Welcome to Week 8 of the #ItsOK Linky – we are READY FOR YOU!

If you’re a regular #ItsOKer, hello again and thanks for joining us. If you’re a newbie – it’s great to have you onboard!

Myself and my amazeballs co-hosts (Kate from The Mum Conundrum, Carly from Mom of Two Little Girls, and Nicole from Tales from Mamaville) loved reading all your posts from last week.

So how has everyone’s week been? Mine has been a looooong one. I’m still poorly, (although luckily getting better) so was finally bullied into going to the doctor by my Other Half and Mum. I’ve had to have a chest x-ray and blood tests, and obviously my husband has googled all sorts of things to discover I only have days left to live. Luckily that was at least 6 days ago and I’m still here. Funny that!

Helen Copson chest x ray

And to top it off, ironically as I was rushing out the door to the docs, I slipped on some gravel on my driveway, landed on a sharp stone, and took a massive chunk out of my knee. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much of my own blood (I must have looked away during childbirth!). But f*ck me, it’s been SO painful, I could hardly walk for two days and now 8 days on, I still can’t kneel down. Which is really bloody helpful when you have 17 month old twins and spend literally half your life on your knees.

But on a lighter note, before you all bugger off out of boredom, highlights have been watching my twins playing peekaboo behind a wardrobe (proper cute) and finally catching up on the holiday washing. I mean, if an empty laundry basket doesn’t deserve a mention and pic, I don’t know what does…

twins peekabooempty washing basket

Anyway, enough drivel from me.

Onto the linky! 

I was the lucky one hosting the linky last week and thought there were some fantastic posts. But hands down the best for me (and my fellow co-hosts in fact) was Letting Go Of What I Can’t Do With My Children by Life of an Ambitious Turtle. If you’ve not read it, you really must. It’s a beautiful piece of writing, so thank you, you are our Featured Blogger – you can grab your badge here!

The #ItsOK Linky


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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.

It’s okay to stick all three children in front of the TV for half an hour when you’re feeling poorly, it’s okay to bribe your three year old with Haribo to make it round the supermarket, and it’s totally okay to only tidy up your playroom once a week. I mean, that’s the whole point of a playroom, isn’t it?

twins, toddler, tv

The rules

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!!

The #ItsOK Linky


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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. 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.) 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 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!

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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