Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 21

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A big welcome to our 21st 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. A big thank you so much to everyone who has joined us, it really is a pleasure to have such a variety of posts to choose from every week!

Five Little Doves

I’m a regular reader of Laura’s blog, and I’ve really felt for her watching Eva settle into school and finding it so tough. I found her post, What to do when your child hates school, such a heartbreaking read. It’s always awful to watch your child going through something that you can’t help with, but when you notice such a big change in their personality too it’s even more stressful. School seems a long way off right now, but someone reminded me the other day that this time next year I’ll be putting Max’s name down which seems crazy. Do you have school age children? Did they settle in smoothly or find it difficult?

Mummy and Monkeys

I thought Eilidh’s post, A sad day to be a woman, really summed up my feelings about the US election result. I appreciate that over here we are somewhat removed from the campaign, but I think so many people felt shocked that a man with such outdated and narrow-minded views could be voted to be President of the most powerful nation on earth. What message does that give to our children? For me, I thought we had moved past these types of views, but the fact that so many people are happy with someone like that as the spokesperson for their country indicates clearly not.

Adventures with J

I’ve talked a lot about my struggles with Max as a newborn – like every new mother, I found it a really hard adjustment to make and constantly criticised myself and compared myself to other mums. I absolutely loved this letter to a friend who has recently become a mum, The Realities of Being a New Mummy, full of compassion and great advice. I think as new mums we question whether we’re doing things right, and inevitably compare our babies to others, but I think once we recognise our babies as individuals it’s easier to give ourselves a break, and to be more in tune with your baby’s needs too. This is a wonderful post that I think every new mum should read.

Reflections from Me

I think it’s fair to say that I’m a stubborn person and definitely capable of holding a grudge. Mackenzie’s post, What to do when we feel hurt, was a really thought provoking read for me. So often we hold onto anger which can be so damaging to our mental health and self esteem. Finding ways to move forward and let go of the anger can be difficult but are so important. I loved the closing statement that you’re not saying the behaviour is ok, but that you deserve better.

Love who you are and always know you deserve happiness.

Such great advice for life!

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

17 Comments
  • Kimberley Ohjustmylittleblog
    November 17, 2016

    I’ll definitely be checking out Mackenzie’s post! x #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Topfivemum
    November 17, 2016

    Great choices again Katy. I already know I’m going to relate to Eilidh’s and MacKenzie’s posts! Will be popping back online at nap time to have a read of these! Thanks for being such a fab host again – love #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Mummytimestwo
    November 17, 2016

    What lovely posts, I’ve just read the realities of being a new mummy and loved it so much, I’ll be back later to read the others x #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Five Little Doves
    November 17, 2016

    Ahh thank you so much for including mine Katy. After another morning of hysterics, I could do with a boost!! I read all of these this week, great show case, thank you. #sharingthebloglove

  • Lucy's Locket
    November 17, 2016

    Good picks, I already read two of these, but will have a look at the others 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

  • kristin mccarthy
    November 17, 2016

    I was so sad for Laura’s adorable little dove.
    #sharingthelove

  • Twin Pickle
    November 17, 2016

    Lovely thoughtful posts this week 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    November 17, 2016

    I really enjoyed reading five little doves post. Such a shame to watch your little one so sad but know it’s for their own good!
    #sharingthebloglove

  • Organised Jo
    November 17, 2016

    Great selection as always. I love that quote from that last post, beautifully said. #Sharingthebloglove

  • Laura Brittain
    November 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for featuring me! I felt all those things too as a new mum for the first few months and then was lucky enough to be put in a group with new mums who had struggled too and we decided to be realistic and support each other and all became so much easier. Xx

  • Maria
    November 18, 2016

    Katy I read Laura’s post after your recommendation. What a heartfelt post, I really hope things improve for them with school. Well written post x

  • Burnished Chaos
    November 18, 2016

    These are all my favourite posts from last week too and I left comments on and shared them all. I really related to Laura’s post as my son always hated school too and it was heartbreaking dropping him off everyday. Thankfully things have improved now he’s 7. And Reflections from me is fast becoming one of my favourite blogs, Mackenzie’s posts are always so moving x
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Chloé Weir
    November 18, 2016

    I read all of these posts and the school post from Five Little Doves left me in tears! Great picks! #sharingthebloglove

  • Sarah
    November 20, 2016

    Great choices as always. Always like seeing what you’ve picked to go off and read some new posts 🙂 #Sharingthebloglove

  • Tooting Mama
    November 21, 2016

    Brilliant selection Hot Pink Wellingtons! Thank you #sharingthebloglove

  • Carol Family Makes
    November 22, 2016

    Great selection. Very thought provoking. I love Mackenzie’s thoughts, always so motivating. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • MummyandMonkeys
    November 30, 2016

    Thank you so much for featuring my post and sorry it’s taken me so long to comment, I’ve been in and out of hospital the last couple of weeks so very behind! x

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