Momsterslink ~ July 7, 2016

Welcome to another fabulous weekend of #momsterslink.  I want to give everyone who takes the time to link up with me a big THANK YOU!

Without further a-do…

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1st place for this weeks most viewed post goes to the beautiful Cécile at The Frenchie Mummy Blog with~

It’s 7am And I Am Already Crying

2nd place goes to the fabulous Michelle at Rockin Random Mom with~

TO FELLOW BLOGGERS: WHY MY INSTAGRAM HAS CHANGED

Michelle at Rockin Random Mom also steals 3rd place with~

The Brock Turner Conversation

Congratulations ladies!!! I will be sharing your posts throughout the week.

Running Time: Thursdays 12pmPST(US) ~ Sundays 11:59pmPST(US)

Please follow the rules listed below and make sure to place my badge or link at the bottom of the post you are linking with me…otherwise I might have to bite you!  Linkys only work if everyone participates accordingly and linking and running is quite frowned upon in the blogosphere.  If you don’t have time right away, still go ahead and link up then write it down and come back later to do your commenting.  I realize we are all busy or tired sometimes with the different time zones, but if you are trying to build a blogging “posse”, then be nice and play by the rules that are given by the host or hostess.  

Also, if because of the time zone you are unable to link up I will be happy to link your post for you.  Just send me a tweet @DomesticMomster on Twitter with the link and I will add your link.  I know that time zones and being in different countries can sometimes veer some from linking up.

*Please link 2 posts maximum

*Please comment on the host’s post and 1 other post….buuuuut please share the post which comes before yours on any social media of your choice.  Meaning you don’t have to comment on the one before yours, or even read it if you don’t want to, but do please share it.  You may of course share and comment on as many as you like.

*If you link up 2 posts, then comment on 2 other posts and share the 2 posts before yours and also comment and share the host’s post.

*They can be any type of post…old or new, recipe, reviews, giveaways,  and I don’t mind if you advertise your own personal linky but please keep it to one time only.

*Each week I will give a shout out to the top three most viewed posts according to my Inlinkz calendar. I will also share the posts throughout the week on my several social media.  Therefore, if you are linking up, then you give me permission to share your content across various social media of my choice.

*Please place my bitching fabulous  badge at the bottom of your post or if you prefer you can just copy and paste the following link using the word #momsterslink

https://domesticatedmomster.com/category/momsterslink-2/

*Linkys are a great way to meet other bloggers, network, and form a community but this only works if EVERYONE follows the #bloggerlove rules.  So please be aware that I will be paying attention.

*I will read, comment, and share  every post that is linked up.  The social networks I share most on are Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and StumbleUpon.  I pin all links to my #momsterslink linky Pinterest board  unless I feel like the post subject would go better under another category of board I have but every link is pinned and every link is posted to StumbleUpon!

*If you are unsure about how to link up to a linky, my fabulous friend Becky at Cuddle Fairy has a great informational post here.

*If you need a little lesson on linky etiquette then please read my etiquette guidelines here.

Above all just have fun at my linky party!

Please either use the link above to link back or grab my badge from my sidebar (if you are on a phone or tablet it will be at the bottom…just scroll)  I have given up on trying to get the badge on this actual post to f*ing work!

Momsterslink ~ June 10, 2016

Welcome to another fabulous weekend of #momsterslink.  I want to thank all of you who take the time to link up with me.  My sincere apologies for my being WAAAAY behind on commenting but no worries….I WILL CATCH UP!

Please read:  I have noticed the past couple times that some posts are getting 0 clicks on which means that the person who’s post is after there’s is not following the rules **shame on those people**  It is not difficult to click on a post and share it…you don’t even have to read it, and as long as their share buttons are available it makes sharing a cinch!  Therefore, from now on those people who don’t follow the rules will not be getting a comment or share from me.  Yes, I know who you are because I can see it on my Inlinkz calendar.

Without further a-do last weeks top 3 most viewed posts were…

 #momsterslink blog share linky

In 1st place is So This Is Me Mrs. T with~

Tag You’re It ~ The Mummy Tag

2nd place goes to The Working Mummy with~

Hollys Culture Week At Nursery

3rd place goest to LISAPOMERANTZSTER with~

What are the Teachable Moments on Zoo’s and Animals in Captivity

Running Time: Thursdays 12pmPST(US) ~ Sundays 11:59pmPST(US)

Please follow the rules listed below and make sure to place my badge or link at the bottom of the post you are linking with me…otherwise I might have to bite you!  Linkys only work if everyone participates accordingly and linking and running is quite frowned upon in the blogosphere.  If you don’t have time right away, still go ahead and link up then write it down and come back later to do your commenting.  I realize we are all busy or tired sometimes with the different time zones, but if you are trying to build a blogging “posse”, then be nice and play by the rules that are given by the host or hostess.  

