Best of #a blogging good time June

Dear friend,

Welcome to the "best of...#ablogginggoodtime."  Katie and I are overwhelmed by the number of fantastic posts linked up each week and in an effort to give something back I decided to run a monthly feature to showcase some of the brilliant bloggers who regularly link up with us.

The diversity of posts linked up every month is amazing...everything from recipes to poems and lists, heartfelt and inspiring stories to hilarious tales and brilliant tips. Thank you so much! I know that we both struggle every week to pick out a featured post.



This months featured posts include:  


LINKYS; WHY DO YOU BOTHER?


For many bloggers, not all granted, linkys are big business. We add our posts for exposure, to be read and commented on and in return we sign up to comment on a certain number of posts, good idea yes?

I wonder though if deep down people genuinely link to read other posts or whether it is all about stats and exposure? If it is then truthfully I see no issue with that as long as you keep up your end of the deal and reciprocate on the comments. I however learnt that not everybody does. I have learnt this largely through running my linky. My host, Karen of Two Tiny Hands, and I have never made a point of checking the comments and making sure everyone does their bit because ya know, adulthood. Yet we have wondered whether this is the right call or not as people have contacted us to say they aren’t always getting the comments, which is a shame.

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A Family Day Out In Whitby

If you read my post last Saturday (Happy Days: Cars, Caves and Beaches), you’ll know that on Bank Holiday Monday we had intended to go to our local carnival. The constant rain made us change our minds and after checking the weather we decided to head to Whitby instead. One thing the weather app didn’t mention was the thick fog and while you can usually see the Sea for a good 20 minutes before you arrive, we couldn’t see it until we got out the car and walked to the cliff edge!

As so often happens with impromptu days out though, we had an absolutely brilliant time and the fog lifted slightly so that we could appreciate the views.

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A Toddler’s Guide to the Human Rights Act

As Theresa May once again threatens to abolish the Human Rights Act, a toddler could be forgiven for asking ‘What has the Human Rights Act ever done for me?’

So here is the essential guide to what the HRA means for toddlers.

The right to life

This means you can throw yourself down the stairs/attempt to ride an escalator head first/try to lick the cat, and Mummy must do everything possible to prevent you from dying. Your life is protected – test that theory by risking it as much as possible.

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I Bought My Kid A Hatchimal and Now I Hate Myself

You parents know them…

Hatchimals.

AKA The brightly colored assholes that drove moms to fifty shades of crazy during the 2016 holiday season.

You couldn’t get your hands on them…

If you did snag one, it cost you your mortgage as well as your soul…

People who ended up with less than perfect Hatchimals lost their minds. One woman actually tried to sue the maker when her kid’s furry satanic gift didn’t hatch correctly. (Ummm…. quick thought asshole… read the return policy when buying pricey gifts.)

Other parents went bananas claiming their expensive (and really ugly) toys were swearing at their kids. (Ummmm…. Hatchimals talk in a high pitched gibbly-garb language that eats your brain. Perhaps you imagined swearing as the toy scrambled your mind, this I can see happening. Purposely swearing or rigged to curse up a storm, I think not.)

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