Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of 31 Day Favorites

I have to admit that although I'm not very good at writing these 31 days challenges, I do love reading them.  In all honesty, I love reading blogs.  I love getting ideas and recipes and parenting wisdom and party ideas - and I just love all of it!

So, I decided that instead of really writing a 31 day series, I will show you my 31 favorite 31 Day series.  These may be from this year or any of the years past.  And if you have a favorite series, let me know what it is because I love discovering new blogs to read.

I hope you enjoy my new "play" on the 31 Days!!  

Today's favorite series is "31 Days to Happier Children" from Pete & Buzz

I love this because all of us want happy children, and as parents, I love hearing others' ideas on how to encourage happiness in our children.  This series covers topics such as modeling happiness for your children, praying together, teaching your children values, celebrating together, and so much more.  

Personally, one of my favorites from the series is day 23: Celebrate Together.  I've recently tried to really work on this with my girls.  In Emmalee's new school the teacher has a behavior chart.  Everyone starts on green, and you can move up the chart: blue is a great day; purple is a fantastic day, and pink is the very best day that comes with a special prize for those who achieve it.  Of course, if they are not behaving, they can move down to yellow which means they need to turn on their listening ears, orange which is for really think about, and red means mom and dad have a phone call. Emmalee usually has green days, but has also had a couple or yellow days.  I told her on Monday that I wanted her to try and have a green or blue day.  When I picked her up I was elated to see that she didn't just have a blue day, she was on purple!  So we celebrated with a trip to Purple Berri Yogurt (fitting, I know :)) .  I loved celebrating this special day with her - and of course I took pictures so I can scrapbook it later.  It made her so happy that she had another purple day on Tuesday!!  

All of this to say, I really enjoyed this series and I hope you do, too! 

31 Days of 31 Day Favorites


Tricia Nae said...

Ashley! This is a fun idea!! I love reading challenges too... I'm praying this year that I can actually complete mine!

Rachael Chambers said...

What a genius idea! I am really going to enjoy following your series. :)

Ashley Williams said...

Thanks Rachael. I hope you, and everybody else, gets as much out of these series as I did.

Becky said...

Hi Ashley! I love this series and wanted to follow your blog on bloglovin, but it wouldn't come up when I copied and pasted your address in the search area. I could very well be doing something wrong, but I thought I'd pass it on to you on the off chance that it's' something else!

Oh, and your girls are adorable!

Ashley Williams said...

Hi Becky, thanks for much for stopping by. I'm so glad you like the series. Unfortunately I'm not on Bloglovin, and I have had the worst problems getting my blog uploaded to their site. I'm so sorry.

Becky said...

Hmmmm...that's weird! I wish I was more technologically inclined so I could help you!

I'll just bookmark you :)

Have a great day!

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