Also, if because of the time zone you are unable to link up I will be happy to link your post for you.  Just send me a tweet @DomesticMomster on Twitter with the link and I will add your link.  I know that time zones and being in different countries can sometimes veer some from linking up.

*Please link 2 posts maximum

*Please comment on the host’s post and 1 other post….buuuuut please share the post which comes before yours on any social media of your choice.  Meaning you don’t have to comment on the one before yours, or even read it if you don’t want to, but do please share it.  You may of course share and comment on as many as you like.

*If you link up 2 posts, then comment on 2 other posts and share the 2 posts before yours and also comment and share the host’s post.

*They can be any type of post…old or new, recipe, reviews, giveaways,  and I don’t mind if you advertise your own personal linky but please keep it to one time only.

*Each week I will give a shout out to the top three most viewed posts according to my Inlinkz calendar. I will also share the posts throughout the week on my several social media.  Therefore, if you are linking up, then you give me permission to share your content across various social media of my choice.

*Please place my bitching fabulous  badge at the bottom of your post or if you prefer you can just copy and paste the following link using the word #momsterslink

https://domesticatedmomster.com/category/momsterslink-2/

*Linkys are a great way to meet other bloggers, network, and form a community but this only works if EVERYONE follows the #bloggerlove rules.  So please be aware that I will be paying attention.

*I will read, comment, and share  every post that is linked up.  The social networks I share most on are Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and StumbleUpon.  I pin all links to my #momsterslink linky Pinterest board  unless I feel like the post subject would go better under another category of board I have but every link is pinned and every link is posted to StumbleUpon!

*If you are unsure about how to link up to a linky, my fabulous friend Becky at Cuddle Fairy has a great informational post here.

*If you need a little lesson on linky etiquette then please read my etiquette guidelines here.

Above all just have fun at my linky party!

Please either use the link above to link back or grab my badge from my sidebar (if you are on a phone or tablet it will be at the bottom…just scroll)  I have given up on trying to get the badge on this actual post to f*ing work!

Momsterslink ~ May 26, 2016

Welcome to another fabulous weekend of #momsterslink.  I had a nice little linky break.  Sadly I am still behind in linky land due to the schedules of my children have completely consumed my life.  End of school and sports seasons are no joke.  I want to thank you all who continue to link up with me even when I have taken a hiatus.  If I have not commented on your May 12th linked post please have no fear I will get to it.

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Please note!!! Something NEW!!!

So I have decided that I am going to do a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, because sometimes it’s such a close race that I think the top 3 deserve some #bloggerlove

#momsterslink blog share linky

My most viewed winning post goes to Heather at Shank You Very Much with ~

That Victory Lap Made Me Hungry

2nd place goes to Dawn at Rhyming With Wine with~

My Happiness Non-Negotiables

3rd place goes to the fabulous Agent Spitback with ~

World’s FIRST Father To Hear Newborn Cry At Night

Congrats ladies!  I will be sharing your posts throughout the week!

Running Time: Thursdays 12pmPST(US) ~ Sundays 11:59pmPST(US)

Please follow the rules listed below and make sure to place my badge or link at the bottom of the post you are linking with me…otherwise I might have to bite you!  Linkys only work if everyone participates accordingly and linking and running is quite frowned upon in the blogosphere.  If you don’t have time right away, still go ahead and link up then write it down and come back later to do your commenting.  I realize we are all busy or tired sometimes with the different time zones, but if you are trying to build a blogging “posse” then be nice and play by the rules that are given by the host or hostess.  

Also, if because of the time zone you are unable to link up I will be happy to link your post for you.  Just send me a tweet @DomesticMomster on Twitter with the link and I will add your link.  I know that time zones and being in different countries can sometimes veer some from linking up.

*Please link 2 posts maximum

*Please comment on the host’s post and 1 other post….buuuuut please share the post which comes before yours on any one of your social media.  Meaning you don’t have to comment on the one before yours, or even read it if you don’t want to, but do please share it.  You may of course share and comment on as many as you like.

*If you link up 2 posts, then comment on 2 other posts and share the 2 posts before yours and also comment and share the host’s post.

*They can be any type of post…old or new, recipe, reviews, giveaways,  and I don’t mind if you advertise your own personal linky but please keep it to one time only.

*Instead of picking a favorite post each week (it’s just too hard to only choose one) I am instead going to let InLinkz choose who the winner is by who’s post is viewed the most.  The winner of that week, I will then share their winning post on all my social media throughout the week. Therefore, if you are linking up you give me permission to share your content across various social media.

