#BlogCrush – Week 9

#BlogCrush

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush , the linky with a difference that I co host with the wonderful Lucy from Lucy at Home.

I am writing this post over a week in advance as I am currently on holiday in Italy! Lucy is hosting on her own this week so please make sure to give her post lots of love as co hosting a linky is hard enough, doing it all alone is going to take a lot of work. Thank you Lucy for keeping #BlogCrush going this week while I am sunning myself (hopefully) and exploring the beautiful cities of Italy.

Featured #BlogCrush posts

My #BlogCrush this week is The Squirmy Popple, I totally agreed with all of this! – Why women deserve better maternity pay

To see Lucy’s featured post check out her host BC in the linky below.

Congratulations ladies, if you would like you can grab the featured badge below to display on your blog. Also, if any of you noticed one of your posts featured as someone’s #BlogCrush in the last link up, feel free to grab the badge too 🙂

Naptime Natter

#BlogCrush linky week 9

If you are joining us for the first time, hi! #BlogCrush is like no other linky you have joined before, instead of just linking one of your own amazing posts you are also able to link up a post written by another blogger too. So, if you have read something this week that has really struck a chord with you, a post that stood out amongst all the others you have read then Lucy and I would love you to share it with us.
This week I am linking up a simple and fun baking recipe, it is definitely worth a try if you like baking with your little ones – Easy Batman biscuits to bake with the kids .
So, it’s time to grab our #BlogCrush badge and get linking!
Naptime Natter

Here are the rules ..
* The linky will run every Friday 6am – Sunday 9pm (UK time) 
* You can link up 2 posts per week – 1 of your own posts and 1 post by a blogger that you love, your #BlogCrush
* Please add BC in the inlinkz form when you add the link for your blog crush post
* Add the #BlogCrush badge to the post you are linking up from your own blog.
* Tweet @naptimenatter and @lucy_at_home on twitter and we will retweet your links
* Also, tweet your #BlogCrush to let them know you have added them to the linky
* Comment on one of my posts and one of Lucy’s posts, 1 personal post and 1 blog crush post – that is a total of 4 comments please. This  linky is all about sharing the blogger love so if you want to comment on more posts too then please go ahead 🙂
* Lucy and I will comment on all the posts and share them all on our Twitter accounts.
* Each host will choose a favourite post and feature it in the next linky post as well as linking it up as their #BlogCrush post in the following week’s linky.
* If you could also follow Lucy and I on social media then we will love you forever. Naptime Natter twitter , Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube Lucy At Home twitter , facebook

Happy linking lovelies!

 

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Easy Batman biscuits to bake with kids

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My boy Leo is obsessed with Batman. OB-SESSED! Whenever he plays little imaginary games I can always hear him chatting away about Batman and The Joker. He asks me to make up stories about Batman fighting all the bad guys and he loves playing with his Batman and other superhero Duplo figures. So, it is not hard to imagine how excited Leo was to go and watch The Lego Batman Movie earlier this year – he loved every second of that film and is already asking when we can buy it on disk (DVD to us grown ups). After our cinema trip to watch Lego Batman I decided to treat Leo to some homemade biscuits, another one of his favourite things, and together we baked these ridiculously easy batman biscuits. If you have a little Batman fan in your life too, I can guarantee these biscuits will go down a treat. View Post

#BlogCrush linky – Week 8

#BlogCrush

Hello Lovely people!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush, the linky that I host with lovely Lucy from Lucy At Home.

If you are joining us for the first time, hello! #BlogCrush is all about sharing the blog love and is the only linky out there where you can link up a post from a blogger you love as well as one of your own. There is a lot of self promotion in the blogging world (it is a must if you want to be heard) but the blogging community is also full of lovely supportive people too. If you have read something amazing this week then Lucy and I want you to share it with us, link it up as your #BlogCrush, give it the attention it deserves and make sure you tweet the blogger so they know how much you enjoyed their work. View Post

#BlogCrush linky – Week 7

#BlogCrush

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush , the linky with a difference that I co host with the wonderful Lucy from Lucy at Home.

If you are joining us for the first time, hi! #BlogCrush is like no other linky you have joined before, instead of just linking one of your own amazing posts you are also able to link up a post written by another blogger too. So, if you have read something this week that has really struck a chord with you, a post that stood out amongst all the others you have read then Lucy and I would love you to share it with us. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, I loved reading all your posts, discovering new blogs and finding out who everyone is crushing on.

We have had a pretty relaxed week this week. I had my parents here over the weekend and it was lovely to spend Mother’s Day with my boys but with my own lovely Mum too. I risk sounding like an old woman right now but what has been going on with the weather? Seriously. One day me and Leo were at the park in T shirts and the next we were getting soaked on the play school run. I am looking forward to some proper sun in a couple weeks time when go on our travels to Italy. Hope you have all had a great week and have a lovely weekend planned.

