Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge #atozchallenge

Today kicks off the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. The Busy Mom's Daily has participated the past few years. Here are a few of the themes I've blogged about in the past:

  • History (2013)
  • Healthy foods and recipes (2012)
  • Animals (2011)
  • Flowers (2011)

I've really struggled this year to decide if I should go with a theme or just do what I did in 2011 and share a variety of things. In the end, I think I'll go with a mix. I'm going to share a new word with definition each day, along with something about Going Green or Healthy eating, and maybe a history or book blurb.

Acology - the study of medical remedies.


Ammonia - is a natural cleaner, but it is also a very dangerous substance. This article from Reader's Digest offers 17 "Clever ways to use ammonia in your kitchen, garden and all around the house."


Avoxes - Servants who have had their tongues ripped out for rebelling against the Capitol. As Valerie Estelle Frankel states in her book, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, Avoxes "represent the helpless civilians and disenfranchised minorities who often die in a war they had no power to stop." For more about the Avoxes from The Hunger Games Series, you can visit The Hunger Game Wiki at http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Avox

Good luck to everyone participating in this challenge.


  1. Such an interesting display of words! I love language and writing (obviously!) and look forward to learning more new words from you!

  2. Great post Cheryl. Today, I did mine on Alliteration in Children's book titles. It's hard to decide whether to do a theme or a mix.

  3. Wow! Great A words today. I love when I learn something new, and you've taught me a few things! Thanks! Hope you enjoy this year's AtoZ as much as the past ones you participated in!

  4. I remember how much fun this was last year