Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week’s linky 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 feel I’m drawn to posts about babies not sleeping at the moment, but hey, that’s where I am in life right now, I can relate! I loved this post, What To Do When Your Baby Won’t Sleep, some spot on advice here – as a now seasoned no-sleeper, I can say that I’ve ticked off most of these, with just one exception: “master your faux smile – you’ll need it when someone tells you how they never had any issues getting their little one to sleep”. I’m afraid my faux smile still needs quite a lot of work to be convincing!
It’s so easy to fall into a behavioural rut when you’re a parent, and I realised in reading Lucy’s post, Positive Language – The Brain Theory and How to Use It, that I’m guilty of using a lot of negative language with Max. It’s so easy when you have a toddler or preschooler to find yourself saying “no” all day long – “don’t do that”, “stop that”, “you’re not allowed to…”. I really liked the rationale behind using more positive language and I’ve been trying really hard this week to turn around my words, and so far it’s really making a difference. Do head over and have a read.
I’m always after no-sew crafts – I can’t thread a needle to save my life, let alone stitch anything! I loved this idea for no-sew finger puppets for a Valentines Day craft – they look really easy and there are some really cute animals to choose from. Max is really into puppet shows for Ben all of a sudden, so I know he’d love making these together. I’m planning to try them out soon!
How was your January? I think so many people find it a tough month, and I was no exception. When I look back, it seems like a month full of germs and bad weather. I loved the idea of keeping a one line diary entry for the month as it brings out all those little positive things that slip by unless you record them. And of course The Rhyming Mum brings her own unique rhyming style to it in her post, A Line A Day Diary – January in Rhyme.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!