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Liebster Award

Published June 19, 2018 by lynn k scott

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Laura at at All The Shoes I Wear.  I believe this is my second (or third – can’t remember) nomination.  It’s always humbling when someone thinks your blog is worth mentioning and/or sharing.  It’s truly appreciated knowing my writing touches people.

what the award is….

The Liebster is an award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

THE RULES

Thank the person who nominated you

Answer the questions about yourself provided by your nominator

Nominate 5-11 fellow bloggers with fewer than 1000 followers who you think deserve the award

Create a new list of questions for your nominees

List the rules in your post

Let your nominees know of your nomination personally

Questions:

1. Name an instance where you laughed at yourself.

When I had a smidgen too much to drink at a Tim McGraw concert and tried to climb over a seat and landed on my butt and everyone on the lawn saw my uncoordinated effort.  Couldn’t do much else but laugh.

2. what song would you dedicate to someone that you don’t care for?

“Wide Awake” by Katy Perry

3. what’s the first book you ever loved?

“The Far Pavilions” by M .M. Kaye  It’s a great novel; esp. if you like historical fiction.

4. which of your posts would you love to share? post link here.

While I’ve made progress with my children, my oldest still “keeps it real” for me.  More fraud was discovered against my ex, I’m down to the last $900 I owe him for attorney fees.  Domestic Violence keeps its power with silence.  I survived a horrible ordeal, but I will not keep quiet.  I do put some of the blame on the criminal and family courts.  Victims are continually revictimized and the abusers have more rights than those they hurt:  Breaking the Cycle is Painful

5. What was the worse holiday you ever had and why?

Christmas 2013.  My mom had passed on June 25, 2013 and that Christmas was exactly six-months after we lost her.  She LOVED that holiday and without her, it was harder than normal for me to celebrate.

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My Nominees:

Mom Life with Chiari

The Culinary Jumble

Skipping Stones

Mr. Mum

 

My Questions:

  1.  Who would you most like to meet (dead or alive) and why?
  2. Who is your favorite author?
  3. What is one thing you would like to accomplish in your lifetime?
  4. What is your biggest regret?
  5. What is one thing you could start doing to make a difference in someone’s life?

 

If I have nominated you and you don’t want to play along, then that’s absolutely fine. If you want to do it later, when you have a moment, then that’s OK too.
I just wanted to know I like your blogs.

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Homeschool Happiness

Published November 21, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, we continued my daughter’s studies.  You know, history, science, etc.  We started a new mini-lesson on, “Poison Tongue, Healing Tongue”.

I admit it, I’m a bit of a geek, nerd, what have you, when it comes to homeschooling material.  I get excited about new books or curricula.  This in turn, elicits eye-rolls and my daughter telling me I am weird. It’s ok, I can live with that.  In part, because it’s true!

I recently purchased a new history set, called, “From Adam to Us”.  It’s a Christian publication and I am in LOVE with it so far.  It begins in the beginning with God creating the world.  The exercises has my daughter reviewing chapter vocabulary words doing exercises based on the reading.

The book in general is an easy read.  There are lots of colorful pictures, scripture mixed into the text and I find it relaxing to read.  Of course, I’m coming from a completely different perspective than a student would, as they have to do the work.

There are also additional books in the set, such as a timeline book, a literature book and maps.  Even though we’ve just begun using the books, I am liking what I’m seeing; a lot!

In additional to history, we covered scripture readings on how the Bible refers to the tongue.  How the tongue can be used to hurt or heal, depending how we choose to use it.  I admit, I have a sharp tongue and sarcasm and I have become all-to-familiar with each other.

In addition to trying to raise my daughter, I viewed this mini-course as a guide that could assist both of us in choosing our words a bit more carefully and use them in a better way than we have been.  No matter what our ages, we all have room for growth and improvement.

My daughter is extremely perceptive, add tween hormones and just a general kids don’t want to do school and selecting the proper way to respond isn’t always her forte.  I found the verses to be genuine and that there were multiple opportunities to discuss what we were reading and how it applies to us.

Lastly, we turned to Netflix for science.  We watched a scientist go up against a chef and they both made the same dishes.  Seeing a steak cooked the traditional way and then seeing how liquid nitrogen played a roll in cooking a stay was fascinating.  Did you know you can create a clear tomato soup that still tastes like tomato soup?  I didn’t until seeing this show.

No matter which subject we discussed, my daughter was learning.  She was engaged.  She was participating.  Not to mention, she’ll have something to share with her friends next time they get together.

As challenging as homeschooling can be, it’s a challenge that’s well worth the effort!

Meet and Greet: 7/16/16

Published July 17, 2016 by lynn k scott

Stop by and visit the meet and greet. Share your link and click on a few new blogs while you’re there! Happy reading everyone.

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Meet and Greet Weekend @ DBDO: 2/12/16

Published February 12, 2016 by lynn k scott

In the blogging world, a “meet and greet” is the new version of “go on outside and play with your friends”.

Take a moment to meet some new people, read some new blogs and if you’re daring enough, leave a comment or two (or three)!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  There are a few simple rules that will help make this MnG the most incredible networking experience:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Meet and Greet Weekend @ DBDO: 1/14/16

Published January 15, 2016 by lynn k scott

Reblog:  Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often.

Thanks to Danny (and several other bloggers), I’ve met some new blogging friends as well as read some really fun blog.  So feel free to share the link, visit his page and find some new reading material along the way.

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  I hope everyone’s January is off to a great start!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya on Monday!!

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The Big 200

Published May 5, 2015 by lynn k scott

200

 

What a cute little notification: “Congratulations on writing 200 posts on The Pink Herald’s Blog!”

I would like to thank all of you who have liked any of my posts, followed me and my ramblings, offered words of encouragement or rose to the occasion and opted for a good banter session.

I wouldn’t have continued if someone didn’t find my thoughts worth reading.

So again….THANK YOU ALL…..

Using the Books We Want To

Published April 6, 2015 by lynn k scott

We had a wonderful homeschooling session tonight.  My daughter had trouble with her multiplication today.  She did all her problems incorrectly and her father made her redo them all.  That’s a first.  He normally saves it all for me to address.  My daughter is notorious for rushing through her work, just to be done.  She got busted quickly this time.

I decided to do another multiplication lesson.  This time, I wanted her to do the work independently, but while I was home to monitor her work.  I changed how she was to work through the problems and that seemed to do the trick.  Something “clicked’ because she was able to get all 26 problems correct.

We moved onto Language Arts and covered “possession”.  My daughter then asked to act out verbs.  While this may seem like a silly game, it helps reinforce action words.  If she correlates acting out the verb, then she is more apt to remember when she has grammar homework and sentence writing.

We took a few moment to do some reading about Chip ‘n’ Dale.  I love those little chipmunks!  I’m not the biggest Disney fan out there, but I try to get some reading in every night, if possible.

Lastly, I had my daughter go and get her Child’s First Bible.  The looked at the title and said, “Mom!  This book shows possession.”, as she pointed to the word “child’s”.  I couldn’t help but smile a bit as tonight’s lesson seeped into another aspect of her learning and she welcomed it with open arms.

While this children’s Bible is a bit simplistic, I can give the necessary background information.  It asks questions on what was just discussed, so the child can interact with the story.

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We covered everything I wanted to get done.  These are the fun days of homeschooling.  I beam with pride at seeing her absorb the knowledge from her lessons.  It’s a simple reward that I continually cherish.

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