Thank Crunchie it’s Friday (yes, it’s been another one of THOSE weeks). It also, by some strange coincidence, happens to be ten o’clock. And you know what that means.
Our Guest Editor had to bow out this week with a whole raft full of really very good excuses so we can’t blame her and be rude, sadly. So Kate and I put our collective web-hats on, and came up with our very own Top Ten blog posts of the last week from you rather amazing hive of writers.
So go put the kettle on and come back when you’re equipped with a steaming mug and a pack of biscuits, because we’ve found some seriously fabulous reads for your delectation this week…
Molly from Mother’s Always Right talks about how Everything is Copy. She raises the question of how to decide what to share and what not to share and admits, like a lot of us, to living somewhere in the middle of both extremes. A really interesting debate about just what your filter is.
Ben from Mutterings of a Fool has written a letter to ‘lovely’ Dave, our PM, and asks just how Bob Diamond (of Barclays infamy,) can walk away with a £2m payout when the NHS are considering terminating all contracts to re-offer them on worse terms. Anyone know what’s going on in the world – answers on a postcard please.
Ruth from This Lemonade Life writes about how ‘we don’t need feminism anymore, we have equality and other nonsense.’ Conversations with four year olds are normally very insightful, especially when the subject is marriage, but an interesting message came out of this conversation about gender roles and physical attractiveness. Ruth went on to highlight an article that author Zoe Margolis had retweeted from technology magazine, The Kernel. Suffice to say, the two topics are worryingly intertwined.
Charlotte from The Mummy Blogger read an article on Parentdish about Katie Holmes actually say no to Suri. Shock horror. Not giving into toddler demands … we’ve all had the dilemma of whether to give our kids what they want or not. It’s not easy!
LadyCurd has written a really interesting article about how women should … love their lips. It might not be quite what you think it’s about, but she makes a good point. Considering how women are portrayed as ‘picture perfect’ in the press, is it really any wonder that women’s views on even the most intimate of body parts is coloured.
Circus Queen has followed the Attachment Parenting conversation this week with interest, and provides an enlightening and interesting take on the current debate.
Crunchie Mummy has been entertaining herself (and consequently us in a serious grin-fest) looking at her analytics – how DO these search terms end up on our blogs?
The Bush Babies has written an utterly heart wrenching post about the wider effects of grief when a loved one dies – and how it feels when other loved ones close up.
I haven’t succumbed, I haven’t read it – but A Modern Military Mother may have finally got to me. Her 50 Shades of Grey review is the first which has really tempted me to go read it for myself…
My Social Life and Other Lies has been talking about spinning (the wool thing, not the aerobics thing). Not what you’d expect from a wise-cracking Star-Wars quoting post, but it’s a quietly satisfied comment on some unexpectedly old-fashioned family time, and I loved it.