Positively Inspirational Round-up: Feel good linkys

gerbera daisies 610Hello, nice to see you here. I’d love to say isn’t it great Spring has arrived but I think that is just wishful thinking, it is still deadly cold where I am. Oh well, can’t be long now can it?

Talking of the changing seasons it seems right to highlight the linky run each quarter by Sarah at Older Mum in a Muddle. She hosts #Oneweek where she reflects on her experience of each season with five posts in a single week and everyone is invited to join in. It is a very beautiful and reflective series and of course you get some cracking photos too.

This month I have decided to focus on positive linkys or memes as I want to encourage you to look on the bright side of life and perhaps you can #PassItOn and inspire someone else too. There really is something for everyone in our parenting blogosphere so I’ll point you towards a few goodies and I’ll group them by interest type.

For those who love photos

There are loads of photo link-ups out there, we all know that but it is nice to shout out some of the smaller and arguably more interesting ones. First up is Kate at Life, love and Living with Boys she runs Mummy Mug shot’s each week and to be honest I really should join in with this as I love the idea. She encourages us Mums to stop being behind the camera and to start having more photos taken with our kids. They need those wonderful childhood memories afterall.

Then if you fancy a chuckle or a trip down memory lane Flashback Friday is good for that. Jenny at Mummy Mishaps encourages you to write a post which reflects back on the past and of course you can add in an embarrassing photo or two if you like!

For the crafty types

I am so chuffed that my lovely friend Maggy of Red Ted Art fame is just publishing her first (because of course there will be many to follow) book, she hosts a regular Get Crafty link-up and if you need inspiration to try something new this is the right place to go.

Then because I am rubbish craft wise when it comes to blogging (crazy because I do lots in real life!) she pointed me towards her favourite craft linky of the moment, it is Craft School Sunday hosted by Creative Jewish Mom.

For the fun loving amongst us

I’m sure you must have heard of Country Kids run by Fiona at Coombe Mill, I have such admiration for this lady she really does seem to be living a great life, having fun with her kids whilst also running her own full-on farm holiday village business. I suppose I should expect it, she is a triplet mum after all! Join in with this linky if you have posted anything about getting outside with your children.

There are some linkys I come across and they just make me feel all warm and smiley, Things I Love by Morgana at But why Mummy why is one of those. The title speaks for itself but helpfully there are prompters to help you focus too, those such as something I cannot live without, something I have listened to etc.

For the foodies

Cooking and baking are not really my strongpoint despite the fact that I have qualified as a Chef in my younger years, so I have a ton of admiration of those people who create wonderful recipes and share them so the numpties like me can at least look passable.

There is a fairly new linky jointly run by Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family and Emma from Crazy with Twins called #CookItBlogIt and it is a good linky for anyone who enjoys sharing a recipe. I’m definitely trying out some of Cass’s egg fried rice – super yum!

Then you have the queen of bakers, Helen at Casa Costella who is starting a new baking challenge and linky. I have to be honest and say I have no idea what the Clandestine cake club is but obviously loads of people do as Helen is receiving an excellent response to her first few posts.

Last up – For those who need a boast

Emma at crazy with Twins runs Wednesday Words where she blogs a quote, poem or lyrics each week, her intention being to lift you from the midweek lull. Becky at Baby Budgeting does similar but on a Sunday to inspire you ready for the new week ahead, unsurprisingly hers is called Sunday Inspiration.

And don’t forget that at the moment my own linky Reasons to be Cheerful is having a holiday and is over at Seasider in the City with my friend Clare. If you are feeling a bit down and are not sure what is going right for you at the moment joining in with this is a great way to focus yourself on all the good things that are in your life – there will be some, I promise!

And to be honest I think that will keep you going for some time! Head off and check out these great linkys and see if there is even one that appeals. Wishing you a bright and cheery March, I’ll catch you again after Easter.
Mich x



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About Michelle Pannell

Mummy from the Heart is the fourth baby of Michelle, a 40 year old (manic) mother living in East Sussex. Having recently moved to the countryside and ‘retired’, Michelle can now be found eating too much cake and taking long walks. She lives life on the bright side and looks for the joy in every situation, even the excess pounds those cakes keep adding! Michelle’s blog is a very honest place where she shares tales of imperfect parenting, being a Christian and anything else that takes her fancy.

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10 Responses to Positively Inspirational Round-up: Feel good linkys

  1. maggy, red ted art 03 March 2013 at 21:53 #

    Awe what a great set if linkies and sources of inspiration! Thank you so much for the lovely mention (and super kind shout out of the book…) you are a star!! :-)

    Maggy xxx

    • michelle twin mum 07 March 2013 at 22:44 #

      My pleasure, I can’t wait to see your book. Mich x

  2. Coombemill 03 March 2013 at 22:01 #

    Mich What a great collection of linkys and a couple I didn’t know about but am now about to go and have a look. I love the way you have grouped them and am thrilled to have a mention for Country Kids. Thank you.

    • michelle twin mum 07 March 2013 at 22:44 #

      Country kids is a great link-up and I so want to come and visit your farm. Mich x

  3. older mum in a muddle 04 March 2013 at 07:27 #

    Thank you so much Michelle – that’s really kind, and some great other linkies for me to check out too!

  4. Kate, Scattymumofboys 04 March 2013 at 12:26 #

    Some really lovely linkies in a brilliant round-up Michelle. I’ll be checking out them all out this week. Thanks for the mention too :)

    • michelle twin mum 07 March 2013 at 22:46 #

      I hope you get some new people join up with you from it. Mich x

  5. Alice (@mumsmakelists) 04 March 2013 at 23:21 #

    Great round up!

    Just wanted to add my own new linky party the Friday Baby Shower which is for all things pregnancy and new baby. Lots of very lovely and moving stories.

    Alice @ Mums Make Lists x