Caught my eye Friday – Blushing and Boo-yeah!

…and we’re back with 2013’s first Caught my eye Friday. By the looks of things most of the blogosphere is well and truly back in the swing. To be honest I was surprised how many of you never got out of said swing in the first place!

Bringing up daughters
There was a great opinion piece here about a soon to be released book by Steve Biddulph who wrote the book raising boys. After selling 40million of those he’s decided to have a crack at raising girls.

I’ve made it my job to ensure I raise a tomboy (if she wants to be one), that can be the prime minister or CEO (if she wants to) or anything else she puts her mind to. This article, in talking about the book, raises some interesting perspectives about that fact that no matter what I do, when miss 2.5 become miss 7+ (or earlier – feel free to let me know your experience) she’s going to be bombarded with a whole lot of reasons to feel like she’s not good enough or can’t have everything she wants because… she’s a female. Before I had my little girl I wouldn’t have cared or even read the article. Now I’m getting my head around the fact that teaching her to ride a scooter isn’t the hard bit.

My first Blogging Blush
A few weeks ago I was out for dinner with some friendsΒ  who were asking me what I was doing reading mum blogs. The general thought being that all they wrote about was baking, knitting and nappies.

I couldn’t help but click on the post titled Face down, ass up when it popped up on EssentiallyJess this Tuesday and was blushing from the first paragraph. As Grace commented to my response to the post, I got to know a whole lot more about what goes in your genteel minds! Well done Kyla!

Best new of the week
One of my favorite bloggers came out with some cracking news about her new, impending arrival in her 1000th post.

Boo-yeah Kyle’s. It’s great when awesome things happen to awesome people. Judging by your following post everything is going normally. Pregnancy – designed by guys.

That’s all for now. Keep a look out for a new series of posts on this blog by Mums about Dads which will have its first contributor this week. If you have a story that you want to tell about a Dad let me know.

Sharing with our favorite Friday linky: FYBF at withsomegrace.

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19 Responses to Caught my eye Friday – Blushing and Boo-yeah!

  1. mumabulous says:

    I also couldn’t resist clicking on Kyla’s interestingly named post! Whoa rock n’ roll!

  2. This bringing up daughters is tricky.
    I brought up mine to feel “good enough”, In fact, my daughter has good confidence. She believes she can be anyone she wants to be. She has good body thoughts.
    Now I have the opposite conundrum … she’s too confident. At 13 she is walking the walk and talking the talk and feels damn fine. Mid-drift top fine …
    I’m scared.
    I missed Jess’ blush post. Must go over now …

  3. Martine@themodernparent says:

    Well lucky for me I can change a nappy and sometimes bake because I sure as hell can’t knit! Look forward to your mum and dad posts!

  4. How could I have missed Kala’s post. Will be the next thing I read though!

  5. Kyla @ TQF says:

    I remember (vaguely) being a teenage girl… some day I should give my parents the apology & thanks they deserve for doing producing a relatively well grounded human being out of the hormonal angst and emotional swings that went along with those years. The thought of parenting a girl of my own through that scares me silly, although the challenges of raising my son aren’t exactly a cakewalk either, it just seems that they’ll be easier overall (I hope).

    Guys who blush are adorable πŸ˜‰ It’s surprising how wide and varied the blogosphere really is, there’s a fair share of nappies and baking but so much more is represented – from to Martha Stewart and everything in between, I love that Australia is slowly catching up with the rest of the world.

    • Kevin says:

      Hi there and thabks for popping in – congrats on catching my eye.

      I hope your wrong about one being easier than the other. I hoping ‘different’ is a better description (hoping!!!!)

      An yes 0- the blogosphere is most wide and varied πŸ˜‰

  6. I was thinking of buying the book, I have a nearly 5 year old who starts school this year. Do you think it’s worth buying?? Emily

    • Kevin says:

      I haven’t read it but, with 40 million sales of the boys version, maybe its worth a look. I have no doubt my charmingly confident 2.5yo little girl is going to become a headstrong handful of a tween

  7. I blushed when I read Kyla’s post too, and said as much.
    And it’s wonderful news from Kylz. I don’t mind admitting I’m a bit jealous! πŸ™‚

  8. Facedown made me blush too but I couldn’t stop reading. I love your list. Rachel xx

  9. Danya Banya says:

    Lol, Kyla’s post was a doozy wasn’t it!

    I try my best to give my Miss 2.5 equal opportunity to play with both boy and girl (sic) toys. But this morning, she told me she wants to be a dancer when she grows up. Specifically a ballerina. Sigh. Although a little later she was singing about how she could be whatever she wanted to be…

    Oh, and REALLY looking forward to your first guest post πŸ™‚

  10. Naw, thanks for the mention mate! I loved that post by Kyla, so funny!

    And I will definitely be checking out that book. When I worked for the chain bookstore Raising Boys was a bestseller and I often had people tell me how good it was when they came in to buy copies for friends so I reckon this one should be good too.

  11. I love your Friday posts Kevin – they always make me smile. I especially love being directed to things I may not have otherwise found, so thanks for sharing that there is going to be a Raising Girls book. Judging by the current behaviour of my 7 yo daughter, I need a copy of that book stat!

    • Kevin says:

      Cheers Kirsty, and thanks for being one of the regulars. It’s only recently that I realised that I am going to need a few tricks with this whole raising girls caper – this book could be a goer

  12. Azara says:

    Haha! Now I need to go read Kyla’s post – it sounds interesting. I remember the first time my husband (then my boyfriend) heard me and a group of very close friends having a get-together. He was completely scandalized, which surprised me a bit because his sister is my age (3 years younger than him). I asked him what he thought girls talked about, “kittens and knitting?” and he looked sheepish and muttered, “Well…yeah.” Haha! He definitely knows better now.

  13. mamagrace71 says:

    I couldn’t help make a comment on YOUR comment to Kyla’s post. Friggin’ hilarious! Bet your glad you know us all now, eh, Kev ? Heh.
    I have some great stories about Dads. I’ll see what I can conjure up πŸ™‚

  14. Shari Brewer says:

    The mummy bloggers always knew that the daddy bloggers would see behind the mashed pumpkin and pooey nappy disguise! Great Friday round up, Kevin!

  15. Kelly HTandT says:

    I cannot believe I missed that post. Best ever. Thanks for pointing it out!
    You need to shortcut that so next time someone gives you a “mummy blog” line you can show them what it’s really about!
    Damn I wish my whole family didn’t read my blog/… πŸ˜‰

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