Every Friday, we take the opportunity to highlight ten of our very favourite posts from the UK parent bloggers of the Tots100. It’s a great way to celebrate the originality, creativity and diversity of British Mummy and Daddy bloggers. So grab yourself a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, and settle down for a great read.
This week on the blog, we’ve been highlighting the growing community of Daddy blogs, and we’re not the only ones. This week, Richard from Like Father, Like Daughter has been interviewed by the Sunday Times for an article that suggests modern men are sometimes keener on having kids than their partners – could it be true?
Over at 3 Bedroom Bungalow, Kat is looking at another side of this debate – why do so many men get treated like babysitters instead of equal parents. It’s a must-read if you’ve ever found yourself asking your partner if they’d mind looking after the kids while you pop out.
This week also saw some heated debate about women using the Internet and whether the latest version of maternal neglect is Mums hanging out on Twitter instead of looking after their little ones. But as Mum’s the Boss points out, having an online support network can make all the difference when you’re having a bad week.
Speaking of bad weeks, the brilliant Mwa at Lost in Translation is admitting to a bad week, and she talks about something we don’t often discuss on blogs – how it feels to just be filled with rage! Although Mwa does still have pretty hair, which is more than I have these days. http://mwaonline.blogspot.com/2011/02/sometimes-i-dont-know-why-he-stays-with.html
Another really thought-provoking post this week comes from Marketing to Milk, who asks why we’re sometimes so quick to point out to people with problems that their problems aren’t as bad as someone else’s. Should we allow our feelings to be changed by comparison? Is it always better to buck up and count your blessings?
How’s that New Year, New Body resolution going? Mine’s buried under a pile of Mars bar wrappers, obviously. So I was delighted to find this incredibly inspiring post over at Holistic Mum about ditching resolutions in favour of a ‘philosophy for the year’ – and what could be more inspiring than looking for ways to add quality to your life?
Carol over at New Mummy has hit two full years of blogging and is leaving on a high, to start a brand new blog. However, she’s shared with us her five favourite posts from the past two years, which are definitely worth checking out. Congratulations, Carol.
It seems to be pox season again, with bloggers’ kids going down left, right and centre. If you’ve been through chicken pox and come out the other side, why not head over and share some tips and sympathy with Sew Scrumptious who has a poorly little boy – but still finds time to make amazing cowboy-inspired drawstring bags. Seriously, how does she do it?
Another crafty Mum is Mumra, who has shared her brilliant recipe for ultimate home-made play-dough. I love this post because the dough looks so simple to make and Mumra has years of experience of working in nurseries, so she’s an expert at this sort of thing. I think I’m going to give this a go at the weekend. Heck, I might even let the kids play with it.
Finally if, like me, you’re wondering when winter is EVER going to end (and especially if like me you have a boiler that only works intermittently) then you must visit Angel Eden, who has published the most lovely set of photos that prove once and for all that Spring is finally on its way. Hurrah!
Thanks to all our bloggers, and we’ll see you again with a round-up next week. Have a fab weekend!