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!
When it comes to my decor, I’m a big fan of grey. When I think about it, nearly every room in our house is either grey, white, or some shade of blue. I think grey has such a lovely relaxed and calming vibe to it, and it encourages you to be a bit minimal (not a bad thing for me, as I can get quite carried away with little touches!) I really loved Amelia’s post on her Grey Hallway Makeover – it’s exactly the kind of thing I’d love to create if we had a more spacious hallway. A clean look, with a few well chosen touches, and it’s become such a transformation from what it was before.
Spring has felt like such a long time coming this year that I’m desperate to get out there and enjoy it. I loved this list of 30 Spring Activities for Kids – lots that we do every year and lots of new ideas too. How many will you tick off your list this year?
Do you make your children do thank you letters? And do you do them yourself? It’s something I was always made to do as a child, but I’m conscious that it’s falling more and more out of fashion. I think that teaching your child to say thank you and be grateful for gifts is a really important thing, and it’s a great way for your child to practise writing letters and learning written communication skills. But I definitely remember how agonising it was as a child – in this day and age, are there easier ways to say thank you? I thought Emma’s post on the Etiquette of Thank You Letters was really thought provoking, and I’ve not quite decided how I feel about it yet!
I think Mum Guilt is one of those things that every mum struggles with. You constantly want to be doing your best for your children, and when you fall from that image of the perfect mum you have in your head that can be really hard to deal with. I don’t think I ever struggled more with the mum guilt than when I was pregnant. Suddenly it felt like all the little things I used to do with Max stopped, and we spent most of our time together at home (and an awful lot of it in the bathroom as I was being sick!). I completely related to Lianne’s Mum Guilt post – late pregnancy is hard enough, let alone when you’re expecting twins, have SPD, and an older child to worry about. It’s a really tough time, especially when you have the added guilt of knowing that you’re about to turn their little world upside down by adding a new baby (or two) to the family. But I honestly think that giving Max a sibling was the best thing I’ve ever done, and I don’t think he remembers that time at all now, and certainly not with any resentment.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment.