Tuesday Treats is a project bought to you by myself ,Chris from Thinly Spread Ruth from Dorky Mum and Liz from Me and My Shadow. Each Tuesday we take it in turns to show you our favourite reads from the week before.We just want to share and showcase the fabulous blogs we come across.
I have been having a good old read around the parenting blogpsphere and here’s what I want to share this week. Without meaning too I seem to have stumbled on a theme. My theme is simplictity. These posts are about celebrating those things we love and the little precious moments of life, they are about play and nature and time together. The simple stuff. The good stuff.
First up we have Tara form Sticky Fingers who has written a wonderful post called the little things Perhaps best known for her photographs Tara is also a lovely writer and here she talks about capturing the everyday, the ordinary that make up lives and how very special such moments are. After I read this rather fabulous post I sat watching my son line up his moshis and it made me smile.It’s so important to be in the moment
Stressy Mummy has been writing about her children growing up and away in Learning to Let Go and even though he’s over 6 foot she says her baby will always be her baby’ My little lad is just about to go on his first trip away from home and I am finding this letting go stuff TOUGH!
Over at Kat got the Cream, Kat is also celebrating the little things and has her Happy List all drawn up. I love this idea. It is so important to celebrate the good. I may totally pinch this idea and do my own happy list next week. it so made me smile to read hers.
Geek Mummy, the lovely Ruth has shared 5 apps that encourage unplugged play this week and they are rather fab. From Lego to crafts they encourage kids to get off screen.
As part of a blogger outreach project I was involved in a bunch of Notts bloggers went off to Sherwood Pines Forest Park in the Eatser holidays with their kids and made forest crafts and dens. Here is Penny from the Alexander Residence with her 5 forest craft ideas and some lovely photos.
Zoe at Eco Thrifty Living has been writing too on a similar theme in 10 free ways to distract your child when you are out and about these are so good to know!
Last but not least we have a wonderful post from Emma at Emma and Three expressing her concerns that children’s school holidays may be reduced. In Mr Gove you have really upset me today she argues that children’s mental health, socialisation and relaxation is considered more not just academic achievement. Well said Emma.
As parents we need to continually advocate for our kids; for their right to play naturally and freely, to long school holidays, to lots of lovely, ordinary family moments. We need to remember to give gratitude for the good things and celebrate those we love.
These Bloggers are doing a pretty fine job don’t you think!
P.S A huge thanks to my good friend Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary who helped me find 2 of these amazing posts.It’s always a good idea to ask someone whose blog you love whose blog they love.
I wish you a beautiful week.