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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!!
Baking In A Tornadohttps://www.bakinginatornado.com
Climaxedhttps://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
Wandering Web Designerhttps://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog

New Leaf #BlogWithFriends

Welcome to January's Blog with Friends post!! This is our first Blog with Friends round-up of 2019, and fittingly, our theme for this month is New Year. If you are not familiar with our Blog with Friends Round-ups, it really is a simple concept. We get together and choose a theme, and then we all create posts based on that theme. The posts can be anything that the theme inspires in the blogger. You may read a post and find poetry, a recipe, a DIY project, a craft, a sewing creation, a short story, or just random rambling. Any of the above, and any of a million other possibilities.



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

Welcome to the first Secret Subject Swap of 2019. This week six awesome bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 




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.
If I discipline her, and it hurts her, that in turn hurts me. Plu…