I’m hosting the Digital Parents Blog Carnival this month. It’s a showcase of blog posts from around the interwebs from the month of September. I remember linking up with this waay back when I first started blogging and being in awe at the people who could host it. Now here I am hosting it myself!
Tiredness vs Exhaustion: Tiredness is pouring orange juice on your cereal. Exhaustion is eating it anyway. Tales of sleep-deprivation inspired hilarity.
Julia Harris: Saving Mummy
Cheap DIY Cleaning Mixes: Easy DIY spring cleaning mixes! Cheap & no-chemicals!
You can also find Julia on Twitter and Facebook
Sophie: The Mother Load Australia
Save Us From The Selfie – When Innocent Becomes Suggestive: A little post about the modern age artistic phenomenon, the ‘selfie’ and how to approach this subject as a parent of two girls.
Lisa: No excuses
Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine…….:When children are old enough to attend school, life becomes busier, more chaotic and time consuming. Life before school (as a parent) was bliss, carefree and quite frankly easy.
Salz: Salz Dummy Spit
It’s all good in the hood: All about how my hood is all good since the migrate from blogger to wordpress.
Joanne Ibister: Poppies for Me
There’s a vagina in my bath!: Living with boys is not easy…
Emma Fahy Davis: Five Degrees of Chaos
There were five in the bed and the little one said…:Bedtime is like a zoo. I tuck them in around 7pm after dinner, bath and stories, and then we spend the next hour fending off the usual procrastinations before they eventually pass out. Mr Chaos and I take bets on who’ll be in which bed later on when I go in to check on them before I go to bed.
Jacqui Yuan: The Urban Ma
My Weekend Shopping Haul: How to dress a boy! – my designer kids market haul for Baby D 🙂
You can also find Jacqui on Twitter and Facebook
Shelly: Tropical Mum
Wallaby Whisperer: We let the boys wag school to celebrate 10 digits and took them to a wildlife park. I’d been wandering around when I heard a bit of a buzz of conversation. I strolled over to join the others and this is what I saw.
Monique: Your Cheeky Monkey
Bite Sized Finger Foods for Toddlers: I have put together a list of finger food for toddlers who won’t eat purees! Can you add to it?
Lydia C Lee: Where the Wild Things Are
Things I don’t know…:Ten questions pondering the riddles of the Universe…
You can also find Lydia on Twitter
Michelle Weaver: Pinky Poinker
Twenty-Two Reasons Hollywood should make a movie about the Poinkers: An amusing take on how our family of teenagers, parents and pets go about their day mirroring blockbuster movies.
Tara Hart: Gluten Free Hart
Small Wins: Sometimes when the universe is kicking you in the shins it’s good to stop and reflect on the small wins
Becci Sundberg: Becci’s Domestic Bliss
Spring Time Facewasher and Dishcloth: I was very excited to be taking part in a dishcloth swap so I created this one after seeing similar on Pinterest. It’s so bright and pretty
You can also find Becci on Facebook
Tonya: The Crafty Mummy
How to Make a Maid Marion Head Dress: How to create a head dress that is perfect for Maid Marion or any other medieval damsel!
Tanya Beilby: Flood-Proof Mum
Simple Living is Self Improvement: A post about how adopting simple living philosophies has assisted with self improvement and development, particularly in relation to flooding.
You can also find Tanya on Facebook
Alison Hallworth: Talking Frankly
Big Love and Blogging: Behind every successful blogger is love, passion and profanity.
Jody Scott-Greer: Six Little Hearts
Top Baby Buys Every Mum Should Own: My top selection of baby buys I recommend after Mothering 6 children!
You can also find Jody on Facebook
Sally-Ann Brown: Toddlers on Tour
The Spectacle that is FantaSea: The FantaSea Show in Phuket is a performance the entire family (from toddlers and children to grandparents) can enjoy.
Shelley Marsh: Money Mummy
Why Money Is Just As Important As Sex (When Talking To Your Children): We all expect to have the sex talk with our kids, but why don’t we talk about money?
