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!
This will be our last linky before Christmas, so do make sure to spread a bit of Christmas love around with your comments! We’ll be back on 4th January for the first #SharingtheBlogLove of 2018 – both Laura and I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with your families!
I think when it comes to gifts for teachers, something homemade and edible is always a good idea – it’s simple and inexpensive, but shows you’ve put a little bit of thought and effort in your gift. I loved the idea of these Christmas Tree Shaped Chocolates – they look super simple to make, but are really cute and colourful. I think Max and I might give these a go for his nursery teachers!
This year is the first year that I’ve realised my husband and I need to have a serious chat about getting our story straight around Father Christmas! Max is clearly a rather cynical child and this year he’s already questioned the authenticity of one Santa, declaring his beard to be ‘not his real beard’. There are so many things we need to get straight – are stocking presents from Santa, or just the one big present? Or all presents? And I’ve realised I need to be careful to wrap presents from Father Christmas in different wrapping paper, so I’ve had to go out to buy new paper. I found Sarah’s post, Getting Our Christmas Story Straight, a really interesting and thought provoking read. It’s funny how things you thought would be really simple become so complicated when you start to think about them!
Do you do Christmas cards? I have to confess that we don’t send many, and those that we receive end up displayed on top of our piano if you send them early on, but later ones seem to end up in a pile, rather than displayed beautifully. I really liked Lindsey’s idea for a Christmas Card Holder Frame – a really pretty way to display all those cards, and really simple to make too.
I think people talk a lot about Post Natal Depression now and it’s widely recognised. But Ante-natal depression is something that I don’t think people know as much about. I thought Lianne’s post, Is It Hormones, or Is It Ante-Natal Depression, was really honest and a really brave post. I think particularly when you’ve suffered from depression in the past, you always keep looking out for the signs to stop it just creeping up on you again, and recognising how you’re feeling is always the first and most important step in tackling it. Do head over and have a read.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!