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How Does Your Garden Grow? {Ladies Only Blog Share}

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Ladies Only Blog Share

Happy Friday! I’m so thrilled to be welcoming you back to our bi-weekly Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party, where we have an incredible group of bloggers linking up with us and sharing! This week’s theme is How Does Your Garden Grow. When I think about this theme, I tend to think about parenting and how the things that go into a successful garden are also very important for a successful parent – child relationship. Watering and weeding your garden create an atmosphere where plants can grow and bloom. The same is true for children. But really “How Does Your Garden Grow” could have so many meanings…self improvement, cooking (because we can’t grow without nourishment), community planning, or even the obvious…gardening!

With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite posts that I’ve come across this week, and there’s a few that I want to share and spread some blog love around! I hope you enjoy them!

Dana from Kiss My List shares how one of the best gifts you can give your child is to tell them why you love them, in This is why I love you – a birthday message to my son. If you are anything like me, you may not have dry eyes when you finish reading this.

Who Will You Become, from Kate at the Sticky Mom, also struck a chord. One of the most important things we can teach our children is to believe in themselves. They learn resilience, how to deal with life’s curve balls, and move past them…from us! Their belief in themselves stems from our belief in them.

I’ve been thinking about this post from Raising Flowers and Skids about The Difference a Coach Makes since I read it. Leah shares how a change in coaches on her son’s team made all the difference in the world. A positive coach can do wonders for a child’s self esteem, win or lose! I also loved how she reminded us that as parents, we are also coaches for our kids, and have the opportunity to offer them the encouragement and the guidance that they need to succeed in life.

Your hosts are:

Crystal from Mommifried


Angela from Writer Mom’s Blog
Writer Mom's Blog

Tamara from Tamara Camera Blog
Tamara Camera Blog

Kristen from Four Hens and a Rooster
Four Hens and a Rooster

Of course it goes without saying that we’d all love to connect with you! Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram…my buttons are all at the top of my blog. Write me a note letting me know that you are visiting for the Ladies Only Blog Share or #LOBS, either in the comments below or feel free to send me a tweet or leave me a note on Facebook! I will always respond! I’d love to connect with you, and I know the rest of my co-hosts would like to too!

Are you ready to get this party started?!


  • Follow your hosts/co-hosts
  • Visit at least 3 of the links and leave some comment love. Let them know you’re visiting from #LOBS.
  • Pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board. Details below! Make sure you place the link to your post in the URL field. The name field should contain the title of your post.
  • We’d love it if you’d add our button to your post or to your sidebar (see my sidebar). Spread the word and make new friends!


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Sunday 4th of August 2013

I am VERY late to the party, but glad to be able to link up with new bloggers. Thank you for hosting. Maria

Kristen Daukas

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

We DID all go a different direction didn't we??

Michelle Nahom

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

Yes! I thought that was kind of cool!


Saturday 3rd of August 2013

So many great places stories to read! Thanks for hosting this linkup, Michelle. I am a certified black thumb gardener, so my hubby takes care of all of our houseplants. :-) Since I have nothing positive to add in the way of actual gardening advice other than "I am not the girl you ask to take care of your houseplants!", I linked up to a post about cultivating jealousy.

Michelle Nahom

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

I don't do well with plants either Kim! Can't wait to read your post!

Mothering From Scratch

Friday 2nd of August 2013

{Melinda} Love this linkup ... some great bloggers here. Can't wait to discover some new great blogs!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 2nd of August 2013

There's always a ton of great linkups with us! I love this party too!! Check out my next blog post too, with the other link party I participate in right were featured!

leah Davidson

Friday 2nd of August 2013

Thanks for linking my post Michelle! I am a terrible "real" gardener, but when I think of gardening, I think of parenting too (or coaching or teaching). Knowing when sunshine is needed and when a good rain is needed. A little fun, some discipline, and a whole lot of love!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 2nd of August 2013

Leah, I absolutely loved that post. It's been in the back of my mind since I read it! I always love a great sports or coaching post! Coaches have such a great opportunity to shape our young people! Are you on twitter or facebook? I can't find you anywhere! I would have given you a shout out but I wasn't sure how!