This week’s (seriously wet and windy – what is WITH this weather?) half term Ten at Ten has been brought to you by the lovely Jayne from Mum’s the Word. Jayne tells us that this year she intends to learn to play the Ukelele – make a note everyone to keep an eye on this, and demand a Vlog of the progress in January.
Jayne’s all-time favourite joke? “A man walks into a Psychiatrists office wearing a suit made of cling film. The Psychiatrist says to him “Well, I can clearly see your nuts…”
yeesss…. moving swiftly on…
The blogosphere has been awash with Jubilee posts this week, for obvious reasons, but I think my favourite was this one from The Syders, showing how they didn’t let the weather ruin their extended Bank Holiday. Some great pictures in there, wouldn’t you just love to be invited to a Syder family party?!
Mammywoo is gaining something of a reputation as the most honest blogger on the block, with every blog post a virtual heart-on-sleeve moment, but this post about how she feels about her therapist is particularly beautiful. Anyone who’s ever experienced mental illness should read this post; no one puts it quite like Mammywoo.
Ghostwritermummy has been blogging about that thing that most parents dread: The Demise of the Daytime Nap and letting us know that it doesn’t have to be all bad.
Mum on the Brink has blogged about a subject close to my own heart, technology; specifically how to choose a games console for the family and it’s a great post if you need ideas from a complete beginner on what will work for you.
Kate of Kate Takes Five and Listography fame has launched a new regular spot on her blog this week, called ‘Ask the Oracle’, a dedicated parenting Agony Aunt service. I love the idea of a bit of crowd-sourced parenting and think this could really catch on.
The lovely Wendy over at Inside the Wendy House gave us some good news, amidst a lot of negativity this week – she’s going to be a Granny! Massive congratulations to her and her family, I can’t wait to see how the blog evolves with this new addition to the family and new roles being fulfilled.
This post from Stay At Home Dad And Proud is hilarious and illustrates perfectly the hysteria that can set in before a family day trip. Totally relatable and completely spot on!
This post from BabberBlog was a really interesting look at how, as parents, we must sometimes put our feelings and fears aside to enable our kids to live full lives. It’s certainly something that must go through the mind of almost every parent at some point and I cringed a bit at the thought of his tooth going through his lip!
Casting our minds back to last Friday, Jax from Liveotherwise wrote a beautiful and simple post about a day with her family, but also illustrating perfectly the power of social media when it comes to activism.
Last but not least, if you’re looking for some ideas for crafts to do on the last few rainy days of the half term holidays, look no further than NurtureStore where not only are they teaching us about metamorphosis, caring for pets and the agony of saying goodbye, they have some beautiful butterfly-related crafts on offer too. Glitter and jewels, the perfect antidote!