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Just One #UseYourWords

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.





My words are:  bifocal ~ snow ~ sunshine ~ trees ~ magic It was submitted by: https://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog
I don't need the magic of bifocals to see, the sunshine reflecting off the snow on the trees.
Can you use all the words in one sentence?! Lay it on me.
Don't forget to check out the rest of January's Use Your Words posts!!
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For some reason, whenever I hear the words 'new year', I always think of resolutions and change. So, when I read this month's theme, that is immediately where my mind went. Now, if you know me, you know that I am not one to make resolutions. I like to make goals, and then I like to work to complete them, but I don't hate on myself if/when I fall short. This is probably a bad thing, but it …

Spare Rod #SecretSubjectSwap

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My “Secret Subject” is: If you could change one form of discipline you practiced when your kids were very young, what would it be?
It was submitted by: https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
So, if you are my friend on Facebook, you know that I have recently been struggling with this very thing. It is hard to discipline Gigi. It is hard, because she is a complex girl. I love her for it. It also frustrates me. She is so very sensitive, and yet so very stubborn. I cannot imagine where she gets that from. So, it just makes successfully disciplining her hard. Then again, that is just part of being a parent eh? Having difficulties, and having to up your parenting game.
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Each month, a different blogger submits the picture that we caption. This month's picture was submitted by me. The star of the photo, as usual, is none other than Gigi herself. I snapped it during one of our Mommy Daughter dates, at our favorite Boba Tea cafe. It is a place that we love to spend time at together, and just thinking about it right now, m…

Whole New Light #UseYourWords

Welcome to December's Use Your Words post. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.


My words are:  holiday ~ celebrate ~ bittersweet ~ heavy ~ love
It was submitted by: https://Bakinginatornado.com (You rock, Karen!!)
So, the moment I saw these words, I was like wow. I mean, if you think about my life these past few months, and you look at these words, you cannot help but see they are perfect for me. I normally like to have some plan for Use Your Words posts, and occasionally, I just kind of wing it. I am not necessarily going to wing this, but I am just going to write whatever comes to mind. These words really are perfect, for m…

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When I first heard the topic jolly, my first thought was Santa. My second thought was making others jolly. So, that is what I am giving y'all today. Ideas on how to make other people jolly!! If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Leave them in the comment section for me.

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Right to Remain Silent #SecretSubjectSwap

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My “Secret Subject” is: The proverbial good girl from next door who was a girl scouts leader and worked for the municipal administration. (INSERT NAME) was arrested by police last night. What happened?
It was submitted by: https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch (Thank you, T!)
What?! You did not hear what happened to Marlee?! Well, let me fill you in... So, she heard that there was a huge crowd of people outside of the Immigration office, and they were protesting against the horrible treatment of the detained children. So, of course she went over there and joined in. She understands that this country was founded by immigrants, and that our ancestors, for most of us, were immigrants. She understands that the children and adults being detained are h…