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!
Nursery and school dress up days. It’s all got a bit out of hand, hasn’t it? At the start of the year, we were given a list of all the upcoming dress up days for Max’s nursery – it was 2 A4 sheets! And they don’t just do World Book Day – there’s dressing up for all the Saints days, a day for specific countries where you dress in the colours of the flag, even dressing in brown for pancake day! When you have a child who doesn’t like dressing up, like I do, it’s all a bit stressful. I loved this post from Kayleigh, When School Demands Get Too Much. If you’ve had enough of the dressing up days, this one is for you!
If you’re planning on doing some Easter crafts with your toddler or preschooler, you won’t need to look any further than this post from Claire – 40 Easter Crafts and Activities for Toddlers. So many ideas which use things you’ll have around the house, and look really achievable for preschoolers.
Navigating the big emotions was one of the hardest things I’ve gone through with Max. He would get so overwhelmed with anger that he wouldn’t even know what it was he was throwing a tantrum about 10 minutes into it all, and yet he couldn’t stop himself. I so often had to remind myself that he was learning how to handle these emotions and that it was my job to help him work his way through it all. I really liked this post from Helen, Why Do We Expect So Much From Toddlers. It makes it so clear why it is that toddlers can struggle so much and why it’s so important to take a step back and put yourself in their shoes. Of course, it’s not always that easy, but hey, we’re never perfect are we?
When it comes to motherhood, we’re all pushed in at the deep end first time around. None of us have any experience and we’re on the steepest learning curve of our lives. There are so many lessons I learned along the way, and so much I’d have loved to be able to tell myself as a first time mum. I really loved this Letter To Myself As A First Time Mum, which includes so many points I’d have liked to tell myself too.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment.