Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed the first linky of the year last week and it’s lovely to see you back again this week!
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!
I think everyone is busy goal setting at this time of year, and I love that the new year has that combination of looking back over past achievements, and looking forward to new goals. I loved Sarah’s post, Looking Back at 2017, not least because I could have written a lot of it for my hopes and dreams for 2018! It’s lovely to see that someone in a similar position did manage to achieve lots of the things I’m hoping to! Getting your child to sleep through the night, reclaiming couple time, and hoping for a smooth introduction to starting school – all things that I very much hope for this year. If you’ve been goal setting, this is a wonderfully inspiring post to read.
Has anyone else noticed some of the strange Facebook adverts cropping up recently? I knew I couldn’t be the only one, so WTF Facebook Adverts really made me smile! A blindfold for your cat? A pregnant Barbie doll? I don’t want to ruin them all for you – and anyway, these are things you have to see to believe! Head over now if you’re feeling a bit down – it’ll put a smile straight onto your face.
I love finding children’s fashion that is a little bit different to the usual things you find on the high street, and if I had a little girl, I’d be buying up these gorgeous folk style dresses from Palava in a shot. I loved Sarah’s introduction to this gorgeous brand – the fabrics and patterns look absolutely beautiful, and they’re the kind of thing I’d wear myself. And they do adult sizes too!
There’s no doubt that Christmas can be a difficult time for children. The huge excitement levels and the changes to routine can really throw them. I know we definitely struggled at times over the Christmas break! I loved this post on How to Manage Changes in Routine (and Other Causes of Stress) In Children. There are some really simple and achieveable actions in this list, and I know I’m going to be remembering them. Because let’s face it, Christmas isn’t the only time where the routine goes out of the window – holidays, starting a new school, moving house. Change is a constant when you’re little!
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!