Today I’m hosting a carnival!
Come along for the ride and perhaps for the read of your life.
TaDa! Presenting the Digital Parents Blog Carnival where you’ll find a bounty of beautiful blogs.
Topics and content range from; funny, sad, thoughtful, helpful, ingenious, curious, and thought provoking pieces … you name it … I’ll eat my floppy summer hat if some of these 32 writers don’t enchant you enough to become a regular reader.
So without further ado. 32 blog posts for your enjoyment – why not pick some to read over a cup of coffee and put your feet up for a while?
Please share, won’t you? Twitter, Facebook or whatever your social media of fancy is – after all, sharing makes the blogging world go round.
First up, although I’m not normally one to put my hand up, I think its customary in the blog carnival to put the hostess’s post first. So here we go – my most, just-a-little-bit-exciting post from November.
Bupa Blog Influencer Awards by Me 😉 Jo
Just when I was feeling down in the blogging doldrums and on the brink of giving up, a blogging genie waved a magic wand. I hope this post might spur others on to just keeping on, just putting one word in front of the other, day after day, week after week, because magic and miracles do happen. I’m still pinching myself – for out of the blue Lifestyle Fifty was awarded the Healthy Lifestyle and Fitness Award at the Bupa Awards ceremony in Sydney recently. Here’s a wrap of the Hollywood-syle day, and details of all the other fantastic blogs and category winners too. There was a very worthy overall winner – check her out, won’t you (no it wasn’t me) – and the People’s choice award went to … well, read on to find out!
In no particular order, November’s, awesome Digital Parents.
My Study Makeover by Leanne
Since starting Lime & Mortar I spend a lot more time in my study. I decided to make it more ‘me’ and give it a bit of a make over. I now love my work space and feel more inspired. Follow on Facebook
Have A Laugh On Me
Blogging shouldn’t be a popularity contest! by Emily
To everyone on the cusp of giving up blogging, please don’t, your voice is important. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
My Cool Down Mat by Amy
Like mother, like daughter! How a calming technique we used for my feisty 2 year old is now helping me stay calm and connected in the middle of raising three children.
Yoga Meets Motherhood by Leonie
Yoga has incredible benefits for mothers and is so much more than doing downward dog. Yoga teaches mothers how to relax, slow down, live with intention, gratitude acceptance and place. (Leonie is a loving mother, passionate yoga and mindfulness teacher and author. Leonie is the founder of www.yogamamata.com. Yoga Mamata teaches mums how to mother in the moment, children kindness and resilience and keeps families connected.) Leonie is the author of “Mother Om – Connect with yourself and your children in one mindful moment a day”.
My daughter demonstrates the dangers of heavy/padded/bulky clothing like coats/jackets/snow-suits etc. and why you should never use them *under* the car seat harness. We also demonstrate a safe way to keep the kids warm in the car. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
The danger of filling a void in your life with social media and online. Follow on Twitter
Food Glorious Friendly Food
Fudgey Muscat Cake and my new book! by Karen
An amazingly decadent cake, perfect for impressing your guests, WITHOUT any gluten, dairy, refined sugar or additives! Plus, find out about my new book, ‘Friendly Food for Chocoholics’. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Ways to Cope With a Clingy Toddler by Jodie
Offering a very clear description on the cervix, and a link to a website which gives real life photos of a cervix during a woman’s full cycle. A little bit of humour. Follow on Facebook
Don’t Hold Back Your Breastfeeding by Ana
Latest breaking the internet stunts goes to show breastfeeding in public is still ‘controversial’. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Is 40 the new 30? Here’s one way to find out by Pam
We did…I think….HELL, I can’t remember!’ follow on Facebook
The Climbing Tree
Using Pinterest As a Birthday Wishlist by Talia
Check out this unique and easy way to use Pinterest! Make your own birthday or Christmas wishlists in a way to that’s easy to share with others! Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Parenting The Boss
Mommy’s coming…The Three Stages by Emilia
Our son’s reactions change with age. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Mums on The Go
Ten Pram Friendly Walks – Melbourne by Linda
My aim is to make it easier for more Mums to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine even with a baby or toddler in tow. Here are 10 great stroller friendly walks in Melbourne! Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Miss 5’s Frozen Party by Shannon
Being an Aboriginal father in prison by Graeme
“Even though we’re criminals we’re still humans and still have families. We know how to show affection” (an Aboriginal dad in jail). Some reflections from fathering workshop in prison. Follow on Twitter
Easy Peasy Elf on the Shelf Ideas by Caitlin
Stripped bare: Tracey Spicer by Anna
Australian TV journalist and news anchor, Tracey Spicer has done a brave and beautiful thing – she sent a message to her own daughter and every young girl around Australia that it is OK to lose the make-up mask and be OK with who you are. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
I simple recipe for one of the most delicious cakes I have ever made. Follow on Facebook
A Christmassy take on cinnamon scrolls that won’t disappoint! these are so yummy they barely made it into a tupperware container! Follow on Facebook
Be Happy Go Lovely
3 Things I’ve Learned from Becoming a Mother by Jess
Motherhood has been, more or less, a massive life change for me but my beautiful son has taught me some valuable life lessons. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Because I Fucking Said by Emily
You’ve read Go The Fuck To Sleep, and you might have even read the latest release, You Have To Fucking Eat. Here’s my contribution to the real-life-parenting-in-the-trenches illustrated book series: Because I Fucking Said. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Dear mums at the park by Nicky
Big Kid Little Kid
An interview with children’s author Mem Fox on the storyies behind her famous books Possum Magic and Green Sheep, and her thoughts on why you should read to your kids every night. Follow on Twitter and Facebook
Are you looking to try something new, something different!? With Filipino food seeming to be the least explored Asian cuisine here in Australia, I visit the newly opened GJ’s Grill in Melbourne for some Filipino favorites!
Dadinating the Countryside
Work life balance (or imbalance) by Seamus
Parenting is hard. Being away is also hard. Yep. It’s hard…. And my son can be a right royal little….
Come to our family farm and let mum and I share our ideas for creating and styling a very Australian Christmas.
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So that’s it! I think you’ll agree, what a wonderful bunch of bloggers are featured this month. I hope you’ve found a few posts that you’ve really enjoyed or you’ve had a laugh or learnt something. Don’t forget to share this post on Facebook or Twitter, so that others can get to know some new bloggers too.
Thank you for reading and sharing 🙂
Until next time,