The Triumphant Return of Answer Me This!

by | Jun 7, 2015 | Kendra's Thoughts, You Ask, Kendra Answers | 9 comments

Look out world, ’cause Answer Me This is back . . . for a limited time.

It’s the McRib sandwich of blog linkups, so get it while you can.

Here’s how it works . . . today, I will give you six questions. NEXT Sunday, I’ll answer those questions here on this blog. If you’d like to play along, you can answer the questions for yourself in the comments here, or on your own blog, and join in the linkup. Or you can just read MY answers and be done with it. That’s fine too. There are no rules and the points are made up.

At midnight Pacific, every Sunday, all summer long, I’ll open the linkup for the answers to the previous week’s questions, and I’ll post a new set of questions for us to answer the NEXT week. And on it will go, only through August.

So, without further ado . . . here are the questions FOR NEXT WEEK.

1. Any big plans for the summer?

2. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

3. What is your favorite amusement park ride? (can be a specific one at a specific park or just a type of ride)

4. What’s on your summer reading list?

5. Have you ever fallen asleep in public?

6. What is your favorite smell?

In the last Answer Me This go ’round, I would tag two bloggers each week, and share one of their posts. I may still end up doing that, but I also might just share some links I enjoyed recently. You’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.

For this week, here are a few posts on the issue of the moment. I found them helpful and well-reasoned.

From Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee:

Hurting to be whole: the cultural obsession with self harm

From Next Steps With Pastor Steve Davis:

Destructive Adoration

From First Things, by Dr. Paul McHugh, University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University:

Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations

And from CNS news, with very compelling statistics about children who report gender confusion:
If you check back around noon, I might even update this post with What I Wore Sunday on this Feast of Corpus Christi, the most holy body and blood of Jesus Christ.

Don’t worry, Flannery. It’s not. 

Updated: here’s what we wore Sunday!

Lulu and I are wearing our Boden Easter dresses. Frankie’s in hand me downs. And the bump is thirty four weeks! Man, I’ve got a lot of stuff to do.


  1. Catie

    Woot! Time to dust off my old Answer Me This posts to remind myself how fun they were.

  2. Tori

    I was just thinking the other day that I missed Answer Me This. Perfect!

  3. Dr Mom

    Fun! Thanks Kendra! I just wrote mine and linked it up below.

  4. Kendra

    Wait! Answer these questions next week!

    If you have put answers int he comments, I've saved them, and I'll put them in the comments next week so as to avoid confusion.

  5. Amanda

    Yea! I love this series 🙂 I also really like the article by the Johns Hopkins head. That's the sort of stats I always need in conversation.

  6. A Young Momma

    Yay!! Can't wait to take part again! What made you decide to bring it back? (just curious)

    • Kendra

      I had a couple of requests, and I want the blog to have a mix of content-type posts, recommendation-type posts AND random personal posts. Answer Me This is a fun way to do the random personal posts!

  7. WritingWillow

    YAAAAAAY!!!! I love Answer Me This! Thank you for bringing it back – it's so fun and probably my favorite link-up. 🙂

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