Today is an exciting day for me because this is my 100th Post on Fireflies and Mud Pies! I launched this blog eight months ago and never once thought that so many people would read and enjoy it. Fireflies and Mud Pies is important to me for several reasons:
- I am back into the daily habit of writing. When I was in college, I spent much of my time writing stories and poetry and participating in literary activities around campus. Not long after graduation, I lost my muse. I “suffered” a ten-year writer’s block until I became a stay-at-home mom in 2011. Now, everyday I am energized and inspired by my children. They make me want to be the best mother that I can be, and I have once again found my voice. I am grateful for the blessing to share it with you!
- Through blogging, I have discovered friendship, connections, and community. My family has moved several times the past two years due to job relocation and job loss. Moving in general – but, especially for those reasons – is stressful. Blogging has gifted me with a little mobile community. The writers that I collaborate with through Kid Blogger Network and Inner Child Learning are supportive, friendly, helpful, encouraging, and caring. I am thankful for their friendship, advice, and support!
- Fireflies and Mud Pies is a virtual scrapbook and journal for my children. Not to dampen the mood, but if I died tomorrow, my blog would become a great treasure to my boys.
- Blogging has awakened sleeping dreams. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a children’s book author. Fireflies and Mud Pies has already opened a few doors for me and I am confident that through daily writing practice and hard work, my goal is now within reach!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for reading Fireflies and Mud Pies. As a special treat for you, I have asked writers from the Kid Blogger Network to share their 100th Posts from their blogs. The round-up below is an awesome hodgepodge of children’s activities, crafts, and recipes from inspiring people! I hope you enjoy it.
Kid Blogger Network Writers Share Their 100th Post
Name Activities for Preschoolers (Part 2) by Fantastic Fun & Learning
Ice Block Art – Snow and Ice Theme by The Golden Gleam
Weekends in Kodachrome: Mud by Connecting Family and Seoul
Old Skool Pasta Salad by Kitchen Counter Chronicles
F-J in the ABCs of Sensory Play by Creative Playhouse
Making a Glass Jar Lantern by Buggy and Buddy
Tea with the Queen by Here Come the Girls
Rainy Day Play by My Buddies and I
50 Mom-Approved Trips and Tricks for Daily Life by Glittering Muffins
DIY Fabric Applique Shirts by The Chirping Moms
Diaper in the Wash by Laugh With Us Blog
Exploring Density and Water Flow Outside by Inspiration Laboratories
New Experience #8 by 52 Brand New
Educational Carnival Games: Buried Treasure by True Aim Parenting & Education
5 Must-Dos Before Halloween Night by KC Edventures
Vacation Thanks by There’s Just One Mommy
Ice-cream Sundae Shaving Cream by Momma’s Fun World
Christmas Activities: A Christmas Tree of Hearts by Blog Me Mom
PreK – Art Class by Royal Baloo
Puffy Ice-cream Cones in Preschool by Teach Preschool
Pippi Longstocking’s Funky Tie Dye Socks- Sweden by Juggling with Kids
Cotton Candy Playdough by Mama Miss
Roll Into Geography by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Great stART: Piep Piep Piep or making watches with children by Red Ted Art
Tinfoil and Sharpies by Housing a Forest
Christmas Candy Counting by Love, Play, Learn
Indian Headband by Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Squishy Snow Sensory Activity for Preschool Kids by Coffee Cups and Crayons
Finally, A Flannel Board by Child Central Station
Animals Prints by Rainy Day Mum
Paul Revere”s Ride and 2 If By Sea Lanterns by 3 Dinosaurs
How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs by Powerful Mothering
Paint the Sky Activity by Growing a Jeweled Rose
Beginning to Learn Your ABCs by Growing Book by Book
Make Multicultural Paper Dolls by Kid World Citizen
Preschool Homeschool Lesson Plans: Week 29, Age 3 by Mud Hut Mama
Noodle Sensory Play by The Fairy and the Frog
Hot Chocolate and Play Dough by Fun-A-Day
Awards and . . . by Craft to Art
Nature-Art Scavenger Hunt by Artchoo
Russian Runaway Gingerbread: Kolobok by Little Artists
A Reggio-twist on Gel Sensory Bags by An Everyday Story
Again, thank you for reading my little blog. I appreciate you!
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