3050634141_a6c0e2532fAs I was reading the entries in the Blog Registry this blog jumped out at me. It reminded me of my first days of blogging. Remember those days? Days when you just wrote to that imaginary audience, knowing one day they would show up?

To quote this blogger, on January 28, 2009, she wrote,

My blog is very new. So new, in fact, I have less than 20 posts. 🙂

On my blog,…..I share the life of a Mom who is a Home Manager, with 4 tots ages 7 and under ( 3 of those in 3 years. . . ).

I share mishaps, trials, funny things that kids say and the story behind it, and encouragement for all the other weary mamas out there, whether they stay at home or not.

I started this blog to share encouragement that I may find in a book or online or in person that other moms might find encouraging as well. Inspiration to help spur on a tired super Mommy, and I’m sure stuff that is just pure entertainment for others whose life is just, well, less harry.. . lol.

I hope to see you there!

When I visited her blog, I landed on an excellent post about home schooling and why they chose that route.

I also found her Thankful Thurday posts, and heard the beautiful music she selected for her readers to listen to as they peruse her site.

Please join me in welcoming Sarah of “Awaiting The Crown”.

If you don’t have time to visit her site, or a mommy blog is not your cup of tea, consider showing her some Twitter love.

In the meantime,

Welcome Sarah!

Enjoy your reign as New Blogger Of The Week


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  1. Sunil PathakNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara

    I like the blog layout and the welcome message above the fold and the header images of those cute little brats. haven’t ready any post yet (Little busy you see) so cant comment on that but i will surely read it when i have some free time.

    Thanks for Sharing Encouragement and Inspiration Barbara

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  2. Oh Barbara *thank you* for your kind words and choosing my site! I am so honored! And can’t seem to wipe this big stupid grin off my face. Lol 😀

    It seems so odd that just a month or to ago I only had 18 posts! I can now ‘boast’ I have 79! What can I say? I’m full of a lot of hot air, I guess.

    Thank you again, Barbara! I’m very very grateful for this chance!

  3. Congratulations, Sarah! I’ve already followed you on Twitter. Kudos to you for even finding a minute in your busy days to blog. Enjoy these years with your brood. They fly by and are gone before you know it.

    Thanks, Barbara, for another great find!

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  4. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Sarah!

    I checked out the home schooling post. I like the candid and down to Earth writing style.

    Good choice Barbara.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..It’s Between Your Ears

  5. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Sarah is new to me, I’m off to check her site out!

    Hi Sarah – Welcome, and congratulations on being NBOTW here at Barbara’s site!

    Lance´s last blog post..Going Local

  6. Kai LoNo Gravatar says:

    None of my first few posts had any love. I need to edit them all to make them more enticing. I hope my imaginery audience loved it though.

    Kai Lo´s last blog post..Why Do Bloggers Quit?

  7. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Sarah ! I am off to see your site!

  8. LingNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Nice blog, Sarah. I like the sincerity and straightforward way you put your thoughts in the post. Very refereshing. Welcome to Barbara’s blog. 🙂

  9. I read Sarah’s post on home-educating with a bit of nostalgia. I wasn’t home-schooled, and yet in many important ways I was, as I wrote in a comment to her.

    Thanks for making her known here. (I’m following her on Twitter, and tweeted that post for others to read as well.)

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  10. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    I am sure this is another great blog – thank you again Barbara for doing the hunting!

    I will say before I go to take a look, that I sure wish I had had a blog and a blog community when I was a young mom and home schooling….it was a lonely place for me many a day…

    here I go

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  11. A big welcome to Sarah!

    Off to check her blog….

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  12. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Barbara, you never cease to touch me with the amazing spirit you have. It’s obvious that you’ve got a wonderfully kind heart. Everyone knows how stressful it can be to be mom and Home Manager to a few kids at home. With two myself, I am already maxed out everyday! Your willingness to feature and assist new bloggers is inspiring!

    Hello Sarah, I’m checking your site right now!

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  13. Hi Barbara,
    It is another surprising gift to us, sharing of positive enegry.
    Congratulation to Sarah for being picked.
    Wll check those blog too.

    The Journey Within´s last blog post..Law of Attraction: Is it Boon or Making Us Victim?

  14. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Sunil – The layout of Sarah’s blog is great, isn’t it? I also like how she includes the photos of her children. Cute!

    Hi Sarah – You’re very welcome. That’s great you’re already up to 79 posts. I’ll have to spend more time on your site and do some catching up. See you again soon.

    Hi Betsy – You’re welcome.

    Hi J.D. – Thank you.

    Hi Lance – I’m thinking you’ll like Sarah’s blog.

    Hi Kai Lo – Our imaginary audience loves everything we write. 🙂

    Hi Linda – Thank your for checking out Sarah’s site.

    Hi Barb – How sweet of you to tweet her post. Lets spread the love.

    Hi Patircia – You’re welcome. I agree. Blogs are great for young moms. It gives them a perfect place to share and make new friends.

    Hi Vered – Thank you.

    Hi Evelyn – Thank you for your kind words. I’m guessing with you being a mom too, you’ll identify with Sarah.

    Hi Journey Within – Enjoy Sarah’s blog.

  15. I just wanted to add, that blogs made for moms tend to be useful for almost anybody. Specially if you are young and managing a home is not one of your strongest assets.

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  16. Barbara – thanks for this post. Though I was a typical latch-key kid, parent involvement was a huge factor in my education. I always had the support I needed. Great blog heads up… 🙂

  17. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Miguel – That’s very true. Moms learn how to wear many hats and accomplish more in a day than we can imagine. It’s the moms who need to be saluted.

    Hi Kevin – You’re welcome. Having parental support in our education can make a huge difference. I’m happy Sarah is sharing how she’s making it work in her family.

  18. As a mom it is always refreshing to hear encouraging and inspiring real-world stories from other moms.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this blogging Mom with us all. I’m off to share this post across Twitter, FriendFeed and cliKball (which is my usual process of sharing quality content and something I do for hours just about every day).

    Congratulations Sarah! Your blog is already getting popular and that is always because it is well deserved. Barbara is one of the best at evaluating other blogs.

    I am so impressed that you’re home schooling. Your children are indeed fortunate.

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  20. DotNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve found some really interesting people through your blog, and I’m always eager to find more. Also, when that beautiful image of the rose scrolled onto my screen this morning, I heaved a sigh of relaxation. A great way to start the work day.

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