My Favorite Christian & Homeschool Blog Hops & Linky Parties

Places You May Find My Articles At:

Inspire Me Mondays at Create with Joy
Linkup at Soul Survival 
 Literacy Musing Mondays at Mary-andering Creatively
Mommy Moments at The Life of Faith
Mommy Monday Blog Hop at Squishable Baby
Mom to Mom Mondays at Smart Mom Smart Ideas
Monday of Many Blessings at Our Home of Many Blessings
Motivation Monday at Written Reality
Practical Mondays at The Practical Mom
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Hip Homeschool Hop at Hip Homeschool Moms
Kelly Balarie "A Cheerleader of Faith" & Friends at Purposeful Faith
Littles Learners Link Up at Tots and Me
Link Up Party at So Much at Home
Titus 2 Tuesday at Cornerstone Confessions
Together on Tuesdays at Chronically Content
Tuesday Talk at Chasin' Mason
Tuesdays With a Twist at Heavenly Bodies
Turn it Up Tuesdays at Epic Mommy Adventures

A Little R & R Linky Party
Homemaking Linkup at Raising Homemakers
Sitting Among Friends at Seeking God In All I Do 
Whole Hearted Wednesday at Whole Hearted Home
Wonderful Wednesday #OMHGWW

After My Coffee! at Prairie Dust Trail
Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent
Cozy Reading Spot at For Fun Reading List
From House to Home at I Choose Joy
Intentional at Home Thursday at Creative Homekeeper
Party at My Place on Thursdays at Grammie Time
SHINE Blog Hop at The Deliberate Mom
Sincerely Paula's No Rules Weekend Blog Party at Sincerely Paula
The Homeschool Link-Up at Squishable Baby
Throwback Thursday at Tots and Me

Family Fun Fridays at Happy and Blessed Home
Free and Fun Friday at Devastate Boredom
Friday Features Linky Party at Oh My Heartsie Girl
Friendship Friday at Create With Joy
Link Up at Jed & Jen's Coffee Shop Conversations
Weekend Wind Down at Snippets of Inspiration
Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Link Up at Growing Through God's Word
Share the Love Saturdays at Sunshine and Spoons

Family Joy Link Up at Thinking Outside the Pot
Share the Wealth Sunday at Fun Money Mom
Small Victories Sunday at Moms Small Victories
Snickerdoodle Sunday Linky Party at Sew Travel Inspired
Social Butterfly Sunday on Raising Samuels Homeschool

Welcome to Raising Samuels! My name is Kelly and I am a child of God and married to my high school sweetheart. I have two amazing little boys, and we like to document our fun activities we do as a family and also share our outstanding product reviews with you. (and sometimes offer a giveaway of these products!) Most of the products we review are intended for elementary students. I also like to write inspirational articles that encourage people about the Lord, marriage, family, education, life, home, recipes, and crafts.

I am interested in public speaking, writing reviews, and endorsing businesses that are in my field of interest.  I do have a Media Kit available upon request.

I would love to hear from you!  If you need to contact me, please leave me a comment with your email address and I will get back to you!

Blogger Awards & Nominations:
The 100 Most Inspiring Christian Blogs On The Web - Melanie Redd
The 100 Most Inspiring Christian Blogs on the Web

sisterhood of the world
Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

Liebster Award Winner
Liebster Award

Giveaway Linky Parties:


Conserva Mom
Nerd Family
Our Kids Mom
Tales of Mommyhood


Bless Their Hearts Mom
Emily Reviews
Mommy Moment
Simple Sojourns
Xmas Dolly


Cha Ching Queen
Hollybee Tells
The Mom Maven
Mommies With Cents


Frugal Mom and Wife
Linda's Lunacy
Pausitive Living


Sarah's Blog of Fun 
Smoochiefrog Reviews
The Neat Things in Life


Contest Corner
Mom Does Reviews
Mom Saves Money
Pure Imagination  (book related only)
Susan Heim on Parenting


5 Minutes For Mom
Enter Online Sweeps
Miki's Hope
Saving Toward a Better Life



  1. Hi Kelly,
    My name is Angel. I am very inspired with your blog. I was wondering if you might be interested in doing a regular contributor post at my blog, Sew Crafty Angel. My blog is a variety which is what life is all about. You can check it out here: http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com/ and my email is sewcraftyangel@gmail.com

    1. Hi Angel. I am honored that you are inspired by my blog and would like me to be a regular contributor on Sew Crafty Angel. I am sending you an email now :)

  2. Cute! Thanks for including Mom Resource & sharing in this week's blog party! http://www.momresource.com/mom-blogs

    1. Thanks, Saira! I'm so excited about Mom Resource! Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

  3. HI there,
    I am following you on Friendship Fridays. I went to your pInterest board and saw that you had a board for Free Curriculum. I offer a free curriculum about turtles, with every aspect of the curriculum, including Scriptures. You can find out more at www.janiscox.com

    1. Janis, thank you for sharing that you offer this as a free curriculum resource! I hope it is okay if I pin this to my Free Curriculum board on Pinterest. Blessings :)

  4. Kelly,

    I found your page and it is lovely. May I invite you to join the DanceWithJesus Linkup each Friday at SusanBMead.com/blog? Your words would bless others there too.



    1. Hi, Susan! Thank you for your kind words. Heading over to look at your blog now. Blessings :)

  5. ALWAYS DIG your blog posts, Kelly!!! Many thanks for the party list as I have found other out-a-sight blogs to visit!!!

    1. Thank you, Cs Calkins! So glad to have you stop by and find some other amazing blogs to visit! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  6. Hey Kelly - can you email me? I'd love to have you in the next six-words post on my blog.

    1. Hi, coach-daddy. My email is raisingsamuels@gmail.com Email me and let me know more about six-words. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

  7. Hi Kelly!
    Love your blog! My company would love it if you would consider reviewing our product and we could even offer a free one for you to do as a giveaway. Please send me an email eden@golo.com!

    1. Hi, Eden! Thanks for leaving a comment! I will send you an email shortly :)