A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! It was so lovely to get back to catching up with all of your posts last week – there were so many great reads to choose from!
If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. As part of the linky we’d like you to choose one post from each showcase post to head over and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love.
I love reading other people’s reflections on the year that has gone, and I thought Laura’s post, The Lessons I Leaned in 2016, was such an inspiring and positive read. Laura is a wonderful writer, and an amazing person, and I love that she was able to find so many positives in a pretty tough year. I loved everything about this post and it’s one everyone should read to kick off the year!
I do love a home decor post – we’ve finished decorating ours for the foreseeable future, so I have to get my decor fix from other people these days. I knew Taryn’s post, Ideas for a Fun and Functional Playroom, would be beautiful before I even opened it. Her playroom for her 3 girls is so well thought out and a really colourful space for playing. I love the bright colours popping against the muted walls, and the amount of storage that has been carved out here is seriously impressive!
I suspect this is one that nearly all mummy bloggers will relate to! I loved Susie’s post, I’m no longer just a Mummy, I’m a Blogger, which marks her 6 month blogging anniversary. I think for so many women, becoming a mum brings with it a huge loss of identity as you struggle with adjusting to life as a mother. I think blogging is such a great outlet during that time – it forces you to put your thoughts down on paper, it gives you a sense of identity, and it throws new challenges at you as you quickly soak up all the new information that comes with blogging.
Family Life and Me
I’m not someone who had a C-section, but I always find it baffling when I read negative comments directed at people who have. Having a baby is one of the toughest experiences a woman is ever likely to go through, however they end up delivering. I’m grateful that in this day and age we have the option available to us should it prove necessary. I thought Collette’s post, C-sections – We still give birth! – was such an interesting read. I’d like to think that if I do ever need to have a C-section that I wouldn’t beat myself up about it, but it was shocking to read how prevalent the ‘C-section is the easy way out’ view is in our society and how that can make women feel insecure, even when they know themselves that it wasn’t easy at all.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!