Sunday, May 1, 2011

31 Days Closer to Your Kids {giveaway}

Shelly Final

When Sandy asked me to join with five other bloggers in a month-long series, I immediately said, "I'm in!" I didn't actually think about the fact that I'd have to write a post every single day for a month.

Whoo boy!

This is going to be a challenge for me, but hopefully a good one . . . and one that will benefit all of us.

I'm so excited about the topic I've chosen: "31 Days Closer to Your Kids" because, as you know if you've been around here for a while, it's a topic I'm fairly passionate about. As my girls have grown I've come to realize more and more that our time with our kids is short and maintaining a relationship with them is not something that always comes automatically. Just because they live under our roof doesn’t mean we’re always connecting with them. Over the next 31 days, I’ll share some practical tips to help you grow closer to your kids.

As I said, there are six of us doing this "31 Days Closer . . . " series. I am blessed to be counted among these amazing women. You need to go check out their stories.

Jen at Finding Heaven
31 Days Closer to Hearing God's Voice
God speaks to us. He wants us to sit at His feet and let His Words wash over us. But sometimes, a whole lotta junk gets in the way of us actually hearing what He has to say. Over the next 31 days, we are going to practice getting our baggage out of the ways so that our heart is prepared to listen to what He has to say.

Melanie at the Bella~Mella
31 Days Closer to A Cuter You
Have you had that moment yet? You know the one where you unexpectedly catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror? Yeah…THAT one. If you grimaced instead of grinned, join me for the next 31 days for 31 tips and tricks to tweak your look and come closer to a cuter you!

Sandy at The Amazing Adventures of Fitness Friday Girl
31 Days Closer to Health, Wellness and Bathing Suit Season
It’s the little things. All the little things you do in a day either contribute to your health …or not. Whether your goal is to feel better, drop a few pounds or just strut more confidently in your bathing suit, we’ll cover all the little things you can do to get closer to your goal by June 1st!

Missy at It’s Almost Naptime
31 Days Closer to a New Home
You don’t need to move to get a “new home.” I am going to reorganize and redecorate the one I have. In the next 31 days, I will stop the procrastination and tackle all those little projects I’ve been putting off. So this summer, I can sit back and enjoy my family. Join me.

Lisa Smith at Glad Chatter
31 Days Closer to the Life You Always Wanted
If you have ever found yourself saying things like one day I'll print out those pictures and hang them on the wall, organize my bookshelf, have a usable filing system, throw awesome birthday parties for my kids, make a living by doing my passion or become a runner, this series is for you. When cancer threatened to take the life I had, I decided it was high time I started living the life I had always wanted.

Now here's some more good news. To kick off our series, we're all hosting a Big Fantastical Give-Away!!!

To be eligible for the giveaway, read the rules carefully.

1. You must tell someone about the “31 Day Closer to” series. Post about it on your blog. Link to us on Facebook. Send a Tweet or an e-mail. Just something computer-like to spread the word.

2. Leave a comment on the blog saying that you did. Be sure to include your e-mail so we can contact you.

3. One entry/comment per person.

4. Comment must be on the blog, not on Facebook. (Thank you for not making me look multiple places.)

5. You may enter once on each blog (for a total of 6 entries possible).

6. Entries must be submitted by Midnight on Monday, May 2nd.

7. Winners will be announced Wednesday, May 4th.

We’ll draw one random winner per blog, and each winner will receive one of the following prizes:

$25 Ikea Gift Card

$10 Starbucks Gift Card

an original charcoal art piece, by Jen Ferguson

an original picture frame designed by
The Chubby Dove

$25 Target Gift Card

Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad, by Shari Braendel

It's May. It's almost summer. And it's time for a giant blog party!!!

See you tomorrow . . . and every day this month!

P.S. The best way to get the post every day is to subscribe via e-mail or follow in a reader. It's quick, it's fun, it's free. Head on over there -------> to sign up!



  1. tweet:

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    Thank you!

  2. Now I’m not a mom like you – I don’t have a family, just Laska the love kitty, so I’m not near as busy. But I do have two blogs – and so the thought of “one post a day” – that’s just dreamy to me – since I have to write two every day :) I’m not a give-away kind of guy. SO no need for me to be entered. Oh, and by the way, of all the “closer to” series – I like your topic the best. Not a surprise to me. God Bless and keep you and all of yours Shelly. ♥✞ღ

  3. What an awesome series choice. I'll DEFINIETELY be following every word you write. And thank you so much for letting me know the other blogs too. There are some great ones that I'll be taking a lot at right away.


  4. Thanks so much...posted on my

  5. I posted about the 31 days on my blog...count me in:)

  6. posted on fb
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


  8. This is a great topic idea. I can really use this!! :) I posted on Facebook.
    mlhummy at yahoo dot com

  9. Looking forward to this month...posted on my blog this morning.

  10. I added all your blogs so I can read all 6 and posted a blog about your sites. Im excited to read!!!

  11. i am really looking forward to reading your blog. Even though my children are (almost) 5 and 7, I know that I can learn from an experienced mother.

  12. This is going to be an awesome series. You say "fairly passionate" about this topic. BAHAAHAHA. You burn with it, my friend. Posted on twitter from beverlyspeaks

    I love give-aways,gr8 reading & family.Check out "31 Days Closer to Your Kids"

  13. So glad you are doing this series, it's totally what's been on my heart all week! I follow Missy at "It's Almost Naptime", and check into almost anything she links to. Loved the first post about listening - probably no better place to start. I posted a link to your blog on Facebook and hope some other moms will be joining us on this 31 day walk on the wild side!

    Came over from Missy's. I definitely need this series. :)
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

  15. Looking forward to the series.
    Posted on Twitter, FB, & Blog...

  16. tweeted, hope its not too late. it's already tuesday in singapore

  17. I love the series and post about it on FB,on my blog and in an online group!