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Week 11 – The #itsok Linky

We’re back!!! And yes, #itsok to be running haggard !!

Jeepers, it feels like Christmas and New Year were just yesterday! I cannot believe that I am into week 2 of school already. My little girl started Grade R and my boys are now in Grade 2 and 3. How did that happen? My youngest daughter starts pre-school on Wednesday and my baby boy (who is 20 months) starts his baby class on Wednesday as well!

The best part, they finish at 3 different times. 12:30, 13:30 and 14:00… I’m like a glorified taxi ūüôā That being said, its great to be back in routine! My kids are sleeping better and generally more relaxed, as am I. There are only so many things a parent can do to keep their children active during the holidays. It’s summer here in South Africa and I am very grateful for our swimming pool, it has provided many hours of fun whilst this Mama sat in the sun and enjoyed a cocktail!

What’s this linky about?

In a sentence,¬†it’s¬†about¬†cutting ourselves some slack as parents.¬†We’ve all been there ‚Äď that place where we feel we’re not doing our best as mums or dads, that we aren’t giving our 100 percent day in and day out. Where¬†mom-guilt¬†shrouds us every time we bottle-feed instead of breastfeed or give our toddlers chicken nuggets instead of a home-cooked-from-scratch meal. Where we are constantly playing catch-up instead of enjoying our kids.

We at the #itsok¬†HQ want to change that. Want parents to feel less guilt and more joy in parenting. The linky is a safe place where¬†you won’t be judged for not being perfect (perfection is relative, anyway), but¬†appreciated for being the best parent YOU can be. For doing the best YOU can. For¬†Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, which leaves you and your children¬†happier!

It aims to help, inspire and reassure parents that they are in fact doing just fine, and that #itsok to not be ok sometimes.

Let me just say. I LOVE the idea behind this linky. Learning to cut ourselves some slack, in this rollercoaster ride called parenting, is something that I am trying to learn.

What if you are not a blogger! Trust me, you will find some very inspiring and NORMAL parents blog posts here, so why not have a read!

Righto, now onto this week! I will be hosting this week and will comment on ALL your lovely posts.¬† My co-hosts will comment on a couple each too (so you will all get comments from at least two of us, plus the regular comments). And of course, we will re-tweet your posts and share them on our¬†Facebook page¬†and¬†Pinterest board¬†as well. So much linky love…

Featured Blogger from our previous Link up is:

If you haven’t read this yet, pop on over to Caroline from Earning my Mum Badge site!! Congratulations!! Please grab our featured blogger badge!

 

One Messy Mama


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The Rules

1. Add ONE link to the link up below

2.¬†Comment on the host’s post

3. Please comment on the post before yours as well as another of your choice. In terms of linky etiquette this is pretty much the golden rule. Remember the more you give, the more engagement (and bloglove) you get!

4. The linky will run every Tuesday morning at 7 am until Thursday evening at 11.55 pm. Each of the five hosts will be taking it in turns to host the linky

5. Please add the linky badge to the bottom of your post or display it on your sidebar
6.  Follow and tweet us with your post’s link to @MamavilleTales @TheMumConundrum @momof2lgs @twinstantrums @onemessymama4 using the hashtag #itsok and the five of us will retweet you!

7. The hosts will choose their favourite post which will be featured the following week and will also provide a back link to your site. If your post is featured as one of our favourites then you are very welcome to display our lovely ‚Äė#itsok Featured Post‚Äô badge on your sidebar.

And here’s our swanky badge, to stick to your post or on your blog’s sidebar.

One Messy Mama


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