March is my birthday month and I am super excited to be hosting the Digital Parents Blog Carnival. This month we received a great variety of blog posts including a few dads as well. Don’t forget to scroll all down to the bottom to check out all the posts and where possible write a comment or two to say you visited. Blogging is fun and it is always a pleasure to read what other bloggers are up too and what inspires them to share with the world. Enjoy!
Most beautiful toy stores in Paris
I visited Paris with my daughter at Christmas and visited the most beautiful and traditional stores in the city. This is what I found.
Visit Kim on Facebook
10 Percent Inspired
The Mixed Berry recall and budget righteousness
The mixed berry recall had a huge affect on the media (you know, until something else came up) but it also opened the door for a lot of talk that wasn’t overly helpful. Please, keep this in mind while the discussion is happening. Plenty of people aren’t cheap because their Scrooges, they’re cheap because they’re scrounging.
Visit CJ on Twitter
A Tray of Bliss
Preparing meals ahead to save big $$$
A runsheet on shopping and preparing family meals to save money, eating well, and treating running your kitchen as if you were a chef, and your home, the restaurant.
Visit Mimi on Facebook
How do you talk about grief when the words don’t exist? You just do it anyway. My dad died 20 years ago. Here are the words I’m using to talk about it.
Visit Emily on Twitter and Facebook
The next stage – teens driving me crazy!
“For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights.Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals, other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or dance lessons; I went from being a stay at home mum to a taxi service!”
SIMPLIFY CREATE INSPIRE
Contributing to the Household as a SAHM
No matter if you work full time, part time or stay at home with your family, each contribution is important and the SAHM is no exception. From household duties to caring from children, it’s one of the busiest ‘jobs’ there is.
Say Hi to Holly on Twitter and Facebook
Barbie Bieber and Beyond
It’s the hardest job. Sometimes no matter what we do or how we do it, we are sometimes left feeling like a failure. Every Stay At Home Mum needs to read this. It will give you a boost when you think you are doing everything wrong.
Visit Mandy on Twitter and Facebook
11 Things to do with kids art
“Are you forever surrounded by little people’s finger paintings, endless crayon drawings and paper plate craft? Are you a sentimental hoarder like me? Seems I’m not the only one drowning in my little Picasso’s works of art. So here’s 11 things to do with kids art…”
Pretty Wee Things
Raspberry chocolate layered zoats
Chocolate and Oat lovers, beware…I may be creating a new obsession for you! Raspberry chocolate layered Zoats (Zucchini Oats if you missed the new healthy-oat-craze memo).
Say Hi to Krissy on Twitter and Facebook
Disappointment is a big emotion: 4 ways to help your child
Teaching our kids how to bounce back from disappointment, sadness or negative life events – rather than fix it for them – is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our kids. Here are 4 ways you can help your child through disappointment.
Say Hi to Anna on Twitter and Facebook
Miss TT turns 5 – the party
Miss TT is officially 5. I share her afternoon tea party complete with party food, a foolproof chocolate cake and one very cool gift.
Tash https://twitter.com/giftgrapevine https://www.facebook.com/giftgrapevine
Becci’s Domestic Bliss
This weeks Planner Theme
“This year I am using a Kikki K Large Time Planner in Mint to keep myself organised and motivated. This week I chose a colour theme. Yellow, Black and White.”
Visit Becci on Facebook
Want to be a writer? Start here.
I receive a lot of emails from people asking much the same question. I want to reinvent myself as a writer. But where do I start? I can only tell you how I got started with my career. There is no blueprint. Your story could be entirely different.
Visit Denise on Twitter
Why We Don’t Eat Fish: Conversations With My 3-Year-Old
A conversation with my 3-year-old about being a vegetarian.
Visit Christine on Twitter and Facebook
Living Your Balance
5 Ways Stay At Home Moms Can Show Themselves Some Compassion
This is a post about ways stay at home moms can show themselves compassion and why it is so important for them to do this.
Say Hi to Mirika on Twitter
Ever-changing Life of a Mum
Does it really get easier as they get older?
“Little children, little problems – big children, big problems”. This post explores whether parenting gets easier as children get older.
Erika on Twitter and Facebook
Practical Research Parenting
Kind and Firm, Consistent and Responsive, is it possible?
I have struggled to be both consistent and responsive in some situations. I found a lot of research on exactly this, and it has really helped me to clarify what is important when. This post explores what responsive (kind) and consistent (firm) mean and what behaviours fit both according to a wealth of research on the topic.
Say Hi to Nicole on Twitter and Facebook
The Laney Files
Secret Parenting Behaviour
When we become parents, things change. Standards get swapped for survival. And there’s no time to care! Just like Carrie Bradshaw talked about Secret Single Behaviour, this is Secret Parenting Behaviour.
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Seeing the Lighter Side of Parenting
I’ve discovered the cause of the obesity epidemic
Let’s face it, the obesity epidemic is well and truly a #FirstWorldProblem. Ethiopia doesn’t have an obesity problem, nor do Somalia or Rwanda.
Say Hi to Rebecca on Twitter and Facebook
What’s your parenting style?
Are you authoritarian, permissive, uninvolved or authoritative? An overview of four parenting styles and a link to a quick quiz.
Follow Graeme on Twitter and Facebook
Have you googled yourself lately?
A post about how to optimise your online profile and why those pesky statuses from 2007 can come back to haunt us!
Follow Cassandra on Twitter and Facebook
Baking Love: Almond Macarons
I love making macarons. Scratch that, i just love eating macarons! They can be so difficult to make, but check out my simple recipe to wow your family and friends!