Small Victories Sunday Linky {8} – The One Where We Bust The Good Mother Myth

Posted February 23, 2014 by Tanya M in Linky Parties, Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 9 Comments

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Welcome to Small Victories Sunday! 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!

But first, let’s recap the great linkup we had last week.  Thanks to the 36 links that were posted last week as part of our Small Victories Linky comeback week! We had some fantastic recipes to try like Making Omelets the Easy Way, Hot White Chocolate, Banana Breakfast Smoothies and Freezer Friendly Meatballs, and some sweet posts about love from God’s love in Bible printables, to How Playing Mario Kart is Good for your Marriage! Keep up the great work and share your posts with us! Don’t forget to stop by our Small Victories Sunday Awesomeness Board on Pinterest for links to all the posts that have linked up so far!


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I’m happy to announce, we have a tie for the Featured Blogger this week for most number of clicks from the party! Rachel from Fit Triangle Mom shared her Simply Stated, Random Acts of Kindness post and Farah from High Heels and Training Wheels shared Why I Didn’t Make My Own Valentines. Rachel and Farah, feel free to grab the Featured Blogger button for your blog and share your good news!
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My Weekly Recap and Next Week’s Goals:


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I’m almost done with First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar. A moving    memoir about the author’s childhood growing up in India. I’m reading it for Savvy Working Gal’s nonfiction book club and look forward to seeing what everyone thought of it.


We are reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for my IRL book club, where moms and kids who read the book, discuss it. I better get crackin’, my son is more than half way through and I haven’t started. He’s also got quite a list going of differences between the book and the movie.





I had to tweak my original menu plan a little but we succeeded in not eating out last week! Here’s what we had:

    • French Toast with strawberries from Cooking with Mickey, the cookbook we got on our first trip to Disney World
    • Easy Bacon and Egg Pie – modified my way
    • Marinated Steak, Crockpot Baked Potatoes and salad. It was a surprise Valentine’s dinner on a weekday. He was very surprised and glad I pulled it off. The crockpot potatoes were great and so easy!
    • Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets and Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese. We loved both of these dishes. Leftover chicken nuggets I snuck into Chicken Ceasar Salad for lunch
    • Homemade French Bread Pizzas – Barbecued Chicken for me and Italian Sausage and Pepperoni for kids
    • Papas con huevos tacos (potato and egg tacos) – an easy breakfast for dinner.

Next week’s menu plan includes:


Last week:

Next week I hope to bring you another recipe!


    • I FINISHED OUR TAXES! I’m glad they are done for another year!
    • Ditched my cleaning routine one day and took my youngest to the library and playground for a picnic. Beautiful day and I enjoyed listening to him read Eric Carle’s books to me.
    • Thankful grandparents could take the little guys so Superhubby and I could have our belated Valentine’s Date.
    • I saved about 50% on our grocery bill this week using coupons and sales!

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 link below and let’s celebrate our small victories together!
    • Need inspiration? Click here for Small Victories writing prompts, but the sky is the limit.
    • Visit as many of the other participants as you can and cheer them on.
    • 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.
    • Spread the word! The more you share about the linky, the more visitors you will get to your content too!

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9 responses to “Small Victories Sunday Linky {8} – The One Where We Bust The Good Mother Myth

  1. Ann

    Boy do I need to think about the small victories. We are facing major hurdles right now I find myself focusing on the negative too often. My small victory from last week? Asking for help. I find it very hard to ask for help but last week I did. I reached out to friends and family to help me with my youngest son while I spent the week running my middle child to and from doctor’s appointments almost every day. That is a victory.

    • I am so glad you asked for help Ann. I had trouble with that early on. It doesn’t get any easier to ask for help but I have come to realize I need it. I hope you do think of your small victories more often and less of the negative. I hope your child is feeling better soon too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Feel free to come back and share more small (and big) victories with me. I will cheer you on!

  2. I really enjoyed the blog very much, and i really like the idea of reviewing and recapping goals weekly! I also tried thought baked nuggets before and since then have been addicted! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Umrigar book. I picked this one up when I went to see her. Love her books!

    Looks like you’ve had some great things on the menu. I really need to get more on the ball with menu planning. I have been working to make sure I have meats ready for the week so meals are easy to put together and I make sure I’m using what’s in the freezer that way.
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