This week has been a bit of a funny one, so different from the usual routine – Emma has been in nursery, I had an important meeting about a possible job in London and then in a freak wind tunnel accident, the mirror on our mantelpiece fell on top of my laptop. So now I have a new Chromebook which is lovely but I am still getting to grips with it and have no idea how I can edit my videos. So hope you don’t mind but Friday’s vlog will now be a weekend vlog!
I’ve been getting stuck into some fantastic blogs this week as the #DreamTeam linky I run with Annette over at 3 Little Buttons had so many newcomers. I was so pleased that we saw 89 fantastic link-ups and just wanted to share with you what I’ve enjoyed this week. There are also some of my favourite bloggers in there too, who always write so beautifully.
First up is Mouse Moo and Me Too with School Places and Denial Faces – Sam’s blog is one of my favourites and I’ve featured her in my fortnightly round-up before. I read this post at a very fitting time, as I begin to try to imagine how I will juggle childcare with work. As always this made me laugh a lot…we’ll get there somehow though the prospect is still daunting!
Island Living 365 has been writing some amazing blogs recently and Has The Sisterhood Fallen Out of Vogue? was a favourite to read, surrounding the Vogue documentary which aired last night. I have two family members in the fashion industry and it is quite shocking how brutal it can be. Emma writes about an interesting point, why are we battling against each other as women? I’ve come across it as a Mum and it makes me feel so sad. Definitely worth a read…
Whinge Whinge Wine‘s Pukes of Hazard made me chuckle away as usual – I am really dreading this as Emma has begun nursery and I know the bugs she will pick up are right round the corner! Fran has been nominated for Best Comic Writer in the Mumsnet awards so do pop over and give her a vote if you enjoyed this one.
I love a positive post and really enjoyed reading Be A Mermaid and Make Waves by What My Fridge Says. I think it’s so important to have dreams and to not be afraid of dreaming big, so this one really spoke to me. I want to try and pass that onto Emma too and just loved the metaphor of being a mermaid!
I’ve mentioned Jade’s blog The Parenting Jungle before and this morning I read 4 Stone & Stretchmarks, which moved me to tears. I have struggled with my body confidence too and so many of the things mentioned I could relate to. It’s hard after you have a baby to stand tall and be proud of our bodies and it’s so important that we can talk about that.
Hope you enjoy reading these blogs and do let me know your favourites of the week in the comments below 🙂 Happy weekend!