Elizabeth is on holiday just now, frolicking through the Loire Valley.
Leaving me in charge of the blog *evil cackle*.
And so, as she takes a break, weâ€™ve decided itâ€™s fitting that Parentonomy should do the same.
At least we wonâ€™t be coming up with any new topics for a bit.
But that doesnâ€™t mean weâ€™re letting you lot off the hook.
Over the next few weeks, Iâ€™ll be recapping on the subjects weâ€™ve covered so far â€“ and asking if you have anything to offer.
Especially since some of our Parentonomies are in serious need of some linky love.
So Iâ€™m kicking off by revisiting the five least-loved subjects weâ€™ve covered.
We started Parentonomy six months ago, as a way of gathering together the knowledge and experience of the parent blogging community.
We wanted to give mums and dads a fabulous library of resources. A place to look up subjects like breastfeeding or potty training, and read about our successes, our failures, funny stories, lessons learned etc.
Because the real parenting â€˜expertsâ€™ are the ones whoâ€™ve been there, done that (and have the mental scars to prove it).
And speaking for ourselves, parenting books were never as useful to us when our babies were small, not as much as the advice from other mums whoâ€™d gone before us.
So far weâ€™ve covered 14 topics, held 12 carnivals (two more to come) and had 105 blog posts linked up to Parentonomy.
And weâ€™d like to thank everyone whoâ€™s shared their posts with us in the last six months.
But (and isnâ€™t there always a but?)â€¦.
â€¦ if you could check out these subjects and see if you have any words of wisdom to add to even one of them, weâ€™ll be forever in your debt.
Or at the very least, weâ€™ll stalk you on Twitter, declaring our undying love.
Go on, look at theseâ€¦ and link up if you can.
This is a subject which got zero entries.
ZERO. NADA. Or as they say where I come fromâ€¦ NOWT.
Whatâ€™s going on?
This is such a loose topic. Any posts about being at home with your children â€“ even during the holidays â€“ fits.
Survival tips, keeping them occupied, being a stay-at-home parent versus a full-time working one.
It all works here people. So jump right in.
Pocket money, saving cash, spending it, budgeting as a family, earning as a parent, buying stuff for baby.
The possibilities are endless.
So why do we have only one post about this?
As Tom Cruise would have said if he was a blogger: â€œSHOW ME THE MONEEEEEEYâ€¦.postâ€.
Rabbit rabbit, chatter chatter, gossip gossip.
We all talk.
Yet we only have four link-ups to speech.
Funny things your kids say, their first words, the stuff you wish they wouldnâ€™t say, the things you find yourself saying to your kids (that make you sound like your mother).
Take your pick. If it involves words coming out of your mouth, we want to read about it.
Everyone assumes this topic has to be about learning through play, or the science of play and what it does for children.
Not at all folks.
Favourite toys, games to keep them occupied on long journeys, kids addicted to playing games consoles.
There are many possibilities. So come on, play the game and boost our entries from four to a bit more.
Do you have more than one child â€“ or brothers and sisters of your own?
Then chances are, more than five of you have written about siblings.
How they get along, how they fight, how theyâ€™re similar, how they differ.
Perhaps how you are affected by your own sibling relationships â€“ good or bad.
Link up sista (yeah, Iâ€™m not so good with the street talk. Sorry)
Go on, we can’t do this without you.
Have a root around on your blog, and give us a link.
In return, we’ll give you some carnival love, when we resume normal service after the Summer holidays.