*Please place my bitching fabulous  badge at the bottom of your post or if you prefer you can just copy and paste the following link using the word #momsterslink

https://domesticatedmomster.com/category/momsterslink-2/

*Linkys are a great way to meet other bloggers, network, and form a community but this only works if EVERYONE follows the #bloggerlove rules.  So please be aware that I will be paying attention.

*I will read, comment, and share  every post that is linked up.  The social networks I share most on are Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and StumbleUpon.  I pin all links to my #momsterslink linky Pinterest board  unless I feel like the post subject would go better under another category of board I have but every link is pinned and every link is posted to StumbleUpon!

*If you are unsure about how to link up to a linky, my fabulous friend Becky at Cuddle Fairy has a great informational post here.

*If you need a little lesson on linky etiquette then please read my etiquette guidelines here.

Above all just have fun at my linky party!

Please either use the link above to link back or grab my badge from my sidebar (if you are on a phone or tablet it will be at the bottom…just scroll)  I have given up on trying to get the badge on this actual post to f*ing work!

Letting Go OF The Linky Guilt

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There are so many linkys now days and I am here to finally say that I just don’t have enough time to always link up with every one of them.  I link when I can, when I have something worthy of linking up, and when I know that I have time for the commenting.  When I get behind in the commenting I have to put linking aside all together.

As a blogger who also runs her own linky, I am ALWAYS reading, commenting, and sharing  on almost every blog post I read.  Sometimes to the point that I don’t even have time to write or read anything besides those blogs.

And I love to read.

And I love to write.

And I love blogging.

I have a gazillion things to write about but I just haven’t had the time to write about them. There’s 24 drafts in my draft folder right now.  What does that tell you?

I have 2 T-ball games, dance classes, T-ball party, awards ceremony, Memorial Day glamping, two graduations, hair and car appts in the city, dress rehearsals, a dance recital and then preparing for our first big summer vacation…all in the next 3 weeks.  I am sure I am missing something in there.


So yes, this is indeed why I have decided that I must let go of the linky guilt.  Even the blogging guilt.  That’s the great thing about this being my blog…I can do what I want to with it.

Same goes for those of you who sometimes may not have time to link with #momsterslink.  I indeed understand and don’t take it personally.  As long as I see you all linked up from time to time I am happy.

We are all busy not only with blogging but with home, kids, spouses…LIFE!


Linkys are a lot of work to run.  For those of you considering starting one, I would suggest that you understand that most of your blog reading will be done reading the blogs that link up.  And if your linky is successful it will become harder to have time to write and network.

I have tried putting myself on a blogging schedule but it inevitably gets messed up due to my husband’s work schedule because on his days off there’s stuff to do and I know for awhile there he thought I was having a love affair with my blog.

I am also trying to gather more knowledge for my love of photography and design.  Which sometimes with my OCD can become completely time consuming due to perfection and getting something exactly how I want it or watching tutorials to learn something new.

I encourage everyone to let go of the linky guilt if you are suffering from it.  If you host one and need a break then take one.  BREATHE.  There’s so much more to life than linkys.  Buuuuut…it is the best way to find your blogging posse, get your blog read, and meet new bloggers.

So linky on but sometimes take some time off if you need to.

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Cuddle Fairy

 

Petite Pudding
My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows

Under Construction

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Not so much the blog as the person behind the blog.  Sometimes life happens and you have to stretch your time so thin and lately I have just been slacking with my blogging.  So there will be no #momsterslink this week nor will I be linking up with anyone.   I am probably 2 weeks behind in commenting but I will get it done.  Including those that I linked up with that I have yet to have commented on.  I am just going to take a timeout to pursue my other dreams of enjoying life.  You can still catch me on Instagram and Facebook these next couple weeks and of course snapchat!

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I just have so much coming up.  Camping, kids graduations, dance recitals, t-ball games, events to attend.  And I am actually going to try something new tomorrow that I hope goes well and I will have to blog about it so stay tuned!

Toodles For Now,

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Momsterslink ~ May 12, 2016

Welcome to another fabulous weekend of #momsterslink.  So sorry if I have not commented and shared your post yet, but just remember I never leave a post unloved!  I  want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you that have been faithful linkers and keep coming back!

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Please note!!! Something NEW!!!

So I have decided that I am going to do a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, because sometimes it’s such a close race that I think the top 3 deserve some #bloggerlove

#momsterslink blog share linky

My most viewed winning post goes to Heather at Shank You Very Much with ~

Good Thing He’s A Chef

2nd place goes to Rebecca at Taylor-Made-Ramblings with~

Taylor-made-ramblings with

A Selfish Mummy Moment 

3rd place goes to Katie and So This Is Me Mrs. T with ~

School Runnings

Congrats everyone!  I will be sharing your posts throughout the week!

