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:
- Breaking up laptops, smashing them when they don’t obey to my orders.
- Not even being able to turn a router on .
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:
- 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…
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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 ?