KayLynn StoneSpring is here. Time to thaw out! I am always glad when winter is over and warmth returns. When I heard that April’s theme was Renew I thought that was a perfect theme for April. Flowers are coming up, new baby animals will be along shortly, and in essence it is when people start to refresh themselves. Spring cleaning happens, people start getting out more and becoming active again.

April brings on feelings of “kick starting” things for me. I know for most people that happens in January — not me. I hate winter! It’s spring when I start to look at things and change them — toss them out or revitalize things. This year that feeling has been more intense. I don’t know if it’s now because I am in my 40s or if it was just a “hey self, what the heck, it’s time to change things!” In that aspect Renew is the perfect theme for me, not just for April but for 2015.

I started spring this year with a move, a de-cluttering of my home space and making things a bit simpler. Other things on my list this year are looking at friendships, seeing what works, what needs fixing or honestly which ones just have run their course. I am saying goodbye to drama this year, to saying yes all the time, and to doing things I do not really want to do.

How will you Renew this month??

KayLynn has been blogging off and on since 2005 over at KayLynn’s Reality. She blogs about life in general — the good, the bad, the silly, and the ugly. One thing she won’t blog about is work. Since she doesn’t aim to be a blogger raking in millions, she does aim to stay employed!

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Podcasting Tips for Bloggers

April 1, 2015
Mom on a Spiritual Journey podcast

By Sarah Lawrence Hinson, Mom on a Spiritual Journey Podcasts as well as blogging: what are podcasts, anyway? If you haven’t bumped into a podcast on the interwebs yet, it’s media in the form of audio. Podcasts can be created from any material, really, just like a blog post or youtube video. Find a use […]

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The Luck of Learning Life’s Lessons

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Frosted Clovers

By Diana Staresinic-Deane, Blogger of the Month for March 2015 For my last post about luck, I want to write about the luck of learning life’s lessons. A few years ago, a mental health colleague commented on how we often learn the most from those mistakes that leave us feeling a little sick in the stomach […]

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Sunday Link-Up {March 22, 2015}

March 22, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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Happy National Ag Day! {Wordless Wednesday}

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Calf

In celebration of National Agriculture Day, we present the many cattle of KSWB! So many of our members are farmers and ranchers, and we’re proud to salute their hard work. Thanks for the food!

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KSWB 2nd Anniversary Meetup!

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2nd Anniversary

Did you know? Kansas Women Bloggers turns 2 in March! We’re so excited, we want to meet you and celebrate in person. Please join us Tuesday, March 24, at The Hungry Heart in downtown Wichita for our first KSWB member meetup. Appetizers and drinks will be available to purchase, but it’s free to attend. To […]

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Sometimes the Hardest Moments Are the Luckiest Ones {Luck}

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Diana's book signing

By Diana Staresinic-Deane, Blogger of the Month for March 2015 About a year ago, I was signing books at an event in Emporia when I looked up to see the next person in line. I was absolutely tickled to see a former coworker I met at my first job after returning to Kansas. The job was […]

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Sunday Link-Up {March 15, 2015}

March 15, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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When the Job You Didn’t Want Turns Out to Be Exactly What You Needed {Luck}

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Diana Self Portrait

By Diana Staresinic-Deane, Blogger of the Month for March 2015 In 2011, I found myself in the frustrating position of being a trailing spouse — that wife or husband who has to give up, well, pretty much everything in order to follow the other spouse, who found a job in another city. I had moved to […]

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