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Top Ten British Mummy and Daddy Bloggers

Welcome to another Friday on Tots100, and another round-up of our very favourite ten posts from Tots100 bloggers over the past week.

With well over 2,500 blogs in our community, it can be hard to narrow down the choices, so this week we’ve roped in the amazing The Boy and Me to share her favourite can’t-afford-to-miss-this blog posts with us.

Here’s what she recommends: 

As with many other people, I find January a very hard month to get through. The dreariness and monotony of Winter is amplified by the absence of sparkling lights and tinsel, and Spring seems a lifetime away. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past month looking at fantastic photos for the photography project 366, but this week it’s been therapeutic to immerse myself in the witterings and thoughts of the bloggers in the Tots100.

First up this week, the Ana Mum Diary ponders the contrasting feelings that can catch you unawares sometimes; when you’re caught in a moment of isolation, despite being surrounded by others or knowing how loved you are. Does anyone else ever feel this loneliness?

A great question – why is it so right for a child to believe in the Tooth Fairy or Father Christmas, and yet adults aren’t allowed their own version? A question posed by WaterBirth Please and one which had me thinking a great deal as an agnostic RE major! What do you think – is there space for belief in our lives?

We’re one month into the 366 project, and with the linky that I hold every Sunday, I have the pleasure of seeing a lot of snapshots into people’s lives. One photograph this week that completely tickled me, and reminds us all that we need to find more pleasure in the joys of Winter is this gem from Mummy’s Space.

Sometimes we all need to lose ourselves in baking powder and glittery sprinkles, and this is what Purple Ella is hoping will spur on her journey back from post-natal to being the mum and wife.  I think we can all relate to that feeling.

In ‘The Appointment’ we take a journey back to the hospital with The Moiderer, who spent so much of her time in, albeit on this occasion for a different reason. A wonderful post you can’t afford to miss.

A little bit of rumpy-pumpy is what’s needed to brighten up our Friday mornings, and Mummy Mishaps discusses the need to ensure that we all get Back to Basics sometimes, and remember how to be a couple, as well as a family. Can you offer any advice on how to get the balance right?

SAHDandProud is worried about pink gloves this week, and whether they really will be reunited with their partners again. We are all thinking of you, here at the Tots100.

Recent political debates and changes could mean huge changes for many families – and who better to ask the difficult questions than parent bloggers? ‘Who on earth is going to help our children?’ is the question asked by Scottish Mum in her important post. With the changes in provision for children with additional needs, what is their future outlook?

Fancy a post that will make you smile? The special, yet small, moments that happen between a mother and child can remind you of exactly why you love them so much. Never truer with this little gem from It’s a Mummy’s Life.

My final recommendation this week – because it brought back memories of my own holiday through Italy where we dented a brand new Megane twice within 24 hours of having it, had an ant invasion with a stray Pringles crumb and got lost in Pompeii – comes from Wit Wit Woo. I chuckled heartily at I Am Wit Woo’s tale of the Fiat Panda!

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.

Discussion8 Comments

  1. Thank you hon. It is lovely to have a mention. There are a couple of blogs here that I don’t know, and I am going to enjoy reading I suspect.