A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! It was our best week ever for numbers last week, with 58 of you linking up! Thank you so much for joining us, whether you’re a regular or if it was your first time, we love having you with us!
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 sometimes feel like my whole day is a series of nags to my son and it can really wear you down. I loved Top Five Mum’s post, Am I turning into a bit of a nag?. It’s always good to know you’re not alone in this, and I loved the ideas for stopping a nag before it’s left your lips and turning it on it’s head.
As the mum of a two year old, the teenage years seem so far off, but I loved reading Gemma’s post, Count to Ten. So often it’s hard to look that far ahead, but Gemma perfectly captures the difficulty of those years, the need to step back and allow your child to make their own mistakes and be there to support them.
One of the things I wanted to set up this year was a family memory jar to capture all the things we enjoy over the year. I’m hoping that we can empty the jar on New Year’s Eve and look back on a wonderful year together. But I loved the twist Eilidh put on it with her Family Wish Jar. Instead of putting in your memories retrospectively, each member of the family writes their wishes for things they’d like to do that year, building a bank of experiences and days out which can be used to plan out a whole year of fun memories.
I think baby groups can be such a minefield as a new parent. I know I struggled with feeling comfortable in lots of the ones I went to, and it can be really difficult to break the ice if you struggle with social situations. I thought Gemma’s post, Social Anxiety – 7 Tips for Making Mum Friends, was really great advice that went beyond lots of the tips I’ve read before. If you ever struggle to make friends in these groups, or to feel like you fit in, do have a read as I know I found it really useful.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!