My Favorite Inspiring Internet things in October

I absolutely love social media (minus the negativity), there are so many people who build each other up and just talk about their daily lives in hopes to convey a sense of normalcy for people who feel as if they are alone in their struggles.

I can tell you from experience that no matter what you are going through as a mother or how alone you feel in a situation, you are not alone. We as mothers need to stick together and build each other up not tear each other down when we don’t agree with the decisions we make for our own families.

Here are the uplifting social media posts I have enjoyed in the month of October.

TWITTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTAGRAM

 

 

Remember: YOU are everything they need and more!!! ❤

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Strength grows in the moments you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway. . Over the past couple of years we have walked through the fires of hell. . Injustice. Deceit. Betrayal. Character Assassination. . There were moments where I just wanted to give up. Run away. There is nothing worse than when someone accuses you of something that isn’t true. It was in these moments, I found out who I was and how strong I was created to be. . I knew that I had two choices. 1) To Get Bitter or 2) To Get Better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you better or you allow it to tear you down. The choice belonged to me, not my circumstances. . You can feel like the flames of the fires are engulfing you and that there is no escape. I PROMISE you, truth always wins and justice always prevails. It may take longer than you would like, but those flames are refining you, they are not destroying you. They are a part of your story in becoming all you were created to be. . This week was a beautiful and life breathing week for our family. A close of one chapter and an exciting beginning of the next. It hasn’t been easy, but we made it and we are stronger for it. Believe when I say, when I look into a fire, I smile. The flames inside of me burn stronger than any fire around me. . Friends, there is going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in the matter of minutes. Let them make you stronger, kinder and smarter. But don’t you dare go and become someone you are not. . You are stronger than you know.

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.. especially after a night of tricks and treats & sugar highs 😳 . Tag a Mom who gets it!

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Especially with #twoundertwo!

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FACEBOOK

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PINTEREST

A Little Pinch of Perfect

Mom Encouragement

Organized Motherhood

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BLOGS

Healing Mama Remedies

Mom Advice

Cool Mom Picks

Mom Spark

Our Kids Mom

Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Mommifried

That’s Inappropriate (this is my favorite site right now!)  I am linking all of her socials because I think every mom needs her in their lives.

 

All of these that I’ve listed so far are very inspiring and help me to realize even on my worst days, that I am not alone.

I hope that this post has helped you in some way to motivate and inspire you to keep going no matter how hard it may seem at the time.

Here are a few quotes and pretty images for an extra boost 🙂

            

  It has been proven that even just the action of smiling (when you don’t feel happy) can greatly improve your mood.

Take some time to live in the moment without rushing around trying to get everything done.

October went by in a hurry because we had so much to do. It can get so hectic and we forget to savor the moments we can never get back.

So, this November, be thankful that you are able to rush the kids all over the place but also take the time and be thankful that you can spend it with those you love.

Have a happy and healthy week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

The things I’ve enjoyed this month: June

Going through the month interacting with social media is interesting and fun. But, how many of those “likes” do we really remember?

This is my way to give those social media influencers a little bit of a boost. Because I know a lot of them help each other as well.

Here are my favorite social media posts and accounts (with a little silliness) for the month of June.

Hopefully, you enjoy them as much as I have this past month,

 

SAHM Hacks

Mom Strategy

Life Hacks for Stay at Home Moms

Household Hacks

Motherhood

Parenting

Life Hacks for Mommy

 

 

 

Laundry, dishes, cleaning… I think I'll sit this one out guys… 👸🏼🖤✌🏼 #hotmessmoms

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Mummy Confessions

SoFlo Moms on the Go

Wine In Mom Blog

Are those your Kids?

Julie Hoag Writer

Babies to Bookworms

The Mama Zone

 

Life of a Southern Mom

The Blessed Mess Blog

Her View from Home

 

 

Here I have some inspiring/humorous quotes for those hard days 🙂

 

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller

“I know how to do anything – I’m a Mom.” – Roseanne Barr

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls

“Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard” – Unknown

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” – Jill Churchill

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

“She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.”– Margaret Culkin Banning

 

 

Mom Parody of the Month

 

And, with that, I bid you ado.

