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3.) Show us water.

Maui with kids…I recommend it. During the second leg of our Hawaii trip we stayed in a condo instead of a hotel to save on price and I am SOLD on condo living. We had more space, a kitchen, access to a private beach and just feet away from a swimming pool. It was heaven. Take a look at what else we were busy doing in Maui!:


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This week I’m featuring the adorable Jenni Chiu because she joined Stitch Fix and I love seeing what people unbox with that service. I have to admit I have severe caridigan envy after seeing what she got:


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Check out Jenni on YouTube and Subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Talk about your worst dental experience.
2.) Share an embarrassing story.
3.) Show us water.
4.) This Or That Summer Edition Tag (inspired by dreamflight6000)
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.



Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Share something to do with bored kids.
2.) Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest.
3.) Show us something you got in the mail.
4.) Tell us about a time you were teased.
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 07/16 Link up:

1.) Share something to do with bored kids.
2.) Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest.
3.) Show us something you got in the mail.
4.) Tell us about a time you were teased.
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Writing Prompts 07.08

July 7, 2014

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Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1.) Have you ever felt that life was getting in the way of a big goal? Did you end up giving up or pressing forward? (inspired by Crissy)
2.) 10 ways to cool off on a hot day.
3.) An app you love.
4.) If you could have any super mom power, what would it be?
5.) A blog post inspired by the word: glistening

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“We are known throughout the world as peacekeepers and are welcome everywhere we go.” -A Day In The Life Of Kat

“The day has finally arrived….I am no longer a mother of a high-schooler.” -mj dot com

“I so badly need that independence.” -Outmumbered

“As I felt that wave of comfort wash over me, it dawned on me that with the letting go of some forms of comfort, I was making room for new consolations.” -My Memory Art

“It was very time consuming to boil enough water for two people and a dog. I can’t imagine boiling it for an entire family.” -Wit And Wanderings

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The videos for SheKnows Mommalogues got a little makeover that I really like. Instead of featuring just one person’s answer the videos now combine a variety of Mommaloguers answers. This week they had us go through a list of questions about America in a fun version of “Are You Smarter Than A Mommaloguer”.

The short answer is that you are more than likley much smarter than me, but you can see for yourself where you rank with the others:


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Also On Mommalogues this week:

Baby Butts On Facebook, Too Cute Or TMI?
What should schools do about teachers accused of bad behavior?
If you could pick a celebrity to be your own mother, who would it be?
Should preschool be mandatory?
What is the worst job you ever had?

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Pinterest inspired me to create edible American flags for the 4th of July. I know it’s in poor taste to burn a flag, but I’ve never heard anything negative about consuming one, so that’s exactly what I did.

With a little frosting, berries, licorice, marshmallows and graham crackers you can eat your own American flags too.

Take a look at how I put my 4th of July Graham Cracker Flags together over at The Stir!