The School Holidays have arrived in the house of Domestic Goddessery. I am a little nervous of all those weeks stretching ahead of me when I have nothing but two weeks in sunny Norway planned. The summer holidays, though an awesome and magical time in the life of a child do nothing but fill me with dread and fear. Do you plan every minute, and full their holidays with learning experiences, like some wannabe teacher or do you give up and let them run feral, staying in their pjs all day and eating biscuits in their fort at the bottom of the garden? Is it that black and white? Should I Keep Calm and Eat Cake?
Whilst you muse over that little-life question, or if you are in a similar boat and wish to avoid thought- and the idea of what constitutes good summer-holiday-parenting-etiquette- why not pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of celebratory Pimms- a Brit did win Wimbledon after all- and muse of some of the life-questions in the al-fresco-meal that is the July Good Reads Round Up.
Firstly, there’s An Open Apology to breast cancer
When Your Mother Says She’s Fat from stuff.co.nz.
The Guardian reports on a teenager who started a Feminist Society and the disappointing reaction she got to it.
Award-winning Mummy Barrow writes Being Fat
Successful Blogging shares Sponsored Post Rates
Domestic Goddesque explained what BritMums Live taught her about blogging
Toddler Approved has some fizzing science bugs to keep the children busy and learning!
Silicon Republic tells how criminals are using social media to burgle your home! Scary.
Just Breathe has written about her invisible child.
A great post about When Did Food Blogging Become So Hard? From the Foodies 100
A to Z Mummy explains why it’s only a headscarf. Do read this.
Fuss Free Flavours has written an open letter to brands who run recipe competitions
The Gingerbread House made Minions from Kinder Eggs.
My Life My Son My Way wrote an incredible post about parenting her son
A Girl Called Jack tells us why there is no need for a Straight Pride Day
3 Children and It questions the Brownies dumping God
My Two Mums explains why she is happy for her womb to stay empty.
Being Mrs C has some fairly intense comments on her post about the Bounty Mutiny and people using it as a cover for sniping.
And- in my best Trevor MacDonald voice- finally, The Metro shared the story of the teacher who has worn the same Yearbook outfit for 40 years.
That should keep you going until next month, by which stage we should all be on the countdown to going back to school. Hurrah! And if you see any posts that you think warrant sharing over the summer months, then tweet me the link and I will credit you in the round-up.