 

I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

 

If you enjoyed this post share it with your friends and let me know in the comments what was your favorite part.

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

March Favorites: The things I’ve enjoyed

There are so many talented people in the world. I find beauty in pretty much everything I see.

From artists to authors, to architects… so much creativity all around.

Even on the internet… there are so many sites where you can see the beauty of life and art.

Some are blogs written by very intelligent, wonderful people.

Others are social media accounts that follow the lives of these talented people.

And then, there are MOTHERS who, I believe, are the most beautiful people.

They care for their children with a passion and tenacity that you can see in their pictures.

Their sense of humor can make even the grumpiest person giggle a little.

Today, I give you my favorite posts from other moms. Some are just everyday moms and some are bloggers.

All are great!

 

 

INSTAGRAM

Come on, girl… this shit is taking too long!!! #laborpains

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Can I get an "Amen?" #naturesbestfloral #greenbay #greenbaywisconsin #ashwaubenon #momproblems #mom #truth

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TWITTER

 

PINTEREST

Habits of a highly Happy SAHM

How to be an Organized SAHM

Managing Mommy Melancholy

Practicing Patience with Preschoolers

MOM MEMES

Blogs

Forever within numbered Days

Explore Oklahoma

I’m the Dorkiest Mom, and that’s okay

Something I read: “What did you fail at?”

Mom needs a break

The Perfect Kid Friendly Breakfast: Ham and Egg Cups

Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Parmesan

Mother-in-Laws, Grief & Boundaries

 

Quotes

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.”
“Child rearing myth #1: Labour ends when the baby is born.”
Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.
Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis’. I’ve become a juggler, I suppose. It’s all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do.
All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood – all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.
Motherhood is wonderful, but it’s also hard work. It’s the logistics more than anything. You discover you have reserves of energy you didn’t know you had.

 

Party Stuff

(Affiliate links in this post. If you click through and make a purchase I could make a commission at no extra cost to you. I would never endorse a product that I would not use myself. These, in particular, are party favors that I am looking to buy for Allie’s third birthday party.)

Shop for unique birthday party favors

Embossed Favor Bags with Handles                                 Decorate Your Own Heart Box

                    

Art Journaling

I have just recently taken to art journaling. It is said to be very calming and also fun.

 

Art Journaling 101
Composition book art journals
Defining Art Journaling

Art Journaling Page Video

 

This has been my favorite things for the month of March. Hopefully, you stumbled on something you like on my list.

Let me know your favorite blogs to read, instagram feeds to scroll, pinterest boards to pin from, or Twitter accounts to follow. I would love to know what you have been liking this month.

Have a wonderful week 🙂

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

14 of my top favorite blogs for 2016

 

My Top Favorite Blogs of 2016

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I am addicted to reading blogs. All different types, from food and family to fashion and lifestyle. This is a big reason why I decided to start blogging.

The bloggers on this list are the ones I have been reading most this year. Some a lot more than others. They are in no particular order. But, most of them are mom blogs.

I get a lot of inspiration and also helpful tips from these bloggers. They are wonderful and creative people. Definitely, check them out and add them to your blog reading list.

My top favorite blogs 2016

14 Blogs I’ve really loved this year:

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http://www.everythingmommyhood.com/ blog reviews, recipes, giveaways, DIY and owns a blogging community https://www.facebook.com/groups/MommyhoodMediaBloggers/

http://www.powered-by-mom.com/ about connecting, sharing and building community

http://www.lifeofasouthernmom.com/ reviews, giveaways, recipes, and helpful tips

http://theblogdiva.com/ product reviews, gossip and everyday life experiences

http://www.momalwaysfindsout.com/ family life, recipes, crafts, travel and much more

http://livingwellmom.com/ Everyday ideas for healthy living and Realistic inspiration for real moms

http://www.sahmsue.com/ dedicated to making life less stressful and more fulfilling for moms. You’ll find ideas for stressing less and enjoying life more, organizing ideas, activities for kids, real-life parenting insight, easy recipes, and realistic tips for living life more naturally

http://www.thesahlife.com/ life, favorite recipes, crafts, parenting tips and ideas, budgeting and money-saving tips, and more

http://www.imasillymami.com/ real-life experiences with humor and lots of sarcasm

http://womenwinningonline.com/ Jen teaches you how to Start your own online business, tips for More effective marketing of your online business, how to Get more followers for your online business, How to Earn more money in your online business, and how to Add tools to your business to make your life easier.

