Social Media Mixer – #14

Welcome to the 14th week of the Social Media Mixer!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 13 – we had 12 blogs and numerous social media link-ups!

In the nature of mixing things up here at the Social Media Mixer, we will now be selecting our favorite posts each week – those posts will be featured and the social media links for that blogger will also be featured! So make sure to share as many posts as you’d like to be featured!!! One blogger will be chosen for 2 weeks of free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures!

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The Social Media Mixer is all about networking and making connections. Also, you can gain exposure and increase your social media following! Link up your social media accounts and mix it up with some of the other linkers. Each week, the Weekday Mixer will start on Saturday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Thursday night at 11:59pm. One linker will be chosen each week each of the hosts and guest hosts and featured in the following week’s link-up! If chosen, a brief summary about yourself and your blog/website and all of your social media accounts will be featured. It’s a great way to stand out among the crowd!

Welcome your hosts!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Angel from Sew Crafty Angel | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Julia from Minivan Dreams | | Liz from Look by Liz Lewis | Kaitlyn from Three Sisters and Us | Shana from Technotini | Anni from Grapefruit Princess | Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Holly from Southern Mom Loves

And welcome your guest hosts for September!

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Avie from All Things Avie | Cyndi from The Decorating Chica | Danielle from Dancing with my Daughter | Emily from The Unextreme | Jennifer from Mommy Life After Ph.D. | Lauren from Life in the Wilde | Lori from Lori’s Culinary Creations | Mila from Mila’s Little Things | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Soro from Mom Swaddles All | Tara from Anything & Everything

And here are the Featured bloggers from last week’s Social Media Mixer…

Holly and Victoria chose…

TT.9 | THIGH GAPS… REALLY THOUGH?! xM&W from Mommie & Wee

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Today, I took a trip to Walmart. I needed to get some spray paint for a DIY project. I’ll be sharing the juicy details with you later this week. But as I was walking out, clothed in a t shirt and Soffe shorts, I looked down and it hit me…

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Julie chose…

No-Churn Smores Ice Cream from The Blonder Side of Life

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Y’all….you’re life is about to be forever changed…..

I did something for my birthday that my hips (and probably yours too) will hate me for forever…like forever, forever…..I made homemade ice cream….and it was really easy!!

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Katie chose…

I Can’t Have Kids. But I’m Okay With That. from Mommie & Wee

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There has been so much that has gone on in my life since becoming pregnant. My pregnancy story is pretty crazy. (You can read more about it HERE.) But, after successfully delivering twin girls, I was told that I should not have more children….

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Anni chose…

The Journey

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Hey there, and welcome to The Journey. I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Destiny, the girl behind this blog. You’re about to read about the life of a teacher, a twenty-something, a traveler, and a small town girl living in a big city- all in one. There’s always something going on in this life of mine, and I am so excited to share it with you!

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Tiffany chose…

5 Things I Do As a Parent from Domain of the Mad Mommy

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I am a sarcastic person. I think anyone that reads my blog can see that. I am sarcastic with everyone, including my kids. However, there are things that I am never sarcastic about.

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Ce Ce chose…

Divine White Chocolate Cheesecake with Berry Coulis from Just A Mum

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I discovered this recipe after endless requests from my lovely husband to learn how to make his favourite dessert – Cheesecake! I have no time for fancy ingredients or tricky techniques so after combining a few ideas from online this is what I have come up with.

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Jillian chose…

8 Ways to Make it Easy to Share Your Posts from 100lb Countdown

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I am a co-host on several blog hops: Creative Style, Turn it Up Tuesday, and CLIMB. One of my purposes of starting the blog hop is to help my readers and followers grow. But I can’t. Let me rephrase. It’s hard to. Why? Well, you came to the right place, because I’m going to tell you.

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Sandy chose…

Simple Ways to Make Back To School Easy from Krafts & Kiddos

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As quick as I blinked an eye, I felt like it was time for school to start all over again. Our summer was “full” of exciting adventures and plenty of memories were deposited into the kids memory bank, but school officially started this week. Both kiddos were super excited to meet their teachers and kick start the school year. I think as much as I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer, I was truly ready for the kids to get back to school.

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Tara chose…

The Honeycomb Home

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Hello & Welcome! The Honeycomb Home (THH) is my blog about all things Interior Design, DIY, and House & Home. I created this blog as a source of inspiration for other Design Enthusiasts. I live in a small (1200 sq ft) builder-grade house. Here, I will share with you the process of changing my cookie cutter house into a home, on a budget, and show you how you can do the same. It’s time to wake up your space!

