5 Essential Steps to Understanding Chronic Illness – How I Did It & You Can Too

  What started as the fulfillment of my dream of becoming a mother ended with a painful and surprising chronic illness diagnosis 7 months later. It was a very scary time dealing with a newborn and a disease I did not understand. It took me 14 years to figure out some pretty hard lessons about my disease. But they were critical on my path to understanding chronic illness and being able to thrive in spite of it.     I’m here to tell you how I finally gained an understanding of chronic illness & my body. Please do not wait 13 years to […]



Small Victories Sunday Linkup {104}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {104}

Wahoo! Summer has arrived at Small Victories Sunday Linkup where bloggers offer their best posts to inspire you to read, eat, live, create and blog well! Bring us your best picnic and barbecue recipes, and ideas to beat the heat. If you’re in the U.S., take this weekend to enjoy your family and say thank you to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect ours. Happy Memorial Day! Stay tuned for our Small Victories Sunday Linkup so you can grab all these great ideas and pin them to use later.  Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an […]



Small Victories Sunday Linkup {103)

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {103)

Welcome to Small Victories Sunday Linkup where bloggers offer their best posts to inspire you to read, eat, live, create and blog well! The ideas for enjoying spring and summer are pouring in. I think we’re all ready for flip flops, beaches, water guns and no schedules! I know I am!  Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Purchases from these links provides a small commission to me at no extra cost to you.    My Small Victories It’s no secret how much I love this linkup and really attribute Small Victories Sunday Linkup for networking and […]



Blog Link Parties I Love & Link Party Directory

Blog Link Parties I Love & Link Party Directory

Posted May 17, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Linky Parties / 36 Comments

Blog link parties have been an excellent source of traffic and the #1 way I build a sense of community on my blog. I started hosting my Small Victories Sunday Linkup by myself years ago and I’m proud to say it has grown to include 11 co-hosts and 200+ participant posts each week. I wanted to share the blog link parties I love and a link party directory so you can grow your community and add your favorite parties too.   Are Link Parties Worth the Time? It is a question many bloggers wrestle with. Many link parties have requirements that bloggers visit others […]



Small Victories Sunday Linkup {102}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {102}

Happy Small Victories Sunday! My co-hosts and I are here to encourage and celebrate your small victories, the best posts that our participating bloggers have to offer and to inspire our readers to read, eat, live, create and blog well! Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Purchases from these links provides a small commission to me at no extra cost to you.    My Small Victories I did not get much done on my household goals but I was working hard on my blog this week. I learned that Pinning Perfect*, a blogging course I love […]



Be Our Guest Fridays {43}: Career Opportunities in Blogging from The Book Wheel

Be Our Guest Fridays {43}: Career Opportunities in Blogging from The Book Wheel

Posted May 13, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Blogging Tips, Guest Posts / 22 Comments

  “The only way to do great work is to do what you love.” This quote from Steve Jobs inspires us to follow our passion when choosing a career path. For me and so many other bloggers, blogging is our passion.  I am inspired by the fortunate bloggers who have turned their hard work and love for blogging into a 6 figure income or pursued various career opportunities in blogging. I want to do great work doing what I love. Don’t you?    I love hearing other bloggers’ success stories. Many of them are stay-at-home moms who wanted a side job while they raised […]



How Pinning Perfect Helped Me Achieve Massive Growth in Pinterest Traffic

How Pinning Perfect Helped Me Achieve Massive Growth in Pinterest Traffic

Posted May 11, 2016 by Tanya M in Blogging, Blogging Tips / 47 Comments

Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Purchases from these links provides a small commission to me at no extra cost to you.    If you are a blogger, you already know the importance of Pinterest in growing your traffic. So how can you best optimize Pinterest for your blog? The answer is all laid out for you in the Pinning Perfect e-course* from Blog Clarity. I’ll tell you why Pinning Perfect is the best bang for your buck when it comes to Pinterest growth. But the numbers don’t lie. I’m not just going to TELL you […]



A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi Book Review & GIVEAWAY!

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi Book Review & GIVEAWAY!

Blurb: “4* – I Really Liked It! – A House for Happy Mothers showcased the hope, love and lengths mothers will go to for the sake of their children.  Synopsis from Goodreads: “A stunning new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling author of The Mango Season. In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs—a loving husband, a career, and a home—but the one thing she wants most is the child she’s unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising two children in a tiny hut, she and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over […]



Small Victories Sunday Linkup {101}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {101}

 Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! We hope today you are celebrating with and thinking of the women who have made a positive and meaningful impact on your lives. When you have got a minute to relax, kick back and enjoy another week of helpful tips, inspiring living and fun posts here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup. All About Small Victories Sunday Linkup Here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup, we like to reflect on the small victories of the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. We invite bloggers to our community to share their best posts to inspire […]



Small Victories Sunday Linkup {100}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {100}

Wowee, wowee, wow! I cannot believe we have had 100 editions of Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Our linkup has changed formats, logos and hosts over the last 100 editions but one thing has remained the same, amazing bloggers and awesome readers supporting us each and every week. So thanks to all of you for celebrating your small victories with me!  We had tons of fabulous ideas in last week’s linkup to show gratitude for our teachers and moms, to get our houses decluttered and organized, to cook up some amazing food and to enjoy our families, books and great weather. We’re excited […]