Aussie Mummy Blogger Blog Carnival- The Best of July

by Lori Dwyer on August 4, 2010 · 19 comments

Yeeee haa,

Welcome to the second ever Aussie Mummy Bloggers Blog Carnival. This one features all the best posts from Aussie mummy blogger during the month of July.

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There’s quite a few links here. Get comfy. Grab a cuppa. Make it caffeinated. And get stuck into some awesome bloggy goodness.

Oh, and blog carnival-ers, don’t forget to grab the new button code, mmkay?

Lucy from Diminishing Lucy. A powerful post that really looks at how to start solving the maze of emotional eating.
Ten Ways to Stop Emotional Eating

Kristin from Wanderlust. I’ve never much cared for sports.  At all.  But the other day I stumbled across…. naked rugby.  Come again?  Rugby?  In the buff?  Hoo to the ya ya ya!!
I Think I’ve just Become A Sports Fan.

Jo from MumtoJ’s Blog. … a poem that I wrote for my Nan, she passed away 5 years ago but I miss her everyday and have always struggled to say goodbye to her.
The Final GoodBye

Sarah from Just Me. A rant about the inconsistencies in women’s clothing. Ugh.
The Reason I Hate Shopping OR Women’s Clothing Sizes Suck.

Megan from Writing Out Loud. My baby loves books, but it wasn’t always that way. Find out my top ideas for reading to your toddler or baby.My Baby Loves Books. 

Amba from Team Mummy. A story about my first & second pregnancy and the colostrum I got myself into!
Would You Like Colostrum With That? 

Melissa at The Things I’d Tell You. This post is totally NOT about my husband and I.  It’s about other people. Who are not us. At all. Honest.
So. This Can Stay Between Us, Right?

Lori at Random Ramblings of a SAHM. An Interview with Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street. Yep, really.
That’s So Magic- The One Where Lori Meets Abby Cadabby!!

Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? On the 17th July my blog turned one…so I threw a party!  Blog style!!
Happy Blogoversary To Me! 

Kelly at Be A Fun Mum. “I can’t remember the last time I watched the evening news.  I love reading the paper, but I haven’t done that in a long time either.  There’s a certain nicety about being ignorant of world events; however I don’t want my world to become so small, based around the poos and wees of my children (it can happen; I should know), that I lose touch with reality. Keeping up-to-date with current events is hard work for me.”
Wees and Poos Instead of The Paper and News

Veronica at Veronica Foale. A fictional look at blogging.
Welcome To The InterWebs.

Jenny Wynter at Comic Mummy. An interview with international comedian, mother-of-five and all round picture of wonder, Fiona O’Loughlin.
Interview With Fiona O’Loughlin

Lauren at Sparkling Adventures.The girls wanted to fly, so David said, “Sure, why not?” and constructed a flying apparatus so we could send them flying around the living room. This glimpse into our lives captures our attitudes towards life and learning — we seize the moment and run with it!
We’re Flying Now!

BabyMac at BabyMac. This post is the one where I fill you all in on some HUUUUUUGE changes for our family that are coming up. Making decisions. Taking action. Bringing on change. And ALL for the best (we hope!)
To The Left, to The Left

Becky from BeckyandJames. Good, Bad, Ugly – Take a peek over the fence into a day in the life, an honest snapshot of a tough day as a SAHM.

Dannii at DanniiBeauty. Take the time to think of what ten things you love! Here are mine, now you tell me yours!
What Do YOU Love?

Nikki Parkinson At Styling You.  I wrote this blog after spending the day in Sydney at a blogger-only beauty event organised by PR company, Maxted Thomas.  We got to play and be pampered with lots of beauty products but best of all I got meet lots of my blogger friends in 3D.
So Much Beauty, So Many Bloggers. So Much Fun. 

Mrs Woog at WoogsWorld. I wrote this post shortly after my birthday,  which is when the lightbulb went out and I realised my brain was getting as old as my body.
What I Am Yet To Get. 

Brenda at MummyTime. If you were to write a letter to your newbie blogger self, what would you say? I have written one. Wanna check it out?
A Letter To My Newbie Bloggie Self

Alison at Coffee, Kids, Chaos & Me.Time to ‘fess up: as a (yummy) mummy, how much do you still spend on looking good?
The Cost of Looking Good- Do You Still Spend As Much?

Christy at A Cajun Down Under. English is English right?  Well….most of the time, but sometimes it just drives both me and my spell checker nuts!
Spelling 101 

Jade at Jadeluxe. My most horrendous parenting experience to date, involving interpretive nappying,

willfully deceiving the government, and ultimately burning my beloved handbag on a 
bonfire. On purpose.
This One Time, At The Maternal and Child Health Nurse. 
Colin Wee at Super Parents. Rather than doing more math homework, William (8yo) and I looked at 
Cezanne during the holidays to get an understanding of the man behind the movement. 

School Holidays- Art Over Maths

Shelley at My ShoeBox Life. My Mummy Mission to the supermarket unaccompanied, starring a Hot Pink Supre bag.
An Act of Sabotage. 

