December 30, 2014

More Blogs In 2015


Hope to see more of y’all in 2015!

I enjoy adding blogs to the directory. Introducing new blogs, featuring a blog of the week, blog of the month, blog of the quarter – It’s just fun!

I also enjoy reading along in my news reader and chiming in on topics that peak all of our interests. Dialoging with other Bloggers on the web – It’s what makes my day!

I’ll be digging through the directory this week to see what’s happening over on your neck of the woods. You can find me on Blog Mommas (Of course!), Domestic Divapalooza, I Am Pooped, and Stretching My Faith.

My hope for 2015 is to grow the directory, increase the networking, and meet some new Bloggers.

If you’d like to list your blog and join in on all this blog networking fun – HOLLA!

Happy New Year!!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas: A Blog Surprise!


Guess What?? :)


Now’s your chance to have your blog listed on the front of Blog Mommas for as many months to match as many people as you recruit to join our directory!

Here’s what you do –


1. Make sure you’re linking to Blog Mommas from the front of your blog. You can do this by listing Blog Mommas in your Blogroll or posting a Blog Momma’s button somewhere on the front of your home page. Just make sure it’s prominent enough that I can find the link.

2. Be sure and ‘like’ the Blog Mommas facebook page!

3. Invite your blog friends to join Blog Mommas. For every blog friend you refer that will be the number of months your blog is featured prominently on the Blog Mommas home page.

For example –


If Betsy Joe writes me and says that Billy Bob recommended she join Blog Mommas then Billy Bob will be featured for 1 month in the side bar at the top of the page.

If Betsy Joe and Peggy Sue says that Billy Bob recommended they join Blog Mommas then Billy Bob will be featured for 2 months in the side bar at the top of the page.

And so forth and so on…

Get the picture?? :)


This Blog Surprise will end at 12:00 am January 2, 2015

What are you waiting for! Go tell all your blog friends. Have them tell their blog friends, and their blog friends, etc.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

November 17, 2014

October 15, 2014

Ello – Have you tried it yet?


My husband sent me an Ello invitation a couple of weeks ago.

I am curious when it comes to social networking and willing to try just about anything to take a break from Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Right now Ello is by invitation only.

Would you like an invitation to try Ello?

I have 3 Ello invites left.

Graphic by Ello.co

October 3, 2014

Blog of the Quarter: Carolee Crafts



We've Got It All Sewn Up!

Follow Carolee Crafts: 

Bloglovin'
Pinterest

Listed Under: 

Businesses
Moms A-L

Want to link up? 
Add Blog Mommas 
To your blog

June 19, 2014

Blog of the Week: A Houseful of Boys!


A Houseful of Boys!

Tell a blog buddy about Blog Mommas!!

There's lots of room for featuring blogs around these parts.. :)

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend


Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

May 22, 2014

When was the last time you blogged?


I know life gets busy and sometimes we don’t have time to update our blogs. I understand it, sometimes we get preoccupied with other things, or we run out of things to write about—life happens.

One of the things I want to make sure we are doing around Blog Mommas is listing blogs that other people can find that are time sensitive and relevant to what people are searching for in blogland. I don’t want our blog directory to get bogged down with links that lead to nowhere—know what I mean?

Sometimes it’s good to take a break, go on vacation, but if you’ve been away from your blog long before 2014 then I’ve got to make some changes. I don’t want people to be frustrated because they can’t find any blogs that have recent posts.

I was looking at my twitter account today and noticed I was following someone that had not tweeted since 2009. That was 5 years ago! That got me thinking an awful lot about Blog Mommas and how I want people out there to be able to find some recent creations—know what I mean?

What I’m going to do is go ahead and remove some of these outdated links from our directory but don’t worry. Some of you may decide to return to blogging later on down the road. If that’s the case, we’ll be here for you. Send me an e-mail letting me know you’ve found that spark again and we’ll get you added back to the directory—Easy Peasy!

We’ll RE-introduce your blog and you’ll go right back into the blog box for your chance to be featured as Blog of the Week, Blog of the Month, or Blog of the Quarter. We’ll just keep on featuring blogs like we have been only they won’t be from 2011 with nothing new to see or read.

