So here we are, ankle deep in the Easter Holidays, and you might just be thinking it’s time to sit back with a cup of tea and take a break; it’s Friday, and so it’s time for the Tots100 Ten at Ten. So – go bribe the children with something nice, put the kettle on, and enjoy a small respite with the best posts of the Tots100 this week.
Our guest poster this week, Annwen from Ramblings Of A Suburban Mummy, has chosen her ten favourite blog posts from the last seven days.
When I started researching posts to include in this weeks 10 at 10 I was looking for something different, something that caught my attention and my imagination. I even turned to my fellow bloggers and asked if they knew any great posts I could look at. I was impressed by the range of posts on offer and I’ve spent a long time choosing posts that piqued my interest or mean something to me, so without further ado….
As a mum of two under three I spend a lot of my life doing toddler activities like crafts, reading and games. I’m conscious of wanting to edge into some more educational activities to try and encourage my nearly 3 year old. This week I discovered Rainy Day Mum’s post about toddler science that caught my imagination and made me want to run straight outside to look for daffodils!
After that I discovered the land of the dinosaurs with Sarah Mumof3, I was amazed by her science based play activity and itching to find some play dough so I could join in the fun!
I think this is a very busy holidays for us since I discovered Imagination Tree’s post about 15 Spring Activities, they may be quite simple but they have peaked my interest and now I’m excited to get out paints and glue and have a go!
As Easter is upon us I was drawn to this post by Pippa over at A Mother’s Ramblings about what to do with your left over hot cross buns (although that is a bit of an alien concept in our house as we don’t often have left over anything!). I’m looking forward to trying the French toast recipe though and will be popping out to stock up on hot cross buns in anticipation.
Sticking with the Easter theme I loved these adorable cake pops on Mari’s World blog. So cute and they look like lots of fun. Mine definitely wouldn’t look as good as those but I bet we could have some fun decorating them!
Lauren at Spud and Spike came up with a clever way of keeping two small children occupied on a long train journey, something I’ve tried before. I ended up with so many different tubs and pots with toys and food in that this caught my eye as a way to keep snacks and toys contained and make it exciting.
Growing up my grandparents were a huge part of my life and my Granny looked after us after school for quite a long time. My children are very fortunate that both sets of grandparents live close and have always helped out with our childcare too, my son has just come back from a long weekend away with his grandparents so I was drawn to Nickie’s post over on Typecast about the role of the modern grandparent to see how the grandparent dynamic works for others but in particular for Nickie as a young grandparent.
I wanted to close with two genuinely outstanding blog posts that are both heart wrenching and uplifting in similar quantities. Gemma shared her feelings on having to tell people bad news but how it brings people together and the small positives you can draw from it.
My heart broke for Merry when I read this post about her son but I was drawn by her positivity and that of her wonderful family in celebrating their missing family member. Her daughters’ tribute was very touching.