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What I’ve Loved Reading This Week – 9th September 2016

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!

A Cornish Mum



  1. September 9, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Oh thank you for including me! I feel very honoured and I love all the other bloggers and their blogs too. Wowzers 89 link-ups. That is amazing! Well done, you must be very busy with all that reading 🙂 xxx

  2. September 9, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Wow! Bridie, you’re quick off the mark! Emma only published the vogue one today! I will have a peak at some of these!

  3. September 9, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Some blogs I really do love to read here! And some I haven’t yet so will take a little peak! #fabfridaypost

  4. September 9, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Umm, some new blogs for me to explore.
    Thanks for sharing #picknmix

  5. September 9, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I’ll have to check out this linky. PS I have a chromebook too – my hubbie dropped the laptop and broke the screen. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  6. September 10, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations. I’ll take a look. Enjoying the posts by Whinge Whinge Wine and have placed my vote.

  7. September 10, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Thank you for these readings. They look really interesting. I look forward to checking them out soon! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  8. September 11, 2016 / 8:36 am

    Ohh a great round up of posts. Some how I have managed to miss most of these so now I have lots of great bed time reading material to look forward to. What day is your linky? I’d love to come link up xx #picknmix

    • September 11, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thank you 🙂 dreamteam linky is on Tuesday til Thursday at 9pm – I’ll tweet you next week, we’d love to have you xx

  9. September 11, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Can wait to dive into these posts! Thanks for the recommendations! #FabFridayPosts

  10. September 13, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Thanks for the recommendations, I will have to pop over and get some reading in 🙂 #picknmix

  11. September 15, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I hope the London meeting went well lovely! Will have to check some of these posts out 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie x

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