Welcome to this week’s #SharingtheBlogLove showcase. I hope you enjoyed last week’s linky, there was a great choice of posts. If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Katy’s favourite posts from last week’s linky.
Meme and Harri
I think a lot of parents will be able to relate to Natalie’s post, More than just a mummy. I know that I felt like I lost my identity when I became a parent, it was subtle to start with and really kicked in when I had Holly. I think it’s important that we remember that we are also the person we’ve always been. I’ve definitely found that as my girls have got older, I’ve been able to find my identity again and I’m not the same person I was before children. It wasn’t a case for me to go back to who I was, but to appreciate who I am now.
Mini Human Resources
When I was pregnant and found out I was having a girl, I couldn’t have been more happier. I always dreamt of having a daughter. I then became pregnant the second time and whilst I would’ve been happier with either sex, I did secretly crave for a girl because I really wanted Alice to have a sister. Which is what I longed for as a child. When my dreams came true I couldn’t have been more happier, and yes I do often wonder what the love of a son would be like. But I wouldn’t change a thing.
However, I did get some comments about having same sex siblings and was I disappointed or would I be trying for a boy. It seems I wasn’t alone, as Kayleigh shares with us her experiences of similar comments as she has three beautiful girls, Same Sex Siblings: Does this mean my family isn’t perfect? I personally don’t understand why people would assume our family isn’t complete. We are blessed with healthy children, that just happen to be the same sex. What more could we want.
The girls and I love to bake and we love cookies, so I knew that this recipe was going to be a hit for us. Tahini Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies, the best cookies you will ever taste., now that is quite a bold statement. But trust me when you see them, you will know why. They look amazing, the chocolate just oozing out of them and I know what the girls and I will be baking next time. I think it’s safe to say they won’t last long in our house.
I love to travel and before we had children, I was always planning our next holiday. I didn’t go abroad until I was 14 years old, but since then I’ve been to so many beautiful places. We’ve only taken the girls abroad a couple of times, mainly because of the cost of it, but I really want to show the girls more of the world. Sarah shares with us, 7 of the safest destinations to take little ones this year. Of course Florida made the list and I would love to take our girls there in a couple of years when they are a bit older. But also on the list is somewhere I really want to take them and that is the Isle of Wight. I had so many wonderful holidays there as a child and I would love to go back and show the girls what a beautiful place it is.
If you missed any of these last week we would love you to head over to one of them and give them some extra love.