Running Time: Thursdays 12pmPST(US) ~ Sundays 11:59pmPST(US)

Please follow the rules listed below and make sure to place my badge or link at the bottom of the post you are linking with me…otherwise I might have to bite you!  Linkys only work if everyone participates accordingly and linking and running is quite frowned upon in the blogosphere.  If you don’t have time right away, still go ahead and link up then write it down and come back later to do your commenting.  I realize we are all busy or tired sometimes with the different time zones, but if you are trying to build a blogging “posse” then be nice and play by the rules that are given by the host or hostess.  

Also, if because of the time zone you are unable to link up I will be happy to link your post for you.  Just send me a tweet @DomesticMomster on Twitter with the link and I will add your link.  I know that time zones and being in different countries can sometimes veer some from linking up.

*Please link 2 posts maximum

*Please comment on the host’s post and 1 other post….buuuuut please share the post which comes before yours on any one of your social media.  Meaning you don’t have to comment on the one before yours, or even read it if you don’t want to, but do please share it.  You may of course share and comment on as many as you like.

*If you link up 2 posts, then comment on 2 other posts and share the 2 posts before yours and also comment and share the host’s post.

*They can be any type of post…old or new, recipe, reviews, giveaways,  and I don’t mind if you advertise your own personal linky but please keep it to one time only.

*Instead of picking a favorite post each week (it’s just too hard to only choose one) I am instead going to let InLinkz choose who the winner is by who’s post is viewed the most.  The winner of that week, I will then share their winning post on all my social media throughout the week. Therefore, if you are linking up you give me permission to share your content across various social media.

*Please place my bitching fabulous  badge at the bottom of your post or if you prefer you can just copy and paste the following link using the word #momsterslink

https://domesticatedmomster.com/category/momsterslink-2/

*Linkys are a great way to meet other bloggers, network, and form a community but this only works if EVERYONE follows the #bloggerlove rules.  So please be aware that I will be paying attention.

*I will read, comment, and share on every post that is linked up.  The social networks I share most on are Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and StumbleUpon.  I pin all links to my #momsterslink linky Pinterest board  unless I feel like the post subject would go better under another category of board I have but every link is pinned and every link is posted to StumbleUpon!

*If you are unsure about how to link up to a linky, my fabulous friend Becky at Cuddle Fairy has a great informational post here.

*If you need a little lesson on linky etiquette then please read my etiquette guidelines here.

Above all just have fun at my linky party!

Please either use the link above to link back or grab my badge from my sidebar (if you are on a phone or tablet it will be at the bottom…just scroll)  I have given up on trying to get the badge on this actual post to f*ing work!

~What Will I Do For Work~

Lately I have been thinking a lot about what I really want to do when I go back to work, if in fact I do go back to work.  That too is still in discussion.  With the kids school and sports schedules it’s almost impossible.

I am blessed that I have a husband that works really hard to provide for his family and I don’t really need to work.  I do make a little extra money on the side doing odds and ends like photography, graphic design, waxing eyebrows (I am trying to convince my friends to get their who-has waxed with no prevail, so far…they think it hurts or something),  but not an amount of money to brag about by any means.  I would probably make more money if I was a stripper advertised more but somehow one day goes by and then the next and then I just say f*ck it!  Maybe next week.

I just renewed my Aesthetician and Nail Technician licenses just in case I do decide to return to the field that I spent 20+ years in.  I could write a book with the stories I heard over the years.

The best one was I had 3 lovely ladies that were all going to the same church.  Two of them, without the knowledge of the other, were having affairs with the pastor of the church…who was married…AND GIVING MARRIAGE COUNSELING.cosmetology nail technician aesthetician work  And the third lady kept trying to convince me that I had to come to her church because her pastor was such a wonderful person.  Yeah, and I managed never to say a word…and people wonder why I am not religious.

I really loved working in the industry and am toying with a few ideas if I do decide to return to it.  I mean where else can you get paid to sit around and gossip all day?
But there is also a side of me that would really like to try something different which is why while I have been home with the kids I started doing photography which then lead to graphic design.  But I realize that I need a lot more training as there are so many new and interesting programs to use.  And everything costs more money to get into.

I have toyed with several ideas of businesses to open in this small little town I live in.  One of the ideas someone else did and guess what?  It’s striving!  Which makes me want to stab myself in the eye for not listening to my instincts and just do it.

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I am also currently looking into getting Domesticated Momster trademarked.  Did you know it can take up to two years to get a name trademarked and that’s with a lawyer?  Absurd if you ask me.

My biggest decision about returning to work is that I don’t want my kids to miss opportunities because I decided to go back to work.  I don’t want them to have to sacrifice their happiness for my selfishness.

And let’s face it “MOM” really is the best title on my resume so far.

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