I know you guys understand where I’m coming from. I’m just trying to make Blog Mommas one of the best kept blog jewels in the blogosphere. I want this place to be about timely up-to-date blogs with lots of cool topics for readers and bloggers alike!

If you have any other ideas or suggestions for Blog Mommas please let me know. You are welcome to leave a comment and tell me what you think OR you can use the message form in the sidebar to send me a private note. If you’re writing to ask me to RE-add your blog to the directory please make sure you are linking to Blog Mommas before you send in your request.

Thanks and Happy Blogging!!! :)

May 17, 2014

Your Help Gives Hope!


My daughter and I are walking to help raise money for mental illnesses as we know families who have been personally affected. It would mean the world to me if you could donate a little something to this important cause. You can click the link to make a donation. Please share this post to help spread the word. Your help gives hope! Thank You!

April 28, 2014

Blog of the Week: Garage Sale GrOOve



Link to Blog Mommas
Send in your blog
You'll get listed in the directory
And featured!
The contact form is
In the sidebar
On the right hand side
Of the page
HAPPY MONDAY,
Y'ALL!! :)

April 23, 2014

Blog of the Week: MustardSeedFaith4Me



Link to Blog Mommas
Let me know you did 
Contact form is in the sidebar
I can't wait to hear from you! :)

April 14, 2014

April 3, 2014

Blog of the Week is Baaaaaack!


Remember when I ran out of new blogs to feature for Blog of the Week? I’ve decided to keep on featuring blogs. Even if your blog has been in the spotlight before I plan to keep going with the blog featuring fun.

Every week I will draw a Blog of the Week right out of the Blog Box. If I’ve featured you in the past with a blog posting then I will add the link to your blog in the sidebar. If you’ve never been featured before then I’ll go ahead and create a post specifically for your blog to be shared so you’ll show up in blog readers everywhere.

For those blogs who have enjoyed being drawn for Blog of the Week, Blog of the Month, and Blog of the Quarter please don’t worry because your blog featuring days are NOT over. As the months and weeks pass and we continue to draw blogs we will toss your blog back into the Blog Box to be drawn again. I’ll just keep drawing and featuring blogs until the cows come home!!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Blog Mommas! :)
And Blog Poppas, too! 

January 23, 2014

Check Out Garage Sale Groove


Check out Garage Sale Groove! Garage Sale Groove is the newest blog to be added to our Blog Directory!! Garage Sale Groove sounds like a FUN one, too. Who doesn't love going to garage sales?

All About Garage Sale Groove

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will check out this new addition to our blog collection. I'm excited to network with all of you and hope you will invite your blog friends to park their blogs right here on Blog Mommas!! Yay!!!

January 13, 2014

Say Hello to Euchre Fun


I want to welcome Euchre Fun to the Blog Directory!

It will probably come as no surprise that I LOVE to play Euchre!! I learned to play Euchre as a teen and have enjoyed it ever since.

Ream more about Joann

Learn more about Euchre

Euchre Fun is our our first blog introduction of 2014! Woohoo!

Invite your blog friends to join our directory. The more the merrier!

January 7, 2014

10 On Tues: Happy New Year!


1. Happy New Year, Blog Mommas! And everyone else who Blogs, too!! Hope you are off to a great start. I thought it would be fun to introduce a new Tuesday Blog Meme in case you were looking for something to write about or participate in on Tuesdays. You know, I have no idea where this particular Blog Meme originates from; I just know it’s one I keep coming back to. All you do is list 10 things on your blog that has been on your mind. It’s a great way to catch people up when you don’t feel like writing a ton. Sometimes I will post ten pictures depending on my mood. Maybe Ten on Tuesdays is something you will enjoy setting up on your blog. What are some other fun Blog Memes you know of?

2. We are off to a great start around here. We’ve announced Blog of the Month. Be sure and stop by Linda’s Lunacy to congratulate her or just to say HI!

3. As a blogger in 2014 I hope to be more of an encouragement to all of you in support of your writing. I know I don’t always have time to leave a comment on everyone’s blogs but maybe this year I can figure out a way to do more of that. I know leaving comments is a great way to encourage, motivate, and just let other bloggers know what they are blogging about matters. Maybe we can talk more about what grows a readership. What do you think it is? Is there something that turns you off about blogging that keeps you from commenting? What are some positive things you look for in a blog? How about networking? Do you enjoy networking with other bloggers? I know I DO!