http://mummyswritingdarling.co.uk/ Writing about motherhood to keep above water. If I can’t make you laugh- then we can cry (and drink) together.

http://www.momadvice.com/ a community for women that are looking for ways to stay organized, stay sane, and stay within their budget.

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/ Cheers to doin’-it-yourself, always learning, trying, failing, dreaming big, enjoying the small stuff, and above all else … embracing imperfection. Life is better when it’s a little bit messy. home decor projects, recipes, and crafts

http://www.ladolcevitablog.com/ design sensibility is a modern take on traditional style– gravitating towards classic silhouettes and timeless pieces paired with a touch of glamor and an infusion of color. Through her design approach, Paloma is able to create comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of her clients’ tastes, interests, and lifestyles. Paloma believes that the most beautiful interiors are also the most personal.

These really are some great bloggers. I highly recommend checking out at least one of them. You will not be disappointed.

Who are your favorite bloggers this year?

Do you have a blog in mind that has helped you out a lot this year?

Let me know in the comments so I can check them out as well.

Have a wonderful Weekend!!

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Ideas are not easy….. sometimes we have to pick each others brains

Ideas are not easy…

sometimes we have to pick each others brains

Ideas are not easy….. Which is why today I am borrowing an idea from Amy Clark over at Mom Advice

Notebook…

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She puts together a list of interesting blog posts as a way to “highlight other fabulous bloggers”.

Here is an example… Notebook 9-21-2016

Mom Advice is my favorite blog. It has all the things about a blog you could possibly want to read. Especially as a mom. She is serious and humorous. She has an incredible way with words and is both hilarious and inspiring. I only hope to be as great a blogger as she in the future.

Next on my list is…

Mommy Shorts

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Mommy Shorts

This is my favorite post right now… How you use your phone before and after kids

She writes about life, wisdom, children, her favorite things, AND she wrote a book!!!

Check it out HERE

Another great blogger on my list right now…

Enjoying the small things

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This one is more on the serious side. I check out her blog when I feel a bit down and her writing brings be back up.

Enjoying the small things

Pick any one of her posts and you are in for a great read.

I love her outlook on all different subjects. It is very easy to get lost on her site for longer than I plan.

One more of my favorite blogs….

To Love Honor and Vacuum

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Sheila writes about marriage, faith, social issues, parenting, sex and organizing. Very inspired and helpful.

Sometimes life is hard and you need a little insight.

To Love Honor and Vacuum

My favorite post right now

Open Letter to My Toddler: Why You Need Time Alone

So, those are my top 4 favorite mom blogs right now. Next week the list will be different. I love reading other mom blogs. They have so many different writing styles and personality’s.

You can find a blog to read in every subject and style of writing that fits your personality.

That is one of the big reasons why I started a blog of my own. I love reading others ideas on life and family.

Home organization and DIY bloggers that I follow

The Inspired Room

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The Inspired Room has some really great posts on home decorating and organizing.

I really love the Seasonal/holiday section.

Seasonal Decorating

They even have a really cute Home Decor Coloring Book that I think could help pick out a style and color scheme for anyone looking to update their decor.

In my own Style

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I absolutely love In my own Style

Affordable DIY decorating and Creative ideas to inspire your style

I can’t pick just one favorite post. They are all so amazing. The images are incredible and colorful.

The Thrifty Decor Chick

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The Thrifty Decor Chick

The before and after in this post is incredible! I love the style Here

This is my top favorite DIY Home blog. I absolutely love the fun of it.

