A tribute to mummy bloggers

As you may know, I am a bit addicted to linkies these days. Yep, all these little badges at the bottom of my posts are la preuve.

So when the lovely Kate at The Less-Refined Mind asked me to participate in her new linky called Inspire and Flourish, I could not resist. The concept is simple: create a list of my favourite blog posts to link up.

I have to say that I was very flattée when Kate told me that she would love to have me on board. Cependant, you may be aware that I am not very good with computers. My exploits include the following:

It’s not a good start… But the host made a vlog explaining how to complete this linky so that dummy mummies like me can actually enjoy the fun. If you like this post and think that you can do a better job than me, please come along and show the entire world your skills and your blogging love ?.

Sans plus tarder, here is my top 5 of the week:

  1. A letter to Oliver by Fran at Back with a Bump. I came across this post with #MarvMondays and it totally moved me. So much indeed that I needed to write myself about it. Even now, sharing it with you guys (and a week after I read it for the first time!) I am still crying. Come and visit my post It’s 7 am and I am already crying to understand what I am talking about. PLEASE, share it if you like it and donate some money to the charities that supported Fran’s family while Oliver was in the hospital. I know I am going on about it and some of you may have already read this post. But it’s just so important to me! I think I have not been moved so much like that for a long time. I have even shared it on my personal Facebook page, badgering my friends to come and donate! Sorry, I had to mention this on here! Feeling so much better writing about it…
  1. On a more positive note, I loved How to become a successful blogger by The Mum Project. Not only this post was full of good tips, but it was also funny. I love the way her boyfriend is totally crashing the video with their baby. The funniest is that the little one seems to be totally in his element and features in a bit of the vlog. Just reminding his maman that he is actually THE star. The three of them really look like they’re having fun and I love reading this blog because she is not scared to take the mick of herself. That is good fun!
  1. Next one is another video! Vlog: 10 Things that make me by Bridget at Bride by the Sea. I liked the honesty in her vlog and I thought she was really good even though it was only her third one. I could imagine myself eating crisps and chocolate as well instead of getting on with it. More seriously, it was very nice to discover more about Bridget.
  1. My next choice is here because this blogger is so generous! It’s How to organise your blogging week by the fabulous Fi at A Mum Track Mind. She is so organised and professional. I personally emailed her to ask her some questions and she was so helpful. I could not thank her enough. So putting her post on this list is the best way possible to say a big merci!
  1. Last but not least, I enjoyed reading Stop Shaming my Mummy Tummy by Catie at Diary of an Imperfect Mum. I am myself une maman imparfaite, so we have that in common (like many of us, right? Rassurez-moi!) This post is just so powerful. We should be proud of our tummy. Media should stop making us feel like we are lazy when we still have some wobbly bits! Blimey! I gave birth and it was freaking hard, so leave me alone if I feel like having a pain au chocolat and not hit the gym every day while looking after a baby (when I barely sleep 6 hours a night…)

As you can see, my favourite posts are quite eclectic. However, they all have something in common. They show how strong women are. They are la preuve that we can do it and we are a friendly community. I don’t know any of these fantastic bloggers in person. But still, I feel closer to them than some people I know in real life, because we have similar fears, similar hopes, similar (or not and that’s fine like that) stories.

I love these mummy bloggers because they made me smile, they made me laugh, they made me cry (so much…I am done for a couple of weeks PLEASE!). They made me think, they made me write.

Girl Power! Sorry, it’s a bit cheesy but I could not resist ?. And Amen! I finished this post at exactly midnight and god knows it wasn’t easy to hyperlink all these posts for dummy Frenchie Mummy.

Merci les filles for your thoughts and most importantly for the inspiration!

Nominations for the Mumsnet Blogging Awards 2016 are on until 31st July. If you liked this post, I would love you to nominate me for the Best Writer category. It’s very simple; just click on the link above. Merci from a Frenchie blogger ?

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  1. Tracy
    July 6, 2016 / 6:27 am

    I only know of A Diary of an Imperfect Mum but I’ll check out the other blogs. Merci! 😉 X

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 6:28 am

      Definitely worth reading! They’re great x

  2. July 7, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Yes I definitely would’ve made some of the same choices. This is a cool linky idea, going to join this week 🙂 #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 8:58 am

      Come along! I am sure Kate would love to have you on board and it’s great for the blog love ?

