Twinkly Tuesday – June 16, 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.

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 Carry on Katy. Katy wrote a hilarious piece in praise of her gargantuan feet, complete with her signature illustrations.

Why having big feet is great.

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from Confessions of a Ninja Mom, where Amy talks about the maternal skills she imagined, as a child, that all mothers had: the handmaking of Halloween costumes, baking, and so on. How do you measure up to your own vision?

Ninja Mom's thoughts on what she thought motherhood meant.

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Little Hearts, Big Love. Louise describes one of those difficult nights where your toddlers don’t let you get anything done or get any sleep. Of course, that always happens when you have the most to do.

Catching-up-on-blogmin-02

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: I’ll pin every post with an image to the primary Twinkly Tuesday Pinterest board and repin the top pins on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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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Twinkly Tuesday – June 9, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia, Lisa and Caro. You can find Caro at The Twinkle Diaries, Lisa at Mummascribbles and Sadia right here at How Do You Do It?.

Meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

Lisa, Caro, and I each choose a favourite post weekly. 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 Confessions of a Ninja Mom. Amy wrote about how birthdays become far more meaningful than just an excuse for a party when we enter motherhood. As she put it, her children’s birthdays are a “reminder of the greatest joy that has ever entered in to my life.”

Beautiful thoughts on why birthdays matter, from a mother's perspective, from the Ninja Mom.

Lisa was travelling last week, so we’re letting her off!

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Domesticated MOMster, where Trista shared survival tools for her daughters… and all women. My favourite was, “Never walk in anyone’s shadow, for you are the light.” There are 24 others, just as good.

Advice to women from a mother who cares at Domesticated MOMster.

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, Caro — @twinklediaries, or Lisa — @mummascribbles, 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: I’ll pin every post with an image to the primary Twinkly Tuesday Pinterest board and repin the top pins on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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.

  • 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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Twinkly Tuesday – June 2, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party usually hosted by Sadia, Lisa and Caro. Lisa is off vacationing with her family, lucky duck, so Caro of The Twinkle Diaries and Sadia here at How Do You Do It? are the ones hosting this week.

Meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

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 Joyful Mud Puddles. Meaghan is a homeschooling mom who invites us to dispose of labels and the stereotypes that come with them after she learned the hard way how limiting they can be. Come on, you know that you just had some sort of stereotype jump to mind when you read “homeschooling”.

Mud

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from A Crazy Mother’s Words. Adelaide called it “A Hard Read” and it is that. She talks about being forced into an abortion she didn’t want at the tender age of 16, something that was only the start of the most abusive part of an abusive relationship.

Incredibly powerful piece about domestic abuse from a survivor at A Crazy Mother's Words.

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from How to Be a New Dad. David wrote a sweet, sweet post capturing the amazing beauty of his newborn and his love for her. I wouldn’t be me, though, it I didn’t point out that the post contains one of my pet peeves: “irregardless”. Ouch. Typing that made my spine crawl.

new dad

 

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: I’ll pin every post with an image to the primary Twinkly Tuesday Pinterest board and repin the top pins on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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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Twinkly Tuesday – May 26, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia here at How Do You Do It?, along with Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries. Meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

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 Raising the Rings. Jade writes a delightful and heartfelt letter to her oldest, Toby, from the little one due to be born any day now.

A beautiful letter from a little brother about to be born to his toddler big brother

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from Life in Vista Street. Katie invited her father, a mental health professional, to talk about dementia and its impact on families. We were particularly touched by Betty and Alf’s love story, one that led to 65 years of marriage.

Life on Vista Street - A love story, dementia, and what it means to families

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from, well, me, right here at How Do You Do It? I guess she liked the way in which I explained my depression diagnosis to my young daughter. Depression is far more than feeling sad. It’s a real illness that can be managed.

A model for talking to young kids about depression.

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, Caro — @twinklediaries or Lisa — @mummascribbles, 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 the top pins are repinned on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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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Twinkly Tuesday – May 19, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia here at How Do You Do It?, along with Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries. Meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

Each week Lisa, Caro, and I choose a favourite post, no easy task with the richness of content being linked. 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 Katey Writes and is part of her ongoing Monday #RaisingReaders series. She argues that it would be wise to treat picky readers as you would picky eaters. Now there’s some food for thought!

Treat picky readers like picky eaters. Make healthy choices available, but don't sweat it if their tastes remain narrow for now.

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from 23 Week Socks. Louise is a neonatal nurse and mother. She writes a heartbreaking post about when NICU isn’t fair, when babies don’t make it. I only had to experience that once, watching the baby on hospice care whose isolette was next to my girls’. It’s been 9 years, and I still dream of that little boy, so you can just imagine how powerful Louise’s post is.

