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Breaking Off

When I was growing up there was a commercial and radio jingle for the candy bar Kit Kat that said something like — Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar. Well, I need a break. I need a media input break. Between news headlines, work, and even the fun stuff, I have found myself in overload.

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Every Mom Can Blog

By: Delana H. Stewart  Every mom can blog . . . but not every mom can blog well. Here are 6 tips for how to improve your blog.  1.       Choose an interesting theme. The theme sets the stage of your blog. Will it read like a newspaper? Will it mostly display photos? How will the…

Media Kit

Media Kit Last Quarter 2013 ___________________________________________________ About Delana H. Stewart & Delana’s World Delana H. Stewart lives and works in the Middle East as an education consultant, home-school mom, writer, and speaker. Her goal for blogging at Delana’s World is to live transparently and provide encouragement to others. Delana desires to live a Christ-centered, joy-filled…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…

Ham, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato? (HBLT)

Now that I got your attention with a title like Ham, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato?, let me tell you what HBLT really stands for and invite you to sink your teeth into something rich. HBLT actually stands for Hook, Book, Look, Took. It is a preaching, teaching, and/or Bible study method used to grab a person’s…

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Beautiful Moms

I want to thank Marijane of Beyond Two Worlds for blessing me with The Beautiful Mama Blog Award for both Delana’s World and for Nine Year Pregnancy. The award was created by Valerie at Atlanta mom of three. With International Women’s Day and mother’s day in the Middle East in March (and with the US…

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What’s Happening in Delana’s World

Many of you know that I blog at locations other than Delana’s World. For recent posts on this blog, see the column to the right. For recent posts on my other blogs, check out the new ones listed below. Blessings! Nine Year Pregnancy has these new posts: Another Friend’s Baby Shower (Is it Okay to…

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Like most people today, I greatly appreciate being able to send messages quickly by text, email, Facebook, Skype, etc. And, of course, I love publishing on blogs. But, a recent packet in the mail reminded me of something very special–handwritten letters. My dad recently helped my grandmother (who turns 90 this year) transition into an…

My Blog by Any Other Name

–Delana H. Stewart Today’s daily prompt, All About Me, motivates us to explain why we chose our blog’s title and what it means to us. It instantly made me think of the line from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” My blog, by any other…

Much Appreciation to WordPress

Dear WordPress Staff, Thank you so much for giving us the option of viewing the freshly pressed page with a multi-spread of pictures/articles! I had been saddened by the changed view of having to scroll down through article after article. This option pleases me greatly! Thank you for being a great place to blog! Sincerely,…

2012 Delana’s World in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get…

My Life in Song

And the prompt of the day is . . . Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. These days I’m more a contemporary praise and worship songs kind of a gal, but those songs rightly describe God and not me. Yet these hymns characterize my life……

Not in Today’s Obits

Today’s daily prompt is to write your obituary. At first I thought, “Now why would I want to do that?” Then I laughed remembering at a young age hearing about older people getting up and reading the obituaries to see if they knew anyone who had passed away. And there was always the joke about…

Adoption Blogger Interview

Today is National Adoption Awareness Day and November is National Adoption Awareness month. As a part of this emphasis, I joined over 100 other bloggers in the 2012 Adoption Blogger Interview Project hosted by the blog Production, Not Reproduction. Check out my interview of fellow adoption blogger Erin Polis on my Nine Year Pregnancy blog…

5 Lessons from My Social Networking Sabbatical

By: Delana H. Stewart Reevaluating: I can survive and thrive without reading and writing on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter for one week. A break allowed me to step back and reevaluate my life and my time and my priorities. Refueling: Journaling in my notebook fulfills the need for writing and also deepens my spiritual life,…

Writing Challenge: Your Story Wanted

If you are in the adoption process or have adopted, or if you know someone who has adopted, they may be interested in submitting their story to my Nine Year Pregnancy blog. I am also interested in the stories of adult adoptees who have a story to share about waiting for a reunion or a…

Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy as Pie

This week’s WordPress Writing Challenge focuses on the use of metaphors and similes, so I thought I would take the challenge and tell you what I think about blogging and what WordPress means to me personally. WordPress is the doorway of the publishing castle and the scribe must enter in by nailing his theses to…

3 Reasons Why I Liked the Old Topics View Better

Anyone else out there frustrated by the way the “Topics” tab works now? Dear WordPress, If you really want to know what other WordPress viewers think about the new view, freshly press this and see what kind of response you get. I liked the old view better because: 1. I could quickly skim through hours…

NaAdMo was First

Everywhere you read, everywhere you blog you see it–NaNoWriMo. That is short for National Novel Writing Month. Since this is the first year that I have heard about it, I Googled it and found that it began in 1999, according to Wikipedia. Before NaNoWriMo, NaAdMo claimed November. What is NaAdMo? It is National Adoption Month.…

RS Jacobs Universe

I just wanted to highlight a new WordPress blog with the literary musings and inspiration of my very creative middle son. Check it out! The Universe of RS Jacobs

Express Yourself — Learn to Blog

One of my college-age sons thinks it is really cool that I have a blog. He brags about it to his friends. I actually have found blogging to be a fun and educational way to express myself. Some of my friends think I’m pretty techie, but I’m not…I just married a techie and gave birth…