Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 8

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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!

 

JakiJellz

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.

 

Double the Monkey Business

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?

 

My Little Yarn Baby

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.

 

Little Mummy Running

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!

 

 

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30 Comments
  • Cecile Blaireau
    August 18, 2016

    Off to read the first one as Baba is starting nursery in january and I am a bit dreading it! #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 19, 2016

      Oh, January is a long way off still – lots of time with your lovely baba! If it helps, it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I’d expected it would be!

  • Back With A Bump
    August 18, 2016

    I absolutely agree with struggling to blog during the holidays! #sharingthebloglove

  • topsyturvytribe
    August 18, 2016

    Oh no, I remember those nursery tears with my eldest…not looking forward to him going to school next year! Will give it a read to reminisce #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Sharon Rivers
    August 18, 2016

    Aw I read the ‘Coping with Tears at Nursery Drop Offs’ post` and it took me back to when I took my eldest to nursery… the mumguilt was overwhelming. #sharingthebloglove xx

  • Maria
    August 18, 2016

    I will have a read; we are yet to do nursery 🙈 #sharingthebloglove x

  • Lindsay
    August 18, 2016

    My little one starts nursery in September and I have no idea how she’ll be! Fingers crossed!

  • Lindsay
    August 18, 2016

    #sharingthebloglove

  • Nicola
    August 18, 2016

    I’m rubbish at DIY and have no imagination but those hangers sound awesome! #sharingthebloglove

  • Claire Elizabeth
    August 18, 2016

    Oh man do I relate to the nursery tears and tantrums. Excellent reads, thank you 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura Dove
    August 18, 2016

    Completely relate to the summer holiday blogging struggle, there is just NO TIME!!! I’m excited for September when I can get back into it all, our routine is out of the window right now! Thanks for hosting, off to check these out. #sharingthebloglove xxx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 19, 2016

      I know, I don’t even have kids who are at school normally, so I definitely don’t have that excuse! I’m blaming the nice weather! I LOVED your holiday post though – just perfect! So the summer holiday does provide great blogging material (while also eating up all your time!)

  • Emma Tustian
    August 18, 2016

    My summer holiday blogging schedule is exactly the same as non holiday because it’s just working week like normal. Except when we go away and we just live with it. I never get round to scheduling!

  • Rebecca Taylor
    August 18, 2016

    It is hard to blog during the summer! So much going on. Holidays, trips, staying with family and vice versa. I love my blogging time yet I also value the precious time with family so I don’t want to have to take time out to blog. It is a tough one. Thank you for hosting and sharing these posts. #Sharingthebloglove

  • Jaki
    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for featuring me in this week’s showcase! I’m so pleased. It’s the first time I’ve been picked out of all the linkys I take part in each week! You’ve made my week! 🙂 And thank you to everyone who has commented on here aswell. You’re all lovely! 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      August 19, 2016

      Ah, you are so welcome! I’m so pleased you’re so chuffed – I thought it was a great pick with the back to school season upon us.

  • Louise
    August 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for featuring my story about Ged and his running club. He really is a great guy and his running club is inspirational x

  • Hayley McLean
    August 18, 2016

    Thanks for the recommendations, I have read the running shirt one and really enjoyed it! #sharingthebloglove

  • Karen Belton
    August 19, 2016

    Great links again this week! Thanks for hosting 😀

  • Sarah
    August 19, 2016

    Great round up of posts – I will have to take part in your next linky! #TheList

  • Louise George
    August 19, 2016

    Sounds like a fab selection of posts – off to have a read! Thanks for hosting #sharingthebloglove 🙂

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    August 19, 2016

    Great choices I loved them all! Definitely struggling over the summer holidays, especially with the girls birthday thrown in too!!! X

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    August 19, 2016

    Oh I’m going to pop over and read these! I have been away all week so a bit behind on commenting! #thelist

  • Nikki Hamilton
    August 21, 2016

    Thanks for hosting again! I almost forgot to join in on time! Great posts this week!
    #sharingthebloglove

    http://www.sparklesatmidnight.com

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