  3. July 7, 2016 / 8:01 am

    They are all great bloggers, as are you Frenchie! – its such a great community isn’t it, please to be part of it! #stayclassy

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 9:01 am

      ??? Absolutely xx

  4. July 7, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Thank you for mentioning me Frenchie! A great roundup, I love The Mum Project’s mashup too, brilliant baby bombing 😉 #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 9:04 am

      You’re more than welcome lovely xx

  5. The Mum Project
    July 7, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Aw thanks for featuring my post I feel so special! Haha! I just told my boyfriend too! I have to agree I love Bridie and A Mum Track Mind posts as well, very candid and useful. : )

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 10:54 am

      You’re so welcome. I want more. I love the way your little bear is having fun crashing the party ??

  6. July 7, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Also thank you for sharing with#StayClassyMama! Loving your blog ; )

  7. July 7, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Love these blog round up posts. It’s always interesting to see what resonates with other bloggers.


  8. debsrandomwritings
    July 7, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Hi Cecile, linkies are addictive and a fab way of meeting new bloggers. The Inspire and Flourish linky sounds like the perfect way of spreading some blog love.


    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      You should take part. Go and check it out. It’s on tomorrow xx

  9. Julie S.
    July 7, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    There are some amazing bloggers out there that are so inspiring. So lovely of you to do a tribute post 🙂

  10. laughing mum
    July 7, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    hyper link achieved! well done!! I have read all these too.. I love these ladies as well, Fran is incredible with her story, it really touched me too! Im a bit of a linky obsessor too lol – love your posts! #momsterslink

  11. Rebecca Taylor
    July 8, 2016 / 5:29 am

    Another fabulous post!! And thank you for all of these – off to check them out now!! Love your blog 🙂 #momsterslink

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 5:33 am

      Merci ?

  12. Mummy Muckups (Anna)
    July 8, 2016 / 7:48 am

    It truly is such an awesome community to be a part of. Really enjoying the connection. Good on you for the shout out. So many amazing mum bloggers out there…my ‘list’ just keeps growing every day. Merci for sharing yours. #TheList

  13. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    July 8, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Mummy bloggers are the best for sure! You have some gorgeous posts chosen here. I love this idea for a linky, I hope to join in with the fun in August. #momsterlink x

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Please come along. I am sure Kate would love to have you on board! xx

  14. Mouse, Moo and Me Too
    July 8, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I seriously love how you write ? This one made me laugh. Good luck with the linky, I’m doing one next week while the host is away and I’m terrorised! #momsterslink

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      What linky is it? You will be fine x

      • Mouse, Moo and Me Too
        July 8, 2016 / 8:11 pm

        #Effitfriday, a good one!

        • thefrenchiemummy
          July 8, 2016 / 8:43 pm

          I know it ?good luck

  15. charlotte
    July 8, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I had read all these before from linkys I visit they are a good selection but I would find it hard to choose just five I would want a huge list of favourite posts #momsterslink

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      You should join next week
      Kate would live to have you. It’s on now!

  16. Petite Pudding
    July 9, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Great linky idea and you have picked some great posts by some fab bloggers! Will have to pop over and try the linky in the next few weeks #fortheloveofBLOG

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 7:23 am

      Please do so it would be great xx

  17. min1980
    July 9, 2016 / 7:21 am

    A fine list here. I will try and link up to Inspire and Flourish at some point as well. I love the idea of a linky that allows you to share others’ posts that you have enjoyed. Love your writing btw! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 7:24 am

      merci and please join us. It would be great xx

  18. July 9, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Ah lovely post – there are some really lovely helpful bloggers out there. I haven’t read some of the blogs you have mentioned so will pop over and take a look #for theloveofblog

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Do so,they all are fab! Thanks for stopping by xx

  19. Jaki
    July 9, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Looking forward to reading some of these posts and taking part in the linky! #PoCoLo

