Friday Fabulous Five #51

The Friday Fabulous Five is my regular feature where I share five of my favourite blog posts that I have read in the previous week – posts that have made me laugh, made me cry or made me think. Here are this week’s fabulous five:


  • I love this alternative to the poem “Welcome to Holland” from Diary of an Imperfect Mum, which likens being a parent of a child with additional needs to a day at a theme park, reflecting that whilst we all have different experiences, often the choice of whether or not to enjoy them is down to us.
  • We all have days when we lose our cool and snap at our children and it’s easy to feel like a terrible parent for doing so. Sometimes it helps to know that we’re not alone and everyone has bad days and this post from Mummy Says is a beautifully written reminder of that.
  • A new year always feels like a fresh start, but in reality, every day is new and brings fresh possibilities. I love this poem from Verily Victoria Vocalises which sums it up beautifully.
  • Odd Socks and Lollipops shared a short rant about naps – and the battle to get her two year old off to sleep. Her list of things that her daughter does whilst resisting naps is definitely one I can relate to and I’m sure many other parents of toddlers can too.
  • Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of round-up posts looking back over the past year but I especially enjoyed reading this one from Writing Bubble where her sensible side reminds her of the things she did manage to achieve during the year – brilliantly written and well worth a read.


I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did and have a good weekend! You can also find some of the posts from past weeks on my Friday Fab 5 board over on Pinterest.


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7 thoughts on “Friday Fabulous Five #51

  1. Oh Louise, thank you so much for including my post. I loved writing it and it was so lovely to read that other people all have those days and we’re all doing ok! Off to read the other posts in your round-up now xx

    1. My pleasure Kiran – I loved your post and it really does help to know that you’re not alone in having those kinds of days. Hope you enjoy the other posts too! 🙂

  2. I really love your Fab Five =) Thank you so much for including my post – I am glad you liked it – it seems I am not the only one with a love hate relationship naps!
    I am off to have a read of the others I haven’t already seen!

    1. Thank you Jenni – I love putting it together. I think most of us have a love hate relationship with naps to be honest! Hope you enjoy the other posts too 🙂

  3. These all sound like great reads, thanks for rounding them up Louise. I’m excited to have a browse now as some of these blogs are new to me 🙂

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