Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Surf: Babywearing Batman

Welcome to the Sunday Surf, a tour of the best blogposts I've read throughout the week.

babywearing Batman baby in the mei tai
Giving Batman a lift in the mei tai! (Photo by Mikko)

toddler eating free ice cream cone at mall
It was Free Cone Day!

two boys playing in mall play area
And then my Batboys enjoyed the mall play area/family lounge. Cheap outing!

I have links!

Write along with the Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop:

Join us for the Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop!

Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop footprints on beach photo poetry-beach_zps6992dd51.jpg

April is National Poetry Month, and I want to celebrate poems and parenting in one beautiful span of five poetry-drenched weeks.

Come along with me on this challenge with one simple mission in mind: 
Write some parenting poetry.

That's it. It doesn't have to be amazing (though you'll find that a lot of it is!). You just have to write, and then share — inspire, and be inspired.

We're each writing at least one parenting-themed poem a week on an overarching parenting theme, which I post on Mondays. On Fridays, I post a linkup so we can all share what we've been working on, and then we enjoy reading each other's work. 

I also post daily prompts for the week in advance, both to give you more of an idea of what the theme represents, and for any overachievers who want to write more than one poem a week! Remember, anyone who writes and posts a poem for each day of the challenge automatically wins a signed prize copy of Poetry of a Hobo Mama, and anyone who writes and posts at least weekly will be entered into a drawing for one.

For full details and to grab a badgesee the intro post.

Poems posted so far:


The most important tasks for bloggers — and what to skip: Survey results

A million two years ago, I sent out a survey asking blog readers what were the most significant elements of blogs they loved to visit, and what was by contrast less important. Here are the very interesting results!
blogging tasks survey results 2010
See all the results at the post.

Join the first @NatParNet Twitter party TOMORROW:

Twitter Parties with #NatParNet

Join us for the #NatParNet Twitter Party
Monday, April 15, at 10 p.m. EDT

We are happy to announce that our very first Natural Parents Network Twitter party will be held Monday, April 15th (yes, tax day!) at 7 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. CDT, 10 p.m. EDT).

Are you interested in learning more about natural parenting? Do you already consider yourself a natural parent? What is natural parenting? Chat about our favorite topic with Dionna and me — NPN's cofounders — and a few other of our fabulous NPN volunteers at our first Twitter party, this April 15.

Dionna and I will be answering YOUR questions about NPN and natural parenting, and there will be a chance to win prizes from our sponsors!

Share the love by tweeting about the party beforehand:

  • Join me & @NatParNet for a chat on natural #parenting 10pm ET 4/15. Get connected, be inspired, #win prizes!
  • Interested in natural #parenting? Join @NatParNet to get informed & connected at the #NatParNet chat, 10pm ET 4/15.

We look forward to connecting, learning, having fun, and sharing some great prizes. 

See you Monday night in our TweetChat room!

Surf with us:

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaWe love following along with fellow Sunday Surfers. If you have your own post of reading links to share, please link up your post on Hobo Mama or on Authentic Parenting. The linky will go live every Sunday, and you can link up any day that week. You only need to add your post to one of the sites, and the linky will automatically show up on both sites.

You can get the Sunday Surf button by Jenna Designs and some code to add to your post from my Sunday Surf page.

Check out previous editions for good reading, and you can find more shared items during the week at my Tumblr blog, Hobo Mama's Shared Items.

This linky list is now closed.


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