I've been falling behind on my reading lately but I did manage to get six posts to share with you for What I Read, so here goes.
Being a blogger for almost 5 years I've spent a lot of time writing posts and wondering what on earth I'm going to write about next. I've taken breaks, I've panicked about stats, and I've thought about giving up, but in the end I didn't because I love writing. I've stuck with my blog and just carried on, slowly but surely improving my stats and earning a little money along the way. Martyn, who blogs over at Inside Martyn's Thoughts, wrote a brilliant post about being persistent. He's an experienced blogger who's been around longer than me and I couldn't agree more. Be sure to stop by and read Be the Persistent Blogger.
I've written before about how divorce can destroy a family and make the child feel terrible and I'm always a little saddened when I read about someone going through divorce. That's why Tor's post Just the two of us jumped out at me. Although she is separating from her husband she is determined to be there for her son and make life as happy as possible for him. I love this post and hope both Tor and her son get the "happy" they're looking for, together.
It saddens me a little to read about another blogger who is feeling under the weather or down. My usual way of dealing with this is to try and bring light into their life by offering my support. September is a tough month for Merlinda for many reasons and as August is almost here she is starting to dread September coming around. Please stop by, send your virtual hugs, and show Merlinda she won't be alone this September.
My relationship with my mum is not a good one, luckily I have a great replacement mum that I'm happy to say has really looked after me. After many years of torture from me I'm eager to let her know how much I appreciate all the support she gave me over the years, including the tellings-off! That's why I loved Cécile's post A letter to my Maman, in which she tells her mum how much she appreciates everything she did. It's a great read, please do stop by.
This time of year is tough for some mums, the ones who are saying goodbye to the nursery years. Mums like Chantelle who, for the last time, waves goodbye to nursery and is taking the next exciting steps with her littlest one. It's both a sad and exciting time and I could relate to Chantelle's post because I remember this was just how I felt when LP left nursery two years ago. Stop by and let Chantelle know how you coped if you've been through it, or how you think you'll cope when you have to go through it!
Lucy is in a similar situation and is asking Reception Class: Is It Really Over? Lucy is sad about waving goodbye to Reception Class but she's also excited to welcome her child into a new stage at Big School. It's so tough to watch our little ones grow but seeing them take on new challenges and learning new things makes it all worth it. Stop by and let Lucy know how you're coping.