Best of the Parent Blogs: Ten at Ten – (Week 17)


10 Best Mummy blogs of the Week

Welcome to another Ten at Ten round-up of the very best content from UK parent blogs during the past week. We’ve had a week off for our summer holiday and we’re feeling especially refreshed and perky this week.

So we’ve selected some lively, funny and thought-provoking posts by British Mum and Dad bloggers that will keep you entertained if you manage to find a spare few minutes during half-term. So pour yourself a Pimms  (heck, it’s practically summer) and settle yourself down somewhere shady for a good read.

First up, we know it’s that time of year when all thoughts turn to how many suitcases we can fit in the car without causing bodily injury to our offspring, so we thought we’d share this fantastic A-Z guide of travelling with children, courtesy of Modern Mummy.

You know when you get your hopes up for a lovely day out, and think something REALLY fun is about to happen? And then this happens…brilliantly funny picture post from My Shitty Twenties.

If you’re looking for a fantastic half-term activity (or you want to look at the activity other, better parents do while you’re letting the kids take over entire galaxies on the DS platform) then we loved this post from Mini Eco about making your own wax crayons – gorgeous!

I remember once at uni winning a bet that there was something called a ‘chip barm’ if you came from the North of England. Now Insomniac Mummy has taken  on this great debate – what’s the difference between a barm, a roll, and a teacake? Personally, I love it when bloggers aren’t afraid to tackle the big questions.

When you blog, sooner or later you’ll be given the opportunity to review something. It’s fun but sometimes, reviews are tough. But this one made us laugh a lot – if you’ve ever struggled to get your reviews ‘interesting’ enough, then Product Placement is a great source of inspiration.

Another post on reviews this week, where Glowstars raises an interesting question this week – what happens if you review something and it subsequently goes wrong – would you edit your review? Should you?

Half-term can be especially challenging for single and solo parents, and blogs are a great place to find support from those going through the same experience as you. A new blog to us this month is How We Laughed, and we loved this honest and thought-provoking post about the challenges that come when you’re a single parent to an adopted child – and the joys, too.

A fantastic post this week from Secret Diary of a Single Mum about a weekend without her daughter – and the ups and downs of co-parenting. A must read if you’ve ever found yourself wondering just how it is that your ex expects you know what’s going on his head if he never gets around to telling you.

Parenting blogs can often focus on toddlers and babies but there are some great blog posts out there about life with teenagers. This is one of our favourites (and the funniest) from this week.

Finally over at Bright Moon we’re looking at the time-old issue of c-sections – why do women feel they’ve failed if they have a section?

That’s it for this week – thanks to all the bloggers for taking part and we’ll be back next Friday!

Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.

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