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Twinkly Tuesday – June 23, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia here at HDYDI, Caro of The Twinkle Diaries and Lisa at Mummascribbles.

Meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere. Twinkly Tuesday participants are generous commenters and talented writers.

Lisa, Caro, and I all feel very strongly that at least one of us should read and leave a thoughtful comment on each Twinkly Tuesday post. Last week, we had 180 links, which is amazing, extraordinary, and, frankly, overwhelming. We’re seeking your thoughts on how to rein things in so that we don’t lose the intimate, thoughtful nature of Twinkly Tuesday. Please weigh in on our survey.

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Each week Lisa, Caro, and I choose a favourite post. If you have been featured, be sure to claim your fame by adding the Twinkly Tuesday Twinkler badge to your blog.

My Tuesday Twinkler for the week is from occupation: (m)other. Lucy talked about the message sent to our children by the admittedly adorable party theme of Pirates and Princesses. The post is filled with insights and beautiful prose like this: “I do recognise that there are differences between the sexes. It’s the lazy gender positioning of this dressing up day in ones so young that really bothers me.”

Why pirates and princesses? Why not one day for a pirate theme and another day for royalty or fairytales? What do our kids learn about their place in the world from events like these?

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from The Gifted Gabber. Amy put into words a feeling that I’ve always had, that daycare doesn’t damage our children. In fact, daycare teachers serve more as co-parents, experienced, trained, creative, and willing co-parents. 

Day care teachers can serve as another parent to our children.

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Pirates and Dollies. No, she and I did not collude to present you with an exercise in irony this week with the titles of our picks. Kirby wrote a heartbreaking piece titled “Can You See Me?” about how it feels when a marriage loses its spark, when partnership and passion are only a memory.

Can you see me? A heartbreaking letter from a wife who feels invisible in her marriage.

Take a moment to visit these posts, if you can. We would love it if you paid a visit to the other host links, and any others that look interesting.

On with this week’s link-up!

Link two posts, old or new, that you think deserve more readers!

Twitter: Be sure to mention me — @hdydi or Caro — @twinklediaries, on Twitter and please use the hashtag #TwinklyTuesday. We’ll be sure to retweet every tweet tagged!

We’ll also visit everyone’s posts and leave comments between us.

Pinterest:  Lisa and I pin every post with an image to the primary Twinkly Tuesday Pinterest board and I repin the top pins on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to or tweet Lisa your email address and she’ll add you to the primary board. No more than 2 posts per week please!

Each week, all three of us pick our favourite posts which will be featured on the following week’s Twinkly Tuesday page.

There are a few easy rules to follow, to ensure that everyone’s posts get the attention they deserve. Please do make the effort to abide by the rules, in fairness to the vast majority who do. We have been forced to block participation for repeat offenders who haven’t responded to multiple reminders.

  • Link up to two posts per week — old or new.
  • Please be kind enough to add our badge to the bottom of your post/s. (Scroll down for the code.) If you haven’t (yet) been featured, please make sure you’re using this badge and not the featured one.
  • Please comment on at least two other posts including the one directly before yours. Visit and comment on as many others as you can. Of course, checking out the hosts’ posts would make us feel very loved.
  • Please use #TwinklyTuesday in your comments so people know where you found them!
  • By linking up, you give us permission to use images from your blog if featured. You also allow us to add you to a mailing list to receive a weekly announcement when Twinkly Tuesday opens.
  • The linky will close at 23.55 GMT on Friday.

We look forward to reading all of your fantastic blog posts and seeing you again next week! Remember to grab our button!

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Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 10-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. They live in the Austin, TX suburbs, where Sadia works full time in information technology. She contributes to a number of parenting websites and magazines and also runs The Mommy Blogging Guide, where she answers mommy bloggers' technical questions.

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