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5 Minutes for Books
Every Monday

There are so many great books released each month. In our 5 Minutes for Books weekly column, we showcase some of the best books of interest to moms or children, as well as offer giveaway copies to one or more readers each week.

Jennifer Donovan hosts our weekly column 5 Minutes for Books as well as manages our sister site, www.5MinutesforBooks.com.

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Tackle It Tuesday
Every Tuesday

Are you looking for a bit of motivation, encouragement, and accountability in tackling your everyday chores at home? If yes, then Tackle It Tuesday is the column for you.

Janice started Tackle it Tuesday in May of 2006, “Because I need some blogging incentive to get back in control of my house. And because I want to celebrate together the little steps of victory as other Tackle It Tuesday participants and I tackle each project, one by one.”

Now Susan takes part as well. We also post guest tackles.

Join all of the tacklers in Tackle It Tuesday.

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say it forward
Say It Forward
Every Friday

Say It Forward is a weekly carnival here at 5 Minutes for Mom that is posted on Fridays. It is a way to put the spotlight on commenters on your blog. When readers take the time to comment, share their thoughts, advice and sentiments, it can make your day.

Say It Forward gives us this opportunity to thank our WONDERFUL readers for their comments. It also gives you the opportunity to show the same gratitude to your faithful readers and commenters.

Say It Forward is hosted by Kelli from Minivans Are Hot

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The Sampler
The Sampler
Friday — Monthly

Designed to showcase different mom bloggers and their writing style, each week The Sampler features an original post by a mom blogger.

Hosting The Sampler, is Shera, from A Frog in My Soup. Shera writes occasional posts for The Sampler as well as manages and edits all submissions.

If you are interested in becoming one of our featured bloggers, please read The Sampler Information and Guidelines. The Sampler features a variety of mom bloggers, both new and experienced. We are looking for original, family-friendly content that represents your writing style. Send submissions to sampler5minutesformom at gmail dot com.

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5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere
Every Sunday

With so many wonderful things going on in the blogosphere each week, it can get pretty overwhelming trying to keep track of it all. Well, now you don’t have to. Each Sunday, Marissa will be sharing some great finds in regards to contests, noteworthy posts, and upcoming events that you may be interested in.

The best part? These items will all come from other Moms just like you! So, if you have any suggestions on things you’d like to be included, please feel free to let us know. Simply send us an email at features5minutesformom at gmail dot com.

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Kelly Curtis - Professional speaker, writer and counselorPositively Speaking
1st Saturday Each Month

Professional speaker, writer and counselor Kelly Curtis helps parents provide their children with the environment and tools to successfully handle the choices that will one day confront them.

Her column Positively Speaking will use the research-based 40 Developmental Assets® to help parents build on their children’s strengths.

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