23weeksocks narrower

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Thirsty Daddy. He got an earful from a daycare teacher who a) doesn’t seem to know the first thing about mornings with 3-year-olds and b) seemed to have lumped Daddy with sitcom fathers who need to be rescued by a woman in shining armour. The objection? His daughter was dressed “inappropriately” for a 70°F (21°C) day.

thirsty

What did you think of these posts? Worth a visit, right?  We would, of course, also love it if you paid a visit to the host links too, and any others that strike your fancy.

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, Caro — @twinklediaries or Lisa — @mummascribbles, 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 the top pins are repinned on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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.)
  • 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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Twinkly Tuesday – May 12, 2015

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Welcome to this week’s Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia here at How Do You Do It?, along with Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries. We’ve got a fresh chance for you to meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

Each week Lisa, Caro, and I choose a favourite post, no easy task with the richness of content being linked.

My Tuesday Twinkler for the week is from one of HDYDI‘s authors. Yetunde-Olusola wrote about “The 30 Year Parenting Plan” on her blog, MyTwintopia. She reminds us to think beyond the 20 years or so that our children will be living in our homes and encourages us to care for ourselves, physically, emotionally, and financially.

Take care of yourself now so you can be there for your family later.

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from Mumbling Mel. She shares her story of the unthinkable tragedy of surviving a miscarriage. Not only did she have to undergo a D&C after learning that her baby had stopped growing at 9½ weeks, Mel and her husband had to explain to their 3-year-old what had happened. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard this must have been; just supporting my daughters as they grieve the loss of their stepmother’s pregnancy has been heart-wrenching.

Surviving a miscarriage, from Mumbling Mel

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Carry on Katy. Katy wrote about how her amazing son Stan defies labels, despite everyone’s efforts to label him. She tells us why we shouldn’t always read the label, at least when it comes to people.

People don't need labels. Let's just look at them as people, shall we?

Take a moment to read them. You won’t regret it! We would, of course, love a visit to the host links too, and any others that strike your fancy.

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, Caro — @twinklediaries or Lisa — @mummascribbles, 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 the top pins are repinned on the HDYDI Twinkly Tuesday board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her 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 do remove offenders if reminders go unheeded.

  • 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.)
  • 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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Twinkly Tuesday – May 5, 2015

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Welcome to a new week of Twinkly Tuesday, the link party hosted by Sadia here at How Do You Do It?, along with Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries. We’ve got a fresh new chance for you to meet new people, share your posts, and read blogs you might never come across elsewhere.

And look! Caro has unveiled our new logo and badge. Isn’t she talented?! She does some amazing design work that’s available for purchase.

Twinkly Tuesday, the linky hosted by Mummascribbles, The Twinkle Diaries and How Do You Do It?

Each week Lisa, Caro, and I choose a favourite post, no easy task with the richness of content being linked. Seriously. We had 143 links last week!

My Tuesday Twinkler for the week is from My Kid Doesn’t Poop Rainbows, and not just because that may be the best blog title of all time. She wrote about talking to threenagers. If you’ve ever met a toddler, you’ll relate! The post is illustrated with the Mama’s signature annotated line drawings.

Hysterical post on how to handle kids speaking gibberish.

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from Doctomum. She talks about the financial realities of returning to work with two little ones’ care to pay for. She’s a doctor… and her salary will just pay for childcare. That’s it. Her husband’s salary will have to cover everything else. She also sheds some light on the Great Secret of nanny rates!

Doctomum talks about the realities of going back to work when her salary will only just cover childcare costs.

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Mrs. H’s Favourite Things on the topic of long-term depression and becoming a parent. Long-time readers will know that this is a topic close to my heart. Reading this post, I felt like Mrs. H was telling my story, with only a few minor details changed. If you’ve ever wondered how a responsible adult could choose to be a parent after being diagnosed with long-term depression, read Mrs. H’s post.

Mrs. H talks about her choice to have a child, despite her diagnosis of depression.

Take a moment to check out our Tuesday Twinklers. You won’t regret it! We would, of course, also love it if you paid a visit to the host links too, and any others that strike your fancy.

On with this week’s link-up!

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

Every linked posts receives at least one read and thoughtful comment from a linky host, plus you can look forward to hearing from all the other linkers! Each week, all three of us pick our favourite posts which will be featured as Tuesday Twinklers on the following week’s Twinkly Tuesday page.

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

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

There are a few easy rules to follow, to ensure that it’s fair and everyone’s posts get the attention they deserve.

  • 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.
  • Please comment on at least two other posts including the one directly before yours. If you have time, 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.

Please don’t link and run — without bothering to comment on anyone else’s posts. It just isn’t in the spirit of the link up. In order for the linky to work, please be generous with your comments! And please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your posts. Caro’s going to be rolling out a gorgeous new badge in the next few weeks!

Do make the effort to abide by the rules, in fairness to everyone else who always does. We do remove offenders if reminders go unheeded.

