Friday, 13 August 2010

Blog Bookmarks - Week Ending 13th August

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?


Rachel said...

One of my favorite posts for this week was written over a week ago but I only got round to reading it this week... it comes from a log about adoption and they have just brought their son home from South Africa .... I did in fact cry it was so touching ....
Have a wonderful weekend

Maxabella said...

Great round up - I loved the camping post too. I haven't visited the others so I'll try to find time to go by and see. x

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for the bookmark! :)

I enjoyed the Mummy Autobiography post...very well said.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Megan said...

Thanks so much!! Glad you enjoyed it - I had fun writing that one! Off to look at your other suggestions too... :)

Jen said...

Thanks for including me in your blog bookmarks :) . I will check out the other blogs which I haven't already read that you have suggested too now :)

katepickle said...

great link list!
I'm off to read about labelling as we've had some cometition issues in our house recently.

x0xJ said...

thanks so much! I feel honored you liked my post so much to link your readers!

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