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An Invitation to Monthly Mappings

Writing on the daybook theme is one of my most enjoyable experiences as a blogger. Done on a weekly basis, it encourages reflecting on and planning for each of the significant aspects of my life, which in turn, allows me to thread these together to a (hopefully) cohesive whole. And because my blog is available to the cyber-public, there is an added accountability feature there.

So for two or three years, I have written intermittently on the daybook theme and called them an assortment of names. Some posts I have linked with other blogs, the rest stood on their own.

A few months ago, I renamed all my past daybook posts as "My Week". I thought it sounded simpler and more purposeful.

Today, I decided on another change in my daybook writing. To be more in keeping with my commitments and the cycles of family life and professional work, I will be writing monthly instead of weekly. I will also be calling such posts, "mappings", and I will post my first monthly mapping in May.

If you are up to it, I invite you to also post your own monthly mapping in your blog
on the first week of every month
so we can share our hopes, plans, and current concerns and activities, 
maybe our apprehensions and some advice, 
and surely, opinions on what works and what does not 
in our lives 
as moms, 
and daughters of our Lord. 

My monthly mapping posts will have several headings: the first four are based on the ACTS (adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication) format used in private prayer, followed by our daily concerns as moms, namely, the household, the kitchen, and our children's education, what we are currently reading from our shelves or online, and our liturgical living practices and devotions.

In adoration
In contrition
In thanksgiving
In supplication
Never say die (a.k.a. around the house)
Never ever say die (a.k.a. around the kitchen)
Primary educator, always
Tackling the book hoard and bookmarks
Liturgical living and devotions

You are free to use all, some, or none of headings... you get the point. The important thing is to get some sharing going on because moms need to connect, right? Maybe we can start a regular linking activity started. Who knows? I'm getting excited. 

Please do consider :-). Thank you!

P.S. If you have questions or suggestions, please write them in the comments section of this post. Thanks again!


  1. I love this idea, Marcia! I, too, enjoy using the 'daybook' format to help reflect, plan and create a picture of life via simple acts and thoughts.
    Bravo for the headings you chose...I hope to use this style in my next "Mapping". I do want to give this a try! Thank you for sharing.
    My blog is a type of 'journal' and the daybook, mapping, journaling style helps.
    I do hope this becomes a regular linking spot; I enjoy and am encouraged by others household and family activities.
    God bless!


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