A (Gratitude!) Log of Great Blogs

I have been a member of the lovely parenting blogging community for about 6 months now.  Although I still feel very much a newbie I am enjoying reading many inspiring and thoughtful posts by more seasoned bloggers.

So I hit upon the idea of putting together a Mindfulness inspired ‘Gratitude Log’ of a small selection of these blogs.


In no particular order then….

  1.  I very much appreciate all the hard work that the hosts of the following ‘linkys’ put into making them such a success. I try to participate in these as regularly as my ‘juggling act’ of Mummy/Teacher/Blogger/Wife allows.

I know that there are other great linkys out there, it’s just I feel loyal to these guys and can’t really fit many more into my life at the moment!  I am so grateful for all the valuable comments that other bloggers from the linkys take the time to make too and it’s lovely when there’s a badge thrown in with any kind words too (like these two that I picked up for this post).

Diary of an imperfect mum
My Random Musings

2.  It’s also really lovely to be given the chance to have a post read by readers who don’t usually visit the blog.   Recently I was lucky enough to guest blog for Zoe at www.petitepudding.com in her Newbie Blogger’s Showcase (read the post here) and have also taken part in Lynne at New Mummy Blog’s series called Mummy in Business.  (interview available here).  I was also extremely touched by the kindness oTwo Tiny Handsf the blogger The Mum Reviews when she wrote such warm comments about my writing style and explanation of Mindfulness in her #BlogToast post a couple of weeks ago.  Similarly when Karen of Two Tiny Hands bestowed on me her fab Brand New Day Badge  for this post  it meant a lot as I really respect her views and the great blog documenting the fun her family enjoy (lots of the time outdoors!).  Although A Brand New Day is no more, I regularly join her re-loved #FamilyFun linky.  I’ve very much appreciated all the love that my #ThoughtsAreNotFacts post has been getting recently.  It was the featured post on #AnythingGoes and also on #GlobalBlogging with Meagan from The Mum Project and One Messy Mama.  The post also picked up a #FamilyFun featured badge from Karen at Two Tiny Hands too!

One Messy MamaTwo Tiny Hands


It was great to write for Mummy’s Gin Fund too as well as feature in Debbie’s from My Random Musing’s  Spotlight post.


3.  I am also full of gratitude for those blogs that help me when I am having a nightmare parenting day.  Pearls of parenting wisdom don’t come much better than from Kate Orson.  Her  approach to dealing with children fits in very well with the mindful style of parenting and her timely reminders that tantrums and tears are all a natural part of our childrens’ development give me the reassurance that I need.

4.  On a different note it’s great to have stumbled across the superbly written ‘What My Fridge Says’.  The posts are highly original, reflective and our lovely (and as far as I can work out anonymous) writer comes across as a a very self-aware and genuine lady.  Oh and this blogger has a penchant for all things mindful, as well as being a teacher too.  What’s not to like?

mindfulness words

5.  Talking of Mindful Bloggers I’ve really enjoyed reading other blogs by people who have written positively about their experiences with Mindfulness too.  Charlotte at PetiteWords is one such blogger who writes an uplifting blog full of sensible advice to keep us on a positive path. Liz at Parenting Calm also blogs beautifully about Mindfulness and family life and Rachel Hawkins who keeps the blog ourrachblogs.com is an advocate of Mindfulness, writing frank and thought-provoking posts about a number of topics including mental health.

So there you go, some of the blogs that I am very grateful to have come across during my short time maintaining my own little bit of the internet.

I’d love to hear who you would add to your own (Gratitude) Log of Great Blogs.

Please feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments section below. xx

A Mum Track MindPetite Pudding


  1. September 17, 2016 / 12:49 am

    Thank you so much for joining in #ablogginggoodtime we really appreciate our regular joiners and I always love reading your very well put together and always thought provoking posts. ❤️

    • September 18, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      It’s a pleasure – I wish I could join more… I am hoping to get on top of things again soon once the mad rush of the start of term has passed. Hope all is well. xx

  2. alisonlonghurst
    September 17, 2016 / 9:47 am

    What a great post. I love the blogging community that I never even knew existed before I started blogging. It’s so important to share the blog love and I enjoyed reading about your recommendations and successes. Keep up the good work! Alison x #fortheloveofblog

    • September 18, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Ah thanks so much Alison. I know it’s such a lovely community – one that I’m pleased to have discovered. xx

  3. September 17, 2016 / 9:55 am

    What my fridge says and ourrachblogs are two of my favourites too. It’s so great to have discovere fall of these fab women through blogging #fortheloveofblog

    • September 18, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Yep – they are great aren’t they. I have to say I could have easily have included your blog too btw. xx

      • September 18, 2016 / 10:28 pm

        Ah thank you , very nice of you to say

  4. September 17, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Such a great idea to write this post! That is pure #bloglove, well done! Off to share so more people can read it #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. aliduke79hotmailcom
    September 17, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    I think this is a lovely list. I find it great to find blogs/linkys I love and share them. It opens you up to new friends, great advice and a wonderful read x

    • September 18, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much for commenting. xx

  6. September 18, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    This is so positive, love it. #fortheloveofBLOG

  7. September 18, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I really am super grateful to be included, it’s always a wonderful feeling when people say they like your blog, but even more to know I’m inspiring even an inch of positivity! Thank you!

    • September 19, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      No probs – really do love your blog xx

  8. mackenzieglanville
    September 19, 2016 / 2:40 am

    So lovely of you to shout out these amazing blogs and link up’s I agree there are some great ones here! I am a huge fan of mindfulness it really helps me with anxiety #eatsleepblogRT

    • September 19, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Ah thank you and so pleased to find another fab blogger who champions mindfulness. xx

    • September 19, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      No worries – you work so hard at the blog and write such great posts. xx

  9. September 20, 2016 / 8:38 am

    What an awesome list 🙂 I’m a huge fan of mindfulness and practicing gratitude – both really help me manage anxiety xx Thanks for sharing #eatsleepblogRT

  10. September 23, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    A lovely post and thank you very much for the mention! #Eatsleepblogrt

    • September 25, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      No problem – I love your linky but more importantly love your blog posts too – they are always such quality pieces. xx

  11. October 3, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    How have I not commented on this? I saw the word ‘gratitude’ and I was in…then I saw a mention of my blog and was overcome. Thank you and ten thousand humble blessings back to you. #eatsleepblogrt

    • October 4, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Hee hee – don’t worry – I was sure you had!! Pleased it was a welcome inclusion – you know I love your blog x

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