Hang on a sec, how the hell are we on Week 9 of the #ItsOK Linky already? Time is flying by!
Thanks so much for joining us again. There were some great posts last week. Welcome to those of you who are first-timers too.
Myself and my fab co-hosts (Kate from The Mum Conundrum, Carly from Mom of Two Little Girls, and Nicole from Tales from Mamaville) all loved reading all your posts from last week and are looking forward to more!
So how’s everyone’s week been? Are you into the Christmas spirit? Judging from my social media feeds the whole world seems to have their tree up already apart from me! I’m still debating how the hell to keep two very inquisitive (pain in the arse) 17 month old twins from wrecking it. Cling film could be the way forward!
But I’m not totally bah humbug, honest! We’ve started the trail of Grottos, and already collecting the hilarious “Who the f*ck is this man?” photos. Oh, and I managed to escape for 4.5 hours CHILD-FREE time to have a cheeky festive afternoon tea with my mum mates…
Onto the linky!
Nicole from Tales of Mamaville hosted the linky last week and chose GinGin & Roo‘s post It’s Okay to Make Mistakes! as this week’s Featured Blogger. Congratulations lovely lady, you can grab your badge here!
The #ItsOK Linky
Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML
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.
We’re all pretty laid back 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.
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!!
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. I’m hosting this week so I’ll comment on your post, as well as one of the other hosts, and all four of us will retweet it and share with all our followers.
5.) Tweet us (@twinstantrums @TheMumConundrum @MamavilleTales @momof2lgs ) with the URL to your post. Make sure you include the hashtag #ItsOK so that we know you’re tweeting 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 from The Mum Conundrum 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 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. 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!
Thank you for this awesome piece. I can finally toddler proof my tree and all other Christmas decorations. Great write up. Thanks