January Favourites

2 February 2018



It has now been a month since I joined the blogging community and what an amazing month it has been! I have decided to do monthly favourites post of my 10 favourite posts that I read in the month. However, this wasn't as easy as it looks because everything that I read deserves to be spoken about so shortlisting to just 10 posts has given me a right headache! But here goes..

I will choosing 5 parenting posts and 5 lifestyle to give it a good balance!

You will find the links to the post in the titles as well as the bloggers twitter in the their name.

So in no particular order.


This is a post that really touched my heart and it would not be cheesy to say my soul too. Reading Rachel's words it was as if though, I was reliving my first pregnancy all over again. Even though Rachel and I had different outcomes, I absolutely adored the way she chose to tell her story. Rachel speaks about being an oblivious mum to be who received a shocking news that no parent wants to hear about their precious little one. She beautifully portrayed her journey from the beginning till now and what's so amazing is how she has made something what most people would think as a negativity into something so positive and inspirational.




This is a post that really made me question myself and my parenting style. Lucy talks about how we should actually be using positive words instead of negatives such as 'no' and 'don't' and there's a really interesting reason why! I now have a cheeky 11 month old who surprisingly understands the meaning of no and gets into a lot of mischief so I have been saying no to her a lot. But am I actually encouraging her to the exact thing that I don't want her to do? It's something to think about! Whether or not you are a parent and regardless of what stage you are at in your life, this is a must read as it applies to everyone not just parents.




Alice, I believe, is the voice of a thousand and more mothers and I am actually one of them. It takes a lot of courage to speak up when we have been mistreated and have not received the right support and this is what happened when Alice had her beautiful boy. Alice courageously talks about her breastfeeding journey and why is it that she is so upset and angry and she has most certainly every right to be. This is not only a must read because it addresses issues that most do not want to talk about but because it raises questions about health professionals and the way they are supposed to carry out their duties.



Since becoming a parent I have always wondered how different the perception of parenting is when you are not a parent yourself. You never truly know until you find yourself in the thick of it, one of the reasons being is you are always given the different side to it, people only portray the sunny side. Daddy Poppins has fabulously written a piece which is the voice of many shocked and new parents, if you want a good read as well as a laugh don't forget to give this a read!



When I reached the end of this post, the only word that came out of my mouth was WOW - I was honestly lost for words and had no idea what to write in Lucy's comments section and I think you would react the same if you read this. It is true to its title and I would say it is the ultimate Declaration of Motherhood. Just through this one post, Lucy tackles so many dilemmas, controversies, questions, theories and puts them all to rest by just saying that she is a mother too. Regardless of our choices as mothers, we are all the same, we are all one.



I went back to work last month and even though only part time, I began to wonder how on earth would I manage to keep up with blogging, work as well as a baby. I then came across Leah's post about how it is like when blogging is your hobby and passion and you have a full time job as well. She depicts the picture very well that it isn't always a perfect balance. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices and difficult decisions that you don't want too. Give this a read to find out what really goes on behind the scenes.



Fran's post was where I had first heard about the #SmearForSmear campaign. Many women put off having a cervical screening for number of reasons and Fran highlights why is it so important to get checked regularly and shares her own story. It is only a matter of minutes that could potentially save your life, it was this post that urged me to make that phone call to the GP that I myself was putting off. I definitely believe you should have a read and share with everyone to raise awareness even if cervical cancer awareness week has ended we should not being taking a back seat.




As a new blogger I am always on the look for reading posts that could help expand my knowledge regarding the blogging community and I am so glad that I came across this post. April sums it all up so perfectly for us! Blogging is a very big world and in the beginning you do feel like a small teeny tiny fish in the big sea but with these tips, tricks and really good advice you can make a big difference in getting yourself and your blog known. This is not only a must read for new bloggers but I believe for all bloggers as there's no harm in following this advice at any stage of your blogging life.



This is one of those posts that really do take your breath away! Not only with her words does Peta mesmerise you but with her beautiful photography too! Peta transforms us into another world where you are your number one priority. I absolutely loved her analogy of butterflies and how it is now our time to spread our wings and fly, bringing out the beautiful in us.
She also has a freebie for you all!



This is one of them posts that is not only very honest but a reflection, I believe, how we all at some point in our lives feel. Even if we hate to admit it we do come across toxic people who are not good for us, sometimes we are dragged and pushed and we don't do anything about it but sometimes it comes to a point when we just have put our hands up and say enough is enough. Jordanne bravely shares her experience and speaks about what changes she will be making to not let the old make home with the new.
Go and have a read and encourage yourselves to do the same!

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Don't forget to give these wonderful pieces of work a read and let them know what you thought of it too!

12 comments

  1. I can't express enough how much it means to me that you have included one of my posts and one that wasn't only hard tonwrote but one that means a lot to me! I'm going to go through and give each of these other posts a read, the declaration of motherhood sounds fab!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Aw, Jordanne! Time For Change really is a great post, one that i couldnt get out of my mind. Thank you for sharing x

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  2. Wow what a fabulous collection of posts. I love your little summaries - it makes me want to read them all! And there are a few included here that I've already seen and definitely recommend. Welcome to the world of blogging :)

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    1. My summaries do not give these posts any justice. Thanks for sharing your post and for the welcome :) x

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  3. Lovely post to showcase some other bloggers this month! (Well, last month). I’m not a parent so I don’t read many parent / baby related posts but I did read Alice's and it certainly broke my heart.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and yeah Alice’s post was really heartbreaking to read x

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  4. Some amazing posts right here, and some I've not read yet so will check them out! Thanks for sharing <3

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  5. I am so honoured to be mentioned. So happy you found inspiration in my post. Your blog is fabulous and this is a great idea for a blog post. Keep it up and keep dreaming <3 xx

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    1. Thank you for writing such an inspirational post! x

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  6. Have bookmarked this page! Will read the posts as soon as I can, they sound so interesting!
    Thanks for sharing them ;)

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    1. Glad you find them interesting! They really are! Thanks for coming over x

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