Vintage Revivals

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I am linking to her about page because the image is so funny. She is so down to earth and it shows in the picture.

Vintage Revivals

I can’t even express how great I think this blog is. Mandi is an amazing person. But, don’t take my word for it. Go check out this post

Lifestyle bloggers that I just looovvveee….

Virtually Yours

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This blogger writes about travel, food, entertainment and other lifestyle topics.

Virtually Yours

These are some really great diet friendly Halloween treats. Even if you aren’t on a diet they are still very good to try.

Go check out some of her other great posts from Apple spice scones to Luscious Coconut Brown Sugar Body Scrub.

Living Well Spending Less

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I absolutely love planners. All shapes, sizes and types. I haven’t quite perfected how to effectively  use them yet. But, I’m working on it.

The Living Well Spending Less blog I love. Such a great read and so many resources.

I really love this Planner The Living Well Planner

The Everygirl

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The Everygirl

The life map for everygirls everywhere

This is a great read

What Mommy Does

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This is a blog after my own heart…

I only wish I could be anywhere near as great as she 🙂

She writes about a little bit of everything in regards to motherhood and running a household.

This is a great post I mean, who doesn’t like free stuff?!

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I love blogging. I am not great at it, but I’m getting better and I want to be successful.

Reading all of these great blogs gives me the drive I need to push forward and make myself the best I can be as a blogger.

Thank you so much for reading and being here. Even if its your first time, it means a lot to me.

In the comments below, Tell me one thing that you work very hard at, that you are proud of yourself for accomplishing or that you wish you could do better.

Maybe we can motivate each other to succeed!

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Pinterest… Very very Pinteresting… I must say

Pinterest…. Very Very Pinteresting… I must say!

My intro’s to my blog posts are seriously lacking in originality and fun. <—– (exhibit A)

 

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Pinterest and my lack of pinning knowledge and/or ability…

I am trying so hard to get more into Pinterest so that I can get more traffic to my blog. I do love looking around and saving pins from other really great people I follow. My problem is, doing the work to pin relevant images and descriptions that will efficiently promote my posts. I have so much work to do in general to get myself on a social media schedule.

So, that being said; I would like to share some pinners that I have found and love their design and way of doing things along with their information.

I chose a few categories just to get a somewhat layered representation of different topics. But, these women have so much more going on than just one subject. Please do go check them out when you are finished reading here 🙂

 

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I am listing 3 pinners in each category:

 

Reading:

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Bookbub

Anything Bookish

Smart Mom Ideas

Cooking:

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Ask Anna

Mess for Less

Butter with a side of Bread

Moving house:

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Listotic

House Logic

A Typical Type A

Children:

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Mom Junction

Sunshine and Hurricanes

Kara Carrero

 

Preschool:

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The Measured Mom

One Beautiful Home

Liz’s Early Learning Spot

 

Blogging Moms:

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WFHH: Work from home happiness

Living for Naptime

Smart Moms Smart Ideas

 

 

Now I have some homework for you, while I study these great pinners for inspiration. I would like to ask you a few questions.

How do you organize your pins?

What would be your biggest tip in regards to pinterest?

and…

Do you have any helpful suggestions on Social Media platforms in general?

 

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Thank you so much for reading and helping, it means so much to me!

Have an incredibly amazing day 🙂

 

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Kristen

Allie’s Mommy 😛

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Twitter has gotten me all atwitter: Mom-isms from Twitter

Twitter has gotten me all atwitter!

Twitter…

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Today I want to explore some of the silliness on Twitter. Mostly from mom bloggers who have very interesting things to say about their children and life in general.

These ladies are super funny and also very talented in all aspects of blogging and life.

I highly recommend following them 🙂

Before we get into those, let’s have a little history of Twitter…

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

The site was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As of March 2016, Twitter has more than 310 million monthly active users.

On with the tweeting…

I would like to start with a few that I have already re-tweeted in the past few days. Then I will move on to finding more to share.

Tweeting and motherhood:

 

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Thank you for bearing with me through my silliness 🙂

I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend!!!

 

 

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.