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#ItsOK bloggers linky – Week 35

Hello and welcome to Week 35 of the #ItsOK Bloggers Linky!

How has your week been?

I’ve had a good one. I FINALLY managed to take the Twins for their first ever swimming lesson. First time round my eldest was in the pool for lessons from the age of 12 weeks, but typical second (and third) baby syndrome, plus them being twins has meant I’ve not had enough hands until now (thanks, Grandad) to take them. Although Twin Two doesn’t look too impressed, does he?

Twins ready for their first swimming lesson
First swimming lesson: Twin Two can’t contain his excitement.

The other exciting thing I’ve done this week is go to the BlogOn blogging conference in Bracknell. I had a great time! Not only did I learn a bit, I got to meet IN REAL LIFE some lovely bloggers I chat to online – and even take part in this linky – Josie From Me, Them and The Others, and Kirsty from Navigating Baby, as well as my old blogging/drinking buddy Anna from Twins and Travels.

Bloggers have a drink at a blogging conference
Me with fellow bloggers and drinking buddies Anna, Josie and Kirsty. Although Josie appears to be missing a drink?

Oh, and did I mention I got to meet the fabulous Brummymummyof2? My favourite blogger! Not that I was starstruck or anything. I promise I didn’t act like a stalker or anything. But hey, #itsok, right?

I’m still after your votes (if you’ve not been so kind and voted already) for the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019. I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Readers’ Choice category which is pretty bloody cool, so if you fancy doing me a favour and voting for me, you can do so here in this post. Thank you!

Anyway, let’s get down to it. Thanks for joining us again at the #ItsOk Bloggers Linky if you’re one of our regular bloggers. If any of you are newbies – welcome, and if you have no idea what you’re doing, you’re in good company with me.

We’re looking forward to reading your posts, but remember to keep them on-topic. Real life parenting stuff only please. No reviews, no crafts, no non-parenting waffle!

#ItsOK linky hosts

#ItsOK 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. Although Kate is currently taking some time off but will be back soon. Woop woop!

Carly hosted the linky last week and has chosen The Penniless Parent ‘s post Life and Family Separation 1 Year After the Break Up. Well done, Sarah! You can grab your featured blogger badge here:

Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

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. Just do what you need to do to get through the day – and if that means cracking open the wine during the kids’ teatime at 5pm, then so be it!


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!

Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

3.) Make sure to comment on the host’s post, the post before yours, and one of your choice. We’ve noticed a lot of people aren’t doing this, and that’s pretty crappy.

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

Share the #ItsOk linky love

5.) Tweet us (@twinstantrums @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.


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, and we’ll delete anything non-parent related. We’re all about Mum (and Dad) life, warts and all.

Even I can follow these rules, so it can’t be that difficult! (Although getting my bloody badge to work is another thing entirely…) 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!

Update: This linky is now closed.

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