Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 7

Permalink

Welcome to our 7th Sharing the Blog Love Blogger Showcase – the place to showcase the talent that is out there in the blogging world and make sure you manage to catch all those amazing posts that you might have missed.

I loved reading all of your posts last week – it’s lovely that we get such a variety of posts linking up and it really is a pleasure to read them all. But after tough selection, here are my favourite 4 for you to read.

Dear Mummy

I’ve loved reading all of the Camp Bestival write-ups this year – although I’m not generally a happy camper, it’s made me really tempted to go next year. Max will be 3 by then, so it feels like a good age for it – what do you think? Dear Mummy’s Camp Bestival Review is one of the most detailed I’ve read and really gives such a good flavour of what it’s all about. The sheer variety of activities on offer must make it impossible to do everything, but I think they gave it a real go! There are some great practical tips here too if you’re considering going next year, as well as a host of beautiful photos which really capture the fun feel of the festival.

Quite Frankly She Said

I’m an olive skinned, brown haired mum to a blond haired, blue eyed little angel, and Sian’s post, No, I’m not the childminder, I’m their mother, really struck a chord with me. When I pictured my child, I just naturally assumed that I’d have a dark haired one given that both my husband and I are dark. So it’s as much a surprise to me as it is to everyone else that I’ve produced such a little blondie! I often find that people comment on how blond he is, which is fine, but I find it quite hurtful when people make the assumption that I’m not his mother, simply because we don’t look alike. I once had this from a Health Visitor while attending a baby clinic session when Max was about 8 weeks old and at the time it really upset me. Genetics are a weird and wonderful business and I love wondering whether if I am lucky enough to have another child, whether they’ll look like Max, like me, like their Dad, or just completely different.

Sparkles and Stretchmarks

I’ve featured Hayley in these showcases before, but her post on working with brands and not underselling yourself is so great that it really is a must-read for all bloggers. Working with brands is not something that I’ve done often as a blogger, but is something that I would like to do more of in the future. It’s not often that bloggers are so honest and upfront about their experience of working with brands, but Hayley’s post is honest, realistic, and really helpful in terms of coming up with your own strategy and approach, and ultimately, in recognising your own value as a blogger.

Petite Pudding

The return to work after maternity leave is such an emotional minefield. You’ve spent so long being the centre of your baby’s world, and it seems unbearable to think of leaving them. To not be the one who they see first in the morning, not being the one who tucks them in at night. I loved this post from Petite Pudding, To my baby on my return to work, which perfectly captures that rollercoaster of emotions.

Did you catch any of those posts last week and love them as much as I did? If not, please do head over and have a read and leave a comment or two!

You Baby Me Mummy
27 Comments
  • Cecile Blaireau
    August 11, 2016

    I read the last two posts and loved them so much. Hayley has been so helpful! It made me think about my blogging and how I collaborate with brands! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 12, 2016

      It’s such a good post isn’t it? I’m not a big brand collaborator, as I tend to think unless it’s something I really want to do and would post about anyway, it’s probably not the best fit. But it gave me so much to think about.

  • Cecile Blaireau
    August 11, 2016

    I meant #SharingtheBlogLove! Zut! I need more coffee… sorry

  • Mackenzie Glanville
    August 11, 2016

    Yes I know, I have two red haired daughters, hubby and I are both dark brown. We also have 2 blue eyed children, hubby has green eyes and I have brown, go figure???? #sharingthebloglove

  • Caroline
    August 11, 2016

    Great selection. I loved Sparkle and Stretchmarks post too, really inspiring. Thankyou for hosting. x

  • Lucy at home
    August 11, 2016

    Oooh I don’t think I read any of these last week! Going to go and have a look at some now! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Laura Dove
    August 11, 2016

    I missed two of these last week, will go and read up now. As a brown eyed, dark skinned mummy to two very blue eyed blonde girls, I get asked a lot if they are my children! I can really sympathise! #sharingthebloglove

  • Rebecca Taylor
    August 11, 2016

    Great selection! I loved Hayley’s too! Off to check out a couple more! Thank you X #Sharingthebloglove

  • Hayley McLean
    August 11, 2016

    Ah thank you so much for sharing my post, I really appreciate it! I have a follow up post going up tomorrow to answer some of the questions I’ve been asked since about brand work xx

  • Nikki Hamilton
    August 11, 2016

    Thank you for hosting, this is my 1st week joining in and linking up! #Sharingthebloglove

  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    August 11, 2016

    Ahh thank you so much for featuring me! Though I’m sorry you’ve had those kind of comments too 🙁 xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 12, 2016

      I always thought it must just be me and a few random people – I’m amazed that so many people have had similar comments.

  • topsyturvytribe
    August 11, 2016

    Great choices, I have read most of these and loved them too #Sharingthebloglove

  • Tooting Mama
    August 11, 2016

    Great selection as ever, I’d love to do Camp Bestival sometime, think our kids are old enough to really appreciate it. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Jess
    August 11, 2016

    Great selection some new reads for me ! As always a fab post from petit pudding #sharingthebloglove

  • Emma Tustian
    August 11, 2016

    Great to have a simple choice of posts to choose from. Thanks for hosting

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 12, 2016

      Thanks Emma – the hope is that everyone should have at least one that they missed and they like the sound of to go have a read!

  • ohmummymia
    August 12, 2016

    Very nice list 🙂 I hope one day I will find myself here:P

  • Karen Belton
    August 12, 2016

    I really enjoyed your choices today. Sparkles and stretch marks was an eye opener, I love how honest bloggers can be. I’m defo going to be more ruthless when I start looking at money!!! #sharethebloglove

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    August 12, 2016

    I loved all of these too. Such a great variety of brilliant posts for different reasons x

  • Gym Bunny Mummy
    August 13, 2016

    I’ve read, and loved all of these posts too. We’ve been to a few festivals child free and are thinking about Bestival next year with the kids #Sharingthebloglove

  • Hooked
    August 13, 2016

    Another gorgeous list of fabulous posts. Thank you so much for highlighting these, I have been over and read and loved everyone. #sharingthebloglove

  • Baby Isabella
    August 17, 2016

    Thanks for featuring our Camp Bestival review this week! Some great bloggers listed here too! #Sharingthebloglove

  • MudpieFridays
    August 18, 2016

    I’m going to pop over and read Sian’s post as my hubby feels the same! Monkey bares no resemblance to him at all. It’s almost like ge only has my dna in him!! Like you I always thought dark hair and eyes were dominant. Instead Monkey has freckles and my wishy washy green eyes! Poor mite! I can’t believe the HV was so stupid!! Thank you for hosting #Sharethebloglove sorry my comments are late! (Again!!) xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *