The Digital Parents Blog Carnival – March 2014

I just couldn't help myself and had to copy Robyn @ Mrs D Plus 3 and do a snazzy postcard welcome - you like?

I just couldn’t help myself and had to copy Robyn @ Mrs D Plus 3 and do a snazzy postcard welcome – you like?

It’s been my privilege to collate 43 blog posts on a variety of subjects for the March 2014 Digital Parents Blog Carnival.

Listed below is the crème de la crème from a variety of bloggers, from foodies to funnies and everything in between. Please take the time to show some love to these bloggers and even head over and share some social media love, sharing is caring right?

The Digital Parents community is one of the good guys in the bloggy world so show your love and get reading!

The first cab off the rank is…

10 TV Quotes you can Use on Your Kids – written by Kimberley @ Melbourne Mum
I went into my funny little mind palace for this list of TV quotes from the 2014 season that you can use on your kids.
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My Reading Problem – written by Melissa Puli @ Two Little Humans and Me
When reading chick lit, the location is everything!
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Guilty Pleasures – written by Lydia C. Lee @ Where the Wild Things Are
Pondering why we use social media, and the implications of being too connected to the electronic world.
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Why we need to let go of expectations – written by Amy @ Seek Act Love
With the soundtrack to Frozen running through her mind, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz realises that the more we hang onto our expectations as Mamas, the tougher our days.
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Top 5 Activities for Toddlers – written by Kylie @ Kylie Purtell, A Study in Contradictions
My Top 5 fuss-free, minimal-mess activities for 2 year olds and toddlers of all ages.
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Wired – written by Brenda Lennon at Mumabulous
On my 6th wedding anniversary I look at how husbands and wives are differently wired.
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Tips to Prepare Your Daughter for Her First Period – written by Mandy @ Barbie, Bieber and Beyond – Raising Girls.
Tips to help you and your daughter tackle this not so scary time. A girls first period can be an exciting time in their life too.
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The best invention was created by a woman! – written by Lisa @ No Excuses!
The dishwasher would have to be one of best kitchen appliances ever invented. Not only are they time saving; a dishwasher also sterilises and disinfects while cleaning and scrubbing at the same time. Breakfast time during school mornings is one time where the dishwasher is a lifesaver. Large families can fill a dishwasher of a morning and let it do the job (after breakfast) while mother hectically gets the children ready and then drives off to school. There is nothing worse than coming home to a messy kitchen after having a frantic morning.
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Loyalty Lovin’ – written by Jaz Roy @ Red Dolls
My tight wad ways are starting to pay dividends, find out why I’m a big fan of shopper loyalty programs.
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How to stop worrying – written by Rebecca Senyard @ The Plumbette
We live in an age where worry has become a life skill, but it limits us from fulfilling our dreams and pursuing the life we want to live. This post gives tips on how you can stop worrying.
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Bermagui – Sapphire Coast NSW – written by Linda Anderson @ Mums on the Go
On our recent family road trip we discovered a great family holiday destination – Bermagui (NSW). The hardest thing each day … choosing where to swim!
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Organising the Lego – written by Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors
This blog post is all about how we managed to sort, organise and now play more easily with the mounds of Lego in Hayden’s bedroom.
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WHO quits sugar – written by Nikki @ The Kids Menu
It’s the latest health trend and now the World Health Organisation (WHO) has quit sugar too! But is the WHO’s new sugar recommendations just fuelling misinformation?
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I’m proud to introduce to you: “Project: Calm Down Mum” – written by Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
As I cracked the whip and lost my shit about something as silly as shoelaces the other morning, reality hit me in the face. I am a bloody cranky pants!
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DPCON14Takeaways – written by Suzanne Robinson @ Mummy to Twins
A long post about some great info that I learnt at DPCON14. I had a great time and have so many things to action. Check out what I thought was interesting.
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20 Ways to Make Writing Anything Faster & Easier – written by Denise Mooney @ Denise Mooney Writer
You know when you’ve got a great story niggling away at your brain, but you just can’t get started? There are easier, faster ways of getting the words out of your head and onto your laptop. Here are 20 hooks to hang your next blog post, article or story on.
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Mammograms and Childbirth – Why the Negativity – written by Monique @ Your Cheeky Monkey
After being told how much a mammogram hurts, I still went for one and found its not so bad after all!
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Big little girl – written by Emily @ You learn something new every day
I blinked. And I missed it. The moment my girl grew up.
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One Bedroom. Three Looks for Winter. – written by Clare @ Checks and Spots
With the cooler weather creeping in, I updated my bedroom with three looks for winder – and captured it all on film!
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Free Printable – what to pack when camping with children – written by Cassie @ The Flying Drunken Monkey
I’ve updated my camping packing list and it’s available for free to download! Especially great for camping with children.
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I caught a baby – written by Lisa Berson @ MummyManifesto
A short tale of how I got my midwifery mojo back after a little break away from the hospital delivery suite. Facing the fear & doing it anyway.
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Tucker Tuesday: Recipe – Lemon Delicious – written by Becci Sundbern @ Becci’s Domestic Bliss
Now the weather is cooling down I wanted to make a nice warm pud for dessert after our Sunday Roast Chicken, but what to make…?
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Meringues – written by Tara Hart @ Gluten Free Hart
A timeless classic. A childhood fav.
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Why Teachers Deserve Oscars – written by Michelle Weaver @ Pinky Poinker
Teaching primary school can sometimes be frustrating and teachers need to have unique strategies!
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Splat the Cat Book Review – written by Sue Holmes @ Crushingcinders
Book review of Splat the Cat picture book by Rob Scotton.
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That’s not my name – written by Jo Berry @ Babble on City
It’s important to get the spelling of someone’s name right. Right? It’s polite, and it’s respectful. Although it’s not always easy. This post includes the most epic fail of a name spelling EVER!
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My fat suit – written by Caroline Rja @ Mamma Raj Says
A lot of things change after hating a baby – living with a few extra kilos can also be added to the list!
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Easter and Ethnicity
– written by Seamus @ Dadinating The Countryside
A post about identity, culture and parenting in the middle of a melting pot.
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Tree Changes, Sea Change or Me Changes? – written by Sophie @ The Mother Load Australia
A little post about feeling unsettled and questioning the monotony of the daily routine.
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6 coping strategies for when the kids are driving you insane – written by Danya @ Danya Banya
Parenting is hard work. It’s so damn relentless. Sometimes I just want to SCREAM! But it doesn’t help. Instead, here are a few of my coping strategies that can help turn a cranky situation around.
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The Humble Tomato…Salad – written by Daniela @ Cakes and Capers
A celebration and farewell to Summer, with a humble tomato salad as the tribute.
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What have I learnt at the Australia Zoo? – written by Lisy Toth ! Lisy Writes
Visiting Australia Zoo for the first time last March was not only an unforgettable experience, but it also taught me some important lessons.
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Getting a Visit from the Tooth Fairy – written by Jade @ Hipster Mum
Do you remember losing your first tooth? My daughter’s first visit from the tooth fairy inspired this look back & made me realise how fast we’re hurtling into the future.
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Keep on top of your life: a quarterly life audit – written by Carolyn Tate @ Champagne Cartel
Every three months I conduct a life audit – to assess where my life is going well and where I can make some improvements. It keeps me fresh, motivated and on top of little problems before they turn into big problems.
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Letting Go of Expectations – written by Lauren Matheson @ Create Bake Make
My story about what happened when I let go of both my own and others expectations and danced in the rain with my toddler.
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Get a Free Five Minute Blog Feedback Video – written by Tanya Bielby @ Flood-Proof Mum
PEEK User Testing offer a free service where a random person visits your blog and then gives you a five minute video review. Check mine out – well worth doing!
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Imagine if… – written by Kate Morell @ From Katie to Kate
Unfortunately, I cannot really tell you what this post is about, without giving away what this post is about. What I can tell you, it is about a little girl, and all she wants is to eat her dinner.
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Found Joy – written by Stephanie at stephsjoy
What I’ve learnt about joy in the last year.
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The difference of a year – written by Rhianna @ A Parenting Life
Looking back in order to move forward. As much as some things stay the same there is also so much that changes over a year.
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Excess Baggage – written by Suzy Mac @ Rugrat Rodeos
Mum’s must carry everything on their person at all times & the handbag contents can be surprising.
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I’ve had enough – written by Lizzy Allan @ Muddleheaded Mumma
Do you ever feel like you’ve had enough of pretending everything’s okay? I held it all inside for too long, then the last straw descended and I wrote this post.
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Chick Pea Lemon Slice – written by Madison @ Sweet Natured Kitchen
Not your traditional Lemon Slice, made with chick peas.
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Perfect expectations – written by Kathy @ Yingyangmother
Perfection is the most impossible of expectations, yet when it comes to being a mother, I have burdened myself with it.You see I have a debt to repay – and the price demanded is nothing less than perfection.
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The blogging community has made me a better person, writer and mum, the support it gives is amazing. So please spend some time reading what all these awesome people have to say, you never know their words just might change your life too!