  20. Squirmy Popple
    July 9, 2016 / 10:06 am

    There are some great bloggers on that list! I love the diversity in the parent blogging community – there are so many wonderful writers and people tackling subjects from different perspectives. I’m never short on reading material! #PoCoLo

  21. aliduke79hotmailcom
    July 9, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I have read a few of these blogs, and they are brilliant. They all bring something different or make you see something in a different light. I love that all these linkys introduce me to new blogs and new friends x

  22. A Mother of All Trades
    July 9, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love the idea of #mompower #supporteachother

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Thanks for reading and feel free to join the next one with Kate x

  23. July 9, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I read a lot of A mum track mind fab blog; will check out the others 🙂

  24. July 9, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Love this! i’m still new to the linky scene but slowly getting there. A few people told me that when they started they joined 15-20 a week to get readers. Not sure i’ve got that much time! lol i’ve only heard of A Mum Track Mind so will def check out the others. Thanks #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Go along and check them out. They are really cool! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again ?

  25. July 9, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Some great choices and have to agree Fi’s blogging tips over on A Mum Track Mind are top notch. I may have to email her with a few questions myself….#fortheloveofBLOG

  26. July 10, 2016 / 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your favourite posts – I love a good Linky and I’ve been discovering some amazing blogs that make me feel human and give me a good giggle when I need it (as well as a good cry. I read your #1 favourite too *sob*). I’m new to blogging so will be sure to check out The Mum Project post you mentioned above. Another one for my 2am newborn night feed list! Merci #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 6:53 am

      No pb good luck for the 2am feeding. Thanks for commenting

  27. July 10, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I am a tad technologically challenged so it is reassuring to read another blogger has had router turning on issues (my freebie WordPress is partly avoidance of anything more complex!). Merci for the suggestions of other blogs to look out for and catch up on 🙂 x

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 7:08 am

      My pleasure, feel free to join Kate’s linky. It’s fab x

  28. mackenzieglanville
    July 10, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Yes! I have read most of those posts you mentioned and watched the Vlogs, I love the hubby and baby crashing the vLog that was super cute wasn’t it! I love that you put this list together and thanks for linking up with me at #mg you always make me smile xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Happy to make you smile. They’re all fab bloggers. Go and check out my other list I published today if you are interested x

  29. July 10, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    You’re such a true supporter of other bloggers, I love that (: #mg

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      That’s no problem. They are fab so I should indeed celebrate them. Thanks for reading x

  30. Kate Tunstall, The Less-Refined Mind
    July 10, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much for your linky love! Wonderful to have you on board and thrilled to have you back for #inspireflourish again this week! xx

  31. July 11, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Some great suggestions I will be making sure i visit some of them! #thelist x

  32. Kat
    July 11, 2016 / 6:32 am

    What a fab idea! I’ll have to have a look at these posts now 🙂 Thanks for sharing! #marvmondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 6:34 am

      yes do so! They are great and join Kate’s linky if you want to have a go xx

  33. July 11, 2016 / 7:21 am

    There are loads of great bloggers out there so it’s a bit sad when you hear about fallings out! #MarvMondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 7:27 am

      What falling out? So far, so good for me. Hope you didn’t experience some bitchiness?!

  34. Nige
    July 11, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Some awesome blogs there so nice of you to highlight brilliant post #fartglitter

  35. Lisa@IntoTheGlade
    July 11, 2016 / 7:42 am

    A great post, there are some new ones there for me and I love Catie from A Diary of an Imperfect Mum xx #mg

  36. July 11, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Oh a wonderful list – some I know and totally agree but others I need to go and check out so thank you s much for sharing this #MarvMondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 7:57 am

      My pleasure. Thanks for reading and commenting. I commented on some of your posts but I must be on the spam list. Have a look xx

  37. July 11, 2016 / 9:02 am

    What a really lovely idea for a linky and thank you so much for including me! Happy to help anytime if I can. Also, it’s worth noting that I can’t work out how to switch a router on (I’m not entirely sure what it’s even for!) Thanks for linking up with us again this week on #fortheloveofBLOG xx

