30 April Vlogging Prompts

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Vlogging prompts are a great way to develop video content ideas for your YouTube channel! Use them to inspire consistency and fuel that creative mind! Below is a list of 30 April vlogging prompts, peek back in next month for a fresh May list!

30 April Vlogging Prompts

1. April 1st is April Fool’s Day. Capture a fun joke and share it!
2. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.
3. Share the books you read in February…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
4. Attempt an Easter inspired nail art tutorial.
5. March favorites haul! Share some of your favorite March finds.Create an Easter inspired craft.
6. Complete the Happy Easter YouTube Tag (questions here)

7. Taste test! Pick something up at the grocery store that you have never tried before and film yourself tasting it for the first time.
8. April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day. Take us to your zoo!
9. Easter haul and/or recap.
10. Film yourself doing something (anything) with one of your kids.
11. Show us what you love most about your neighborhood.
12. Complete the I Heart Spring YouTube Tag (questions here)

13. Share your favorite fashion trend this Spring.
14. Things kids do that drive you crazy.
15. April 15th is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day. Make it!
16. Share a recipe that somehow incorporates peeps.
17. Show us a hidden talent!
18. Raising My Child YouTube Tag (questions here)

19. Show us something you got at the thrift shop!
20. What are your kids really into right now?
21. Look at the last handful of comments you’ve received on your videos and create a video response to them.
22. April 22nd is National Earth Day…do something earthy. I don’t know…make a compost pile or something.
23. Current events and celeb news…talk about something that’s on your mind.
24. The Pizza Challenge!(examples here)

25. Tell us who you would invite to your celebrity dinner.
26. Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
27. Show us how do something.
28. Make a video about anything…from a table in your kitchen.
29. April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day…you know what to do.
30. Share what you did over Spring Break.

Have a great month and happy vlogging!

Click here for a collection of more fun YouTube Tags!

Easter Choc-Tail Cocktail

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I saw this pin on Pinterest and just knew I had to make it my drink for the weekend. I was surprised to find it actually worked, and even more surprised to find that it was actually tasty. I need to stock up on hollow chocolate Easter bunnies so this can be a drink option all year long. Come Christmas time I’ll be glad I kept them around!:


(video here)

Full recipe at Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily!

Have a great weekend!

Writer’s Workshop: Jesus Is Punking Me

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1. A time you were tricked.

If Jesus is punking me, He does it in the form of sending vacuum salespeople to my door repeatedly. I’ve mentioned before how these people drive me crazy. I was tricked into letting them in once and my husband let them in a second time and they do. not. leave.

Now when they come to the door I’m like “Nope, SCRAM!”

On SuperBowl Sunday a gal came to the house in SeaHawks gear and was all, “Hey I’m a Hawk fan too and can’t wait to get home to watch the game today. Here’s a free SeaHawks key chain because Go Hawks! Can I come in and clean your carpet?”

And I was all, “Mmmm…thanks but no.”

And she was all, “You mean yes right?”

And I was all, “I actually despise Kirby because in the past we have let people in and they just don’t take no for an answer. It’s really hard to get them to leave at that point.”

And she was all, “But I can come in right?”

And I was all, “See what you’re doing right there? You’ve been trained well, but please go away.”

And then she TOOK THE KEY CHAIN BACK.

One week later there was a knock at the door. Instead of answering it like an adult, I ducked down in front of it to wait for the stranger to leave. My dogs were barking like crazy and the stranger KEPT knocking. I was sure it was the vacuum people again so I stayed in the squatting position as beads of sweat formed upon my brow.

My heart was racing only to find out later the people knocking on my door were neighbor kids who had gotten locked out of their house and needed a place to stay.

Do you SEE what the vacuum people have done to me?

I apologized to them and explained that I had waited for them to leave because I thought they were with Kirby and they were all, “We stood at your door for a really long time…like 15 minutes. Were you crouched inside that whole time.”

They got a good laugh out of that but then informed me that the same SeaHawk vacuum lady had been to their house and the neighborhood watch reported her. She wasn’t even WITH Kirby. She was part of a robber ring that scopes out houses and comes back to steal things. Allegedly.

I feel super safe.

I wish I could end my story there, but ANOTHER vacuum guy came over this past weekend and he was all, “boy it’s raining like crazy. I would love to come in out of this rain and clean a room for you!”

And I was all, “Mmmm…thanks but no.”

And he was all, “If I clean 10 rooms I win a trip to Kauai!”

And I was all, “Yeah I don’t care.”

And he was all, “We’re friendly and just want to do a nice deed for you!”

And I was all, “Did you know there are people posing as vacuum salespeople, but are actually scoping out the houses to steal things? Our entire neighborhood is on alert.”

And he was all, “What!?! Well that sure makes my honest job hard to do! Hahaha!”

And I was all, “Yeah, so you might want to go to a different neighborhood since we’re ALL onto you.”

