Blogust 2013 Roundup: Sprint to the Finish!

By Global Moms Challenge

August 29, 2013

Blogust 2013 is drawing to a close, and we have been overwhelmed with the stories shared throughout the month. The ‘Moments Matter’ theme touches hearts no matter what age of the child. Remember to comment on each post to donate a vaccine that helps give more kids a shot at all the milestones life has to offer!

blogust_roundup3_pic1Tips for Parenting Adult {or “Emerging Adult”} Children by Jill Nystul of One Good Thing By Jillee
Emerging adulthood is the term psychologists use for the phase of life Jill’s daughter is in right now (age 21). Jill offers some practical advice for parenting adults. “Keep in mind that even though your child has achieved young adulthood, there will still be plenty of opportunities for you to do some good mothering. You may even find that this is the age when you do some of your best work.”


24: The Best Gift by Darryle Pollack of WOAH! Network/
Darryle’s account of what her son has experienced in his 24 years is heartwarming and encouraging. It hasn’t been easy for her to watch him wade through trials, but his life has inspired her. “As I always do, I ached for his pain. But I knew he would emerge even stronger than he was. And he did. Honestly I don’t know how Daniel managed; but he handled it all with wisdom, kindness and grace.”

blogust_roundup3_pic225 is the Age of Awesome! by Lucrecer Braxton of
With a brief and heartfelt message shared via a video blog, Lucrecer reflects on what it’s like to be 25 years old, and why it’s an age that should be supported and celebrated. “It is an age full of hopes, dreams and promise. When cultivated with abundant love, a 25-year-old is powerful and fearless.”

Fate or Destiny? By Caryn Payzant of The Midlife Guru
Do you believe in fate? Caryn’s real-life and first-person account will leave you amazed at how, sometimes, the stars seem to align perfectly. “Some people say fate isn’t real and doesn’t exist. My belief in fate echoes what Catherine Pulsifer says: ‘Fate happens for a reason. And when fate happens, look for the good in it as it is there.’”

Wedding Milestones: A Life-Saving Post by Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma/babble

Kelly’s daughter is about to get married. Many moments from the past 27 years are vivid in her memory, and Kelly is taking note of the unexpected and joyful surprises that are constant in their lives. “I feel lucky that Mallory has had a good life and that she is a really happy, loving person. The magic of Mallory is that she always surprises you.”

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