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!
Swimming is something I feel is so important for children, but it’s something that we’ve still not managed for Max. We started baby swimming lessons, which he absolutely hated, and although we’ve taken him swimming ourselves, he’s now at an age where he’ll be expected to go in without us in lessons, and we don’t feel he’s ready for that. I loved reading Sarah’s post about Gabe’s progress with his swimming lessons. I think it’s really common for children to dislike swimming and the water in general, but to read the amount of progress he’s made is wonderful. To go from a child who would cry at the side of the pool, refusing to get in, to being keen to get in, and even swimming underwater, is amazing. I hope that we get there with Max!
I really felt for Lucy and her daughter when I read her post, A Letter To My Average Child Who Seems Invisible. I think teachers are so pushed these days that the average child is so often overlooked in school. With targets to meet, it’s understandable that teachers would focus on the underperformers to get them up to speed. And when children are struggling, things like awards can be wonderful ways of motivating them, so they often end up scooping up those too. But it must be so heartbreaking when you see that your child has noticed that they are being overlooked, while others seem to be rewarded for their good behaviour. I thought Lucy’s post was beautiful – heartfelt, heartbreaking, but full of love for her daughter.
I find birth stories fascinating, and love a good watch of One Born Every Minute. But I was absolutely petrified first time around – it’s all so unpredictable, and you never know how it’s going to go. I was lucky to have a good experience first time around, and an even better one second time around – a very quick and not too painful water birth. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s different experiences in Mrs Mummy Harris’s post, Does The Perfect Birth Exist – no two births will ever be the same!
Are you a tea drinker? I’m a big fan of a good mug of builders tea (lots of milk and two sugars please!), but I don’t often tend to branch out beyond that. But I do find that when I have a migraine, a cup of peppermint tea really helps. Grizzly’s Adventure Blends Peppermint Forest Tea sounds like a wonderful option to try – fragrant but with a delicate and subtle flavour. If you’re a tea fan, head over to read more – Pinkie Bag always writes the most detailed and thoughtful tea reviews!
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!