Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 15

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A big welcome to our 15th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase! I’ve had such lovely feedback this week from so many of you about this linky, it’s made me so proud that we have such a wonderful little community of linkers!

If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. We love that each week we can choose a few favourites for you all to read, comment and show a bit of extra love!

 

Dilan and Me

I think a comfortable body image is something that most women struggle with at some point in their lives. I know that throughout my teens and twenties I was never happy with how I looked. It’s strange how pregnancy gives us a way to look at our bodies differently, to see them as performing a magical function, creating something special. But so often we throw this new appreciation of our bodies out of the window after birth, pressurising ourselves to ‘get back into shape’ and to fit back into our old clothes. Lauren’s post, Pre-pregnancy Jeans, gets this so spot on, urging us to stop berating ourselves and to love our bodies instead. I loved this in particular:

You are a mother, a protector, a queen and an absolute goddess for everything your body just accomplished, and you should be allowed to feel that way without worrying about your dress size. Because here’s the thing, it’s actually only you who cares. The rest of us can’t tell if the leggings you’re wearing are still maternity (so comfy!). The rest of us aren’t aware of how many pounds you weigh now versus how many you did before you conceived. The rest of us are probably just in awe of how well put together you seem, because as women we always see the positive in others but the negative in ourselves.

Please head on over and have a read of this fabulous post!

 

Me Becoming Mum

I remember when I was pregnant with Max I had my hospital bag packed and ready to go from 22 weeks, as I’d been warned that we had a high chance of him being premature. In the event, he arrived just 3 days before his due date, but despite being so well prepared, there were still things that I wished I’d taken to hospital that I didn’t pack. An eye mask and ear plugs would definitely be on my list for next time, and I don’t think I’d bother taking my makeup bag – it remained untouched our entire stay! Naomi’s post, Packing your hospital bag, really is the ultimate list for anyone preparing for labour. Undoubtedly you wouldn’t be able to take everything on the list, but this is a wonderful list to review and check you’ve got everything you think you might want on hand.

 

Digital Motherhood

I have very fond memories of my student days, but there’s no denying that living with other people for the first time does reveal some unsavoury personal habits. I loved Sarah’s post about Why Living with Kids is like Living in Student Accommodation – I’ve never considered it before but it’s spot on!

 

Dear Little Daisy

I think it’s fair to say that it’s only very recently that I’ve got into photography, so I’m still getting to grips with it. Holidays are one of those times that you always want to capture fabulous memories, but it can be difficult to know quite how much kit to take. I love a nosey at other people’s setup, and  Jodie’s post, Holiday Photography: A Guide to the Basic Equipment, allowed me just that. A bit about cameras, lenses, and extra accessories, without needing to take loads of kit – this little list will give you everything you need to capture some wonderful family shots on your trip.

 

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

19 Comments
  • Rebecca Taylor
    October 6, 2016

    Brilliant selection! Definitelly love the one about student accommodation – so true! Thank you for hosting as always x #Sharingthebloglove

  • Nicola
    October 6, 2016

    Brilliant selection! its so hard getting to feel comfortable with your body and wearing larger clothes is just needed! Im trying to get into a little photography too! #Sharingthebloglove

  • Emma
    October 6, 2016

    Thank you for hosting. Love the one about student accommodation too #Sharingthebloglove

  • Lisa (www.irishbabyfairy.com)
    October 6, 2016

    Great selection of posts! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Sarah Stockley
    October 6, 2016

    Great blogs on here! Off for a read while I’m waiting to start painting my staircase! Sarah #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    October 6, 2016

    Fab choices! Off for a read now x

  • Twin Pickle
    October 6, 2016

    Great mix of posts again, thanks for hosting #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Burnished Chaos
    October 6, 2016

    That quote from Lauren’s post has brought a tear to my eye and put a lump in my throat. It’s so true and beautifully said. Off to read the rest now x
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Lucy at home
    October 6, 2016

    Wow I don’t think I caught any of these last week! Going to have a read now! #Sharingthebloglove

  • Emma Tustian
    October 6, 2016

    Off to read the photography post I missed last week. Thanks for rounding these up, and hosting

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    October 7, 2016

    Great choices lovely xx

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    October 7, 2016

    Love the choices you’ve picked! Thanks for hosting such a good linky! #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    October 7, 2016

    I loved all of these too. I’ve had great comments too about our linky, which is really lovely to hear X

  • Cecile Blaireau
    October 7, 2016

    Fab selection! The first one is a topic I like . I remember being vey stressed about the hospital bag. I didn’t ant to forget anything. In the end, I had 3! LOL #SharingtheBlogLove

  • topsyturvytribe
    October 7, 2016

    Thanks for some great choices. I am trying to learn more about my dslr do well pop over and see if I can get pointers from Dear Little Daisy blog! #sharingthebloglove

  • Organised Jo
    October 7, 2016

    Great selection of posts as always, thank you for hosting #Sharingthebloglove

  • Innocent Charms Chats
    October 9, 2016

    Some great choices, this is my first week here so I am off to check out the last post xx

  • ohmummymia
    October 10, 2016

    As always only great choices
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • MudpieFridays
    October 13, 2016

    Ooo heading over to the pregnancy Jean post now! I’m so struggling with that right now! Thanks for hosting, sorry my comments are late this week xx

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