Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 19


A big welcome to our 19th 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. I loved reading all your posts last week – it was our best week for total linkup numbers, with a great variety of posts to choose from.

A Life in Practice

I think pregnancy can be such an anxious time for many people, and so often when complications occur, it’s not the clinical NHS advice that helps the most, but real life experiences of people who’ve gone through the same thing. I thought Claire’s interview with her cousin, A Pre-eclampsia Miracle Story, was a great read for anyone diagnosed with pre-eclampsia or facing premature birth. It’s a detailed account of everything, but with lots of emotion, and an absolutely inspiring outcome.

Top Five Mum

I think that two year olds get a bad rap a lot of the time. ‘The Terrible Twos’ phrase has a lot to answer for! I’ve absolutely loved my first 6 months of having a two year old – there’s so much curiosity and joy in this age and I think that two really does feel like a huge milestone. I loved Ruth’s post on Why Two is the Biggest Birthday Milestone, and her experience of having two under two. I take my hat off to anyone who goes down the small age gap route – I’d have loved it in theory, but in practice there’s just no way I could have done it! But I grew up close in age to my sister and the benefits are enormous as they get older.

3 Little Ladies and Me

The return to work is such a daunting prospect after maternity leave, but so often we’re led to believe that if we take a proper break to look after our children when they’re small, we’ll never find our way back into the workplace. I loved Taryn’s post, Balancing Motherhood, which proves that sometimes the right thing comes along and you just have to go for it. But no matter how great the opportunity is, there are always going to be concerns about how to juggle everything and find the right balance. Do go and have a read!


I’ve never really thought about whether I’m a strict parent or not, but Kirsty’s post, Am I a Strict Mother?, got me thinking. I do have certain expectations of what behaviour is appropriate for my two year old – no biting, no hitting, no pushing as a minimum. I’d like him to share nicely with others and have good manners appropriate to his age. There are certain behaviours that although I’m not happy about, I know he’s not quite ready to tackle (sharing is one of those), so I’m more likely to try and gently persuade him rather than tell him off, and as time goes by I can see that he’s improving in those areas. Do you think of yourself as a strict mum? Or do you think your kids do?

Did you catch any of these last week? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!

  • Kimberley Ohjustmylittleblog
    November 3, 2016

    I love 3 little ladies and me’s blog already but the rest are new to me so I look forward to having a read of them all this evening! x

  • Winnettes
    November 3, 2016

    Thank you for featuring me. And alongside what are some of my favourite blogs, I read all 3 regularly.

  • Adventures with J
    November 3, 2016

    Ooh these all sound like fantastic posts! I can’t wait to go and have a read, especially since J will be 2 next month so these seem very relevant to me at the moment. #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    November 3, 2016

    Record number for us to choose from last week 🙂 Great choices, I loved all of these x

  • kristin mccarthy
    November 3, 2016

    Love the Winettes!


  • Claire Elizabeth
    November 3, 2016

    Thank you for the feature! xx

  • Mary Peterson
    November 3, 2016

    Thank you for showcasing Claire’s interview on pre-eclampsia. Unfortunately I have had my own experience with full-blown eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and believe that it is critical to educate women who are or may become pregnant about the signs. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Lucy's Locket
    November 4, 2016

    I have opened these in new tabs on my phone and look forward to reading. Thank you for sharing #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Chloé Weir
    November 4, 2016

    Can’t wait to have a read! #sharingthebloglove

  • Organised Jo
    November 4, 2016

    Great selection as always. I have read a couple of these but will catch up with the others. Thanks for hosting #SharingtheBlogLove

  • motherofteenagers
    November 5, 2016

    Some lovely choices here. Some I have seen but always good to find a new one too. #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Hayley McLean
    November 5, 2016

    Oooh all sound interesting! #Sharingthebloglove

  • The NewbyTribe
    November 5, 2016

    Fab choices – I’m looking forward to reading the ones I haven’t caught yet! #sharingthebloglove

  • Tooting Mama
    November 6, 2016

    Great selection. Loved the ‘Am I a strict mum?’, I totally get that, it’s all about boundaries. People think I can be a little strict with my two, but with adopted kids it’s maintaining tight boundaries. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Siena Says
    November 10, 2016

    Running behind this week, but just off to catch up on these posts! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • MudpieFridays
    November 13, 2016

    I’m dreading going back to work in Feb not for any reason other than the juggling act! But if it’s anything like first time round I found I actually had more time! Lol! Thanks for hosting #sharingthebloglove xx

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