So great a cuppa, a wine or a green smoothie and get reading.

Ciao for now

Em 🙂

Comments

  1. Well done on putting this all together lovely, you have done a great job, off to have a read of some of the fantastic posts

  2. So much great reading! Thanks Em, this list will keep me busy.

  3. Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for hosting Emily!! Wonderful job! Can’t wait to sit down with my cuppa this evening for a good read! xoxo

  5. That’s so weird. I just came on here to have a look at the carnival, and you’d put in the quote I’d tweeted about this morning—the one from Ernest Hemingway. What the hell are you doing in my Mind Palace, hmmmmm? Kx

  6. Oooh can’t wait to settle down with a cup of tea and packet of TimTams to get reading… blergh I wish I wasn’t at work atm!

  7. Thanks for hosting… what a lot of entries!! Fabulous 🙂

  8. Congrats Em on hosting the Blog Carnival!

  9. What a great host you are, Em 🙂

  10. Thanks for putting all this together, I’m looking forward to reading some great posts!!

  11. Great work on hosting this Em-going to be a blog whore tonight with reading these blogs & catching up on IBOT xx

  12. You’ve done an awesome job in putting this together. Can’t wait to have a browse through these posts. Love the postcard welcome!

  13. I need to get involved in this! I should hop onto Digital parents and find out how! Thanks for sharing Em xo

  14. Thanks for hosting all of these posts! What a massive job. x

  15. Great job Emily!! Look forward to having a good read 🙂

  16. How did I miss this little get together?!
    I’ll be the one in the corner with the green smoothie.
    Good job btw and I like your colours, very s(m)oothing 😉

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