I don’t about you, but I love nothing more these days than settling down on the sofa, cuppa in one hand*, biscuit in the other**, and having a good read through my favourite blogs.
Reading blogs has become to me what reading Red magazine used to be. I get everything I need from reading blogs – fashion & style tips, food & recipes, real people, cute baby pics, funny stories and parenting advice. I get excited when my inbox pings a new blog post from Richmond Mummy, More than Toast or Witwitwoo, to name just a few from my blogroll.
In fact, reading new blog posts in my lunch hour (ahem) has replaced reading celeb weeklies. You can even tweet with other bloggers AND they will tweet you back! It is a much more satisfying exchange.
Discovering good new blogs can be quite time consuming though. I just don’t have the time to trawl through the lists and then click on every title that catches my eye, so I really do rely on recommendations from other bloggers and I have also found some gems on the Good Read round-ups featured on Britmums and TOTS 100.
However, there are still so so many really fantastic blogs out there that I feel everyone else is missing out on by not reading! So, I have decided to feature my own favourite read of the week, right here on this blog.
Likewise, if you have read a particularly good post this week, then feel free to join in the fun and link it up here for others to discover. It’s all about sharing the bloggy love…
I read lots of great blog posts this week but if I had to pick one, it would be Bad Mother. More Guilt. by Richmond Mummy.
Now, Richmond Mummy is not a new discovery of mine, as regular readers will know. RM was actually the first ‘Mummy’ blog I read before Grenglish was even a flicker in my fingernails.
I am a big fan of everything she writes however, I chose this post over others because the subject matter is one I understand only too well. Working Mother Guilt, or the WMGs as I often refer to it, is the most all consuming, heart wrenching, sick to your stomach feeling you get when being at work means you can’t also be with your child when they get sick/walk/talk/clap/use the potty/want-you-to-be and can also sometimes be triggered just because you are enjoying yourself and forget to think about them for 3 whole minutes.
Poor RM suffered from an attack of the WMGs last week when her baby girl was feeling poorly and she couldn’t be there to comfort her. Show her some love here
I don’t have a fancy pants badge or anything, and I am not sure if the link thingybob below will even work, but if you want to share a brilliant blog post you have read this week, then just write it up and link to it below.
If you are not a blogger, but still want to share a post, then just pop a link to it in the comments box.
So come on then, tell me what is the best blog post you have read this week?