Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 30


A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! It was another week of great posts to choose from last week and Laura and I loved reading them all.

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!

Cydney Helsdown

I think everyone knows by now how much I love Instagram! I’ve followed Cydney for a while now and I loved the post she linked up last week on her Instagram Goals and Tips, detailing her target to grow her following to 10K by the end of 2017.  Her tips are all very straightforward and easy to do and I know from my experience that they really work. If you’re looking to grow your Instagram following this year, do head over and have a read (and a follow of Cydney’s gorgeous feed!)

The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy

There’s nothing like a child over a certain age with a dummy to bring out the judgey looks is there? I loved Chloe’s post, No rush to Ditch the Dummy, where she discusses why she won’t be pushing her son to stop using his dummy. Although there are downsides to using a dummy, if none of those things are causing a problem for your child, why would you force them to stop? I’ve found in most parenting decisions that it’s best to be guided by my child, rather than force him into something he doesn’t want to do.

Shinners and The Brood

I have to admit that I’m dreading the prospect of play dates and they’re looming on our horizon at the moment. It’s the kind of thing that strikes fear into any parent’s heart! The worry about whether your child will behave at someone else’s house, the invitation to an unknown child into your own house, who may or may not wreack havoc on the place. I loved Sinead’s post, If Playdates came with a Warning, and her idea for a letter of recommendation once you’ve had a child round for a playdate (assuming they were a little angel) that can be shown around to other prospective playdaters. Go and have a read and put a smile on your face!

The Newby Tribe

We’re all guilty of having certain ideas in our heads of what kind of parent we’re going to be. Not necessarily in a judgemental way, but I know that I envisioned myself as an arts and crafts mum, arranging activities for my children. Fast forward a few years and I now know that it takes a long time until children have the right level of coordination for those kinds of activities, and, for children like my son, often they just don’t want to get their hands dirty! I loved Cherry’s post, The Dream Versus the Reality, which  lays bare some of those parenting ambitions and debunks them in a lovely positive way.

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

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    February 2, 2017

    I really enjoyed the dummy post. I have no opposition to it, but Ben just didnt really take to it – then yesterday in the throws of a teething wobbly i gave him one to chew on and for about ten minutes enjoyed it until the game of spit the dummy out and watch mummy try to catch it so it doesnt need sterilising became more enjoyable! hahahaa #sharingthebloglove

  • Kimberley Tryno
    February 2, 2017

    Loved Cydney’s post x

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    February 2, 2017

    Great selection – I loved Cydneys post especially!!

  • Burnished Chaos
    February 2, 2017

    I loved Cherry’s dream vs reality post, so funny and so so true x

  • Organised Jo
    February 3, 2017

    I really enjoyed the Instagram post. I felt it so relevant as I am so close to hitting the magic 1,000. Just can’t seem to get there. #sharingthebloglovr

  • Topfivemum
    February 3, 2017

    I so have to to read the post about not ditching the dummy. I’ve tried a few times an it just isn’t happening. Ultimately mu toddler is more calm and reassured when she’s got it. Also got to check out Cydney’s Instagram tips. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • ShinnersandtheBrood
    February 3, 2017

    Thanks again so much for the lovely feature in this week’s showcase! 🙂 x

  • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    February 4, 2017

    Some interesting pieces here #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Baby Isabella
    February 5, 2017

    Must pop over to the Instagram tips post, we’re diabolical at Insta, not religious enough with it x #SharingTheBlogLove x

  • Yvonne
    February 8, 2017

    Off to have a read of all those now 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

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