#ETHANproject Summer Challenge 6 + Blogger Link-up

We hope you all had a fabulous Independence Day!  We had so much fun reading all of your “ENJOY the Sky” posts and stories.

We cannot tell you how excited we are to see how all of our #ETHANproject blogging friends choose to tackle the next challenge.  How do you go about enjoying dirt?!?

Before we get to the next challenge, we want to take a moment to feature some more of our favorites from this past week!

**If you aren’t familiar with the #ETHANproject Summer Challenge for Moms, click here for all the details.

This is where you can come each week to find inspiration and encouragement to help you be an "ETHAN Mom" this summer. Our 10-Week Summer Challenge will help you STOP and ENJOY your kids and create unique memories.

Features from Challenge #5: Enjoy the Sky

Reader Story

enjoy the sky collage

Thank you to reader Misty W. for sharing all these fabulous pictures of her family enjoying the sky on the 4th of July.  Beautiful!



Preschool Cloud Craft

by Practical Mommy

The most popular article from our #ETHANproject Link-up is from Kristen at Practical Mommy and we think this idea is just the cutest! The simplicity and fun of this project can’t be beat. The small children in your life will love recreating the clouds with 3 simple art supplies! 

Facebook Thread


The most popular thread from our #ETHANproject Facebook Group made us all remember what it is like to be a kid again! So tell us, when was the last time? Click on the image above to leave your answer!



Our favorite #ETHANproject blogger this week is Monica from Happy & Blessed Home and we couldn’t be more excited! Her enthusiasm and commitment to the challenges each week has inspired Sarah and I. We love the positive tone of each article she writes. Monica is an encourager and you can feel that as you spend time on her blog.


5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Enjoy the Sky by Happy & Blessed Home

We would love for you to know Monica better, here are a few ways for you to do that:

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Featured Mom

Jamie Y.

nominated by Alana S. of I Have a Future and a Hope

LifeisSweeterbyDesign HeadShot150x150Alana Headshot

Our #ETHANproject Mom of the Week is Jamie who happens to blog at Life is Sweeter by Design. We loved getting to know her better through her friend, Alana’s, kind words.

Jamie is a mom of 4 kiddos, and a school nurse. She has always offered me any help when I have needed it, grace, understanding, and has a tender heart. There should be more like her!

Click here to nominate a mom who has inspired you.

Your NEXT Challenge!Week 6 Challenge Graphic

Sammi & Sarah’s Challenge Story

jobs for little gardeners featured

Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start with kids and gardening.  So for this challenge, we invited a few of our closest friends and their children over for a lesson in gardening basics.

Prior to our little event, I created a list of 6 kid-friendly gardening tasks. It was so fun to introduce the children to each task and watch them play in the dirt with reckless abandon (sometimes a bit too reckless)!


Once the rules were established, we took all the kids down to the garden and let them try their hands at each of the 6 gardening tasks.  Even though we had a few stressful moments (don’t step on that, ooohh…honey…..that’s not a weed!), overall it was a great time and I think the kids learned a lot. {read more}

#ETHANproject Blogger Link-Up

This is where you can come each week to find inspiration and encouragement to help you be an “ETHAN Mom” this summer!  We have invited our fellow bloggers to stop by each week and share their favorite posts about motherhood, simple living, summer fun, and easy recipes.  Everything you need to help you STOP and ENJOY the summer with your kids!

All bloggers are welcome to share 3 posts per week at our link-up.  We have a few simple rules that we expect everyone to follow.  If you haven’t yet read our #ETHANproject Blogger Link-Up Guidelines please do so now by clicking here.

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