Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 27


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.

Five Little Doves

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!

3 Little Ladies and Me

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!

This is Me Now

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!

  • Organised Jo
    January 12, 2017

    Great selection. I missed the playroom post so I’m off to catch up with that one, I love a home decor post too. #sharingthebloglove

  • Susie Hawes at This Is Me Now
    January 12, 2017

    Oh thanks so much for including my post! I loved Laura’s too and the playroom one is fab! I’ll check the other out now xx

  • Mackenzie Glanville
    January 12, 2017

    I just don’t understand how or why women want to make others feel inferior over how they gave birth, and same goes for breast-feeding! We should be lifting each other up, I mean aren’t we the examples for our children and how they will treat others? Great choices, love your link up xx #sharingthebloglove

  • fivelittledoves
    January 12, 2017

    Ahh Katy thank you so much for saying such lovely things, you’re so sweet. I loved the playroom post, I’ve actually ordered the lampshade I loved it that much! Off to check out the others! #sharingthebloglove

  • Burnished Chaos
    January 12, 2017

    Collette’s c-section post really struck a chord with me as it’s a situation I have been in myself. Being in an operating table (especially when the anaesthetic doesn’t work properly!) is definitely not an easy way out.

  • Laura @Little Ladies Big World
    January 12, 2017

    I loved Collettes post, I was so worried about having to have a csection not because I thought it was the easy way but because I know it is the harder way in lots of ways due to recovery. We all give birth! x

  • suz
    January 13, 2017

    Some great posts but the Five Little Doves post had a great quote “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.” So very true.

  • White Camellias
    January 13, 2017

    Great choices. I loved the look of Taryn’s playroom ideas. #sharingthebloglove

  • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    January 13, 2017

    Great selection. I love Five Little Doves posts. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Emma Tustian
    January 14, 2017

    A really good selection of posts for this week

  • TAOallergymummy
    January 14, 2017

    I discovered Five Little Doves via this link and I’m so glad I did! #sharingthebloglove

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    January 14, 2017

    I love Five Little Doves Blog, she is definately one of those up there that I aspire to be like! fingers crossed! #sharingthebloglove

  • Yvonne
    January 18, 2017

    Oh I am definitely off to check out the playroom post out – I need inspiration! x #SharingtheBlogLove

  • MudpieFridays
    January 19, 2017

    These all sound brilliant I’m over for a read since I missed the first link up of the year … and now late with my comments for this one. Raises eyebrows .. least I’ve not set unrealistic expectations at the start of the year!! Thank you for hosting lovely xx

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