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Week 10 – The #itsok Linky

Yes, you read that right!

I have joined the #itsok linky… Since moving back to South Africa, I have been trying to figure out a way forward in my blogging. It has been a long road, I won’t lie. I almost shut my entire blog down, mostly because of my frustration of it crashing TWICE!. Transitioning back into our home country was not as easy as I thought it would be. (Not to mention baby #5, who is now 18 months old) ūüôā

But, here I am taking it one day at a time, trying to find my feet again. So, when Carly from Mom Of Two Little Girls, (a dear friend of mine, recently immigrated to the UK) asked me to help host while she takes a break. I jumped right in…

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. Just this week I realised that I hadn’t yet opened the kids’ advent calendars. So, in one night they got 5 chocolates, and then couldn’t understand why they only got one the next night !! Maybe that’s the reason my blog is called One Messy Mama ūüôā

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! Helen from Twins Tantrums and Cold Coffee 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…

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

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