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Shana chose…

Whole Wheat Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes from Natural Chow

IMG_6550-e1396462251572-807x1024I do not know what I would do if I didn’t have an awesome pancake recipe to fall back on when I have no creative juices, my eyes are juuust open, and I haven’t even thrown a splash of coffee down the ol’ hatch. But today, I had to be a little creative because a) we were out of eggs, b) we were out of sugar, and c) I knew people were going to want an amazing breakfast this morning due to the fact that they were “punished” with oatmeal yesterday.

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Shana chose…

15+ Simple Ideas to Teach Kids at Home & Free Printable (Love to Learn Linky #6) from A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Whether you are a homeschooler or think homeschooling is crazy, as a parent you have a special role in your child’s education. It is important to show you are interested and involved in helping them learn and grow! That is why I am so excited because next week we will be sharing our first A-Z themed Tot School and Preschool ideas.

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And the winner is…

5 Things I Do As a Parent from Domain of the Mad Mommy

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Congratulations!! You have won 2 weeks of free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures! Please e-mail Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com for more information on your free ad space.

Stop by and follow our featured bloggers! We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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Are you ready to start mixing it up?? Then, let’s go!

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Life in Pictures – Link-Up

Today’s my first Life in Pictures link-up! I’m excited!

I’m giving a new link-up a try – the premise is to share a post FULL of pictures, but to use as few words as possible, so that you, my lovely readers, can guess what it is I am or was doing. I thought it would be kind of fun to give it a go! If you’d like to play along and share a “life in pictures” post on your blog, you can link it up at Linda’s blog, Fit Fed and Happy.

Here we go!

I woke up and used this…

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At lunch time I enjoyed this…

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After work I did this…
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For dinner I had this…

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And before Emmett went to bed, we did this…

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What did you do today? Share in the comments and then link-up with Linda!

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Is Your Child Ready to be Potty Trained?

Tips to Know that your toddler is ready for potty training

There are tons and tons of articles out there that describe ways to potty train your child, all of them touting to be THE best!

However, what no one ever seems to talk about, is how to know when your child is exhibiting signs that he or she is actually ready to be potty trained. Since it’s not something you can force, I want to take some time today and share some ways to tell when your child is potty train ready!

  1. Your Child Wakes Up with a Dry Diaper ConsistentlyIf, in the mornings, you go in to get your child and they’re diaper is dry, then you know it might be time to start thinking about potty training. This indicates that your child’s bladder is large enough and strong enough to withstand a night without going to the potty.
  2. Begins to Take an Interest in Others Using the Bathroom – If your child seems curious when you use the potty or wants to know all about what underwear are, then it is likely time to potty train.
  3. Gives a Physical or Verbal Sign when Having a Bowel Movement – Obviously if your child stands up and tells you they need to go poop, or are going poop, then you know you should probably consider potty training. But, your child can also show physical signs too, grunting, squatting, or some other obvious signal.
  4. Can Take Pants On and Off – It may seem like a given, but your child being able to dress and undress themselves will definitely make training easier. Though, a lot of bootcamp potty training methods suggest potty training without wearing pants, and just underwear for 3 days – generally speaking you want your child to be able to know how to dress themselves.
  5. Is Good at Following Directions - You want to be able to speak to your child and explain what it is you’re trying to get them to do. If your child isn’t good at following simple one-step directions, they may find difficulty in beginning to potty train.
  6. Has Their Own Words for Bathroom Habits – If your child knows, understands and has words for poop and urine, it’s a safe bet they you can start potty training soon.
  7. Is in a Generally Agreeable Stage – If your child is saying no no no to EVERYTHING, then it’s probably not the time to start potty training. However, if they’re generally happy, listen and follow directions well, then think about buying that little potty for your little cutie.

Is your toddler now exhibiting any or all of these signs?? It’s time to start potty training!! Becky Mansfield has written an awesome book, Potty Train in a Weekend, click here to view more details. Normally the book is $9.99, but for the holiday weekend she is offering the e-book for $5.00, by using the word LABOR at check-out. I highly recommend this book and will be using it with Emmett once the time is right!!

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Your turn!

Have you potty trained your child?

If so, what method did you use?

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