Marita/Leechbabe from Stuff With Thing. I am a mother. The tightrope we walk as parents.
I Am A Mother. 

Kate Pickle at PickleBums. It was two years ago now, but it is still fresh in my mind. Come laugh at my ‘Bridget Jones Moment’ in the Big White Bus.
Screw Up Tuesday- I’m All Class.

Kim at FlufflePot. Can your teenager beat you in an arm wrestle? Does their competence with modern technology make you feel feeble-minded? Read on!
How To Relate To You Teenage- Part Three.

Ash at Mm Is For Me’s Blog. Some fabulous fashion photos inspired me to look at how we can encourage pea eating!
Please Eat Your Peas!

Corrie from retromummy.
This post is my mini vent at the comments I’ve been receiving because I have 3 small children and baby 4 on the way! I’m not having baby number 14, people!
Are They All Yours?

Multiple Mum at And Then There Were Four. Have you got your cranky pants on? After losing the plot for a few days, this Mum of four reflected on her Behaviour Management strategies and rediscovered  the gentler parent within.
Our Stellar Behaviour Management Plan

Deb at Science@Home. This is a 5 minute experiment we did with 3 cups and some hot water.  It was a great, simple way of getting the big girl to think about different materials and the little one had a ball copying.  Complete with cute video!
Predict, Observe and Explain-Which Cup is Best For Hot Drinks?

Nellbe at Nellbe’s Scribblings…. talking about how little sleep her and her baby are getting.
Sleep, How I Love Thee

Katiegirl at The Life and Times of an Ordinary Girl. Mama’s on her soapbox. Again!! This time I’ve got my sights set on the pharmaceutical industry. You may never look at the world in the same way again. Don’t say I didn’t warn you  🙂
The Sickness Files

Lara at Lara’s Blog (Extremely Nappies). My post is about My Big Fat Muslim Wedding in the slums of Jakarta. They dress me like a Betawi princess, and the groom like a corpse; I pretend to speak Arabic for the vows; there’s strange rituals and rocking party alongside the open sewers.
 My Big Fat Muslim Wedding. 

Jen at jemikaan. 3 kids, 7 years of photos = 50 things being a parent has taught me. You never realise just how far you have come and just how much more you need to learn, until you delve into the past.

And there you have it. How cool was that?? Submissions for the August carnival will be starting soon. If you’re not a member already, get over to AMB and join up. It’s not just for Aussies, and not just for mummies. But.. erm.. being a blogger is kind of essential. OK? OK.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren August 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Thanks, Lori!


Be A Fun Mum August 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

Thanks Lori! Great job.

Can you, or someone tell, Katiegirl at The Life and Times of an Ordinary Girl, that I couldn't get on to her blog so that is what I didn't visit :( Just kept crashing my computer. Gone through and read and commented on the others.


Melissa@Suger Coat It August 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Feeling decidedly segregated, it really is mean how you do that to me Lori. Me personally… not being a mummy and all.

However since some of my favourite blogs are here I am going to sneak a peek anyways, is that against the rules?



DanniiBeauty August 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Yay you've done a great job Lori! Loving this carnival, its a great way of getting to know others!!!!


Michelle August 5, 2010 at 8:47 am

Gosh Fab cranival Lori. Where am I supposed to get the time to read all those posts? Mich x


Mrs Woog August 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

UNREAL – cancel my plans today Mr Woog – I am reading! Thanks Lori


Ali {Mummahh} August 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

wow so many Great reads!


Wanderlust August 5, 2010 at 1:44 am

For those of you who asked how to participate, join the Blog Carvinal group over at Aussie Mummy Bloggers. Messages are sent out to the group each month when we're taking submissions.


Wanderlust August 5, 2010 at 1:43 am

Woot woot!!! Looking forward to reading through all these when I get off work tonight! Mostest hostess. xoxo


Maxabella August 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Wow, what a line up! I've been reading for hours… sorry housework. I'm with Bronnie, I'm sad that I've missed out. Will get my act together next month.


Bronnie Marquardt August 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Bugger! Why do I always miss these? Am sure I am a member …? Loved discovering some new blogs though, thanks


nellbe August 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thanks so much for hosting – I am looking forward to reading them all!


MultipleMum August 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

yay Lori! Another successful host job for your resume. here's cheers


jfb57 August 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Crumbs! Well done for setting up all those links! So, what do you have to do to post one?


Christie August 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Sorry I couldn't participate this time round, looks like an awesome round up Lori. Will get reading!


Ebonie’s Mummy August 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Woop Woop, after todays negativity its nice to be able to read something positive. Cant wait to tuck the baby into bed tonight & settle in for a read : )


Brenda August 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Will commence the commenting marathon in 3…2….

Thanks girlie for your super awesome hosting skillz.xxxx


Veronica August 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Yay Lori! Thanks so much for putting this together. I'll be back after my kids are in bed to read through all the fantastic entries.


ash August 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I can't wait to get reading once I've got dinner etc all done, but just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your organising! x


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