Sharing the Blog Love Showcase…#12

Sharing the Blog Love Showcase…#12

Welcome back to another week of #SharingtheBlogLove, I can’t believe we are on week 12 already, the weeks are flying by! It was another brilliant week of people linking up, thank you.

With Alice starting school last week, I was really drawn to the posts where people had written about their own children starting nursery, preschool or school. Whether for the first time or returning to a new year. I wrote Alice a letter on her first day and I was really excited to see it had been featured in the BritMums Newbie Round Up this month.

Here are my favourites this week, with a bit of a theme…

Five Little Doves

There is rarely a time when I don’t read a post that Laura write’s that I either relate to or it makes me cry. Her letter to her daughter Eva, on her first day at school is simple beautiful. I think that when your child starts school, regardless of whether its for first, second, third etc time, its harder for the parent than the child. And, its seems I am not alone with that thought. This week I have also noticed what a change it has been for Holly too, she has been so used to having her sister with her every day, its a big change for her too. Laura’s daughter Megan is the same and has to adjust to not having her big sister to play with everyday. Will be ever get used to not having our babies home with us?

The Unnatural Mother

I love this post, My Little Flamingo. Becci’s little boy Harry is starting school too and I could relate to how she is feeling about it. Just like them, Alice and I have spent the last four years making memories together and my nest feels empty without her it too. I love the picture she has on her wall with this quote…

“Be a Flamingo in a flock of pigeons” 

Bubbablue and Me

It was really lovely reading about little N’s first year at reception. It gave me a little glimpse into what Alice has ahead of her this year and how much they can achieve in that time. Even the pictures of him from the start to the end of the year, you can see a difference, he has become a proper little boy. Emma writes regularly about N’s school progress and its a brilliant record to have, as you can forget how far they’ve come in a year. If you are a school mum, head over and take a look!

Sparkles and Stretchmarks

Hayley’s little boy, her first born started nursery for the first time and she has written a lovely letter to the nursery teacher. Until now he has spent all his time with Hayley and its a big moment for a parent to hand their child over to someone that they have’ve probably only met once. These words sum up every parents thoughts at this moment…

“You have my whole heart in your hands today – please take really good care of it. I know you will, for me and for all of the other mummies and daddies who feel like this today too.”

I know I felt like this on Alice’s first day at preschool and again on her first day of school last week. And, I know that I feel it all again when it’s Holly’s turn, as it doesn’t get any easier!

If you missed any of these last week, why not pop over and give them some love!

Laura x

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  1. 15/09/2016 / 07:42

    Some great posts here #sharingthebloglove

  2. 15/09/2016 / 09:22

    What a lovely choice here. Will check out some there blogs tonight #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. 15/09/2016 / 09:27

    Lovely posts and I love the ‘Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons’ quote #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. 15/09/2016 / 09:46

    Thanks for featuring my post. Looking forward to reading some of the others I missed – I still enjoy reading about all the first days, it’s as thought it’s your own child!

  5. 15/09/2016 / 13:51

    These posts all had me welling up – I’m going to be a complete mess when our time comes! Before this year I thought I’d be fine with it – but I’m now realising that’s totally not the case!

  6. 15/09/2016 / 17:40

    Definitely a ‘new beginnings’ theme this week! Good luck to all the new starters! And thanks for hosting

  7. 15/09/2016 / 19:07

    Thank you so much for featuring my post, it’s been tough two weeks getting to grips with school and the change in dynamics but Eva has settled so well and that’s the best we could hope for. Will check out any I missed. Thank you. xxx

  8. 15/09/2016 / 19:47

    Wow, 12 weeks of #sharingthebloglove, that’s brilliant! As always great picks, I’ll pop by and catch up later. X

  9. 16/09/2016 / 00:21

    The letter to Eva is wonderful. It brought tears to my eyes. #SharingtheBlogLove

  10. 16/09/2016 / 08:04

    Love this! I read 5 doves letter the other day and it had me sobbing! She has such a way with words 🙂 #TheList

  11. 16/09/2016 / 11:15

    Awh, I feel I’m totally at the other end of the spectrum, I had my last ever first day back at school. My youngest went back into year 13 this Monday, he wouldn’t even let me take a photo for fb! It’s lovely to read other peoples experiences, even though it was a long time ago for me, you don’t forget how you felt!#SharingtheBlogLove

  12. 16/09/2016 / 16:53

    Thank you for featuring my post this week.Harry has had a great 2 weeks at school and is now settled in but i am missing him. Gulp !! I read Laura’s post from Five Little Doves last week and felt total empathy with her. Its a beautifully written piece.#sharingthebloglove

  13. 16/09/2016 / 18:38

    Ahh thank you so much for featuring my post Laura, xxx

  14. 16/09/2016 / 19:35

    Oh there is definitely a new term theme here. All the new school starters and their posts have really got me thinking and made me want to appreciate the time i have… I am guilty of getting frustrated at least he hardships of parenting two small people, so a new outlook has been refreshing! Xx #sharetheblogginglove

  15. 16/09/2016 / 20:42

    Some lovely posts here that I can truly relate to and it’s so nice to see them all showcased in the same place and that we’re all in similar boats with our littles starting nursery or reception. I have only just found this linky and will be back to link up. Thank you #TheList

  16. Emma
    17/09/2016 / 09:24

    Thanks so much for hosting. I love reading the showcase posts X #SharingtheBlogLove

  17. 17/09/2016 / 14:33

    I have read so many great ‘first day’ posts, I remember it so well with my oldest and am dreading doing it all again with my youngest (only 2 so I have a while longer with her yet!)

  18. 19/09/2016 / 12:25

    Some lovely posts here! Will pop over and share some love #sharingthebloglove

  19. 19/09/2016 / 20:11

    You chose a lovely posts:)

  20. 21/09/2016 / 23:40

    Oh I can so relate to the last one! I felt the same with Monkey starting school and I’m already starting to panic re nursery with Kipper! Thanks for hosting lovely xx