Say It Forward – Week 2

by Janice

Say It Forward

Say It Forward – Carnival of Loyal Commenters is a new weekly carnival at 5 Minutes for where bloggers feature their loyal commenters!

To read more about how to participate in Say It Forward and to get the button codes, click here.

And make sure you visit the links in the Mr. Linky here every Friday. These are the FUN blogging folk YOU want to be friends with. Go to THEIR sites. Read THEIR blogs. And of course, leave COMMENTS.

Oh – we can just see the friendships forming already… It is a beautiful thing!

Week 2 — Featured Commenters:

First, we have Monica from Daily Dwelling.

Monica is mom to three adorable preschoolers and is joyfully married to her hubby of eight years, Keith, who is a Chaplain in the Army.

They are currently assigned to an overseas post in Germany AND Keith is currently deployed to Iraq! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for Monica to not only be stationed overseas, away from friends and family, but also have her husband deployed in a war torn country!

It never fails to amaze me how much the men, women and families of the military endure for the greater good!

Monica is a ray of optimism and hope — her blog is a sweet, sunny place to pause during your stroll through the blogosphere. :) Monica says, “My greatest joys in life are in serving God through being a wife to my husband as he lives out God’s calling on his life and being mom to our three children.”

Monica began blogging to keep in touch with family and friends, and most importantly, to connect with her husband during his deployment. But now she realizes all the extra blessings blogging has brought to her life, “Blogging has become so much more than that. It is a community that I am so thankful for.”

To give back to that community, Monica joined us in our first Say It Forward Carnival last week with a post featuring Crystal from Life at the Circus.

I am sure you will be blessed by all Monica has to offer when you add Daily Dwelling to your round of bloggy visits.


Second, we have Cat from 3 Kids and Us.

Cat married her high school sweetheart, and now seven years later they have three children — well almost three! The third hasn’t quite made her appearance yet.

Cat’s husband is a Police Officer — which was the inspiration for Cat’s first home based businesses, The Police Shop, through CafePress.

Cat now has a few more shops including The EMS Shop and The Fire Shop.

About her latest inspirations at My Baby Bump Maternity, Cat says, “Lately, my artistic side has turned me to tees and gifts for pregnancy and motherhood at My Baby Bump Maternity. If all that wasn’t enough, I’ve started a brand new boutique that you’ll learn more about come January during our grand opening!”

Always one to jump into another online project, Cat also joined us in our first Say It Forward Carnival last week with a post highlighting her top commenter, Asha from Sweet P’s Tutu Boutique.

With all she has going on with her stores, blogging and her busy growing family, I am amazed Cat has time to comment on OUR blog!!!

THANKS Cat — we know how hard it is juggling stores, blogs and kids. We appreciate the time you give to be a part of 5 Minutes for Mom!

Make sure you click over and visit both Monica and Cat — these are some great moms, bloggers AND commenters!

Ladies, please display this Loyal Commenter badge with pride.

If you are selected as a Loyal Commenter either by our site or another blog, you can display this Loyal Commenter badge with pride. Also feel free to give the badge to the commenters that you select each week.


Of course, you can join in Say It Forward too! Click here to read more and start featuring YOUR loyal commenters on your blog.

AND, don’t forget to visit the other posts in the Say It Forward Mr. Linky below. You will find wonderful bloggers and form great new blogging friendships.

How to Participate in Say It Forward

Here is a quick recap. Click here to read the full overview of Say It Forward and get the banner codes.

  1. On Fridays, choose a commenter, (or two, or three) to feature in a Say It Forward post.
  2. Come back to to add your permalink to the Mr. Linky.
  3. Visit other Say It Forward posts and discover FABULOUS bloggers who are fun, friendly and loyal commenters.
  4. And don’t forget to let your readers know that you are participating in Say It Forward so they can go find all these wonderful commenters and read their blogs.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cat January 30, 2009 at 1:06 am

Oh wow, thank you soooo much! I feel really honored to be included. (here come those weepy hormonal tears). I’ve proudly added the button to my “on the web” page. :-)


2 Monica January 30, 2009 at 1:33 am

Wow! I am completely honored to be featured here. Thank you so much. I visit your site daily and it is often my starting place for finding so many other mom blogs! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this wonderful place!!


3 Kristen of La Dolce Vita January 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

hi the #8 link that is mine is wrong,it automatically grabbed my wordless, sorry I added the correct one.


4 Linda January 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

Great blogs!


5 Casey H January 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Say it Forward Friday is such a great wonderful thing!! I love the blogs and I’m happy to be able to participate!! Thank you 5M4M!!


6 Damselfly January 31, 2009 at 12:34 am

Happy to be joining for the second week~


7 casual friday everyday January 31, 2009 at 11:50 am

Such fun! I’ve never heard of these ladies. Now I can meet some new bloggers.

:–) Nell


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