Monday, April 30, 2012

March Digital Blog Carnival

It doesn’t rain, but it pours.
So April arrived and promptly showered me with a crapload of erm, stuff, to keep me even busier and more distracted than usual. Bad pun totally intended.
That’s my excuse for the delay in publishing the April Digital Parents Carnival for posts published in March.
But better late than never, as they say. And here I must say a huge thank you to all the lovely bloggers who linked up to the carnival by sharing their favourite posts from March. Even better, not one of them abused me for being slack.
So please take a moment to read them and leave some comment love.
Go on! You know you want to …

From Denyse of Denyse Whelan
Blogs and Sponsorships
I wrote this post leading up to #DPCon12 in Melbourne. I had a sponsor in 2011 for 4 months. In 2012 no luck (yet) but I included here two very different responses to my requests.
Follow Denyse on Twitter @Denwise1 and on Facebook

From Nat of Nat's Natterings

An easy alternative to taking cupcakes to school to celebrate and share your child's birthday.
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From Jolene of Jolene's Mumbo Jumbo 
Six Exceptionally Good Reason Why You Shouldn't Wax Your Lady-Mo in Frontof Kids 
Description: On noticing, with horror, that your face has taken on the
appearance of a fuzzy peach you will feel that natural urge to whip out
the whipper-snipper or the hot wax and de-fuzz those unwelcome hairs right
out by the roots.
But, take heed, here are my top six reasons why you should not wax your
lady-mo in front of your kids!! 
Follow Jolene on Twitter @jolenejolene9 and on Facebook 

From Alexandra at Alive and Blogging
The day I almost died
Have you ever danced with death? I quite literally managed to do just that. Let me give you a little advice... Don't practice your dance moves on a pole in a pitch black cave! Have a read about how I unknowingly had a very lucky moment!
Follow Alexandra on Twitter @Alexandra_Alive and on Facebook

From Jade at Jadedeluxe
It's hard to deny you're getting older when you finally have to get glasses. And then someone tells you you look like Buddy Holly.
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From Rachel at Mummy Muddles 
When the school run turns into a marathon

From Twitchy at TwitchyCorner 
Documenting the most diabolical week from hell in February I was still recovering from. Read it to believe it…

Follow Twitchy on Twitter @TwitchyCorner

From Melissa Wrightson at From Boardroom to Babies. 
How much really IS enough?
"Struggling to make ends meet? Wish you could afford to buy those gorgeous pair of heels you saw on the weekend? This will make you think twice!"
Find Melissa on Facebook and on Twitter

From Sabeen at Mumchic
The Big 3-0 , Home Truths and All That Jazz
The age of 30 has something ominous associated with it. People avoid the subject like the plague, and don’t be too surprised if you get a dead panned stare when you ask your bestie what they’re planning to do for their 30th. This is a serious faux pas particularly in the land of oestrogen … seriously!
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From Melissa at Bright Side Up
Stay-at-home Dad .. Where are you?
This month I visited the Twilight Zone that is my home. This working Mum was out of control and lost in the abyss, with no back-up in sight.
Find Melissa on Twitter and on Facebook

From Beatrix of Beatrix Quills, A Blog For All Occasions
Accidental Exercise 
This post is for all of us busy mums - you too can feel smug and fantastic about your exercise routine, and it doesn't even need to involve getting out of your PJs! Accidental exercise is the easiest and best kind, and it's free!
Follow her on Twitter and Facebook as Beatrix Quills!

From Georgia of Parental Parody
Son of a....[something far worse than Bitch]
The two words that invoke fear in women the world over : IN LAWS. Find out how I coped with a surprise visit from mine. Or, almost coped.
Follow Georgia on Twitter @Parental_parody and on Facebook  

From Peta-Jo of Peta-Jo
Is the fear of your children being taken from you really so irrational? This recent court case has me wondering....
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From Lara Cain Gray of This Charming Mum
Children really do say the darndest things – but why must it always be a loud swear word when you’re at the supermarket checkout?  A post about linguistics and public humiliation. 
Follow Lara on Twitter @thischarmingmum and on Facebook 

From Ash from Me is Me's Blog
-    We got crafty for our first family-of-four photo shoot!


Wanderlust said...

Thanks Bronnie! I know it can be a big job to host the carnival. Well done!

Brenda said...

Thanks for hosting, Bronnie!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow what a carnival! :o

Lara @ This Charming Mum said...

Thanks for including me in this great carnival. Can't wait to read them all!

Ash said...

I'm not even half way through reading them all, but I'm really enjoying the posts. Thanks for all your work Bronnie!

Unknown said...


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-You could write your own prose about “The Blue Veil” and depression awareness and post these articles on your blog over the course of the months (letting me know which days you will choose).
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More on “The Blue Veil”:
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``Leigh has everything going for her when the unthinkable happens. She loses control of her own emotions and everything in her life begins to slip away. With a marriage strained to the brink, the loss of her father, fertility issues and the loss of her job, will Leigh be able to move beyond The Blue Veil and take back control of her future?``

Thanks so much for your consideration and efforts. I understand that you are busy, so I wanted to express my sincere gratitude. It is with great respect for you and your blog that I write this email and it would mean so much to me to have your readers aware of my efforts.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions regarding my request.
Sincerely yours,
Leigh Turgeon
Twitter: @leighslead
The Blue Veil Blog
FB Page The Blue Veil
FB Page Leigh Turgeon

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