A to Z plus 1 Challenge
A to Z +1 August Blog Challenge
A TO Z +1
I got this idea from Blogging From A to Z. Every year in the month of April they write from A to Z in order. They don’t have a blog challenge for the month of August.
I thought it would be fun to blog from A to Z in the month of August so I could practice for their event coming up next April. The main difference is that April has 30 days and August has 31. Since I will have one extra day I will write about what I learned from this experience on the last day (the +1) We won’t be doing the challenge on Sundays to take a break.
The August Challenge is a great idea for any style blog (health, education or parenting). If you blog about parenting the letter A could be about Apples and how your child like apples or the health benefits of Apples. The letter X could be about the X-traordinary things your child does! You are only limited by your imagination.
Here is the list to follow – No Alphabet posts on Sundays
August 1st write a post that the topic begins with the letter “A”
August 2nd write a post that the topic begins with the letter “B”
Keep working your way through the alphabet – here is what letter you are on every Monday of the month
Monday August 6 =Letter “E”
Monday August 13 = Letter “K”
Monday August 20 = Letter “Q”
Monday August 27 = Letter “W”
Thursday August 30 = Last letter of the alphabet “Z”
Friday August 31 = +1 Day Write a recap of what you learned, was it hard, to easy, what you liked best, least that sort of thing….
My good friend Andi-Roo over at The World 4 Realz volunteered (Okay I had to drag her kicking and screaming) to do this with me. We are going to help motivate and keep each other focused.
If you want to have some fun give it a try for the month of August! Be sure to let us know so we can check out your blog and what you have written!
Here’s a recap of what I have wrote so far for August 2012
A -Attitude Adjustment Needed – Some day’s are better than others. No matter how positive a person is we all have bad days. The type of days we need an attitude adjustment!
B – Believe In Yourself – We believe things because we want to believe in them. There is one belief though that many people fail, the ability to believe in yourself.
C – Comedic Children – Truthful thoughts often stay hidden. If we only knew what our children were really thinking – we probably wouldn’t want to know.
D – Devoted Dad – Advertising doesn’t seem to understand what a father is all about. Here are 5 things ads miss about being a devoted dad to our children.
E – Electronic Envy – Envy is a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages. Electronic envy is the need for newer electronics!
F - Fatherhood – Fatherhood is a wonderful thing to experience. The letter “F” of fatherhood can stand for so many different things, many of them funny.
G – Gratuitous Photo Wednesday – Gratuitous photo Wednesday is a self indulgent form of expression with no real purpose. You can play in the rain again like a child.
H – Household Hero – A humorous look at what it would like If children took out advertisements for our different jobs as parents. Household hero apply within!
I – Increasing Imagination – Increasing imagination should be the goal of every parent. Here are some ideas to help you increase imagination in your child.
J – Jabber Jaws: Handbook Revealed – The Father’s Curse Handbook helps father’s learn about the impending curse that has been placed on them, topics including jabber jaws.
K – Kindhearted, Kissing Dad - Fatherhood is a process that men learn from day to day with lots of rewards! Here is a look at 5 ways to help men become kindhearted dads.
L – Lost LEGO - As a parent you have probably dealt with lost LEGO bricks. Here are some helpful suggestions in trying to find the many lost LEGO bricks that are in hiding.
M – Marvelous Mom – All father’s argue with our spouses. The next time you start to argue with your spouse try to remember the reasons she is a marvelous mom to your children.
N – Noontime Napping Nightmares – All parents dread the day their young child stops taking naps! A humorous look at 5 sure signs that napping noontime nightmares is about to begin!
O – Obviously Omitting Dad – A man can watch their own children without problems. If we are going to continue to make families a priority people have to stop obviously omitting dad.
P – Perfecting Parenthood – There is no such thing as a perfect parent. All parents have their own unique way of doing things. Perfecting parenthood is something we all are working on!
Q – Quitting Normal As A Dad – Society tells people the normal roles we are going to play in life. We should always think about these roles and ask ourselves about quitting normal.
R – Running of the Toddlers - The running of the toddler is a nightly event filled with mystery and laughter. Once my son knows bedtime is coming he takes off running through the house.
S – Standardized Testing – Is it Costing Creativity - School standardized testing is a great thing but at what point do we say enough and remember that creativity and ingenuity are the backbones of our country.
T – Toddler Terror – Expert in the Making - Before I became a father I looked at children with a sense of wonder. I never considered the thought that my son would become an expert in toddler terror.
U - Utilizing Fatherhood – Be a Dad - Men have the ability to become great fathers. Utilizing fatherhood as a dad is nothing more than caring about our children and sharing ideas.
V- Vanity -Good, Bad and Ugly – Vanity isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Everyone has a little bit of vanity in them. It can helps us to have a healthier outlook on life with more success.
W – Worry – Making A Better Parent – Parents worry about their children everyday. We have to learn that we can’t be in control at all times and accept that things will be okay from day-to-day.
X – Xander – Confessions Of A Naming A Child – Naming a child is never easy for any parent. You can get inspiration anywhere. It took us a long time to pick the right name of Xander for our son!
Y – Yielding Fatherhood To Working Dads – Yielding fatherhood means to me there is value in all dads. Children don’t want “supermen” they just want a father that cares, loves and is there for them.
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