#SundayBest – Who I loved this week

Welcome to the very first edition of #SundayBest!!

Each week I take part in lots of different linky’s which means I read lots of different posts. I love coming across a post that captures my attention, that I can relate to or that makes me actually laugh out loud!  So I had a thought, why not share these posts. Give other people a chance to enjoy them like me and of course in doing so share the blog love!

This week has felt like a week for deep and meaningful posts. We’ve all written our goals, the New year is well underway and now it’s time for some heartfelt writing.

The first post to feature is written by Tayla who blogs over at Motherhood the real deal. This week she published a post called sometimes I’m not the mum I want to be…but that’s okIt’s a subject which I can relate to a little too easily. Most nights I go to bed promising myself that tomorrow I’ll do better.

It’s not that I’m a terrible mother, it’s just that I’m very self-critical. I always think that I could be doing a better. Maybe I lost my patience at lunch time when he wouldn’t each his food, maybe a sighed and rolled my eyes when he only wanted to nap on my chest, maybe I spent the day wishing it was bedtime. These are the little things which make us feel like we’re not good enough but why do we allow it? Why do we strive for parental perfection when it’s merely a mirage?

Sometimes, I’m not the mum I want to be, and I know for sure I’m definitely not the mum I thought I would be. I have my failings, my limitations, my flaws, my vulnerabilities

To read Tayla’s full post pop across to Motherhood the real deal.

On Wednesday I read a post written by Emma the proud owner of me & b make tea. It was a post from late December but I came across it via KCACOLS. Her post is what advice would you give yourself at age 18? Before I had even begun reading Emma’s post I was already answering the question for myself. There’s so much advice I’d give myself. Go to uni, travel, don’t waste your time with boys, focus on your friends. The list is endless! 

Save, save, save. I know when you’re 18, saving money sounds boring and dull but I really wish I’d done a better job of just popping a little bit away

You can find Emma’s full post over at me and b make tea.

The third and final post to feature this week comes from Nadine over at Then I became Mum. I read Nadine’s post, Dear other mum…what I wish I’d said, while taking part in the Blogger Club UK linky on Wednesday. I was instantly enthralled by her post. I’m sure most parents, particularly those which are proud owners of a threenager, can say they’ve been in a situation where they felt judged by strangers. As a first time mom, I’m yet to experience the infamous tantrum in ASDA but I know my time will come. Nadine’s post is a very honest letter to a mother. A mother who was on the cusp of publicly losing her shit, yet no one offered a helping hand.

After reading the post I was left questioning if I myself would be brave enough to offer to help in that situation. If I’m been honest, probably not. The truth is there’s no way of knowing how much the recipient will appreciate your intrusion.

As a mother I’d like to think that if I was in that situation someone would step in. There shouldn’t anything nothing wrong with offering to help a fellow parent regardless of whether or not they’re a complete stranger. We all know how tough parenting can be, were all fighting the same battles!

Other Mum, I need you to know that I was afraid that you would think I was judging you; that you might think I was questioning your ability to parent.  

If you head over to Then I became Mum you can read the full post.

So that’s it for this week’s #SundayBest. I hope you enjoy reading my favourite posts of the week. Don’t forget to stop by next Sunday to see who features on the next edition!

#SundayBest

 


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8 Comments

  1. January 22, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Thanks so much for including my post here xoxo

  2. January 22, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This is such a good idea!

  3. January 23, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Oh what a wonderful idea for a post! I’d read Talya’s post but hadn’t read the other two so it’s nice to find new posts to read that have been recommended so thank you x #MarvMondays

  4. January 23, 2017 / 11:13 am

    What a fab idea and so nice to showcase the work of other bloggers. I loved Talya’s post too. Thanks for sharing with us for #marvmondays
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