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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Twinkly Tuesday – April 28, 2015

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As I announced last week, starting today, we’re joining Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries to host Twinkly Tuesday. I’ve been discovering all these great new blogs and hope you learn as much as I have.

At Twinkly Tuesday, you can share your favourite posts, old or new.

Each week Lisa, Caro and I choose a favourite post for a total of three. It’s not easy with so much great content being linked.

My Tuesday Twinkler for the week is from Practicing Motherhood. Vanessa wrote a thought-provoking post titled “9 Ways Pregnancy Prepares A Woman For Motherhood” on the ways in which the experience of pregnancy prepares us for very real changes that motherhood brings.

9 Ways Pregnancy Prepares A Woman For Motherhood

Lisa’s Tuesday Twinkler this week is from Apparently Awkward, where you can read all about that most awkward of postpartum topics… I quote: “butt problems”.

Miss Bum Bum ... that postpartum discomfort no one ever talks about

Caro’s Tuesday Twinkler is from Awesome Austerity. Morna talks about all the ways in which her family has recently made her cringe in public, all illustrated by hilarious line drawings.

How do your family members manage to embarrass you?

Take a moment to read them. You won’t regret it!

On with this week’s link-up!

Be sure to mention me — @hdydi, Caro — @twinklediaries  or Lisa — @mummascribbles, 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.

Lisa and I have been pinning like crazy to the Twinkly Tuesday Pinterest board. Send an email to mummascribbles@hotmail.com or tweet her your email address and she’ll add you to the board. No more than 2 posts per week please :) The existing HDYDI Parenting board isn’t going anywhere, although we’ll only post the 10-30 most pinnable links there every week.

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 it’s fair and everyone’s posts get the attention they deserve.

I hate to be a wet blanket, but we’ve noticed that a few people have been linking and running — without bothering to comment on anyone else’s posts — which isn’t in the spirit of the link up. In order for the linky to work, please be generous with your comments! And please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your posts. Caro’s going to be rolling out a gorgeous new badge in the next month or so, so look for that!

Please do put the effort in, in fairness to everyone else who always does. We do remove offenders if reminders go unheeded.

  • You can 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
  • Please comment on at least two other posts including the one directly before yours. If you have time, 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!

The linky will close at 23.55 GMT on Friday.

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

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HDYDI Parenting Link Up – A New Beginning

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Parenting Link Up Party

Thanks to all who linked up. We’re looking forward to new posts from all of you this week… but not until tomorrow, when we host Twinkly Tuesday for the first time!

That’s right. The HDYDI Parenting Link is merging with Twinkly Tuesday, cohosted by Lisa and Caro of Mummascribbles and The Twinkle Diaries. Check out our very last featured posts in this format below and come back tomorrow to link up!

Last week’s featured posts:

Last week‘s most clicked post was from Heather at Books and Giggles. It was titled “The Best Secret Reason to be a Stay-At-Home Mom.” She talks about how staying home instead of pursuing a career allows her the joys of living slowly instead of the rush, rush, rush of the do-it-all life.

The Best Secret Reason to be a Stay-At-Home Mom

As always, I am in awe of the amazing parents at Extreme Parenting. They described their lovely day out to an island for some family geocaching, including the prep work and planning involved with their large special needs family. I can honestly say, I’d never thought about the planning it would take to change a 10-year-old in diapers when out and about.

A day trip to an island with a large family with multiple special needs.

While Mary at Advocacy in Action wrote her post on preparing for adulthood specifically with autistic children in mind, her points are a valid reminder to all parents. She takes into account many different levels of ability in her post “AUTISM: Preparing Your Child for Adulthood“.

Preparing children with autism for adulthood, taking into account each child's abilities.

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HDYDI Parenting Link Up is Now Twinkly Tuesday!

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We have absolutely loved hosting our Monday How Do You Do It? Parenting Link Up. It’s time to grow!

As of next week (April 28, 2015), we’ll be combining with Twinkly Tuesday, the wonderfully vibrant link party hosted by Lisa of Mummascribbles and Caro from The Twinkle Diaries. Look for us every Tuesday!

How Do You Do It? and Twinkly Tuesday are joining forces for increased exposure for all linkers!

Twitter

Twinkly Tuesday is all over Twitter with the hashtag #twinklytuesday.
I’ll be tweeting @hdydi, and you can find Lisa @mummascribbles and Caro, @twinklediaries there too! Use the hashtag, and we’ll retweet!

Pinterest

We’ll continue to keep our HDYDI Parenting Link Up Pinterest board fresh, but consider following Twinkly Tuesday’s Pinterest board too.

Follow Mummascribbles’s board Twinkly Tuesday on Pinterest.

Facebook

As before, all 3 featured posts from the previous week’s link up will be shared on the HDYDI Facebook page.

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