Mom’s Summer Camp is in full swing and the boys and I were busy this week crossing some items off our Summer Bucket List (with a FREE printable for you too). We made homemade popsicles, invaded a trampoline park with some friends, got a little farther with swim lessons, enjoyed a Chemistry demonstration at the library for their summer reading program and signed up for some volunteering. I always feel like I need new ideas to keep food and fun fresh for my active boys. Thank goodness there are so many wonderfully creative and delicious ideas shared at here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup.
Our bloggers offer their best posts to inspire you to read, eat, live, create and blog well! Bring us your best summer fun, food, books, home, blog and travel ideas. Stay tuned for our Small Victories Sunday Linkup so you can grab all these great ideas and pin them to use later. Which are your favorite posts?
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My Small Victories
Every week, I like to reflect on my small victories, finding gratitude and joy in everyday life is important to me in my battle with chronic illness. Life is too short to be overwhelmed or feel victimized by what I can’t do. I’d rather focus on what I CAN do!
My blog is inspiring me to happily immerse myself in the island experience this week. I’m reading Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society* which is a unique book written in the form of letters between the characters (kind of like Where’d You Go, Bernadette?* did) during the German occupation of Guersney during WWII. It’s a charming and easy read so far. A roast pig plays a pivotal moment in the book and it reminded me I needed to make my Tostones with Mojo (Fried Green Plantains with Cilantro-Garlic sauce). I took some new pictures and added some tips and tricks to make it even easier to make. I hope you’ll give it a try when you are in the mood for some Caribbean flair.
On the home front, my boys are using habit trackers I learned from bullet journaling as their chore charts to earn an allowance. I love being able to refer them to their charts instead of nagging them endlessly about what they need to do next. The charts worked really well last summer as they have to finish everything on the list before they can even ASK me for screen time. Most of the time we are so busy, that they don’t get screen time until I start to make dinner (which is just fine by me). They are working independently and motivated to get their boxes checked off so they can earn their allowance. They stole some of my favorite pens* in the process but it is a small price to pay! And who am I kidding, it just gives me an excuse to buy more!
What are your small victories? Don’t be shy! Share your small victories, supporting and empowering each other is what I’m all about! Negativity and judgment is not welcome here!
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 our readers to read, eat, create, live and blog well. The linkup is open all week long so bloggers can celebrate the best of their blogs anytime!
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A friendly reminder that our goal is to inspire others through positive posts, posts that are rude or offensive may be deleted from the linkup. Also, please keep content free of sexual themes. Thanks!
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What Our Hosts are Sharing
Here are the posts our hosts are sharing this week. Show some love to your hosts and pay them a visit or share their awesome ideas on social media.
Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers as chosen by our readers. Here are the top 9 most read posts from last week:
Lemon Body Scrub DIY from Little House Living
Clean Your Bathroom in Less than 10 Minutes from Morgan Manages Mommyhood
Best Books for Family Read-alouds from Teach Mama
Connect with My Side of 50 from Grammie Time
11 Podcasts to Inspire, Entertain and Encourage You from The Art of Why Not
Budgeting: A Mid Year Check In from Setting My Intention
Family Getaways on a Budget from Sharing Life’s Moments
10 Things to Take With You when Visiting a Hospital from Midwest Lady
5 Positive Affirmations to Start Your Day from Divas with a Purpose
If you were a Featured Blogger, feel free to grab the button below and proudly display it on your blog!
Now It’s Your Turn to Share Your Favorite Posts and Small Victories!
* Follow your hosts.
* Grab the Small Victories Sunday button and place it in your sidebar, the post you are linking up or a linkup page
* Share up to 3 of your favorite blog posts you want to share. Enter your link below and let’s celebrate our small victories together! Please refrain from linking up posts with mature themes like erotica, new adult or offensive language.
* Please comment on 2 posts for every link you enter. This linkup only works if we support one another, your visits are crucial to encourage fellow participants as you want to be encouraged too.
* By linking up, you are giving the hosts permission to share your post and post images on their social media pages and our Featured Blogger collage.
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