Sharing the Blog love – Showcase 3

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Welcome to this week’s #SharingtheBlogLove Blogger Showcase! Laura and I were really pleased to have so many of your lovely posts to choose from again. We have each managed to choose our 4 favourites and we really hope that you’ll enjoy reading them. Just a reminder that to be selected as a featured post, you must have added the badge and done the minimum commenting.

 

The Frenchie Mummy

I loved The Frenchie Mummy’s post on Finding Happiness – a bit controversial perhaps, but I like a controversial read! Her post recognises the seriousness of postnatal depression, but admits the difficulties of being a new mother. That it’s normal to struggle in the early days, to wonder what on earth you’ve let yourself in for. To feel like you’ve lost yourself, your old life, and your whole identity. From my own experience, I felt like I was the only one finding it this hard. That everyone else was having a pretty blissful time with their newborns. There is so much pressure on us all to be perfect mothers, that it’s easy to feel like we’re failing.

It was only after starting my blog that some of my friends opened up and revealed that actually, they’d found it really hard going too. While it’s important to be aware of PND, I think it’s also important to be open and honest about what a tough gig motherhood is!

 

Petite Pudding

Being ‘cool’ is such a weird thing isn’t it? We spend our teens desperately trying to be cool. But as I get older I find I care less and less (god help me when I’m an old lady!). I love Petite Pudding’s post Learning to be Uncool and Loving It – totally embracing the dungarees and rocking out to a bit of 80’s power ballads! (Come on, who doesn’t secretly love a bit of Phil Collins?!) There’s something freeing about finally giving up really caring what people think about you – although dungarees are back ‘in’ now, so maybe we’re cool again after all?

 

Squidge and Boo

I love an easy at-home activity to do with my toddler and this one is right up my street as it’s edible! Squidge and Boo’s Sticky Blocks sensory play activity is perfect for a sunny afternoon – building towers with squirty cream as cement, brilliant! My little one loves to build a tower, and I know he’d love the cream too. We just need one of those elusive sunny days to get outside in the garden!

 

Rivers Writes

I’m sure we all remember reaching that age where suddenly our parents are soooo embarrassing! But somehow it never occurs to you that it’ll happen to you! I really felt for Sharon in her Embarrassing Mum post, as she described how her son had hidden a school event from her in the hope that she wouldn’t turn up and embarrass him! And I thought back to all those times I told my parents I would rather they didn’t come to my school concerts and how hurtful that must have been. But as much as I might not have wanted them there, I still would have been upset if they hadn’t come (which they always did!). It’s such a tough job being a parent!

 

Please head over to our featured posts and give them some #SharingtheBlogLove love! A comment, a share – however you like to show your love!

 

Mr and Mrs T Plus Three
  • Sharon Rivers

    Thank you so much for featuring my post in your showcase 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it xx I am definitely going to have to try Squidge and Boo’s sticky blocks with my daughter! #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura Dove

    Such a fab showcase yet again! Love all of these blogs, really enjoy these weekly posts! #sharingthebloglove

  • Nat

    I love this way of finding new blogs to read, so good. Thanks!

  • Vicky

    Great choice of posts looking forward to reading more of their stuff! #sharingthebloglove

  • Great selection of posts! Love this little weekly prompt to read more blogs and a lovely little ready made list for me to work through xx

  • Mess and Merlot

    Great idea for a linky – will pop over and check out River Writes as this is a new discovery for me! #sharingthebloglove

  • I love this idea of showcasing great blog posts. Well done guys x #SharingtheBlogLove

  • I’ve read the first couple of posts on your list and really enjoyed them – off to check out the others! Thank you for sharing and hosting #sharingthebloglove 🙂

  • Karen Belton

    It’s just dawned on me why I’ve read a couple of these already! Duh! Just checked out squidge and boo too, squirts cream is genius! #sharethebloglove

  • Tooting Mama

    I’m really loving the linky and a brilliant showcase of blogs – so much sharing and so much support out there. Completely agree with River Writes – it’s tough being a parent – but we can help each other out. Thanks again.

  • I think it is so awesome how you showcase blogs and really help us all discover great new bloggers. I adore Frenchie and will be off to read the others so thanks xx #sharethebloglove

  • Rebecca Taylor

    Thank you for these! I had already read one of them so off to checkout the others! Thank you 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany

    Great choices again this week! Aren’t we lucky to have so many fab posts link up for us to choose from x

  • awetismblog

    Great posts. Thsnks for sharing x

  • Hayley McLean

    Fab choices! I read Rivers Writes post earlier in the week and loved it! Off to check out the rest! x

  • Alice Mills

    Great choices! I loved Frenchie Mummy and Squidge and Boo – these were great posts! Loved the play based learning in Squidge Boo, but the honesty in Frenchie Mummy was great too. Love reading #SharingtheBlogLove x

  • River Writes post sounds good, I’m off to read it now x

  • Laura

    These all sound really great! Especially Being Uncool – I definitely relate to the feeling of not caring as I get older. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome linky – off to read the picks now xx #sharingthebloglove

  • Tammymum

    What a fab idea this is, off to go check these oh now xx #sharetheblogginglove