Losing weight is hard to do: The reality of trying to lose weight. Like finishing half a dozen Ferrero Rocher in the middle of Zumba. Still, the Before and After shot looks mighty fine!
Janine Ripper: Reflections from a Redhead
Who loves short shorts?: Whatever happened to sensible hemlines?
Rachel: The Very Inappropriate Blog
I’m not here: In which Maslow helps me with my needs, including bacon, sleep and blogging.
You can also find Rachel on Twitter and Facebook
Lucy: Bake Play Smile
Banana and Raspberry Cake with Passionfruit Cream Cheese Frosting!: This banana cake is a perfect way to use up ripe bananas. The raspberries really give a pop of fresh flavour! Top it all off with some gooey delicious passionfruit cream cheese frosting!
Danya: Danya Banya
DIY Rain Sticks: An easy (and frugal) tutorial for making DIY Rain Sticks with your toddler or preschooler. You can have your very own loungeroom rain dance afterwards!
Carolyn Tate: Champagne Cartel
Taking great photos on your phone: it’s a snap!: Quick and easy tips for using your point and shoot phone to create amazing photos.
Linda Anderson: Mums on the Go
The unexpected emotions about climbing Mount Kinabalu: After preparing physically to climb Mount Kinabalu (Borneo) for 10 weeks I was caught by surprise at the last minute by overwhelming emotions about leaving my children.
Daniela Celegon: Cakes and Capers
Stuffed Artichokes: Want to try something different? Get out of your comfort zone? Why not give these Stuffed Artichokes a go?
Bec: Mumma Tells
Beyond Blood: Father. Dad. Not one and the same. When Father’s Day is about more than blood.
Sam Stone: A Life on Venus
Caught catastrophising….again: Whenever my Hubby is late home from work my mind goes into overdrive and not in a good way.
Emily Toxward: Have a Laugh on Me
The phone call that put things in to perspective at ProBlogger: Perspective is…arriving at ProBlogger pumped and then getting a phone call 15 minutes in to the first session telling me that my dad had had a heart attack.
Heather: Adrian and Heather Cooper
How to Turn Your Life Around Virtually Overnight: YOU can make a substantial difference to the way you live your life and it doesn’t cost a cent, doesn’t take much time, and doesn’t even require any sacrifices.
You can also find Heather on Facebook
Alli: Girl in the PJs
Washing Up: A short, sweet post on how to entertain a toddler.
You can also find Alli on Twitter
Mummy Guilt: Being a mummy is hard – and it’s even harder when we put mummy guilt on ourselves.
You can also find Shari on Twitter
Dani Netherclift: Sand Has No Home
Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning: Referencing Mario Vittone’s article of the same name, this post reinforces what he says with a partial account of my witnessing of the drowning deaths of my father and brother.
Georgia: Parental Parody
A Holiday Full of Firsts: The post where I regale you with the awesomeness that was my recent child-free holiday. Includes bragging about my Bear Grylls style bravery, discovering (and claiming) the next Miss Universe, and how I am apparently HUGE in Korea.
Jo Castro: ZigaZag
Top 15 Amazing Things to do in Broome, North West Australia: Broome in North West Australia is like another country; remote, tropical and unique. It’s surrounded by turquoise sea and rusty outback. Here are 15 Amazing Things to Do.
Johanna Castro: LifestyleFifty
Problogger Event and The Meaning of Life: The 2013 Problogger Event in Queensland Australia was a mine of wisdom and advice for bloggers. But it wasn’t all about blogging. Some of these insightful quotes apply just as meaningfully to life as well. I hope you agree.
Sheridan: Me and My Ready Made Family
Refashion! Swing Shirt by Oobi: Check out this refashion of an Oobi playsuit I did for a friends little girl. I turned it into an adorable swing shirt. (If you haven’t checked out Oobi get onto their online store!!)
You can also find Sheridan on Twitter and Facebook
Dida Sundet: Adventures in Jedi
An open letter to my son from the other side of darkness. How one little person helps keep my depression at bay.
You can also find Dida on Facebook
I hope you enjoy reading the great posts on offer this month. Please feel free to share the post around!