I know everyone says it, but honestly the talent among the blogging community is amazing. I enjoyed reading each and every post that linked up to Sharing The Blog Love last week.
It is lovely to be able to share these posts with you and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
Firstly, can I just say that Hayley has the best blog name, I love it! The minute I saw the title of this post, A Lifetime of Loneliness, I could feel my heart fall to the floor. Within seconds of reading it, it was a post that I was not only nodding along to in agreement, but also that I wanted to reach out to Hayley and give her a hug. It felt like she was sat next to me pouring her heart out. There are some posts that you read and you can relate to parts of it, some that don’t affect you at all and then there are posts that it’s like someone is writing about you. This is how I felt about Hayley’s post, but it was also the way she wrote it, the words jumping off the page at me. It was an incredibly brave post to write, to put all your emotions into one post.
Gemma’s blog is full of great food recipes, cocktails and brilliant funny stories and poems about her children. She gets the right balance and I love reading her blog. This post Sink or Swim, is just brilliant! I love the way Gemma takes you on the journey with her writing, you can picture the moments in your head. Right at the start she had me laughing with this..
“Brace yourself Gemma”, I thought to myself as I undid the car seat and unleashed him onto the school car park path, “this is going to be bad”.
Haven’t we all had those moments, I know I do with my little Holly. She is one brave mama attempting to take a toddler to watch their brothers swimming lessons and not being able to get in the water. I’m not sure I would…
I have only recently discovered Natalie’s blog and it is one that I so often relate to having two girls with similar ages. But, this post, It’s Ok, is so refreshing honest and one that I think any mum would agree with and for mum’s to be, it’s a real insight to what Natalie describes as ‘life changing’, because it really is life changing when you have a baby and it doesn’t matter if that is your 1st, 2nd, third etc Every pregnancy is different, every birth is different and how you feel afterwards is different. Natalie sums it so well and I wish I had read a post like this when I was pregnant or in those early days, what a difference it would have made.
Now, there are very few parents out there that have not experienced sleep deprivation at some point. Let’s be honest they are little sleep stealers and good at it. This post, Toddler Tips – 5 Ways to Deprive your Parents of Sleep, is fab. I think my children have read this post too!! I know little Holly is a fan of the “just as the parents are falling asleep” technique. Reading this post from the toddlers perspective made me smile and cry at the memories of when they would wake up, when you are secretly trying to have a nap. I used to do that a lot when Alice was a baby.
It would be lovely if you popped over and had a read of these great posts, you won’t be disappointed!