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#ItsOK bloggers linky – Week 16

Hey there you lovely bunch of parent bloggers!

Welcome to Week 16 of the #ItsOK Linky.

How’s your week been?

We’ve had some amazing sunshine this week – what every stay at home mum wants so they can actually get outside rather than be confined to hideous soft play centres or ‘rainy day’ places. And it’s totally okay to let your child have ice cream in February, right? Especially when you know all they really want is the cone and that you’ll be forced to finish the ice cream.

Last week we had puking twins, this week we have twins full of snot and dribble. I swear they just pass the germs backwards and forwards between each other. And why is it always the really snotty one who wants a cuddle just as you’re dressed up to go out early on a girls’ night?

ice cream in February for the #ItsOK bloggers linkySnotty twin wants a cuddle when mum is dressed up

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 had the pleasure of hosting the Linky last week and thought there were some fab posts. I’ve chosen chose the fabulous Me, Them and The Others with her post 8 Reasons I’m Not Temperamentally Suited To Parenting Young Children. I read it whilst nodding my head and agreeing. A lot. Congratulations Josie, you can grab your badge here. And thank you for sharing – we all 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 postTwins eating stones at Saltram








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 prefers to eat gravel than the lovingly prepared and healthy pinwheels you’ve made.

And it’s totally okay that your twins spend half their time at home walking around with woolly hats and wellies on. Pick your battles and all that.

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.

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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.) Jacqui 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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