A New Year {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week – and another year – of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

I have been sharing an Ordinary Moment each week since 2013 and have documented over six years of those little, ordinary moments within the pages of this blog. There are over three hundred posts following the children growing, all those milestones, favourite toys, lost teeth, quirks and foibles. Those posts are the reason I started blogging – to document all those memories – and this year will be no different.

Many people make big resolutions at the start of the year and I always have little aims and things to start or continue. But, this year I am just hoping for more of the same.

More time together as a family. More memories made. More to learn. More to see. More to do and more time relaxing together at home. More – but the same.

So this year will be full of ordinary moments for us, and I’ll be documenting them each week like I have done previously. I’ll share all those gappy smiles, the bike rides, the big days out and the grand adventures. I’ll talk about how work is going, how the children are doing at school and I’ll use this space each week to keep my blog grounded and true to its roots.

The Ordinary Moments. A time to record memories, share experiences and write about whatever we want to write about each week. Here’s to a shiny new year of many more moments, together.

The Ordinary Moments

If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up – I’m looking forward to reading the moments that you share and will comment and share them on Twitter through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Ive decided join you and link up this year! I have written a similar post to start my Ordinary Moments journey. Looking forward to joining in, hopefully this is the push I need to start blogging again!

  2. I absolutely adore this idea — to enjoy life’s ordinary (and sometimes a little extraordinary) moments. It is so important for us to have these memories to look back on. Thank you for sharing this ♥ Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year Donna! Still love reading your blog and ordinary moments, 2013 seems like a lifetime ago (it’s when I first started blogging too!), and it’s so nice to see blogs still going strong in a Youtube and Insta world now x

  4. Love this post, I’ve joined in this time round! It’s great to get outdoors and go exploring together, Spending more time together and making memories as a family is part of our goals for this year too!

  5. Happy new year to you all! I haven’t joined in this week, sorry. I am a bit behind. I am looking forward to reading more of the ordinary moments this year. xx

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