win!

Happy Reading!

Moms Ranting
How to take a hiatus from social media

Invisible Illness
On lucid dreams…

Curious Hart
On the structure of text…

Humor Columnist Blog
A blond and a catfish…

A Momma’s View
Stop eroding yourself…

Grubbs n Critters
Join this recipe showdown!

The Only Sup
What would happen if…

Thunder When It Rains
Masquerade

Nocturnal Mom Talks
The best of friendships…

Four Acorns
Kids who experience nature…

Super Mommy of Twins
Being beautiful…

Confessions of a Reborn Girl
The power of positive thinking…

Not the Average Mama
The power of essential oil…

Ethan n Evelyn
Blogging hosts picking their favorite posts…

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Help Me Share…

The “Sunday Share” is coming up in 3 days. I’m going to try something slightly different.

If you leave me a link to a blog post you wrote this week or last down in the comments, I’ll share the link this Sunday. All that I ask is that you visit at least one of the shared posts on Sunday.

Share away and I can’t wait to see what you leave for me!

Also feel free to share this post anyway you can – link, reblog, tweet, etc… The more the merrier!

Sunday Share Week 5

Well, there goes January. Only eleven more months to Christmas!

I know January isn’t officially over, but it’ll be February the next time I write a Sunday Share. I shared a bunch of blogs yesterday in my Mystery Blogger post. They were a bunch of my favorites. Today, I will share some of the newer ones I have discovered. Maybe you’ll find some new ones to follow here, too!
Happy reading!

Kuddos and Kiddos

An amazing letter to her daughter but really is a letter for all of us to share with our kids (one day).

Natalie Breuer

Depression isn’t sadness…

Jim Westcott – Writing for Reluctant Readers

Books, boys, and realistic fiction…

The Opinionated Dad

Dad’s worth at birth… 

Apricots and Admiration

Celebrating marriage in sickness and in health… 

Sunday Share: Week 2

It’s a relatively quiet Sunday here. We made it to Church though the boys didn’t earn Tim Horton’s afterwards because of their behavior. On the plus side, their behavior wasn’t so awful to deserve crusifixion. We came home and did a few chores – the boys cleaned their rooms and put away all the clean laundry I created yesterday. I stripped. 

The bed sheets are need of washing. 

We’re getting ready to go ice skating. We went yesterday and Bang broke his skate trainer so now he needs to learn to skate without it. He can, he just needs to improve. I’ll get some more video of their improvement.

Happy reading!

Wonderoak

Forever on your team…

Skinny And Single

Moving to Canada?

Return of the Modern Philosopher

Dating tips…

Buzymum

Angering your kids

A Momma’s View

Food awareness

A Year in Review

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If you’re reading this you’ve successfully made it through 2016 and into 2017. Congratulations. My blog survived the year, too. It’s coming up on two years since I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. I brought exactly zero followers with me when I made that switch.

So how did my second year compare to my first year? Thanks to all of you, it’s a bit like comparing George Lucas’s second film “American Graffiti” with his third film “Star Wars”. The only thing missing is a few million geeks.

2015 accumulated 9,259 views.
2016 accumulated 18,997 views for an increase of 9,738. This is over double from my first year of blogging. This makes me as happy as a geek on opening night of Rogue One.

2015 had 3,510 visitors.
2016 had 6,625 visitors. This is 3,115 more. Not quite double, but close!

In 2015 I posted 316 times.
In 2016 I posted 356 times. This means I was 9 posts short of one a day for an entire year.

2015 brought 2,827 likes.
2016 brought 6,735 likes.  3,908 more! You like me! You really like me! Y’all are as awesome as a $20 bill found in a pocket of a coat you haven’t worn for a year.

2015 had some good discussions. 2,370 comments were left on my blog.
2016 had some good discussions. 5,633 comments were left on my blog. Again, this is more than double. This is the section I love to report on the most. I’ve said it repeatedly and I’ll continue to say it, your comments and stories and input are absolutely amazing. Thank you.

In 2016 my most popular page was my homepage with 3,628 views. My top three most viewed posts were my about page with 296 views, my links page with 145 views, and the taboo words for the Taboo Word Challenge with 127 views. My most popular post to date is The Value of a Teacher with 517 views.

In 2015 my blog travelled the world over. 54 countries visited my little space.
In 2016 my blog travelled the world over. Exactly 100 countries visited. That means there are just 96 countries who haven’t visited yet. The top countries to visit last year were the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, and Thailand.

