Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week’s linky and it’s lovely to see you back again this week for our final #SharingtheBlogLove.
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 remember when I got pregnant for the first time – one of the biggest decisions to make was the pushchair and I was very concerned about whether or not we would be able to fit our Bugaboo in our BMW 1 series. Having read Kimberly’s post, A Baby and a Fiat 500: Can it be Done, I don’t think I should have worried quite so much! I’m seriously impressed at the Bugaboo Bee and Fiat 500 combination – it just goes to show that you don’t always need to change everything when you have a baby!
I’m very picky when it comes to clothes for my boys – I don’t like slogans or big logos, garish colours or lots of black. I’ve managed to find certain shops and online stores that I love for my boys, but so many of these places only go up to 4/5. Emma has some great suggestions for classic, colourful boys clothes in her post, Where to Buy Colourful Boys Clothes Over Age 6 – I’m relieved that Joules and Boden will still be options, but there are lots of other great suggestions on the list.
The birth of our children is one of the most significant moments in our lives, and how that birth experience goes can have a huge affect on us. I consider myself really lucky to have had one ok experience and one good experience with my boys, but I found Kayleigh’s post, Birth Trauma: It’s OK not to be OK, a really gripping and affecting read. It’s one of the most emotional times in any woman’s life, and so often there is very little in the way of emotional support from the healthcare professionals, and often our family too, who can be too caught up in the excitement of a new family member to really notice how the mother is feeling. I thought this was such an important post, so if you didn’t catch it last time, do head over and have a read.
Back in the days when I did a lot of singing, we would often do warm up excercises as a group focused on meditation and building an awareness of the body. I remember we would do a ‘body check’, where you slowly move your focus from one area of your body, noticing points of tension, or aches and pains. I found it a really helpful exercise and a great way of clearing my mind. I loved this post on Guided Meditation – a stream of consciousness which perfectly illustrates the thoughts that go through your mind during an exercise like this. I always think I don’t have time for this, but even if I took a quick 10 minutes before bed, I think the benefits would be amazing.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment.