‘D’ is for Ditch the Guilt #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

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‘D’ is for Ditch for the #AtoZChallenge

 

Let’s face it, being a parent is a balancing act.  And never more so than when you’re a working parent.

The million things going around your mind at any one time.

And then… did you feel that?

…there it is again.

That pang of guilt!

Well, ditch it.

Ditch the Guilt now!

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‘C’ is for Complicated Pregnancy #AtoZChallenge

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‘C’ is for Complicated for the #AtoZChallenge

Having experienced a complicated pregnancy and traumatic birth due to acute pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, I wanted to raise awareness of these very serious pregnancy conditions.

The bottom line is that after our little bear entered into our world, I wanted to ‘hellp’ save a life.  Shortly after our little bear was born, I published my ebook ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’ with 50% of sales going to the charity Action on Pre-eclampsia.

Every pregnant woman and their families and friends should know about HELLP syndrome.  It’s a pregnancy condition that can be fatal to both Mum and baby.  As a result of my harrowing journey, I’ve ‘met’ some amazing women through facebook support groups and blogs.

So a virtual ‘high five’ to them.  We are all survivors.  Each and every one of us…

 This post is for ‘C’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

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‘B’ is for Badge #AtoZChallenge

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‘B’ is for badge in the #AtoZChallenge

I take part in a fair few linkys (or link-ups or link parties) on a regular basis.  Call them what you like.  Click on the badge of your choice below to visit the blogs that host the link-ups…

…And why not join in with one or two (starting with mine…)?  It’s a lot of fun 🙂

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 Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

And then the fun began... Those Words She Wrote

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Those Words She Wrote
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‘A’ is for All Sorts of Blogs #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

Last year I made virtual friends with other lovely bloggers and flexed my creative brain.

This year I hope to do the same.  Truth be told, although my 26 posts are written, I’m not entirely sure that they won’t be re-written.  But for now, my AtoZ challenge will be based around the theme of writing, reading and the blogosphere with maybe a bit of parenting thrown in too!

Onward!

Let’s start with…

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A is for All in the #AtoZChallenge

Each week I share my favourite blog reads of the previous week.  You might call it my weekly round-up of AllSortsofBlog.

Here are just a few of my personal favourites of my chosen posts to date:

First, a lovely little poem from Victoria Welton ‘A Journey So Long’.

 “Are we nearly there yet?!…”

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A list from Natalie at Our Parallel Connection to help our non-blogging friends understand what blogging’s all about.  When I started out blogging it didn’t take me long to ‘get it’. And now that I have, I’m addicted!

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A lovely analogy of meditation using a ‘butterfly mind’ from Michelle at Bod for tea.

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Next, Antonia Chitty at 38to39 wrote for a review of a must-read for anyone suffering with depression, whether personally or someone they know…

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And as a previous habitual worrier, these 6 ways to deal with worry are great tips from Heels and Hooves.  I especially like the  one about writing it down.  Seeing as this blog focusses on positivity, this really hit the spot.

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And speaking of being ‘spot-on’ here’s a poem from Tor at Teacuptoria about Women Drivers.  If you’re a woman, you may be able to relate.  If you’re a man, you might learn something…

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“Never let it be said that a stone heart holds no emotion.” ~ Flash Fiction

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Photo copyright – Claire Fuller

The three men were all together with tools, determination and perserverence.

All working to make space for something new.  But something was in the way.

They tried to move ‘The Old Fella’ but he refused.  Though made of stone, he was a stubborn ‘Old Fella’ and the place would always be his home; would always be in his heart.

“Never let it be said that a stone heart holds no emotion,” he muttered at the burly men as they gave up, downed tools and headed home for the day.  This building project would have to wait…

 

 

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Main picture source: via FridayFictioneers

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with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

Please do feel free to comment but likewise, please do note that I would prefer not to

receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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Childhood ~ choose your words wisely

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This was my facebook status one day last week:
“Not normally one to judge because parenting’s hard work but, “shut up before i slap you!!!!!!” Heard on school run… “
I’m not always one to update my status every day, but I felt compelled to share this. Because I was truly horrified, truly shocked, truly saddened.  We all know that parenting can be hard work and I meant it when I said that I’m not one to judge. If it works for you, then go ahead…. If the child is happy and loved.
But judge I did. I couldn’t stop myself from looking at the parent and child. Our little bear did the same. She had heard too.  So without really thinking I showered her with praise – as if in an attempt to dissolve the negativity and harsh words she had just heard.
One of my friends commented on my status that it makes you wonder what goes on at home.   Indeed it does.
Children are like sponges. As a parent, I see it every day. They copy us in actions AND words. The younger years are crucial in building confidence and self-esteem…
I love words and I’m very careful about the words I use in front of, and towards, our little bear. This poor child on the school run doesn’t stand a chance…
What are your thoughts?

Comment or tweet me.

Then hop over to The Reading Residence and Redpeffer for #TheThemeGame which is ‘childhood’ this week.

Join in!

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