I started this blog as a record of life, my thoughts and life's little lessons. Since entering the blogosphere, I have now accumulated more words of wisdom, interesting snippets and 'must-reads' to keep track of. It is a mind-field! Blog Bookmarks is a place to highlight some of my favourite finds for the week.
Well, after last week's paucity of political banter in the blogosphere, I discovered I was just not looking hard enough. I found this blog by Grog and he has been doing a daily update on the Election 2010. He is good. A real find for this little bunny.
I really liked a post by The Mummy Autobiography on how her children make her feel. Really feel. My kids certainly do make me remember I am alive! The joy, the love, and the torture (aka sleep deprivation). They are all there on a whole new level once you have had children.
I found the twin-Mummy blogger world particularly interesting this week. One of my favourites, MandyE from Twin Trials and Triumphs did a post on labelling children which I found thought provoking. It is so easy to compare your kids when they are the same age. Really easy. I always find myself thinking "she's better with words, but he's more sociable" or "she's a better sleeper than he is" . Have you heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy MultipleMum? Stop right now!
And then, over at Multiples and More, they featured a family that made my situation (4 kids in 4 years) seem like a walk in the park. Kim from, Multiple-y Blessed, has two sets of twins and one other child. She gets a big thumbs up from me for not being the latest admission to her local mental health institution. Instead she is thriving and seemingly loving her life. Go Kim!
Something light-hearted: Jemikaan did the cutest post about kissing (featuring Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy from In the Night Garden).
And something deep: Melissa from The Things I'd Tell You reminded me that tragedy is all around us with her post called Reminder. Something as simple as changing a nappy can trigger memories that we'd rather forget. My heart goes out to her. What a brave, brave woman.
And the last Blog Bookmark (but not least this week), is from Megan from Writing Out Loud who wrote about her experiences camping with children. Now this is a topic close to my own heart. I now need to amend the post I did earlier in the year to include 'not taking white clothes'. An excellent observation Megan!
What was your favourite post this week?