Using Instagram to share your Family History

Using Instagram to share your family history@yourhomebasedmom

I grew up with a love for family photos and stories and a mother who loved family history, stories and photos too.  She was lucky to have had a grandmother who loved sharing the family stories and photos with her.  That is how family history is preserved.  It is passed down from generation to generation.  The scary thing is though, that if a story is not shared and written down, it can disappear in just three generations.  Three generations is only you, your parents and your grandparents.  If that story [Continue Reading…]

Snap Photos. Win Prizes. Love Life.


Hello, lovers of life and Instagram! Today, myself and some fellow bloggers, are kicking off something pretty fun. You can share your photos on Instagram and win prizes at the same time!  If you haven’t joined the Instagram world yet, it’s time! To read about why it’s so great, get some Instagram tips and find out what my favorite Instagram apps are, check out this post: Get Apps to Use With Instagram. Now, without further ado, let’s get this party started! Let me introduce you to… ‘Loving Life…’. July’s theme: Relaxation Hashtag: [Continue Reading…]

Great Apps to Use with Instagram


Do you love Instagram? I do.   I have to admit I bought a smart phone so I could have Instagram!  It was the first app I downloaded. I have always been a big documenter of life.  I have scrapbooked for years and have always taken more photographs than any ten people need!  Instagram is a fun and easy way to share and document the daily happenings in  life. When I taught scrapbooking classes I always encouraged people to take photos of the every day happenings life life, not just birthdays, [Continue Reading…]

Staying Connected

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Note:  I’ve got photos and links to some of my favorite strawberry recipes on the side bar.  I’m headed out tomorrow to pick strawberries! Today I just wanted to update you on a few things and let you know the various ways you can stay in touch with Your Homebased Mom.  You don’t want to miss out on anything!! I stay connected to my favorite blogs three different ways.  Through my RSS feed, via email updates and from Facebook.  You can subscribe to my blog via RSS feed or email [Continue Reading…]