Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A to Z Blogging Challenge

A is for...All About the A to Z Challenge! 

I'm so excited to be starting the A to Z Blogging Challenge today! I will be blogging every Monday through Saturday in April, with the theme of each entry corresponding with the letter of the day. I'm so excited to blog this month! I love to write but due to "life circumstances" haven't been writing as much the last year or so (read more about me at About Shelly and the "Nebraska Family Times"). 

My theme for the month is "lists"; the main part of each entry will be a list of bullet points. I tend to be wordy in my writing, so this will be a challenge for me! My goal is to give you practical information you can put to use immediately (Favorite Financial Sites and Advice, How to say "NO", Making Sunday a Day of Rest), with a few fun lists thrown in (the letter "Q" will feature a list of my quirks, and I'll ask you to share some of your quirks too!). 

I'm re-writing the book that inspired this blog; I wrote Home is Where the Mom Is; A Christian Mom's Guide to Caring for Herself, Her Family and Her Home several years ago. I've talked to several moms in just the last few days and my conversations with them solidified my decision to make the book into downloadable form. I love being a mom, and now that I'm in a different phase of my life (read more about that by clicking the link above, "About Shelly and the "Nebraska Family Times"") I especially want to encourage moms whose kids are young and at home with them.  

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This Month My Blogging Entries will Include: 
  • Lists that will deepen your faith (Developing a Personal Relationship with God, Making Sunday a Day of Rest)
  • Lists that will help moms (Life Skills to Teach Kids, Preparing for Sick Days)
  • Lists that will make your life easier (Favorite Financial Sites and Advice, How to Say "NO")
  • Lists that will make you laugh (Quirks)
  • Giveaways! Comment on selected posts and you'll be in the drawing to receive a selection of devotion books and accessories! Several will be given away so check every day! 
I look forward to blogging (almost) every day--and hope you enjoy reading my posts! 


  1. All of your topics sound interesting. Looking forward to reading them. Great ideas! I'm a mom too. Happy A to Z-ing!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I look forward to checking out your blog too!

  2. Good luck in the Challenge!

    An A to Z Blog Participant - http://www.fantasyblog.ciaraballintyne.com

  3. Looking forward to reading your posts this year.

    1. Thanks, Melanie! I hope you enjoy the posts. Will be checking out your blog tomorrow!

  4. This topic speaks to my list-making heart! I'll definitely be back to see what you have for us each day!
    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge.

    1. I hope you enjoy my lists, Sabrina! They are fun to make. I'll be checking out your blog tomorrow!


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