Featured #BlogCrush posts

My #BlogCrush this week is Four Princesses and the Cheese. I loved this post, it is all about the lies and the little threats we tell our kids to try and have an easier life, I could totally relate and actually use quite a lot of the ‘bullshit’ on my three year old – The verbal bags of bullshit that we carry

Lucy’s #BlogCrush this week is Mission: Mindfulness – Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Congratulations ladies, if you would like you can grab the featured badge below to display on your blog. Also, if any of you noticed one of your posts featured as someone’s #BlogCrush in the last link up, feel free to grab the badge too 🙂

Naptime Natter

#BlogCrush linky week 7

This week I am linking up my latest post on mental health after pregnancy – Am I getting better? and Lucy is linking up Five incredibly useful linky tips for bloggers.
So, it’s time to grab our #BlogCrush badge and get linking! (p.s there were a few problems with the badge last week, please let me or Lucy know if you have a problem and we will try and fix it for you. I am still trying to figure the techy side of this linky business out so please bear with me!)
Naptime Natter

Here are the rules ..
* The linky will run every Friday 6am – Sunday 9pm (UK time) 
* You can link up 2 posts per week – 1 of your own posts and 1 post by a blogger that you love, your #BlogCrush
* Please add BC in the inlinkz form when you add the link for your blog crush post
* Add the #BlogCrush badge to the post you are linking up from your own blog.
* Tweet @naptimenatter and @lucy_at_home on twitter and we will retweet your links
* Also, tweet your #BlogCrush to let them know you have added them to the linky
* Comment on one of my posts and one of Lucy’s posts, 1 personal post and 1 blog crush post – that is a total of 4 comments please. This  linky is all about sharing the blogger love so if you want to comment on more posts too then please go ahead 🙂
* Lucy and I will comment on all the posts and share them all on our Twitter accounts.
* Each host will choose a favourite post and feature it in the next linky post as well as linking it up as their #BlogCrush post in the following week’s linky.
* If you could also follow Lucy and I on social media then we will love you forever. Naptime Natter twitter , Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube Lucy At Home twitter , facebook

Happy linking lovelies!

 

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Mental health after pregnancy – Am I getting better?

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It’s been a little while now since I last wrote about my anxiety and post natal depression here on the blog. It’s not that I’ve not wanted to talk about it but I’ve been so busy writing about other stuff and the kids have been keeping me on my toes, finding the time and motivation to talk about my mental health has been difficult. Anyway, since that day I found myself drowning in my sadness and anxiety in December I have been working hard, with the support of my husband, to try and get myself back on track. I’ve been trying everyday to be my happy self again and I think my efforts are starting to pay off.

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5 reasons all busy mums need a pair of Converse

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Ever since my teens I have been obsessed with Converse All Star trainers. I am not sure where this love comes from but it probably has something to do with when I wanted to be a rock star and convinced my parents to buy me a guitar when I was about 12. Obviously dreams of rock star fame faded but my love of converse shoes has continued to grow and now, aged 25, I am a proud owner of three different pairs. My faithful converse have served me well since becoming a Mum and I am totally of the opinion that all busy mums need at least one pair of converse in their life. Here’s why.. View Post

#BlogCrush linky – Week 6

#BlogCrush

Hello Lovely people!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush, the linky that I host with lovely Lucy from Lucy At Home.

If you are joining us for the first time, hello! #BlogCrush is all about sharing the blog love and is the only linky out there where you can link up a post from a blogger you love as well as one of your own. There is a lot of self promotion in the blogging world (it is a must if you want to be heard) but the blogging community is also full of lovely supportive people too. If you have read something amazing this week then Lucy and I want you to share it with us, link it up as your #BlogCrush, give it the attention it deserves and make sure you tweet the blogger so they know how much you enjoyed their work. View Post

My 3 year old wants to be Peter Pan

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“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.” – J.M.Barrie Peter Pan View Post

WaterWipes review – the best wipes for little bums?

WaterWipes

If there is one thing every parent to be should buy in bulk before their little one arrives it is baby wipes. Babies seem to enjoy pooing a lot and it is surprising how many wipes you can get through in a single day. It can be difficult deciding which wipes to buy with so many different brands out there, most of which claim to be perfect for newborn skin, and it is also hard as you don’t know how sensitive your child’s skin is going to be. Alex is 5 months old now and we have been using supermarket own brand wipes up until recently. There have been a few occasions where Alex has suffered with mild nappy rash and we have had to use some Care&Protect to clear it up. Recently we were given the opportunity to test out WaterWipes, the only baby wipes out there made almost entirely of water. I was interested to review these wipes to see if using wipes free from any chemicals really made any difference to Alex’s sensitive skin. View Post

Baby update – Alex is 5 months

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Welcome back to Alex’s monthly baby updates, my baby boy is now 5 months old! Alex has developed so much in this past month, it is amazing to watch him grow and learn new things at an alarmingly fast pace. Here is what has been happening over the past 4 weeks. View Post

FUM – children’s book review

Fum

Ever since he was a baby Leo has loved books and his love for stories has just continued to grow and grow as he has got older. My boy is such a bookworm and I love it, it is one of the things he has inherited from his Mummy. As I am a Boolino Friend I get sent fabulous children’s books to review and Leo gets so excited every time a book is delivered from Mummy’s ‘work’. Recently we received a wonderful book called FUM, here is what I (and more importantly Leo) thought of this fairy tale with a twist. View Post