4. I have 4 blogs for 4 different things. I've thought about combining them all but then for me it would just be a big blur. There are some things I prefer to keep separate. I've been pretty consistent with these 4 blogs for awhile now. Here they are along with a snippet as to what you can look for on these blogs: a.) Blog Mommas, You already know about this one. It's a blog directory!! b.) Domestic Divapalooza, This is my blog about politics and hot topics of the day. c.) I Am Pooped, This one is a little bit about my family life. Sometimes I will blog certain things based on my mood or certain revelations. I've been through a lot in my life and when I touch on some of those things this is where I put it. d.) Stretching My Faith, That's my faith blog. I've been reading through the bible for awhile now and when something moves me or I have a question this is where I put those ideas. Well, those are my 4 blogs. How about you?? Do you have something similar going on? If you have a blog that kind of fits with one of mine and you are interested in networking with me further I'd love to connect by listing each other's blogs. Who knows? We might meet even more bloggers this way. You never know!?

5. Are you still with me? I know I have written A LOT already. Okay, if you’re still with me here are ten fun facts you probably didn’t know about me before today: I love the Little Debbie Mini Powdered Donuts, I’m a happily married stay-at-home Mom of three girls, the ages of my children range from 22 to 10 to 8 years old, My husband and I recently became licensed foster care parents, I am a Bible-believing Christian, I am half-Greek, My goal this year is to lose 40 pounds, I still haven’t put away all our Christmas decorations, I am blogging from Nebraska the Good Life, I love and married my best friend. And there you have it, ten quick fun facts about yours truly!!

6. Social Networking is a big part of my life. Sometimes I think it’s TOO big but then I just reel myself in and put my devices down. Like today, I really need to put Christmas away and get some things done around here but I am determined to write this blog post! What is it about social networking that keeps us all connected? I know I LOVE social networking. I LOVE it so much I gave it up for lent last year and I’m not even Catholic! LOL Sometimes I learn what is going on in the world faster than the news media or the newspaper can dish it out. Here are some of my favorite social networking tools: Blogs (Of course!), Feedly (How I read my blogs), Forums, Facebook, Google+, My Fitness Pal, Pinterest, and Twitter. What are some of your favorite social networking tools?

7. Have you 'liked' Blog Mommas on Facebook yet? Please head on over there right now and give it a whirl! Seriously, I want to thank you for liking Blog Mommas on Facebook. We’ve been growing pretty steadily now and I think it might be reaching more bloggers for all of us to get to know. I’m hoping to get more people talking about their blogs and more ways we can network with one another. I think the key is going to be getting more bloggers to connect with one another. I think it’s a great way to support the effort, don’t you?

8. It’s a brand new day. It’s a brand new year!! What are some New Year Resolutions you’ve come up with for 2014? I know that in the past I have come up with things like lowering my expectations, prioritizing, reading more of my bible—you get the idea. This year I am determined to lose 40 lbs. I am determined to fit into my skinny jeans again but I don’t want to be too skinny. I just want to lose the weight and feel healthier, more energized. I want to improve my overall health and lower my BMI. So far I have been working out pretty well. I’m also listening to my body and taking a break when I’m feeling sore. Like yesterday, I didn’t exercise. I had done a workout the day before that consisted of a lot of squats and my legs are pretty SORE. But, I am determined to lose this weight once and for all. I don’t know what is different about this year. I think it’s because I’m in a better place and I understand more of what God’s will is for my life. If you’re trying to lose weight too, I would love to connect with you on that one. So far I am tracking my exercise on My Fitness Pal. I haven’t been tracking my food because for me it gets to be a bit tedious. So for now, I’m just tracking my exercise. Even though I don’t track my food on paper I am lowering my portions slowly but surely. I am in NO way doing any special diets. I’m just trying to eat cleaner as well as consume enough calories to fuel my workouts.

9. Skinny jeans here I come!!! :)

10. Happy New Year to everyone on Blog Mommas!! May all your dreams and wishes come true. XXOO