So a post went up on another site about the fact that they’ve decided not to promote formula milk on their blog. Of course, that’s their choice as to what they do and do not want to place on their part of the internet. I love that, I love that a blog gives you the freedom to talk about what you want and refuse to talk about what you don’t. I won’t be promoting dummies for example (not that I’ve been asked) – but way more blogs will, because they like them. Totally cool. This is not a “refusing to promote formula is incorrect” post. It’s really, really not.
However, I felt compelled to write something on the subject. An alternative viewpoint from someone who has decided to (and would totally continue to) promote formula feeding. One that I feel quite passionately about, because it explores the one part of my pregnancy experience that left a sour taste in my mouth. I don’t normally do these type of in-depth posts… I’m not really into baring my soul to the internet but this is an exception.
We all dream of winning the lottery! Regardless of your stance on gambling or whatever, we all know that winning that kind of money would be hugely life-changing. To be fair, even a more modest windfall would go a long ways towards easing our financial burdens… for us, a deposit for a house would be awesome, but without some sort of epic win, we’re waiting until Short Rib is out of nursery. But is there a sure-fire way to win the lottery? What is the best system for selecting numbers for the next draw?
We have a few suggestions…
I am big on planning… in particular I love to write things down. Lists, plans, ideas, recipes, weekly meal sheets, you name it and I love to write it down. By hand (notes on your iPhone simply will not do) and preferably on something pretty. I struggle sometimes with the last bit, and I have scraps of old jotter pads with blog post ideas floating around in my handbag. Not a great look by anyone’s standards. So when the folks at Stigu gave us the opportunity to review one of their Stick to Stigu planners, you can imagine that i jumped at the chance.
Whoever you are. Whoever you’re with. Whatever you’re doing.
Have a happy day today.
It’s that time of the month again! After a pretty overwhelming response to the first round of Oh My Blog! I’m back at it again, trying to help you, my fellow bloggers, build your sites and have your voices heard whilst also introducing readers to new and exciting writers each and every month!
Oh My Blog! is a linky with a difference. It’s designed specifically for one reason, really. To help increase Domain Authority of the blogs that participate. I’ll not go into detail about what Domain Authority is, but if you’re looking for your blog to be found then you need it. The way to get it, is guest posts linking back to your blog.
In the Duxbury household, we love a good bag. Changing bag, suitcases, handbags, travel bags, you name it, we do a lot of research into getting the very best one. Our family is dotted around the country, so we find ourselves having to pack up and bugger off for a weekend more than most families and we’ve found that as Short Rib is getting older, he requires a little less baggage space than her used to.
So, we’ve been in the hunt for another weekend bag; one that’s big enough to fit all of our stuff in it, without it being too bulky or heavy that it becomes a chore to lug upstairs. It’s difficult, to be honest. Unless you’re in the market for a proper suitcase (which we are not!) then a lot of the market is saturated with either backpacks, or those massive oversized handbags which don’t really fit any purpose.