A big welcome to our 8th weekly #SharingtheBlogLove Blogger Showcase! A selection of our favourite posts from last week’s #SharingtheBlogLove Linky. It’s so lovely that we are continuing to get so many wonderful posts linking up, and that we are able to feature so many of you here.
Without any more chatter, on to my favourite posts!
Like most parents, the nursery drop off is something that I struggled with for ages. My son started nursery when he was 12 months old and took a few months to settle in, and I found the crying very difficult to deal with. Jaki’s post, Coping with the Tears at Nursery Dropoff, about the resurgence of the terrible drop offs brought it all back for me, and reminded me that even a small change can be the equivalent of the world being turned upside down for our little ones. I loved Jaki’s closing thought, that all over the country there are mum’s doing the same thing – there’s something comforting in that, isn’t there?
I know the phase will likely be over as fast as it began and I take comfort in that fact. But until that day, I’ll be the one sat outside nursery in my car trying to pull myself together to go about my day. But at the same time safe in the knowledge that there’s another Mum out there doing exactly the same thing.
There’s something about the summer that makes it difficult to get into the right blogging rhythm. The nice weather, having the kids around more, and just wanting to get outside and really make the most of it. I know that I’ve felt a bit like that lately, and I loved Yvonne’s post, The Summer Holiday Blogging Struggle. Forgetting to join my usual linkys (I know I’m guilty of this lately!), struggling to get the motivation in the evenings, and failing to keep to the normal posting schedule. I think Yvonne gets it exactly right when she says that we need to not be as hard on ourselves. That our kids are only young once and that’s something that we need to make sure we’re there for.
Have you struggled with your blogging motivation over the summer? Or is it just me and Yvonne?
I love a DIY, but I have to admit that I’m not very practical. So when I find a cute DIY that sounds easy as well I tend to get a bit excited! I loved Lucy’s cute animal jewellery hanger using little toy animals. Just a bit of spray paint and a stanley knife and you’re all set! I’m thinking I could try something similar as a coat hook, or even an update on my son’s boring Ikea chest of drawers.
Louise’s story, A Tale of a Running Club T-Shirt, is such a funny and heartwarming tale of how a desire for a running club t-shirt and an eccentric character drew together a group of runners to form a supportive running group. I’ve been into running at various points of my life, but I’ve never worked up the courage to join a running group. This tale made me rethink this – I love the camaraderie between the runners and the support that comes with that. Go have a read – I don’t want to say too much more, as I feel I’ll spoil it for you!
Did you catch any of these last week? Please do head over to them and give them a read, a comment, and some #SharingtheBlogLove love!