Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 24


A big welcome to our 24th 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. As part of the linky we’d like you to choose one post from each showcase post to head over and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love.


Tooting Mama

I have a fairly relaxed approach to gender specific toys – Max loves his toy trains and cars, but is also a huge fan of his tea set and play kitchen. I’m happy for him to play with whatever takes his fancy, but I do think it’s important that our children have the chance to play with a variety of toys, not just those that society traditionally thinks are for girls or boys. I loved Let Toys be Toys, a list of non gender specific toys – if you’re stuck for Christmas ideas for any children in your family, this has some wonderful gift ideas to choose from!



I’m not a fan of winter – I’m just not made for the cold weather! So to get me through it, I love bucket lists from all the winter lovers out there – it inspires me to find activities that I can enjoy, despite the cold weather! Kirsty’s Christmasy bucket list had me nodding along and adding items to my own list – sometimes you need a bit of inspiration to get out there and enjoy things! Gingerbread lattes, winter cocktails, Christmas crafts, Christmas baking – there’s so much to enjoy about this time of year (cold weather aside!)


Dad’s Turn

When it comes to parenting, I truly believe that Dads are just as capable as Mums. So often we utter the phrase ‘mother knows best’, but I do think that parental instinct comes from knowing your baby on a level that no-one else will, and that’s not something that’s necessarily exclusive to Mums. I loved Dave’s post, Parental Instinct, which outlines clearly that Dad’s often feel exactly the same as new mums – excited, overwhelmed, and often pretty scared. I do think that society is changing slowly and beginning to recognise that Dads are equally capable, but there is still a sense of ‘mum knows best’, which is not only demeaning to involved Dads, but puts pressure on Mums to ‘do it all’. Do head over and have a read!


Lucy’s Locket

How did you find writing your About Me page? If you’re anything like me, it would have been a real struggle! I found Lucy’s post, Who do you think you are, really thought provoking – it’s a challenge to write about yourself without mentioning your partner / children. A challenge to women defining themselves by their relationships with others and encouraging them to express their own likes / dislikes / interests / passions. Now my About Me page is heavily centred around my family, and I do think that’s natural – they’re a huge part of my life and the things I value above everything else. But why is it that once those factors are removed it’s so difficult to find other things to talk about? Often the little things that we dismiss are the things that give someone that extra special insight into you. What do you think – could you do this easily or would you struggle?


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

  • Mummytimestwo
    December 8, 2016

    What perfect posts to choose. I really related to Lucy’s post last week. I think as mother’s we often define ourselves by our partners and children and I know I certainly would also find it difficult to describe myself in isolation #Sharingthebloglove

  • Winnettes
    December 8, 2016

    Thank you for choosing my little Winter one! I’m glad it has inspired you to ignore the cold a little, I hope you and Max enjoy your winter X

  • Cecile Blaireau
    December 8, 2016

    Juts read Lucy’s post and I can see why you liked it so much. A very true post that probably resonate to many women #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Emma Tustian
    December 8, 2016

    About me pages are hard, but talking about me, I can probably do that quite nicely…as long as it revolved round my love of dance lol.

  • Lucy's Locket
    December 8, 2016

    Thank you for featuring my post, although I can’t take any credit for the idea!
    Looks like we had similar tastes this week – I’d already read all the posts you picked this week. Loved them too! x

  • Five Little Doves
    December 8, 2016

    I missed these, but I love Lucys Locket, I’m off for a read now! #sharingthebloglove

  • Baby Isabella
    December 8, 2016

    Sounds like a great selection, we could do with rewriting our about us page…might get us to think about ourselves a bit more. Lucy’s Locket sounds good! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • The Rambler
    December 8, 2016

    Nice list. Off to read them =) #SharingTheBlogLove

  • suz
    December 8, 2016

    Great selection of posts. And I think I might have found a good present for the grandchildren courtesy of Tooting Mama 🙂

    • Tooting Mama
      December 12, 2016

      Ooooh fabulous! Glad my suggestions came in handy!

  • Sarah
    December 8, 2016

    I liked Lucy Locket’s post – off to read the others now 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    December 8, 2016

    Lucy locket strikes again! It was so hard to not start it with, I’m a mum, wife and fur mother! #sharingthebloglove

  • Susie Hawes at This Is Me Now
    December 9, 2016

    I loved Lucy’s post it struck a chord with me as I feel I’ve lost my identity a bit. I’m going to challenge myself and post in a few weeks x

  • Mackenzie Glanville
    December 9, 2016

    I also loved Lucy’s post, in many ways there are never words to define who we truly are #Sharingthebloglove

  • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    December 11, 2016

    These truly sound inspiring. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Yvonne
    December 12, 2016

    These all sound fab! First stop is definitely the ‘bucket list’! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Tammymum
    December 14, 2016

    Oh I love the sound of Lucy lockers post. Goodness that must be a challenge – will have to give it a go. #sharetheblogginglove

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