And he was all, “That’s really messed up…but can I clean one room?”

Damn tricky salespeople. They got me once…they’re not getting me again!

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1. A time you were tricked.
2. I wish I could…
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Fired.
4. What was the occasion? Write about the last time you stayed in a hotel.
5. March 20th is the first day of Spring! What are you looking forward to?

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Writer’s Workshop: I Need Summer

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6. Is it summer time yet? Dig into your archives and share some favorite summer moments you’d like to relive.

I am counting down the days until Summer.

Not because of the beautiful weather…although that’s nice too.

Not because my kids will be home all day everyday…Lord knows that’s more difficult than I had anticipated.

Not because we’re going on any beachy vacations.

And certainly not because I’m tired of snow. We’ve had ONE snow day this year.

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I’m counting down the days until Summer because about this time every year my kids stop wanting to GO to school and a couple of them have figured out that when push comes to shove, I can’t physically force them to go to school. Well…I CAN, but I’ve done that before and it traumatizes my day. So I won’t.

I have one child I hold my breath for every. single. morning. Will it be a struggle? Will she go happily? Is she okay?

Another child who goes happily, but randomly decides to try out the first child’s stay home strategy.

The third child has not caught on to the fact that playing the sick card puts me into a terribly uncomfortable guessing game. And I cannot believe he’s the one giving me the least amount of trouble at this point.

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The truth of the matter is, I personally don’t mind if my kids need a mental health day. Or if they need an extra sick day to recover from their sick days. My core personality does not feel like I need to pressure my kids to NEVER MISS A DAY OF SCHOOL. I’m pretty relaxed. Hell, if Maile wants to live in her purple bedroom for the rest of her life, I’m happy to continue vacuuming it for her.

The problem is, I have my own anxiety issues. I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO THE FRONT DESK LADY. I don’t want to explain why the kids are absent. I don’t want to email the teachers. I don’t want a letter alerting me of too many absences. I don’t want to sit down with the school counselor or the principal or the lunch lady or ANYONE.

I want to be a recluse. In my home. With the Internet.

Sure I put on my pleasant face, I wave and behave as regular adults should behave, but I don’t really want to be thrown into the position to “advocate” for anyone. That’s not my area. For heavens sake, I can’t even order a pizza without a fluttering of nerves in my stomach (or is that hunger?) that’s anticipating a pick up from the 17-year-old delivery boy.

My kids need Summer. They’re falling apart over here.

I need Summer.

I need it like a small kitten needs a lactating mother.

How many more sleeps?

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Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1. A memorable date.
2. How your parents met.
3. Something you learned from your child.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: shattered.
5. Something you learned in February.
6. Is summer time yet? Dig into your archives and share some favorite summer moments you’d like to relive.

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Writing Prompts For 02.26

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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. Husbands. A post that hopefully will not get you in trouble.
2. An ordinary day told by photos.
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: magic.
4. What did they get into now? Describe a time your toddler got into something they shouldn’t have.
5. Analyze a popular song you heard on the radio (present or past) what exactly does it all mean?
6. Share 7 gifs that best express what makes you happy.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“All I did was to introduce him to this universe, they gave him what I was unable to all those years ago; they loved someone else’s child as their own. ” -Another Cookie Please

“I downed the pills but/I can’t sedate the noise.” -Something Something

“I watched her.Children ran by, cars avoided her, and people walked by not noticing.”-Just The Stuff Ya Know

“And then you actually start chemo, and everything you panicked about seems…routine.” -Not Just Another Mother Blogger

“Don’t even bother painting your nails while your kids are awake.” -Mom For Less

Writer’s Workshop: Like A Loon

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3. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou -Now write.

When my husband walks through the door I scream, “Honey!!! Honey!!” in the most obnoxious high pitched voice.

I do it for the dogs. Because when any of us come home they get so excited and jump all over us. It’s my way of alerting them that he’s here and sure enough they come running over to trample him in the doorway every time.

It’s gotten to the point where all I have to do is see his car and say, “honey??” and they start thumping their tales because they know what’s coming.

Pat recently mentioned how endearing he finds my daily welcoming.

Ahhhh home.

Where I can behave like a loon and be loved not just in spite of it, but for it.

No place I’d rather be.

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Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1. Name 8 people/places/or things you’d like to give a virtual Valentine to.
2. Share a favorite Valentine’s tradition
3. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou -Now write.
4. February 12th is National Plum Pudding Day…share a recipe!
5. Write a poem to your love for Valentine’s Day.

Link up!:



Vlogging Prompts For 02.18

Vlogging Prompts

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 02/18 Link up:

1. Attempt a pin you saw on Pinterest.
2. A Day In The Life: Valentine’s Day Recap
3. Share a recipe that somehow incorporates chocolate.
4. February 18th is National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day. Get cooking!
5.  Complete the Happily Married YouTube Tag! (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!