Linky Lovin' Friday {24th October 2014} // Blogging

It's Friday again and you know what that means folks! Time for me to share some of the bits and pieces I've enjoyed reading around the interwebs this week. It's just a super quick one as I have been crazy busy looking after a teething small toddler and toilet-training big toddler. I'm not sure which is worse to be honest as both are an absolute nightmare! If you've got any tips on how to entice a reluctant toddler to poo on the toilet I am all ears!

We've most definitely hit that time of year when everyone is starting to think about the C-word (Christmas you dirty buggers!) and all the end of year merriment is ramping up. I'm pretty sure I've we've only got one weekend of the year left that isn't booked solid so it's going to make for an interesting and dun couple of months!

I've still got a couple of openings for family photo shoots if you're in Sydney and want a few new nice photos to give to family for Christmas. If you're keen, or you know someone who might be, please send them my way or shoot me an email to

And now, on to the linky lovin'...

Sydney Mum risks possibility of third son by The Thud

I know a woman with five boys (and when I say “a woman”, I mean my cousin, but again, anonymity). People speak about “She Who Must Not Be Named” in hushed, incredulous voices, for fear Lord Voldemort himself will strike them down with a terminal case of willies.
I loved this post by Lauren at The Thud. I'd not read Lauren's blog before someone shared this post of hers on Facebook, but I plan to head back and read more after this. Zee was barely born before we had people asking us if we would be trying our luck a third time to get a boy. Ah no. If we ever decide to go back for more it will be because we want a baby, not a boy.

When people read what you write by Tamsin at Kiki & Tea

These conversations are often harder to have than writing and publishing the piece. It's easy to bare your innermost thoughts to strangers, it's far harder to open your mind to your friends. To have someone look into your eyes as you confess these things.
Why is that?
I could totally relate to this piece by Tamisn. It's always slightly weird to have someone I know personally well mention to me that they've read my blog or something in particular that I've written here. I mean, I know a lot of my friends and family read the blog, but it's in kind of an abstract way, if you know what I mean. And despite the fact that it's absolutely lovely to know that they are reading it, it's sorta weird and awkward at the same time, as I always feel much more comfortable discussing certain things in words on my screen with you, than in person, face to face.

Image stolen form the post linked below...

Why your husband isn't doing you any favours by watching the kids by A Mother Far From Home

Because my husband is every bit as responsible for our children as I am. He’s not doing me a favor by watching our kids, he’s simply fulfilling his role as a father.
I remember having this kind of conversation with my good friend Kel once, when Punky and her A were still quite young, about the fact that it shouldn't feel like the father of our children is doing some kind of good thing by looking after their children, they are just doing their job, the same way we are. This is a great post, and if you've ever felt like your partner is doing you a favour by looking after the kids while you go out, or someone has said how nice it is for them to be doing that for you, remember this post and the fact that it's not a favour, the kids are just as much their responsibility as they are yours.

Is it time to get over ourselves? By Emily at Have a Laugh on Me

NEWSFLASH: It’s not always about you so get over yourself!
LOVE this post by Emily (and I apologise now Em that I haven't had a chance to get over and leave a comment. Yet!). It's so damn true. I know I have been guilty in the past of doing this exact thing, but I have been slowly learning to indeed get over myself and learn this most valuable of lessons.

Now that you have your weekend reading list, go have a squiz at these lovely ladies words and come back and tell me which ones you've enjoyed, and if you too find it weird when people in offline life talk to you about something they've read on your blog.


Kylie Purtell said…
I find it so weird to know that people read my blog! My psychiatrist reads it, and she mentioned something on it weird. Like you, I am much more comfortable spilling everything in writing than speaking. It was one of the hardest things actually when I did the radio interview.
Kylie Purtell said…
Looks like an interesting round up here - love my blog reading with a good cup of tea X
Kylie Purtell said…
Awesome wrap us as usual. You Friday posts take me sooo long to read because I can't help but just click on all those teasers and read the posts for myself. I'm really for a cuppa now xx
Kylie Purtell said…
Isn't it funny- people reading my blog, I know it happens, but omg you want to discuss it? I never feel at ease! When I went on television a couple of years back it was the same- everyone wanted to talk about it but me! I can't even watch it back without cringing even though I did fine!
Kylie Purtell said…
Love post by Em, actually I love all her posts. Will have to go and read the others too! I was at playgroup yesterday and one of the mums was telling me how much my post affected her (positively) and that she was jumping up and down saying 'yes, yes' like she could have written it. That felt great, that's my goal when I write!
Kylie Purtell said…
Thanks for the shout out gorg and I'm SO excited you are doing Xmas photos, you must be in your element!! xx
Kylie Purtell said…
They are all great posts, they must be as I don't get to read many posts these days and I managed to come across all of them this week! Your photography is so beautiful, I wish I was nearby to take advantage of you! Sending lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way, may the teeth come through smoothly
Kylie Purtell said…
I loved the post on the thud. She has exactly the same sense of sarcastic humour as I do!
Kylie Purtell said…
Great round up. I'm particularly lovin' Em's this week x
Kylie Purtell said…
Loved a Mother Far From Home's post. She totally nails it. Have started following her on FB too. Thanks for the recommendation!
Kylie Purtell said…
OH yeah I totally freak out when someone I know starts a conversation about what we are doing, and then I realise that they must have been reading my blog!!!
My hubby used to tell me "Oh I made Dinner and no-one thanked me" or "Oh I washed up and no one said thanks" - I just looked at look was all it took!! Like when does anyone say "Thanks" for all the house work that I do!!!
OH and yeah I have had five boys, you have no idea the things people say to me about having only sons and no girls :)

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