Wandering Wednesday #21

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party!

We have had such a great month with Jennifer from Heritage Makers guest hosting with us! I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know here and the wonderful things that she does! Next week we will have a new guest host!  If you are interested in being a co-host please let us know here!

Here is a little bit about Jennifer!

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little better this month while I’ve guest-hosted Wandering Wednesdays.  I really enjoy getting to know you bloggers through your posts.
For my last Wandering Wednesday guest host, I’ll give you some behind-the-scenes things about me that you might not learn from just reading my blog posts here on Wandering Wednesdays!

More About Jennifer

Jennifer loves the beach, shells, laughing, pithy quotes, chocolate, rain, sunshine, creativity, holidays, words, and really good Mexican food, but not necessarily in that order. She has a B.A. in Humanities-English Literature from Brigham Young University.  #gocougs  Three weeks after graduation, she spent a year and a half as a volunteer missionary for her church. Jennifer is fluent in American Sign Language and has interpreted off an on for over 20 years.   She is married and has three kids.

More Facts about Jennifer

I was born on Guam.  (When I got married and went in to legally change my name, the lady behind the desk asked me for proof of citizenship.  …Woops.)  I don’t really like change, but I like controlled adventure.  Surprisingly, over my lifetime, I have called seven states and three countries “home” as well as the U.S. Territory I mentioned previously.  This is, in large part, what is responsible for my addiction to traveling.  If I had a million dollars, it wouldn’t take me an entire second to decide what to do with it.  I would travel!
Jennifer can be found at
Blogs:  https://lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com (her blog) and https://www.livegrowgive.org/ (she’s the weekly #familyhistoryfriday contributor)

We are so excited to share “Our Favorite Things” With you this week!  So here we go!

My Favorite Pick!

This week as I was reading Give Your Adolescent the “Empathy Advantage” by Navigating the Years, I was reminded of how important empathy is in all aspects of life.  Reflecting on how much lack of empathy is in our world, and how many problems would be solved if we simply recognized that we can teach our children empathy has motivated me to be more intentional in my parenting.  Being more empathetic can be taught by example.  Things such as eating dinner as a family as much as possible, having a movie night, and simply being kind are all simple ways this can be done. I really enjoyed her suggestions and look forward to diving into her recommended book Unselfie by Dr. Michele Borba.



 Jennifer’s Favorite

So many great posts again this week!  The one that spoke to me the most is “Welcome to the Women Who Rock! Series” by Ruxandra LeMay.  I’m sure this post spoke to me because I’m a woman over 40, but I loved what Ruxandra wrote about the increased self-confidence and more giving nature of women over 40.  I think in a culture with such a negative attitude toward aging in women (but, interestingly, not in men), this is such an important issue to bring to the forefront.  This post is just an introduction to an upcoming series, but it gives me something to look forward to!

The Viewers Favorite!

The favorite this week by the viewers was also Give Your Adolescent the “Empathy Advantage” by Navigating  the Years. Great article loved by many!!! Don’t forget to vote by Saturday each week!


Thank you so much for everyone’s entires and we can’t wait to read your posts this week!

Enjoy this week’s Wandering Wednesday!  Don’t forget to vote on your favorite post this week in the comments below.  See you next week!

So Now on to the party!
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1. Link to a specific post, not your homepage
2. Don’t advertise, do giveaways, link parties, or links to your shops
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  • NeededInTheHome

    I vote for livegrowgive organizing your photos. I love that she mentions scheduling time to do it and labeling them.

    February 2, 2018 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Ashley

    Parenting Teens is Like Having a Mammogram is a hilarious comparison with some truths thrown in!

    February 1, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Sveta

    Thank you for doing this! It’s awesome to new other bloggers! I’m Sveta and here’s my blog.

    February 1, 2018 at 9:01 am Reply
    • Michele

      Be sure to add it to our link up next week! 🙂 Thanks for joining us!

      February 1, 2018 at 11:30 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Thank you Michele, and your readers, for the “Empathy Advantage” shout out. I appreciate the kind words!

    January 31, 2018 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Ruxandra

    Thank you ladies for hosting such a wide array of good family related bloggers. It’s great to be associated with such a great line-up.

    January 31, 2018 at 10:14 am Reply
    • Michele

      We are so glad you join us each week! We couldn’t do it without great bloggers like you!

      January 31, 2018 at 10:15 am Reply
  • savvyesposito

    This is such a nice way to get to know other bloggers in the community, such a great idea! https://millennialmrsandmom.com/2018/01/31/top-six-things-to-make-life-easier-as-a-mom-mom-wednesdays/

    January 31, 2018 at 9:17 am Reply
    • Michele

      Thanks for joining us@ Can’t wait for you to come back!

      January 31, 2018 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Jamie

    It was so fun to get to know our host. I love the marriage license story. I tried to give the ss office my pretty copy of my marriage certificate when I changed my name. I was like but the dmv thought it was fine haha. <3 Jamie http://www.mommyinflats.com

    January 31, 2018 at 9:07 am Reply
    • jenniferwise4heritagemakers

      Thanks, Jamie. 🙂 I love your marriage license story! 🙂

      February 7, 2018 at 8:56 am Reply

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