2015 began with exactly zero followers, but by the end of that first year I had 253 amazing followers.
2016 began with the 253 followers from 2015. Then 456 joined us for the fun and frustration of being a parent for a total of 709 followers! Thanks to AppleGrowing Up Wonderfull, and Little Boys Are Made Of for being my most recent followers. I see the 1,000th follower coming. Will you be next?

Lastly, my top 5 commenters in 2015 were Grubbs-n-Critters, I’m Strong Enough to Break (now known as That’s What Anxious Mom Said), Elen Grey, A Momma’s View, and Terri Webster Schrandt.

In 2016 four of those 5 are still on my list of top commenters! Grubbs-n-CrittersA Momma’s ViewThat’s What Anxious Mom SaidElen GreyLife In Perspective Web, and Larva225.

I’ll end on a humorous note, the search terms that led people to my blog.

  • run sad to happy
  • sunday
  • sad running happy
  • windows 10 start button doesnt work
  • taboo challenge
  • about captain america
  • semalt expert
  • parenting
  • mountain.or.forest
  • elf on the shelf when dad’s in charge

I LOVE that sixth one.

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All 709 of you are weird, but I’ve been lucky enough to find someone nearly as weird as I am and I am eternally thankful that she continues to put up with my desire to blog. XOXO

 

Sunday Share

I don’t know about you but my excitement is as hard to contain as a toddler in Disney World. Just two more weeks until Christmas 2016. One more Sunday! We’re not ready!!

AHHH!

And, like every year, it will come and it will go whether we are ready or not.

We’ll be ready.

All Things Steph
A pitch for a new reality show

Opinionated Dad
On fashion accessories…

Gnandt Girl
On being brave…

Who’s My Favorite Today
On Catching Lizards…

Ah Dad
The worst part of travelling alone…

Smorgasbord
For a good laugh…

Harsh Reality
He touched it!

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Appropriate since I’m heading to a Christmas party now!

 

 

Sunday Share

Can you believe there’s only 3 more weeks until Christmas morning? 21 days.

A lot can happen between now and then. A lot will happen between now and then. I have so much I want to write! It’s going to be a busy week on the blog. Lots of drama. Some comedy. I’m praying for no tragedy.

So while you sit and relax this lovely Sunday, here are a few good posts that I enjoyed so much I though you should read them, too. Happy Reading!

Coach Daddy
Some good, really short stories (6 words short!)

ksnnarby
The best summary I’ve seen of what Nova Scotia classrooms are like and why there is a teacher strike

True North Nomad
This looks like a good place to escape to should I need place to escape to.

Not theAverage Mama and Making Time For Me
All that can happen in a few days?

Lisa Pomerantzster
The power of a good pair of shoes

The sunset from the roof of my house…

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Sunday Share Thankful

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I reminisced about days gone by. That evening I was pleasantly surprised to find that a cousin had posted a video of some football being played in the front yard of my grandmother’s where all used to gather. I saw a couple original players out there playing!

Then once we were done being Thankful for what we have, along comes Black Friday where we go out an get some more. We didn’t do any of the big sales that day. We did a small bit of shopping yesterday, but nothing extravagant. DW has made of list of who we need to buy for, so it’s time to start thinking, buying, and checking names off the list. I would be nice to go somewhere where we can get all done in one big day. One fowl swoop. It’s tough to Christmas shop when the kids are with you. I did it last year. One was in school and one was 4 and so intend on pushing the cart he didn’t see what I had in my hands. He’s 5 now and that won’t work again.

So anyway… here are the posts I’m thankful for this week. One of them is a video. You’re welcome!

Five Little Doves
What’s wrong with Megtron?

Lou Plus Two
On liquid gold..

Where Are Your Pants?
An honest job description

Wonderoak
What do to when you see that mom…

Green Grapes
Those lonely bananas…

Kristina Kuzmic
A very thankful mom…

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SuNdAy ShArE

Tomorrow is Halloween. For us anyway. For my brother and his family in S. Korea (and every one else on the other side of the world) it’ll be Halloween in just a few minutes. We are about to carve our jack-o-lanterns.

Can you guess what tomorrow’s post will be about?

If you guess butter crackers, you’re wrong. Guess again.

So while you’re sitting around, eating the Halloween candy you’re suppose to hand out tomorrow, here are a few good blogs (and one youtube).

Oh. Did you see the Google Doodle today? It’s a pretty fun game. I made it to level 4 with 25,280 points before the ghosts got me.

Back to School Margaret
Good in the classroom…

A Momma’s View
The point of being human…

Unite and Inspire
Be who you are…

Pencils and Purpose
Students reading? And liking it…

Green Grapes
Find your silver lining…

Crash and Bang try to lick their elbow…
(ignore the big, stupid banner)

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