Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 60


A big welcome to our weekly #SharingtheBlogLove Showcase. I hope you enjoy our featured posts here and find some great new blogs to follow along the way.

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!

Mudpie Fridays

Do you have a special holiday place that you return to over and over? Mine is Tuscany – I got engaged there, and we’ve returned there so many times. I loved Clare’s post about their Villa Holiday in Tuscany – it made me want to hop on a plane right now! We tend to stay in a particular part of Tuscany every time we go, so it was lovely to read about what sounds like an amazing villa in a different area. I think a villa works so well for young families – I love a relaxing BBQ in the evening, and just sitting outside with a glass of wine once the kids are in bed.


Five Little Doves

I loved this quote that is at the heart of Laura’s post, Life After Loss: A Grateful Heart:

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”

~Mandy Hale

I think so often we can get caught up in negative emotions – anger, sadness, hurt – but it can have such a dramatic impact on you if can you turn those emotions into something positive. Laura is one of the most inspiring people I know; she writes about baby loss in a way which makes the pain so palpable, and yet you come away from reading her posts feeling positive and full of admiration for her and her family.


Bubbablue and Me

“Is my child normal?” was one of the questions I asked over and over again in my son’s first year of life. Until I realised that it really doesn’t matter – he is who he is, and he’s pretty awesome for that. So Emma’s post, Child Development Myths: Is my Child Normal, hit a chord with me. There were lots of things on there that would apply to my son too, and I found it really reassuring that even if your child doesn’t fit the ‘normal’, there are plenty of upsides to that as well.


Rice Cakes and Raisins

This post couldn’t have been more apt right now – “I’m Sorry Little One”. Being a mum second time around is a very different experience – on the one hand you’re more laid back, but there is so much guilt for the lack of time you have, for rushing them around, and for just not giving them the same experience that their older sibling had. For never getting to experience being the centre of your world. I thought this was a really heartfelt post that just got to the heart of being a mum second time  around.



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

  • Maria Kelly

    Thank you for hosting #SharingtheBlogLove it’s such a great linky to get involved in x

  • Thanks for featuring my post. I think with blogging we do find others with older children where they seem to similar to ours (Mary’s Monkey is one who N is quite similar to in likes, stubbornness and reading/writing dislike), it is reassuring to read and remember that not all children are the same (and that maybe ours are better!)

  • Mrsmummyharris86

    Laura’s posts are always so heartbreaking yet beautiful! #sharingthebloglove

  • Chloé Weir

    I absolutely adore Laura’s writing – she’s a true inspiration #sharingthebloglove

  • Katie Mulford

    Fab linky! Thanks for hosting x #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash

    Laura is fantastic for shining a light on an area that is barely talked about. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Rice cakes and Raisins was spot on, will read the others now #sharingthebloglove