Welcome to the British Mummy Bloggers’ Carnival. For those who and not familiar with carnivals, it is a chance to promote you blog to new readers by including a link to your favourite post from the last month. There are a number of first time carnival bloggers included this time so do go and visit their sites and make them feel welcome. So relax with a cup of coffee (or an ice lolly) and enjoy this month's entries -- there is quite a selection to choose from.
I have also included a post that has not been submitted by the blog author but it's one that I want people to read. I also know that the blogger concerned won't actually mind. It's at the end of the carnival and involves raffle prizes.
Starting us off is Lloyd who offers a dad’s perspective on family life. His amusing post Hi Honey, I’m Home will be familiar to many of us who arrive home to find a domestic scene far from the what we had expected.
Mum and business owner Antonia Chitty discusses the term 'Mumpreneur' and asks What sort of Mumpreneur are you?
Motivating Mum supports mums in business and mumpreneurs and has advice on How to network with confidence.
Erica at LittleMumpreneur looks at blog post planning and asks What sort of blogger are you?
Becky challenged Figleaves to model their swimwear on 'real' curvy women rather than thinner models, with amazing results: The big Figleaves photoshoot.
In her moving post Fight, Sandy talks about her own dreadful experience of bullying, how it has affected her and her concerns for her own boys.
Kelly writes about her panic-attacks and feelings of being overwhelmed, and stresses the importance of focusing on one thing at a time, in her post Again.
New Mummy is finding her daughter's tantrums difficult to cope with and is asking: How do you deal with the grumps?
Linda is saying a very definite NO to healthy eating advice from Liz Hurley and won't be buying any of her 'guilt-free' snacks any time soon. In an honest and moving post she writes about her experiences with food and her life-changing appointment with a nutritionalist.
Ella has submitted her incredibly powerful and moving poem, entitled Joe.
Susan's post If I had my child all over again will make you think. It reminds us of the small things in life that are actually really important to children - and do read it if you are a poetry lover.
Emily at PantswithNames has produced a brilliant Phil Collins-style anthem that mothers of fussy eaters everywhere may soon start singing!
Julia reflects on the high and lows of her headship career and introduces her Desert Island Questions.
Jo Middleton's post Love Letters includes an absolutely gorgeous letter from her daughter who wants to tell her mummy how much she loves her (but has to go to school!)
This is followed, very appropriately, by Nova's writing workshop piece Happiness.
Liz at Living with Kids is discussing scruffy kids and asking What do you do about yours?
In Ellen's amusing post, she entertains the idea of The Husband of the Year Show attended by men in Lycra marching around the arena wearing rosettes. Do go and check out the categories!
Continuing the amusement, brilliant Mwa is offering us a penis by any other name and illustrates her post perfectly!
Magic Mummy gives us politically correct ginger persons and, I notice, another penis image!
Tara tells us 6 things you need to know about raising a 7 year old boy (and more mention of willies!)
EmmaK is metaphorically whoring herself around the hair stylists (her words not mine!) and gives us a hair splitting soap opera.
Hari interviews Fergie about her spending habits in her post the Duchess of Skid Row.
London City Mum is experiencing Groundhog Day stuck in Brazil with small children and desperate to get a flight back to the UK -- and BA aren't helping matters.
In her post Boy in a bubble, terrified of spoons, Deer Baby discusses her son's computer usage and what can happen when parental controls aren't in place, and reflects on the fact that you can't keep them in a bubble forever.
I am including my own Ready for Ten post Time to log off? Parent online alert!
If you are still looking for something to read after all that, Amanda at Angels and Urchins has submitted Puffin's 70 best-ever books in celebration of Puffin's 70th anniversary.
And finally for a post that has not actually been submitted by the blog author but one that warrants attention so I've made the executive decision (because I can!) to include it here.
Please go over to Dan's blog, read about Hadrian's Walk which is taking place in July this year to support the Joseph Salmon Trust, and take a look at the official raffle which is offering some incredible prizes.
There is also a just giving page. All the details are over on Dan's blog.
Bloggers are also supporting the Great British Days Out Campaign over at Have a Lovely Time to raise money for children's cancer charity NACCPO. If you are able to support this cause too, please take a look at Linda's Have a Lovely Time travel site.
Thanks to everyone who submitted their posts. I'm off to lie down in a darkened room with a fan and a bucket of ice.