It’s an unusual day when I’m not at my computer at least eight hours. My children are grown up, and I feel called to share ideas and encouragement through my blogs. I spend a good portion of my day writing.
But you won’t just find me and my ideas at Living Montessori Now and Raising Figure Skaters. I wrote before about The Wonderful World of Online Communities. Sometimes, some of my other communities are the best places to share ideas.
My Blogging Schedule
On Mondays, you’ll find me here with my Montessori-inspired Activity of the Week.
On Tuesdays, you’ll find me here with a post on whatever I feel is needed that week – often something about Montessori or natural parenting.
On Wednesdays, I’m at Raising Figure Skaters with my word-art freebie. But I also spend time at Living Montessori Now, responding to comments.
On Thursdays, I’m here, typically with a homeschool post.
On Fridays, I’m at Raising Figure Skaters with a post about motivation for life, inspirational quotes, making a difference, or using sports to develop character . Of course, I also spend time at Living Montessori Now, responding to comments.
I LOVE having conversations with my readers, and I appreciate and respond to every comment at my blogs. Whenever I can, I try to visit my commenters’ blogs as well. And I enjoy participating in blog hops and carnivals where I can visit and comment on other blogs. I typically am able to spend a bit more time on the weekends visiting other blogs. You mean so much to me as my blog reader, and I enjoy getting to know you.
I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and Blog Frog
When I was working toward my master’s degree in early childhood studies, I fell in love with online research. It all seemed rather magical, especially since there wasn’t personal Internet or even Internet at the university when I worked toward my bachelor’s degree. Because of my love of research, I find too many activities and wonderful ideas to share on my blogs alone. That’s where Twitter, Facebook, and Blog Frog come in.
Every day, you’ll find me on Twitter as @DebChitwood and @RaisingSkaters. Through @DebChitwood, I tweet and retweet blog posts, inspiration, and activities I find online. My Activity of the Week at my blog focuses on Montessori-inspired activities, but I retweet wonderful activities of any type through Twitter.
You’ll also find me at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page each day. My posts are automatically imported to the Facebook page through Networked Blogs, but I also manually add posts with ideas for activities I find online. I typically add at least one activity post each day. At the Raising Figure Skaters Facebook page, I add an inspirational Quote of the Day and the weekly missions from It Starts With Us and Let’s Drop a Love Bomb. (Note: The December 2 mission for Let’s Drop a Love Bomb is heartbreaking. Please check it out and join in).
And you’ll find me at Blog Frog each day. I have a profile where you can follow me. By following my profile, you’ll become a member of the Living Montessori Now community where we share all sorts of parenting and education ideas. There I’m able to add discussions to the forum which allow for easy sharing of ideas, activities, questions, and encouragement. You can even start your own discussion in my community – and I’d love for you to do so! Often there are great ideas shared in my Blog Frog community that aren’t anywhere else on my blogs or other communities.
Please join me to discuss my latest topics or any of the other discussions in my community. Here are some of my latest discussion topics:
- Do you have an advent activity calendar or some other daily activity in December?
- Do you have suggestions for a mother of young children who wants to celebrate Advent meaningfully but simply with her family?
- Have you found a good method for staying green while wrapping gifts?
- What is your favorite kids’ craft for Christmas?
I’ll hope to see you here and elsewhere online!