Fresh Five Week 56



Is it just me or has half term flown by? If you’re sitting here, blinking, wondering how we suddenly got to Friday then pull up a seat and join me. I feel the same!

Today (as we do every Friday) we’re celebrating another great week of parent blogging with five stand-out posts from the Tots100 community.

This week’s Fresh Five has been chosen by Cat who can normally be found blogging at Yellow Days, covering parenting and recipes along with competitions and reviews. You’ll also find her on Twitter, Facebook, G+ and Pinterest.


Cat’s Fresh Five

I’ve had a great time collecting up these posts. Ever since going back to work I’ve struggled to find as much time for reading new blogs as I used to and this has given me a good excuse for a bit of quiet time with my laptop. I’m always surprised to see what variety there is within the Tots100 and the five posts I’ve picked are all quite different. What a great gang to be part of, hey?


  • My first choice is Rebecca from Here Come the Girls with her super cute Number Based Bento Lunches. I love this fun way of helping preschoolers begin to recognise numbers, not to mention encouraging them to eat up. What 3 year old wouldn’t love these?


  • Next I’ve gone for the Tots’ very own Molly over at Mother’s Always Right. After being a party cynic she’s recently been won over by the virtues of a big Pinterest inspired children’s party. With a party coming up for my eldest I can totally appreciate where she’s coming from.


  • Thirdly, I’ve picked some lovely (and slightly rude) looking Blackberry and Elderflower Cupcakes over at The Crazy Kitchen. Helen always has great recipes but I love that she’s not afraid to show you one that didn’t quite go as planned. It makes her cooking seem really accessible.


  • A bit of a change of pace now to Laura over at Side Street Style who has shared her recent trip to Brussels. Her beautiful photos really bring her review of The Dominican Hotel to life and I may have drooled a little over the waffles.


  • Finally, a really personal post on Pink Oddy about her experience of being Homeless at 16. It shows both how easily a young person can find themselves homeless and also what a dangerous situation it can be for them. Not one for the faint-hearted but I think it’s really brave of Joy to share this.


Have you read any brilliant posts you’d like to share with us this week? Tell us about them in the comments! 

Every day of the week, Good Reads brings you the best and brightest content from Tots100, the UK parent blog network. Our community of more than 7,500 parent bloggers have a combined monthly audience of more than 10m readers, writing about everything from parenting to politics, food and fashion.

Discussion1 Comment

  1. Some great posts there – I particularly love Rebecca’s number lunches.

    Thank you for sharing my post, you have made me cry. The support and people sharing their experiences from this have been amazing.

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