The brilliant thing about hosting a linky is that I get to read some fantastic posts and add to my every-growing list of posts to share. Welcome to number 37 (!) of What I Read, I hope you enjoy reading the posts as much as I did.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like if your kids thanked you for everything you do? This, I'm sure, is what prompted the blog post 'If Kids Gave Gratitude'. It was the first time I'd visited firstooth.co.uk but it certainly made an impression and I'll be back for sure. Please head over there for a read, you won't be disappointed.
Parenting a toddler is exhausting, I remember it well and am often thankful that my boys are a little more grown up these days (although it's still tough at times). In a bid to help all other mums Clueless Mum has come up with a list of tips for you. Check out 'How To Survive Toddlerhood'.
When the words 'strength' and 'man' are put together I'm guessing the image that comes to mind is one of a muscly man. To be honest I don't think that's usually the case, the stronger men don't necessarily have lots of bulging muscles, they're strong inside. They have strong morals, they care, and most of all they show that they care. This is exactly why I loved Thirsty Daddy's post 'My Real Strength Highlight Reel', you really must read it.
As her daughter turns 8 Chantelle writes a great post about leaving the baby days behind. Although they're both lovely and taxing at the same time it's exciting to move on to a new phase in parenting. I know this because I'm doing the same, LP is now 6 (7 in April). I totally related to Saying Goodbye To The Baby Days.
Remember back when you were a teenager and swore you would never turn into your mum? Well, it may be that it has happened. When I read the title of Crummy Mummy's post, 10 Signs That You're Turning Into Your Mother, I thought "OMG I hope not!". If you've read My Mum you'll understand why, but after reading the post I could totally see that I'm turning into my 'real' mum. A must read that will have you laughing, crying, and leave you shocked.
A fantastic way of getting to know other bloggers is to read their 'About Me' page, but I love the tags. You know the ones, they list questions that you have to answer and you get to learn about the blogger's likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. Jess wrote a brilliant post like that, Vogue: 73 Questions. 73 questions might seem like a lot but it was a great read and I got to learn a lot about Jess. Why not stop by and do the same?