This being the summer and all, the Best of British Mummy (and Daddy) Blogging Carnival has got out its passport, packed its bags with suntan lotion, a very flattering swimsuit, the odd sarong and some glamorous strappy sandals and gone abroad. Not to the most obvious of holiday destinations, admittedly, but welcome to Bosnia. We’re sitting on the terrace, sipping a chilled white wine (some brave souls might be sampling the local slivovica or plum brandy but it is too strong for me) and chitchatting about the best tales of parenthood told on Mummy and Daddy blogs over the last month.
Grab a glass, get into the holiday spirit and let us begin:
To make us laugh, cry, sigh and nod our heads in empathy we have:
Perfectly Happy Mum writes a letter to her old boss in which she describes her feelings about his attitude towards her during her pregnancy and return to work post baby.
Yummy Mammy has a set back in court which breaks her heart. You should all read this post, it will make you think and causes much discussion on the terrace as people try to work out what we can do to help.
Four Down Mum to Go (mother to FOUR boys, how does she make it throught the day, let alone write a blog?) writes a wonderful post about how she feels about the love between a mother and her boys in Love Is...
Half Mum Half Biscuit isn't sure about meeting her exes new girlfriend in Isn't the Mind Weird?
Maternal Tales claiming that this will be the last ever poo story in Poo Stories RIP. We do hope not.
Battling with Sanity also recounts a poo based story in curls and crying and as mother of a recently potty trained toddler, I feel her pain
Sticking on the poo story tack (and fortuitously following on from my last post) is Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy?, whose husband requires a long receipt...
Mummy Do That isn't quite at the poo story stage of potty training yet, but can't believe that it might be that time already
Sandy Calico has quite a day travelling the full spectrum of mummy emotions (don’t worry, Sandy, the terrace is nodding in agreement, we have all been there) before singing live at a gig (the terrace is extremely impressed, few of us have been there!)
Being a Mummy has a VERY long afternoon as a very cherished possession has an unexpected adventure in The Longest Ten Minutes of My Life
Lush Wife has an afternoon of freedom and a freebie lunch with a new breed of journalists which differed somewhat to the freebie lunches when she was a ‘mere hackette’ in Don't Know They're Born
The Potty Diaries are featured in The Times Alpha Mummy site, but her husbands eye is caught by other things in Love and Marriage
A Modern Mother peruses the sights of the Henley Royal Regatta, a post to make any stressed mummy sit back and smile in Whatever Rows Your Boat
MammaPo is so proud of her daughter who demonstrates such character in her sports day in Sack Queen
Wife of Bold has also been cheering on her daughter at her sports day, reminding her competitive husband that it is not about the winning
Supply and Demands wonders why any of us adults would put ourselves through the competitive misery of sports day 30 years after we last HAD to do it
ClareyBabbling has quite a surprise at the vets in Balls!
Tattie Weasle has a novel idea for getting her boys to share in Are You a Saint Mummy (or why I will never be canonised).
Little Garden Helpers have been busy planting seeds with the help of Garden Cow
The New Mummy discovers all those moments that her baby thinks she is an Evil Mummy (and this mummy would add that the Evil Mummy moments only get more frequent as they get older, and mine are nowhere near teenagers yet!)
It's a small world after all have got the travelling bug, and learn a short history lesson from their trip to the Tower of London - much of which they would like to teach Boris!
Cafe Bebe is enjoying funny cuddles with her little girl
Yummy Mummy Tips has a very blonde day in Amsterdam airport
The To Do list of the Dulwich Divorcee remains frighteningly long, we just hope the teachers make it through in one piece.
Jo Beaufoix is getting rid of some steam with a word or two about Psychopaths and Solicitors
Dancin Fairy is just wondering what is actually needed by a new Mummy in Because My Last Request Worked So Well and is deep in conversation with Grown KTP, who tries to give some ideas in her Best and Worst of Baby Products post
The terrace is absolutely full now, sadly, we only have space for 25 and we've already packed more in than that. I hope that the people who couldn't make it are not too disappointed.
The evening draws to a close. All that remains is to clean up the debris and to make a date for the next one. Rebel Mother is up for the hosting challenge on 21st July. If you want an invite send her a link to your best post at rebelmother (at) googlemail (dot) com. I'm looking forward to it already.