Needing some linky love


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, we’ve decided it’s fitting that Parentonomy should do the same.

At least we won’t be coming up with any new topics for a bit.

But that doesn’t mean we’re letting you lot off the hook.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be recapping on the subjects we’ve covered so far – and asking if you have anything to offer.

Especially since some of our Parentonomies are in serious need of some linky love.

So I’m kicking off by revisiting the five least-loved subjects we’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 ‘experts’ are the ones who’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 who’d gone before us.

So far we’ve covered 14 topics, held 12 carnivals (two more to come) and had 105 blog posts linked up to Parentonomy.

And we’d like to thank everyone who’s shared their posts with us in the last six months.

But (and isn’t there always a but?)….

… if you could check out these subjects and see if you have any words of wisdom to add to even one of them, we’ll be forever in your debt.

Or at the very least, we’ll stalk you on Twitter, declaring our undying love.

Go on, look at these… and link up if you can.



This is a subject which got zero entries.

ZERO. NADA. Or as they say where I come from… NOWT.

What’s going on?

This is such a loose topic. Any posts about being at home with your children – even during the holidays – 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: “SHOW ME THE MONEEEEEEY….post”.




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 wouldn’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 – 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 they’re similar, how they differ.

Perhaps how you are affected by your own sibling relationships – good or bad.

Link up sista (yeah, I’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.

And each linky will remain open for 12 months, so we can revisit them early next year, and give you a shout-out again.

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8 Thoughts on “Needing some linky love

  1. I will make a concerted effort to go back over and find posts, but we need to get more folks joining in.

  2. Ruth on July 12, 2012 at 9:52 am said:

    I’ll go back and have a wee nosey through my posts see if anything fits. Wondering how to prod people to encourage joining in…

  3. I know. We’re just not pulling people in like we should. But maybe it’s linky fatigue.

  4. I know. It’s always the same faithful few. Maybe if every blogger who’s joined in could recommend us to one blogger directly…. *lightbulb comes over head*

  5. I’ve added one to Language as I fully intended to write one at the time but then life got in the way – and then I forgot, but now you’ve reminded me!

  6. CoffeeCurls on August 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

    I’ve added to Speech and Money x

  7. Donna@MummyCentral on September 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm said:

    Thanks pet. Much appreciated x

  8. Donna@MummyCentral on September 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

    No probs. Thanks for linking up x

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