This week I had my integrity as a mother called into question. I see no other way to read the silly stitch-up that iMeanytown published after I said no to them republishing my post about yelling. I was so fucking angry I swore in international blogland. Whoops, I did it again.
I welcome opinions that differ from my own, in fact, I thrive on them. I get that we are all different and I sincerely believe that it takes all kinds of parents to raise a good world. I’m not a black and white person. I do judge (I’m human, we all judge, move along), but I don’t take sides. I like to hear what other people think, what other people do, what other people dream about and I try to keep an open mind at all times.
But what iMeanytown did wasn’t right. What they did was throw a grenade into the trenches where the motherhood are just battling to keep the home fires burning while the hits keep coming (I do like a very long, very mixed metaphor). We don’t deserve to have our personal stories served up as click-bait with a side order of nasty-pastie. I was so grateful that so many horrified bloggers and so many outraged mums came in to fight the good fight with me. Always so grateful to be supported from all sides when we’re bunkered in those grubby old trenches. Because of you, I actually smiled through the lot.
And, don’t worry, I got the last shot in, and we won the war. See, the next day I served up some chorizo nibbles on my blog. Nibbles. Because that’s the kind of controversial, hard hitting blogger I am.
Reading – Eat. Nourish. Glow by Amelia Freer which was randomly sent to me by Harper Collins this week (thank you Harper Collins). It’s pretty much the most sensible ‘nourish from within’ book I’ve ever read (and I’ve actually read a few!).
Writing – about how important our everyday rituals are.
Making – cool-fun story stones with my (allegedly traumatised) children.
Wishing – that it wasn’t all about the clicks. What is the world coming to!?
Loving – another fantastic piece by the thoughtful Helen King: Are your belief’s values or just hobbies? Helen always brings me clarity.
Wondering – what to make for dinner. Yawn.
This week’s guest hostie is the immensely talented Kim from Land of Zonkt. You will love Kim’s fabtastic food, her style and her clever Mini-Masterpieces (BTW, this was Kim’s amazing work here), but mostly you will love her warmth and her grace. This woman is a darling. Pop on over and say hi.
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