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I don't drink coffee but I am a mom ...

Guess what?!

I am going to have a brag a little bit …. but there is a point to it …

This is the second Friday in a row that my blog and I have been featured on other blogs! I am so thankful for the kind words!

Last Friday, I was the featured blogger on Coffee Friday on The Coffee Shop blog! And I don’t even drink coffee! :) Paloma has a wonderful way of providing a warm and welcoming place through her blog.

Of course she shares stuff about coffee and yummy recipes, but there is just something about the way she writes that can bring people in even if they don’t drink coffee …. or at least that is what happened for me!

I love what she says about her blog (and I promise I wrote my feelings above not even realizing what she had written on the Why tab):

Don’t you love a good Coffee Shop? What do you think about when you think of your favorite one? I think of friends, good coffee (chocolate or tea!), I think of great atmosphere, books, and great desserts, I think of long conversations or silence and inner thoughts! But with the hectic life we live it is hard to go often to a Coffee Shop (and not always affordable). As a mom, I don’t know how long it’s been since I last took time to go out just to have a cup of Coffee… That’s how I got the idea to bring that “atmosphere” to my own home (you can do the same whether you are at home or work)… you won’t need to go out to have a good cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer to drink), if you are like me… you are welcome to join, sit back, relax and enjoy! Sometimes you’ll see familiar faces of fellow bloggers,  we’ll talk about books and/or movies or just share recipes! We can talk about kids and summer, music and laugh (or even cry together) This is YOUR Coffee Shop, you make it what it is… So Grab your cup and Enjoy with us! 

Another thing that I like about her blog is her Coffee Friday posts. If you have included coffee or anything related to coffee in a post that week, you can link it there. I have started challenging myself to find ways I can work in the word coffee into posts even though I don’t drink it!

Today I am the featured Guest Reviewer on Children’s Book Reviews by Kids and Their Grown-Ups … well I guess my daughter and I are guest reviewers.

We got to choose a book that she really enjoys and then each give our own summary of it as well as a star rating! Madalyn and I chose to do a review of We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems.  I love the way these reviews promote and support family literacy and encourages readers, young and not-so-young, to think about what they are reading and why.

Here is a portion of the About page from this website:

Welcome to our website!  We are a mother-daughter team who love to read.  We wanted to created a space where kids under the age of 13 (sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, stepkids) and their grown-ups (mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, aunt, uncle, babysitter) can share their opinions about some of the books they’ve read. … As an added bonus, this site provides children the opportunity to develop critical thinking and writing skills – - skills which go hand-in-hand with reading.

It is also great to be able to look at reviews from other kids and their grown-ups when choosing a new book to start!

We all need to recognize the good things that are going on all around us and celebrate them!

I think that both of these bloggers are doing wonderful things with their blogs!

And I am so thankful that I got to be a little piece in those puzzles!


Reader Comments (6)

Congratulations! It feels so good to expand and be appreciated! So glad you had so many opportunities to spread your voice this week! How cool!

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pants

You are a great blogging friend! ;) It's been an honor to work with you! Big Hugs!

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaloma

Look at you! Two guest writing gigs in one week! Awesome! (and a special bonus for me because both site are new discoveries! I love that!)
My husband doesn't drink coffee either. I don't know how you guys survive!! --Lisa

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dose of Reality

What a fun couple of weeks for you. And how wonderful that you are giving back by promoting their blogs. It's a kind thing to do.

Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermisssrobin

How exciting! You deserve it, Melissa. You are a great sharer. ;-)

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter@eliza_peterson

Congrats on double the exposure! It is definitely well-deserved :)

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgina

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