The first Britmums Carnival of 2014

by admin on January 14, 2014


Roll up, roll up, the Britmums Carnival is in town. After months of patiently waiting, it’s finally MY turn to host the Britmums carnival and it’s the first one of 2014. The theme is ‘New Year’.

Thanks to everyone who sent in posts, they all made for great reading (so please have a read of them and share some blogging love). There’s plenty of words of wisdom and advice on new year’s resolutions, suggestions on how to make the most of 2014 and a few others in the mix too.

In Kate on Thin Ice’s post ’Is 2014 will be the year you will get groovy?’ she encourages those of us who want to change our lives to write a post about what your life is like now and how you would change it. This is the perfect opportunity for us all to dream our wildest dreams.

Mum on a Mission for a Better Life talks about how this year she wants to make sure she makes and actually sticks to her new year’s resolutions (don’t we all) in ‘How to set and stick to your new year’s resolutions’. She’s got some very useful advice to make sure we can.

Grenglish’s excellent post ‘Raising My Game’ reflects on how she initially she thought 2013 was going to be a year of new starts, but it ended up being about taking back control of her life (something many of us can relate to, I’m sure). In 2014 her aim is to raise her game and see where her life takes her.

Dorky Mum tells us all about Susannah Conway’s Unravelling the Year workbook and reflects on her year in her post ‘My Word for 2014’. She has made her word of the year public for the very first time. What would your word be for the coming year?

Mummetamorphosis caught my attention straight away with a photo of the smoking hot Jessie from Breaking Bad. In her post ‘Resolutions, Smesolutions’ she lightens the mood with an alternative and funny take on her new year’s resolutions.

Brummy Mummy of 2 writes about her plans for a quiet New Year’s Eve in ‘Do New Year’s Eve Conway Style’. It sounds like a very nice, hangover-free way to see in the New Year (I wonder how many of us wish we had done the same!).

Over at The Appletree, Amelia writes down six goals for 2014 in her post ‘New Year, New Blog’, so she can look back on them and see how she’s doing later in the year. I wish her luck!

Rambling Through Parenthood blogs about her ambitious plans for 2014 in her post ’20 resolves to change your life’. She shares how she plans to get through her mid-life crisis and reinvent herself before she reaches the big 4-0 in her post.

Over at Wry Mummy, Jess wonders if she will achieve her only aim – to be the best mum she can be in her post ‘New Year, New Mummy?’ I’m sure lots of us feel the same way.

Forget New Year’s resolutions or setting goals, on Lipstick and Lace, Carol writes about how she has a slow and easy start to January in her post ‘Easing into January’. No diets or deprivation in sight.

Liz writes about ‘New Year New Body 2014’ on The Mum Blog. If you need a little extra help to kick-start your plans to get in shape, she started a Facebook support group that might help. Since she started the group she has lost two stone – now that’s impressive!

Fragments from Firefly Phil shares some invaluable words of wisdom in his post ‘An Open Letter: Dear New Blogger’. He reminds us that there isn’t a correct way to blog and if you blog, you should do it from your heart.

Congratulations to Katherine who is marking her blog Chatiry World’s 10-year anniversary. She has set herself some great challenges involving the number 10 in her post ‘#10in2014’. Who is up for taking up the challenge?

The Go To Mum tells us all about her exciting 2013 (including attending Britmums Live), and what she is hoping for in 2014 in her post ‘My Word for 2014’.

And last but certainly not least, Pampered Mummy shares her top five Beauty New Year resolutions in ‘5 Beauty New Year’s Resolutions’.

One thing that became apparent after reading some of these, is that those of you who are in the middle of a mid-life crisis (myself included), you’re not alone.

Love 21stCM x

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Liz January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Fab carnival. Feeling all inspired now! Lizxxx

caroljs January 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Thank you for including me

Denise (mum on a mission for a better life) January 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Great round up of all the posts! well done and thank you for hosting :-)

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