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#ItsOK Linky – Week 14

Well hello there parent bloggers, how are you all?

Welcome to Week 14 of the #ItsOK Linky.

How’s your week been?

Have you had snow? Tell me you’ve had snow! We’ve, er, NOT had snow – unless you count a light dusting that didn’t settle then turned into sludge. So no snowman in my garden this week. Gutted. But I’ve enjoyed looking at pictures from what seems like EVERYONE else in the entire UK enjoying the white stuff.

Anyway, thank you for joining us again if you’re one of our regular bloggers. If any of you are newbie parent bloggers – welcome, and if you have no idea what you’re doing, you’re in good company with me.

#itsOK linky

Onto the linky! 

My lovely co-hosts are parent bloggers Kate from The Mum Conundrum, Carly from Mom of Two Little Girls, and Nicole from Tales from Mamaville.

The great news this week is that Carly is BACK from taking a short blogging break, and Jacqui from One Messy Mama who has been guest co-hosting, is going to STAY. Hurrah for Jacqui!

Kate hosted the Linky last week and chose the fabulous Daydreams of a Mum with her post A note from a needy mum to my terrific teenagers. Congratulations lovely, you can grab your badge here. And thank you for sharing – I loved it!

Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee


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Hey, ‘It’s okay!’

If you’re a first timer to the linky, find out all about it here. We’re basically saying it’s okay to not be okay sometimes – particularly when it comes to parenting.

Lidl turkey dinosaur and waffles for bloggers linky post

It’s okay to serve up Bernard Matthews’ turkey dinosaurs and waffles at least once (maybe twice?) a week because you know it’s one of the few things guaranteed they’ll eat. And it’s okay that your 19 month old twin likes hiding in the wardrobe to drink his milk.

Parent bloggers write about real life situations such as playdates

It’s perfectly okay to absolutely love a weekend away with your mates and not really miss your kids that much, and it’s totally fine to stick Paw Patrol on three hours into a playdate, so you can hide in the kitchen to eat biscuits and drink HOT coffee with your mate.

The rules

We’re all pretty relaxed here at #ItsOK, but for the linky to work we have a few rules:

1.) You can add ONE of your posts to the link-up – any post you like, as long as it’s on a real life parenting theme and you haven’t posted it on the #ItsOK linky before.  But as parent bloggers, I’m guessing that’s pretty simple.

2.) Before you add your post to the link-up, make sure you pop the linky badge, using the html below, on your post. It’s not as scary as it looks, honest. Even I managed to do it! Copy the code from this page, then open a new browser tab, go to your site and navigate to the post you want to share on your site. Go into ‘edit page’, change the view (in the top right hand corner of the writing area on WordPress) from ‘visual’ to ‘text’.

Scroll to the bottom of the text, and paste the code in there. If you change your view back to ‘visual’ again you’ll see the linky badge in all it’s glory at the bottom of your post. Ta-dah!!

 

Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee


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3.) Make sure to comment on the host’s post, the post before yours, and one of your choice.

4.) The linky will run every Tuesday morning at 7am until Thursday evening at 11.55pm.

Share the love

 

5.) Tweet us (@twinstantrums @TheMumConundrum @MamavilleTales@onemessymama4) with the URL to your post. Make sure you include the hashtag #ItsOK so that we know you’re one of those lovely parent bloggers types and tweet us your linky post, and not just telling us about your random day… Remember this step – if you don’t tweet us, it’s tricky for us to share.

6.) Carly is hosting this week so will comment on all your posts, and they will be retweeted and shared on Facebook. If your post is featured as one of our favourites then you are very welcome to display our lovely ‘#ItsOK Featured Blogger’ badge on your sidebar.

7.) Come and join our lovely Facebook group, and we’ll share your posts on there, as well as on the #ItsOK Facebook page – pop over to like and follow us where we’ll share the best parent blogger posts from each week’s linky too.

8.) Are you on Pinterest? Come on over and follow our #ItsOK board, we’ll share your posts and you can plunder all the super-useful/funny/interesting reads and finds we amass too.

Parent bloggers keeping it real

The #ItsOK linky is all about celebrating real-life parenting. Please link up with posts on this theme ONLY. We’re not too keen on random sponsored posts. We’re all about Mum (and Dad) life, warts and all.

 

Even I can follow these rules, so it can’t be that difficult! Any problems, just give us a shout.

It’s a great way of finding other blogs to read, and realising somehow or other we’re all in the same boat – and #ItsOK!

Happy linking!


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