Want to know what’s going on in the world of parent blogging? Here’s our weekly round-up of the 10 best posts by the Mum and Dad bloggers of the Tots100 in the last week.
It’s been a busy seven days for Tots100 bloggers, with a flurry of heated debate around a newspaper article suggesting Mums (it’s always the Mums in the firing line, somehow) are neglecting their offspring because they’re spending too much time faffing around on Twitter. As if.
Another Mum hit the headlines this week when she was cautioned by the police for leaving a 14-year-old at home to babysit. So when can you leave your kids home alone? Nova at Cherished with Me wonders if we’re over-protective and asks if we’re becoming a Nanny State?. What do you think?
In other news, it seems there’s to be a book published about how to be a Mum blogger. The brilliant Very Bored in Catalunya takes a scathing (and not entirely serious) peek at the book’s possible contents.
Someone who knows more about being a Mum blogger than most is our favourite bloggy slacker Maternal Tales, who celebrated her second bloggy-versary this week by sharing some of her all-time funniest posts.
We also had a good laugh this week at this post from You Found Kel’s Hiding Place. Because Kelly is right, sometimes – especially when you’re in your third trimester – you just need a good rant. A must read for anyone who’s ever wanted to scream at yet another person commenting on the size of your pregnant belly.
One of our very favourite things about blogging is that whatever challenges or stresses life may throw at us, blogging is a great way to talk it through with supportive friends. This week, Nicola at Some Mother’s Do ‘ave ‘em wrote a heartfelt account of what it’s like trying to deal with a lovely, spirited but very defiant five-year-old.
Elsewhere, Beki at Random Ramblings of an Everyday Mummy has a rather shameful confession to make. After holding out for almost three years, she has succumbed and fallen under the spell of … The Twilight Saga . Oh, Beki, I empathise. I once opened up my laptop during a training workshop to reveal a Twilight fan blog. Oh, the shame. What we really want to know though, is are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Speaking of romance, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we want to share one of our favourite ever blogging love stories – go on, we dare you not to feel all warm and slushy after reading about how Inside the Wendy house finally realised her best friend was the man for her.
And finally for this week, The Potty Diaries has found rather a shocking toy in her children’s collection this week. I’m almost certain that Lego didn’t look like this when I was a girl.