Thank Crunchie, the sun has come out just in time for FRIDAY! Not that Friday has the same significance during the school holidays – every day is Friday, really, isn’t it? But it also, by some strange coincidence, happens to be ten o’clock. And you know what that means.
Our Guest Editor this week has had the temerity to take off to foreign climes and absent herself from Editing Duties. I know, right? How very dare she? So instead you have me and my choices. Marvellous. It’s been brilliant actually – I haven’t had time for a few weeks to meander through the blogs, reading and enjoying, so this was a fine excuse to settle down and Catch Up.
Once again, I was amazed at the sheer variety and beauty and brilliantness of the Index – but here’s my pick of the posts from the last week…
First up, Adele from Circus Queen has been celebrating Breastfeeding Week with a brilliant post in which 23 bloggers talk about their own experiences – and there’s a seriously wonderful montage of photos too. I Love it – and I suggest you take a coffee with you when you visit, because it may take you some time to work through them all!
Next up, Globetrotting in Heels has been musing on looking after herself. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s a bit of a tap-on-your-forehead inspirational read – and definitely a bit of a wake-up call to really STOP with the negative waves, man (name that film…).
Confessions of a Mumpreneur has been releasing the exciting news that her third pregnancy will be a boy. As a fellow mother of three consecutive boys, I felt every word of her pain, and waved a militant cyber-punch in support. Some people just have No Clue and don’t seem to think before they speak.
Over at Consummate Chaos there has been Olympic mutterings. Yes, yes, there had to be ONE Olympics post in here, but I loved this retaliation to the Metro’s Patrick Greenfield and his accusation of class-ism being rife in British rowing. Clearly he needs to do a little more research before waving his opinions around…
Detroit Mom to Devon Mum made me snort at her picture of ‘doing the laundry in the UK’. It’s not THAT bad. Is it? And WHY do UK machines not remove stains the way US ones do? That’s what I want to know. And as for the swearing… well, it was at that point I lost control. And added to DM2DM to my Bloglovin list.
I loved Goodbye Pert Breasts post about the Giggle Tsunami (and the fact that like every true blogger he whipped out the camera to record the moment in question). There’s nothing worse than being filled with righteous wrath, when a sparky look simply dissolves all your good intentions into a snort of laughter. Oh, and a HUGE shout of Congratulations on the birth of Jemima, too!
Goody Nuff Mum has been thinking about being your child’s advocate to Health Professionals – and how it makes such an enormous difference to us when you find one that ‘gets it’.
Me and My Four has written a rather painfully familiar post on how the age thing creeps up without us noticing it (WHEN did slippers start to feel so good, huh?). But I think we all also recognise that need to burn brightly, to show the world – and that secure knowledge that it’s all there, inside, waiting to spring into life. And the frustration we all feel when we seem unable to let it out..
Emily from More Than Just A Mother has written a beautiful note on her recent visit to her son. As always with Emily’s writing, it needs no introduction, just a few minutes of quietness to read and appreciate her grace and strength.
And finally, my regular dose of peace and happy. The Bottom Of The Ironing Basket has Gone To The Beach. Look, breathe, and rela-a-a-x….