  38. July 11, 2016 / 10:48 am

    How lovely to share a few wonderful blogs. Popping over from #marvmondays

  39. July 11, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Awesome girl power babe ??? #marvmondays

  40. July 11, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Not cheesy at all – a great read and what a lovely idea to champion other people’s posts. I will be reading the ones I haven’t already done very soon. #fortheloveofBLOG x

  41. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    July 11, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    What a lovely post! I love a bit of blogger sharing, and I love mummy blogs! Off to check out a few that I’ve not caught yet! #marvmondays

  42. July 11, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    What a lovely idea, the blogger community is just awesome 🙂 #PoCoLo

  43. Mama, my kid doesn't poop rainbows
    July 11, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Lovely idea and great way to share some top notch bloggy karma. And a few new ones for me to check out- thanks!


    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks for reading x

  44. organisedjo
    July 11, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Great post with a great list of bloggers. They all have such great ideas & posts. #MarvMondays

  45. July 12, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I will have a look at some of these other bloggers, thanks again for linking up with #tuesdaytreasures

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 12, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      They are fab. Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting on my both posts. I will be back x

  46. July 13, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Great list I have read or seen most of these apart from number 4 which I must say definitely seems like a post I need to read! #marvmondays xx

  47. July 13, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    I love your writing style, it is brilliant! Some of those bloggers I already know but some I don’t, so I will check them out. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  48. Kim
    July 14, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Yeah this is awesome! I am so happy that I fell into blogging, it has been my saving grace trying to figure out this new mom thing and my transition from strong working woman to strong stay at home mom. It’s truly woman like you that make this blogging community what it is 😉 Thanks! #MarvMondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 14, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you. I felt exactly the same as you when I started my maternity leave. That’s why I started blogging and can’t stop it now. Thanks for stopping by x

  49. July 14, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    It’s good to have a mix of reading, non? And I guess that only works if the laptop is working… Good luck with that 🙂 Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  50. July 15, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    That is lovely that you are sharing the blog love. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

  51. My Petit Canard
    July 16, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    What a great idea for a new linky, I will definitely be checking it out. Lots of great posts that I have now read thanks for your post 🙂 Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

  52. DomesticatedMomster
    July 19, 2016 / 3:26 am

    Great choices! I used to do a Friday Top 5 that I swore I was going to get back to but this summer has just been so busy! I need a vacation from my vacations! Thanks so much for linking with #momsterslink!

  53. Morgan Prince
    July 22, 2016 / 9:17 am

    What a great list of posts, I’ll have to stop by some of them.
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo and so sorry it took so long for me to get to it. xxx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 22, 2016 / 9:24 am

      Absolutely no problem! Thank you so much for having me today xx

  54. August 3, 2016 / 5:50 am

    Girl power indeed! I liked what you said about these ladies having the same hours and fears as you because that’s what I like about blogging too – just to know that you’re not the only one. Also I’ve not heard of the Inspire And Flourish linky before so I’ve just been over to check it out! #BloggerClubUK

  55. Lex @ mumisthewordblog
    August 3, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I probably spend more time reading and commenting on others blog, than I do writing and maintaining my own. People have such wonderful posts and it’s a pleasure to read them. I really loved this post and the love you shared. I believe you have to be kind to receive kindness and you certainly are ticking both those boxes! #BloggerClubUK

    • thefrenchiemummy
      August 3, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Thank you so much! You are for sure very nice too! Thank you for reading xx

  56. August 4, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Woo, girl power! I love your round up and I’ve read most of these but there are 1 or 2 I need to check out. I’ve not heard of Kate’s linky so will need to track it down and have a nosey. What a lovely way to share the blog love xx #BloggerClubUK

  57. Lou
    August 11, 2016 / 8:49 am

    That is a great post and all of those pieces are worth reading- thank you for taking the time to write it all and do the links etc!! hope you got some sleep after all of that!! Sisterly support is so great with blogging and makes it worthwhile

  58. Richa
    January 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Girl power is great!!! we women run this universe so can rule it too:) its great for you to mention your top 5 blog posts. i really liked reading all fo them. thanks for sharing great content. i write on kids, parenting, fun . i will definitely start a monthly top 5 posts !!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 9, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      so happy to see that you will do something similar!

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