Hola #ItsOK parent bloggers!

Welcome to Week 19 of the #ItsOK Linky. Week 19?? How the hell has that happened so quickly?

How’s your week been? Did you survive World Book Day? None of my three had to do it, so I dodged that bullet. Feeling smug about it too – until next year.

And I’m pleased to say everyone is finally better and has been back on good form this week. Thank God I’ve got the sicky smell out of my house.

Pre schooler and twins for the #ItsOK linky

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.

I hosted the Linky last week and have chosen Daydreams of a Mum’s post Our Last World Book Day Well done, Kelly! You can grab your badge here.

 

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.

Thomas eating fish fingers whilst mum drinks a glass of wineMakeshift playpen using the sofa

It’s okay to pour yourself a glass of wine during the kids’ tea time because you’ve had a tough day, it’s okay to not bother tidying up all the toys every night because you can’t be arsed and know they’ll be strewn across the floor first thing tomorrow anyway. And it’s okay to create a makeshift playpen with your settee when your twins are driving you insane with their climbing (ironically they can climb onto the dining table for a walk, but not out of this!).

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.) Kate 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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