What’s a blog carnival? For those of you who are not bloggers it is a great way for bloggers to promote their writing and connect with other bloggers and readers. For non-bloggers it’s a great way to find new blogs to read!
When I first put my hand up to host the Digital Parents‘ Blog Carnival it was 2011. I was a keen new blogger and there were lots more ahead of me in the queue. My turn was to be December 2012. It seemed so far away, and yet here we are (a month early because someone pulled out).
To be honest I’m not a very industrious blogger. I’m exhausted most of the time. Social media overwhelms me and I find it hard to keep up with memes and linkys. Don’t worry, the irony of hosting the carnival now is not lost on me! However, I do appreciate the community and support amongst bloggers and it has picked me up many a time. I also love to find new blogs to read.
So without further ado, here are some awesome bloggers sharing their best blog posts from October with us all:
Michaela from Five Frogs on a Blog: A story about intent (and how I got run over)
I had some homework from Problogger so examined the intentions of my blog to create a manifesto. Proving again that blogging is dangerous, I also got run over.
Sophie from iSophie: My American husband – We met online 15 years ago!
I met my husband in a chat room on the internet. The first thing he ever said to me was “Hey I’m an interesting person” to get my attention. I was chatting to 5 other people at the time, but I still responded to his message. So glad I did! We now live in Tasmania and have 4 gorgeous sons.
Tegan from Musings of the Misguided: Epidemic
A post about self harm and the epidemic in Australia.
Josefa from Always Josefa: The First Night
My blog post is about becoming mum and the battle I had with the preconceived ideas of what that would bring and the reality of what actually happened. I tried to highlight the burden of sleep deprivation. The burden of self expectation. The burden of what I thought society expected of me – becoming that mum.
Jen from Semantically driven: Here yesterday, gone today
Time is fleeting and so are we. Something or someone that is here one minute can so unexpectedly be gone the next.
Georgia from Parental Parody: Don’t look under the bed: A pre-Halloween horror story
A frightening tale of what happens when a domestical fail of a homemaker dares to look under the beds. For the first time. Ever.
Kristin from Wanderlust: Things I found in my bra this week
Cleavage is the perfect receptacle for all manner of dropped things. I’m
thinking of setting up a ‘lost and found’ desk between my boobs.
Dorothy from Singular Insanity: Because I’m a single mother
What being a single mother means to me and my children.
Kristyn from MummyK: MummyK needs more brains
With all the things happening to us, I found time to use what little brain I have left to accomplish some major things — like writing a novel.
Tara from MUMmedia: Why are caesarians so common? Written by the mother who’s had 4 c-sections
I have chosen not to write on this topic before now. Why? Because I’ve had 4 c-sections. Let’s be clear. I don’t regret any of them.
Tahlia from The Parenting Files: 75 gift ideas for him and her
Stuck on Christmas present ideas? Check out this list!
Jodie from Parent Wellbeing: How do teachers create calm in the classroom? And how can I use these tactics at home?
Teachers have a wonderful way of creating calm within a classroom whilst encouraging and engaging the children to cooperate. See how you can use some of these methods to create a calmer home.
Melanie from A Welcoming Hearth: The Case of the Stolen Cookies
What sort of people are we? Are we quick to judge others? Do we jump to conclusions? Or are we easy going? Do we go with the flow and remain calm and happy?
Kelly from Handmade Tears and Triumphs: Toilet Training Can Kiss My…
Toilet training in our house is quite a bipolar experience, with some EPIC parenting fails to go along with a couple of minor successes!
Danya from Danya Banya: DIY Blackboard Serving Tray
Blackboard or chalkboard? Depends if you are a Mr Squiggle fan. Either way, here’s how to make a blackboard serving tray, with a bonus rendition of Jingle Jangle Scarecrow thrown in.
Laney from Crash Test Mummy: Crash Test: Daily Routines and Family Management
The mother of all organisation crash tests! Doing my best to sort our life out.
I hope you enjoy reading all of the posts and find some new blogs to follow :)