Wandering Wednesday #23

Wandering WednesdayHello! And Welcome Back to our Wandering Wednesday Link UP Party and Happy Valentine’s Day! 

What is everyone doing for Valentine’s Day? We are having a fancy dinner with steak, potatoes, salad, and all the fixings! And of course Sparkling Cider! The kids love fancy dinners!

We are so excited you are here with us today and we are so excited to announce some NEW THINGS happening at Wandering Wednesday! 

But before we get to the Exciting new CHANGES, we wanted to remind you that you find other link ups to join here. Also, if you are wondering why linking up is so awesome or how to do it, click here!

So For Our Exciting New Changes!

  • We Have started a Wandering Wednesday Board on Pinterest! We will pin ALL the posts you share at Wandering Wednesday there! So be sure to follow the board and REPIN your FAVORITE Posts from this week to your boards!
  • With all our Featured posts we will also make a SPECIAL GRAPHIC with their pins advertising Wandering Wednesday for even more exposure!
  • With these Great Changes, we have also decided to honor more blogs! So I will still choose my favorite, our guest host will choose hers, and we will still vote for the best one! We will then honor the three posts that got the most clicks from the week before!

I hope you are as excited as I am with the NEW CHANGES! Don’t forget to say, “hi” in the comments and let us know what you think of the changes! Now, let’s get to know Lori, our guest host! 

Meet Lori, from Choosing Wisdom!


It’s another great week here on Wandering Wednesday’s! Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the holiday. It might go back to some childhood trauma involving a lack of valentines in my homemade mailbox. But that is another story! 
On a day where we are celebrating love I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my greatest loves with you. As a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend my relationships mean the world to me. I love learning, reading, tandem biking with my husband, spending time with my grandson, and of course writing. 
When I was little that is when my love for writing developed.  I used to make up stories and have my mom illustrate them for my class to read. In my mind there always seemed to be a narrative going on and words were always reframing themselves to make stronger and more concise sentences. One of my greatest dreams is to one day write a book.

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 Lori is on  Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Her blog is ChoosingWisdom.org, and she can also be found contributing on Evolve! and Midday Mornings.

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


My Favorite Pick!

Sometimes we all need a good laugh, and Micah from Home Faith Family had me chuckling at her Humorous Responses To Give When People Ask, “Why Do You Have So Many Kids!?”.  I was able to easily relate to her grocery shopping trips where people make not-so-welcome comments to the number of children I have in tow.  I always come up blank as to what to say to these strangers that feel the need to make comments, but now I feel like I have a few good responses up my sleeve to bring some humor to the situation thanks to her witty post.


 Lori’s Favorite!

There were so many great blog posts shared last week I had a really hard time choosing! I did love How do I do it all? By Michele Tripple – How often do we fall into the trap that we have to have and do things a certain way?  I love how honest Michele was in facing the hard realities of a mom’s everyday life.  Best advice of the century – simplify!  I think we all know it deep down, but doesn’t it help to have someone else say it’s okay?
 But since she is the host my final choice was Unexpected Blessing of Teamwork by Little House on the Water. Their adventure just blew my mind! Living in 200 square feet with six people while they sail around the world!  I can’t even imagine all the wonderful life lessons they are having while spending this quality time together! My favorite thing she said was: What kind of mom do I want to be for my children? What attitude am I choosing to model for them?  We always have a choice and I love how intentional they are being with their family!


The Viewers Favorite!

The favorite this week by the viewers was Love Is Patient Love is Kind Free Printables by A Hundred Affections. I loved these Printables also and can’t wait to hang one in my house!


Most Clicks This Week Goes To:

Valentine’s DIY Candy Jar by Three Clementines

10 Valentine’s Activities to Do With Your Little Love bugs by Erin Brown Hollis

Love Is Patient Love is Kind Free Printables  by A Hundred Affections

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

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

So Now on to the party!
Click here to see the awesome blog posts!

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If you are interested in being a co-host please let us know here!

Add Your Favorite Post Here!


Party hours start Wednesdays at 8am (CT) and close at 8am the next day don’t miss out!

Wandering Wednesday Rules

1. Link to a specific post, not your homepage
2. Don’t advertise, do giveaways, link parties, or links to your shops
3. Make sure to check out and comment on at least two other links before leaving
4. By entering a link you are giving me permission to feature an image on my blog, it will always link back to your blog.
5. Follow Confessions of Parenting  Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Pinterest

This link party is for family-friendly articles, that relate to parenting, marriage, recipes, DIYs, recipes, and anything that has to do with the home! 
Please share our LinkUP on Social Media use #WanderingWednesday. Tag me on Twitter @family_journeys in your posts and I will retweet as time allows in my day!

~Signed Michele @ Confessions of Parenting

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  • NeededInTheHome

    My favorite was the teen job one from Ashley. I will be sharing from the Pinterest board to my group boards today, love this idea! Also really like the most clicked, I am curious about that kind of stuff. This group is so fun because you change it up once in a while and I LOVE the email reminders!

    February 16, 2018 at 5:22 am Reply
  • Nicole

    I loved reading “Why Should Teens Hold Jobs When They Can Own Businesses?” from Ashley. So my vote for this week goes to her 🙂

    February 15, 2018 at 4:11 am Reply
  • jenniferwise4heritagemakers

    I really loved Lori’s Friendship post. That’s something every woman needs! She said it so well.

    February 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • jenniferwise4heritagemakers

    I love the changes! The Pinterest board ROCKS!! I’ve followed it. And I love the shout-outs to the three most-clicked blogs, too. I know I am sometimes so focused on reading and commenting and remembering to add #wanderingwednesday in my comments that I totally forget to come back here and vote for a favorite. So I think this is a great addition. Off I go to add my link and read… 🙂 Hopefully I remember to come back and vote for a favorite. 😉

    February 14, 2018 at 9:40 am Reply
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