Friday, May 2, 2014

One Year and Beyond - A Toddler Series Blogger Linkup



Hello fellow mamas!  I'm so excited to be a part of a fun new link-up that begins next week, designed specifically for mamas of toddlers.  Toddlers are wonderful and bizarre little creatures. They can be so sweet and brilliant, yet they are also full of such drama and explosive fits of passion that they can drive any parent to wonder what happened to their sweet little baby.  The unexplained meltdowns, the public tantrums, the pickiness and food fights, the struggle for independence, the nightly bedtime battles --- all rites of passage during this fun and challenging stage.

Starting next week, a group of 10 mama-of-toddler-bloggers will be hosting a "One Year and Beyond" linkup.  Each week we will discuss a different topic, relevant to being a being a mom/blogger and having a toddler.  The topics are great and range from how to deal with meltdowns to how to find time to blog (see below for full list).  No one is claiming to be an expert or have all the answers (or else she'd have already written a book and would be famous and wildly rich), we are just sharing our experiences and what has (and has not) worked for us.  Some of these mamas are pretty impressive and have great insightful knowledge.  My posts will probably be more of a "what not to do" than anything with lots of photographic evidence of how rotten my toddler is, but I hope you'll enjoy reading along.  

And if you're interested in any of the topics, I encourage you to blog about your experiences along with us and link up.  The more the merrier!  You don't have to have the answers either (but if you do, please share) - we'd just like you to share your story.  The topics and dates are all listed below.  You can link up once or every week.  Get out your blogging calendars and write these down!  We'd love to have you! 

Here are the hostesses:

From Here to EternityWords About Waverly
my delicious adventure Photobucket
My Delicious Adventure                  The Life Of Faith
Running From The LawThe Olive Tree
Running From The Law             The Olive Tree          
  



May 8:         Taming the toddler temper tantrums
May 15:       Weaning from breastfeeding or from formula to cow’s milk 
May 22:       Dealing with "Mommy Guilt"
May 29:       When people share their opinions and how to lovingly handle it
June 5:         Traveling with your toddler
June 12:       How to get your toddler to eat their veggies…or any food at all
June 19:       How to make time to blog in the busyness of motherhood
June 26:       Bedtime battles (nap or bedtime)

Aren't these topics great?!  I'm so excited to read what everyone else has to say about them.  I'm hoping to learn a TON during this series.  I hope you'll join us!

The Not Quite Military Wife: One Year And Beyond
Which topic are you most interested in?

12 comments:

  1. this looks SO cute and fun!! such an awesome group of gals you guys have put together!! can't wait!! !

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  2. can't wait to see what you guys have put together! Hope to chime in a few times along the way too! Looking forward for tips on tantrums and finding time to blog (or time to do anything ugh!)!

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  3. This will be great, can't wait to read!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I can't wait to get to know all you great mamas better! I'm excited to be doing this link up with you!

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  5. This makes me want to start blogging again! Love the idea and can't wait to read everyone's posts!

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  6. This looks like it'll be a great series! I'm especially anxious to read about travelling with a toddler, as we're going to attempt a 5-hour flight in August to San Diego - yikes!

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  7. I CANNOT WAIT for this! I could give advice and use advice on all of these topics! Can't wait for the series to start!

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  8. So excited about this!! I can't wait to share what I have learned and also to see what others have to say!! What a great link up idea!!

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  9. yessss to all of these! i will have to think about if i am doing anything halfway well that i can write about too...ha.

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  10. love this!! looking forward to hear all your advice!

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  11. Such a great idea, I love it!

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