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:
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!