A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! It was another great week for linkups last week with 44 posts linked up, and so many great reads that we had a tough time choosing our favourites this week.
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. It’s always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they’ve had from you guys!
I love a blog birthday post – it gets people all reflective and, as a blogger, it’s always inspiring to read about what other people have gained from blogging. I loved Laura’s post, My first Blog Birthday, which is such an open and honest read of her first year. Like all bloggers, it’s been a combination of ups and downs, successes and frustrations, but I think that’s how so many of us feel about our blogs. If you’ve not discovered Laura’s blog before, do head over and have a good explore – she combines beautiful photos with captivating writing that really takes you on a journey with every post.
Jodie’s post, A Glimpse into the Future, really struck a chord with me. So often it’s the little things that stop us in our tracks with our children and make us realise with a flash how quickly they’ve grown up. When you see an expression on their face that is so teenager-esque, or they come out with a turn of phrase that makes you wonder where on earth they picked that up from. I’m determined to try and enjoy all of the little moments of childhood while Max is still enough of a child to have them, as school is rapidly approaching and I’m very aware all of a sudden that the clock is ticking on our unlimited time together.
I swear my standards have slipped since becoming a mum – things that I would have thought were completely unacceptable pre-baby are now common occurrences in my life. I loved The Absurdity of it all, which highlights numerous aspects of my behaviour as a mum that I’d never considered were unacceptable before, but I now realise my pre-baby self would be horrified! Eating the leftovers from the highchair seemed perfectly acceptable to me, along with nearly everything else on the list too! How many can you tick off?
As the mum of a two year old in full blown tantrum mode a lot of the time, I would love to be a more patient mum. I thought there were some great tips from Patricia in 5 Tips for Being a More Patient Parent – some which I’d never considered before. I’ve been putting lots of them into place over the last week and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in how many times I’ve snapped at Max, and, dare I say it, a slight improvement in his behaviour too.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!