Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 43


A big welcome to our weekly #SharingtheBlogLove Blogger Showcase!

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 (one from mine and one from Laura’s) to head over to 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!


Sparkles and Stretchmarks

Chessington World of Adventures is lovely and near me, but despite having a Merlin Pass, we’ve not managed to visit yet this year. I loved hearing about Hayley’s Day out at Chessington with her family, exploring the new Gruffalo ride, and finding the best ways to beat the queues. Queuing at theme parks has suddenly become a massive issue for me, as Max has decided that if a queue is more than 5-10 minutes, it’s just not worth it, however good the ride at the end of it might be! But I’m determined to experience the Gruffalo ride – it’s on our list for this summer!


Jaki Jellz

I love how so often blogging can be like a therapy – you start writing a post with a question and work through it, coming to your conclusions along the way. I loved Jaki’s post, Am I less of a mum as a mum to one?, which did exactly that. I think so often we can pit ourselves against each other as mothers in a competition of who has it harder, when it’s so much healthier to channel those thoughts in a positive way  and look and appreciate your own family for who they are.


Bubbablue and Me

Continuing on the only child theme, I thought Ode to an Only Child Syndrome from Emma was a really interesting read. The stereotype of only children is that they are shy and often struggle with social skills, but, like Emma, the only children I’ve known have not fit that stereotype at all. With so many more only children these days, I think it’s inevitable that those outdated stereotypes will cease to exist. I do think that as long as you provide only children with the opportunities to socialise with peers and build relationships, then they’ll thrive and develop just like any other child. So many of the most successful people I’ve known have been only children – I think it gives you a drive and confidence to carve out your own path in life.


Topsy Turvy Tribe

I often think that it takes something big in life to give you the motivation to undertake those big life changes that really turn your world upside down. Without that, it’s often difficult to find the courage or the motivation. I love reading about Andrea and Paul’s inspiring story – when their youngest son was diagnosed with a tumour, after treatment they decided to leave their lives in the UK to head to Spain for a completely different approach to life. But even with the change of lifestyle, I can imagine that that worry never quite goes away, that something in the back of your mind is always on edge. Do go and have a read of Living on the Edge – it’s a great read.


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

  • Louise George
    May 4, 2017

    Lovely round-up. I hope you manage to try out the Gruffalo ride this summer – my two loved it. Thanks for hosting #sharingthebloglove

  • Chloe
    May 4, 2017

    Great round up as always. I want to visit Chesington now #sharingthebloglove

  • topsyturvytribe
    May 4, 2017

    Thank you so much for the feature and the lovely comment!

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd
    May 4, 2017

    The Gruffalo ride sounds like something my daughter would love! Fantastic blog posts from everyone in the round up 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

  • Organised Jo
    May 4, 2017

    Fab selection of posts. I have never been to Chessington but it does look like such fun. #sharingthebloglove

  • Kate: Meals and Makes
    May 4, 2017

    Thanks for these suggestions. They all look like really interesting posts to read.

  • Chloé Weir
    May 4, 2017

    The gruffalo ride sounds amazing! Fab showcase #sharingthebloglove

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz
    May 4, 2017

    Great choices, I think I’ve read 2 of them so will check the others #sharingthebloglove

  • MamaGrace
    May 5, 2017

    Love them!#sharingthebloglove

  • Emma Tustian
    May 5, 2017

    Thanks for featuring mine. The others were all great reads.

  • Katie Church
    May 6, 2017

    Great picks!

  • Burnished Chaos
    May 7, 2017

    I love Topsy Turvy Tribe. Andrea’s story and they way they’ve uprooted everything to spend precious time as a family is always moving and inspiring x

  • mummyhereandthere
    May 7, 2017

    Fab selectiom X #sharingbloglove

  • Peachy
    May 7, 2017

    As a chronic worrier, living on the edge really resonated with me. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    May 8, 2017

    Some interesting reads here. I always like to read a post by Topsy Turvy Tribe and hear how they are doing. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Mrsmummyharris86
    May 9, 2017

    yet again a brilliant choice of posts! thanks for hosting #sharingthebloglove

  • The Mama Story
    May 10, 2017

    Great post round up – I enjoyed reading about Chessington as it’s on my list for our next theme park adventure. Queuing is an issue here too.

  • MudpieFridays
    May 10, 2017

    Great selection of choices will be heading over for a read, thank you for hosting xx #Sharingthebloglove x

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