Good Reads: Trauma, loss & parenthood

good readsCan I just say how-the-heck-did-we-make-it-to-the-middle-of-February-already? No, genuinely! Half the country is on half-term and we are headed to Galway on Friday and I thought I had more time. Argh.

But enough of me, lets talk about how panicked you are. Tell me you are. No, tell me. Make it up if you have to.

Oh no, you poor thing! Tell you what, put the kettle on – in my case, pour yourself a Diet Coke- and take five minutes. More if you fancy. Have a read of some of the interesting, amusing and downright alarming things I have found whilst out and about on the interweb this month.

Bear in mind that when I added this post to my round-up, it was way back at the middle of January. Love Light Laughter and Chocolate had me in floods of tears, holding my babies close and praying that no other parent ever had to go through such trauma. Sadly my prayers went unanswered, with Jennie at Edspire losing her precious Matilda Mae in the past few days.  Our thoughts are with her and her family.

In response to a series of posts at Cambridge Mummy’s blog, Molly from Mother’s Always Right talks about Life Work Balance.

There is nothing easy about being a parent. Elsie Button pleads with non-parents: Don’t Judge My Parenting. I think we all stand with her on this.

Not a Notting Hill Mummy talks about the loss of a dear friend.

Yummy Mummy, Flabby Tummy has a great series listing the funny things her children say.

A post entitled Your Life is Science Fiction to Me by No Humiliation Wasted really got me thinking.

Doodle Mum always captures the moment and falling asleep at the same time of your children made me check I wasn’t on Candid Camera.

There are so many brilliant craft bloggers in the parent blogging community. The Imagination Tree’s Milk Jug Lanterns really took that to a new level.

Housewife Confidential tells you how to get back on track with your Resolutions.

A Place of My Own reminds us how hard parenting is.

What have I been up to, you say? Well, in honour of the Valentine’s Season, I have been making delicious and easy Valentine’s Heart Tarts using only two ingredients!

So, how are you feeling now? Calmer? Good. Get back to panicking then.

See you back here, same time, next month. We can panic about the fast-approaching Easter holidays together.


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About Kelly Innes

Kelly is the face behind the vintage silhouette at Domestic Goddesque. She eats too much cookie dough to have a waist that small. She is a thirty-something Mother of two absurdly photogenic little girls, is married her beloved DH and endures daily battles-of-will with the dog she refers to as the Wonder Hound. She likes to avoid housework as much as possible, preferring to bake, craft and drink cocktails. Sorry, did I say cocktails? I meant coffee. And nap. She likes to nap too. When not blogging, you can find her haunting Facebook for interesting snippets of gossip, or throwing her wit around the twittersphere. (She may have made that last bit up too: she's not that funny.)

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2 Responses to Good Reads: Trauma, loss & parenthood

  1. Diane 21 February 2013 at 13:11 #

    Hi Kelly, I’ve only just seen this but thanks so much for including me in your round-up!

  2. LauraCYMFT 22 February 2013 at 18:40 #

    Thank you for including me 🙂