A big welcome to our 17th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase!
If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. It was another great week last week – lots of new linkers joining us, and so many great posts for us to choose from.
When I think back to my childhood, it’s the little things that I remember the most. When my dad pitched the tent in the garden outside and we slept in there for the night. Or how my mum would try to create activities around every seasonal event. So I loved Carly’s post, A Halloween Movie Night in a Basket – it’s such a simple idea, but one that I’m sure kids everywhere would love. Just fill a basket with lots of Halloween themed treats, films, books, popcorn, and you’re set for a great night in.
As a perfectionist, I totally related to Chloe’s post, Who Wants Perfection? And I think, perfectionist or not, we all feel that way about being a parent – we want to do the best job we can. But I honestly don’t believe that perfection is something that a parent can achieve – it’s a 24/7 job, there are no breaks or holidays, there are bound to be times when your standards slip. When you don’t make them a home cooked meal. When they’re not dressed like a catalogue model. When you lose your temper and snap. And so much of becoming a parent is about making your peace with that, and realising that as long as your child is happy and loved, that’s what counts.
I love how being part of the blogging world has inspired me to embrace traditions that I’ve seen on other blogs. I saw so many pumpkin patch photos last October that I was determined to get to one this year, and we absolutely loved it. Lisa’s post, Pumpkin Picking, captures everything that is so wonderful about heading to a pumpkin patch to pick your own – there’s something so special about seeing those orange spheres dotted across the horizon, and I love the joy of choosing your own perfect specimen.
I love a subscription box, and this post from Sarah, The Power of Imagination, introduced The Happy Book Club – a book subscription service based on a different theme each month. I love that the box included not only two books, but also a range of crafting materials to use. I loved how Sarah’s children were totally drawn into the imagination theme, using the materials in completely unexpected ways that I don’t think I’d ever have come up with! I think Max is just on the cusp of being ready for this kind of thing, and I’d love to start a subscription to keep us occupied on those rainy winter days!
Did you catch any of these last week? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!