Hello and welcome to Bloggers Best Bits! This is a brand new blog series sharing some of the best blog posts out there in the ether. I’ve asked bloggers to get in touch and share their favourite, or their reader’s favourite, blog post. So much goes into writing a good blog, and we should be proud of what we have! Today, I welcome Laura from Dear Bear and Beany…
Who are you and where do you blog? (name, bio and blog link)
Hi, I am Laura and I blog at dear bear and beany, a family and lifestyle blog about life with my husband and our two children, Alice and Holly.
What is your most successful/favourite blog post? (include link)
My most popular post is ‘I will never know a son’s love’
Give us a taster… What’s it about?
I am a mummy to two girls, when I was pregnant the first time around I didn’t mind what I had and was delighted to have a daughter. When I got pregnant the second time, I really wanted Alice to have a sister. Something that I didn’t have and longed for. I got my dream.
But now as Holly gets older and I know we won’t have a third, I wonder what it would be like to have a son?
What inspired you to write this post?
It was around the time that Holly was at the age Alice was when I got pregnant and I could see that Holly was no longer a baby and my baby days were behind me. It made me broody, something I never thought would happen, as we always wanted just two children.
It made me think about the decision we had made to not have a third, which meant there was never a chance for me to be a mummy to a boy.
What makes this your most successful/favourite post?
I think a lot of people can relate to it. We all love our children and we are all happy with what we have (boys or girls), I know I have my dream. But, I think you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to parent the opposite sex to what you have. Is it different? Is love of a son for his mum different to a daughter? All questions that some mum’s will never know the answer.
Where can we find you? (social links)
Thanks for sharing, Laura. I understand exactly where you’re coming from – I often wonder how it would be if I were to have a daughter. From a mum with two son’s, I can tell you that a son’s love is amazing. They are so affectionate and loving – my boys are certainly my world, as I’m sure your daughters are yours.