Small Victories Sunday Linky {18} – The One with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea…of Toys and Comics

Posted May 3, 2014 by Tanya M in Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 11 Comments


Welcome to our Small Victories Sunday Linky!

This weekly post will recap for you the reading, cooking, health and personal goals I have been working towards this week and the achievements I’ve made both big and small. Each small victory brings me closer to achieving my personal goals for 2014. Focusing on my small victories has helped me gain a healthier and more positive attitude as I juggle my 3 boys and the physical impairment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic and incurable illness). I thought Sunday would be a perfect day to reflect on the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. Please join me by linking up to 3 of your favorite family-friendly posts!

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This Week’s Co-Hosts:

being the imperfect mom

I am pleased to have Alecia from Detours in Life co-hosting with me. Alecia is a fellow mom and Rheumatoid Arthritis patient, an avid cook and host of two fabulous linky parties on her blog, Tasty Tuesdays and Craft Frenzy Fridays. I can always count on her for delicious recipes, cooking and household tips or just an encouraging and empathetic word as we both endure RA. Be sure to check out her family travel blog too, Family Vacay. She’s earned the Featured Blogger award here at Small Victories Sunday and I am happy to welcome her to our linky.

Ways to follow Alecia at Detours in Life : Bloglovin’ / Facebook / Google + / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter

I am also happy to have Brandi from Being the Imperfect Mom as a co-host as well. Brandi is a mom with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. From her experience working with kids with juvenile arthritis, Brandi and her husband started an organization to raise awareness for Juvenile Arthritis. Brandi has also earned the Featured Blogger award here at Small Victories Sunday, welcome Brandi!

Ways you can follow Brandi at Being the Imperfect Mom: RSS / Facebook / Google + / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter


Recap of Last Week:

We had 72 great posts linked up last week for Small Victories Sunday Linky {17} – The One With Shadow of the Wind and Everyday is a Picnic. Thanks to each and every one of you! Some of my favorite posts were:

Link # 7: In Search of Yummyness’ Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl – this looks so delicious!

Link #19: Momsanity’s To the UPS Guy Who Just Saw My Living Room – I laughed till I cried as I feel like this all.the.time. Cleaning is a constant battle.

Link #69: Crafts a La Mode’s Foods that Can Fight Pain – many people have asked me whether food helps arthritis symptoms, check out her post, it’s worth a try!


This Week’s Featured Blogger:

small victories sunday linky featured blogger 200x200 I’m happy to announce, the Featured Blogger this week for most number of clicks from the party, is Besty from B Photo Art who shared her Knitting is a Lost Art Photos and Poem. Betsy continues to share her beautiful photography with us each week and this week we discover she’s a talented poet too! Congrats Betsy, be sure to grab the Featured Blogger button to display on your blog and thanks for supporting our linky.

Make sure to visit my co-hosts Alecia and Brandi to see who they featured!

My Weekly Recap and Next Week’s Goals:


shadow of the wind

I am still loving Shadow of the Wind. I’m about 35% through the book and I can’t read it quickly enough. It’s mysterious, mesmerizing and just beautifully written.


Listening to Blown Circuit for a blog tour last week, made me realize how much I enjoyed audiobooks. So I downloaded 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne from the library, one of my Classics Club Book List selections. It was a very dry start, but now that they are on the voyage and searching for the infamous sea monster, it’s getting better. Hope I can survive the voyage!


Ok, so I totally bombed on my meal plan from last week. We spent lots of time at the playground and having picnics, the weather was too beautiful to pass up.

Last Week’s Menu:

Next Week’s Menu Plan:


Last week – Don’t forget to enter the Blown Circuit audiobook giveaway!

Next week’s blogging plan:

  • No Mother is Perfect, Mother of All Meltdowns book blog tour
  • Co-hosting Throwback Thursday so get your pins and old posts ready!
  • April achievements and May goals


  • Received a Liebster Award from Jennine at My Life in Books. Such an honor since I’m a big fan of her book review blog. Thanks Jennine!
  • We sold some old kids’ clothes and baby stuff. Feels good to get them out of the house but sad my babies have grown up so quick! I am still drowning in a sea of toys and selling the baby toys are up next!
  • We celebrated Free Comic Book Day. Each kid got a stash of about 20 free comics. Our local store had a live band, the kids dressed up as superheroes and played tag, and kids got autographed illustrations made just for them by a comic book artist. He could only do pictures for 2 of our kids because the line was so long, my oldest told him to draw it for his 2 little brothers, and the artist gave him a free book of his sketches for being such an “awesome big brother”. My oldest is a big fan of his and was pretty excited.
  • I signed up for Remistart, Remicade’s Patient Assistance Program, two years ago. I never submitted the EOB to receive assistance. With my change in insurance since becoming a SAHM, I am responsible for $2,800. Thankfully Remistart is helping me pay it. A huge help and big relief! If you are a Remicade patient, check out this program and see if your doctor’s office can help you complete paperwork.

Now It’s Your Turn to Share Your Favorite Posts and Small Victories!

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Linky Rules:

  • I’d appreciate if you grabbed my Small Victories Sunday button and place it in your sidebar or the post you are linking up.
  • Share up to 3 of your favorite family-friendly blog posts you want to share. Enter your permalinksbelow and let’s celebrate our small victories together!
  • Visit as many of the other participants as you can and cheer them on. Please visit at least 2 others for every link you enter.
  • By linking up, you are giving me permission to share your post on my social media pages to let others know of your awesomeness too!
  • By linking up, you are giving me permission to email you notifications when the linky is open. You can unsubscribe to emails at any time.
  • Stop by our Small Victories Sunday Linky Board on Pinterest and like and repin the posts to your boards.
  • Spread the word! The more you share about the linky, the more visitors you will get to your content too.
  • Need inspiration? Click here for Small Victories writing prompts, but the sky is the limit.
  • Interested in Co-hosting? Send me an email at tanya{at}momssmallvictories{dot}com.

Linking up with OrgJunkie for Menu Plan Monday. See my Blog Hops and Linky Parties Page to see where I’ve linked up this post.


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