Well hello there you lovely bunch of linky lovers, how the devil are you?

Welcome to Week 17 of the #ItsOK Linky.

How’s your week been? Did you have half term or are you enduring that this week?

Ours was last week, so lots of trips out, the usual tantrums when the twins wanted out of the buggy, and some too-late-in-the-day car naps which basically resulted in everybody wanting to cling to me just at the time I needed to make dinner.

But I did get to go to the hairdressers so all was not lost!

twins at Pennywell for the #ItsOK linky break at the hairdressers for the #ItsOK linky post

I was rejoicing the return of pre-school by Monday morning, after my three year old turned into a devil child over the weekend. Only to get a phone call that he’d been sick everywhere and that he couldn’t go back for the next 48 hours (that’s his entire week at pre-school). FFS I totally jinxed it!

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, Nicole from Tales from Mamaville, and Jacqui from One Messy Mama.

Jacqui hosted the Linky last week and has chosen chose the brilliant Dad’s Delicious Dinners’ post The Day Bingo Came Round For Tea Congratulations Ian, it was hilarious! Grab your badge here, and thank you for sharing.

 

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.

Danger nap for the #ItsOK linky postTwin Two liking to eat sand for the linky post

It’s okay to let your three year old have a danger nap so you can get stuff done, even though you know it’ll bugger up bedtime. And it’s okay that your 20 month old twin, who last week developed a taste for gravel, has now decided he likes sand too.

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, @momof2lgs and @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.) Nicole 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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