I’ve had the idea for this guest posting series in the back of my mind since the start of the year and have finally given myself a kick up the butt to get it started. So, here is all the info you need to know:

What is it all about?

‘Tales from the other side of …’ is all about sharing our successes. There are so many stages, achievements, milestones and heartbreaks we go through as parents and whatever we are experiencing, whether good, bad, exciting or terrifying, it’s always nice to know someone else has already done it and come through the other side.

what parenting milestones or achievements have you made it through so far? Want to write a guest post sharing your story or tips? Click through to find out how you can get involved ...

How you can get involved

If you have a story to share, drop me an email to burnishedchaos@gmail.com with ‘Tales from the other side of …’ in the subject field followed by what it is you have come through (e.g. Tales from the other side of … returning to work). Please also give your post a title and include a short bio with links to your social media.

The topics are endless, from the heartbreaking experiences of miscarriage or loss or a diagnosis, to the more everyday experiences of getting past the night feed stage. Maybe you had a bad sleeper who has now finally started sleeping through the night. That first nursery/school drop off can be scary but we all go through it, tell us how you coped/felt. Other examples are, weaning, colic, moving from cot to bed, getting rid of a dummy or stopping thumb sucking, coping with PND, maybe you had a bad pregnancy or delivery but you’ve come through it, potty training, bed-wetting, chicken pox, bullying, teaching your child how to ride a bike or tie their shoelaces. The list of topics really is endless and these just scratch the surface. It could be a tips and tricks style post, or just sharing your story.

I will be kicking off the series on the 13th June with a post about making it through the end of naptimes and how it’s actually been a blessing (mostly). I’ll also be writing a post about making it through potty training which we are doing at the moment.

What if a topic has already been covered?

Don’t worry about it. Everyone’s experience will be slightly different and if I get a lot of duplicate topics I will compile a kind of database where all posts on a particular topic are kept together for people to read through. Posts will be published on a first come first served basis, but I have several on the same topic I may spread them out for variety.

What’s in it for you?

An all important backlink to your blog and links to your social media sites (please include those when you send me your post). I will promote the post on all my social media as well as through several linkies. There will also be a shiny new badge for you to display on your blog to say you have been featured.

So what are you waiting for? If you have any questions you can pop them in the comments below or send me an email. I can’t wait to read all your lovely posts and give your blogs a shout out x

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92 thoughts on “A New Guest Posting Series: ‘Tales From The Other Side Of …’

  1. What a great idea! We’re currently waiting to come out the other side of a few issues (fear of bathing and obsession with cardigans…yup, you read that right) and I’d love to write about them once we come out the other side. #DreamTeam
    The Squirmy Popple recently posted…Here’s what’s wrong with Trump’s parental leave planMy Profile

    Posted on 30 May, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    1. Thank you. Those sound fantastic, I hope you do come back and share them if you make it through the other side!

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:49 pm
  2. Good luck with your new series – looks like a good one!
    I think you’ll be getting flooded with emails pretty soon too.
    I’ll be sending you an email as soon as I have something good enough to share with you. 🙂 #DreamTeam

    Posted on 30 May, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you feature on the blog when you have something x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  3. Great series idea – I’d be happy to join! #familyfun
    Wandermust mummy recently posted…City TrippingMy Profile

    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 6:35 am
    1. Yay, look forward to reading your post x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:50 pm
  4. This sounds like a great idea! I really need to guest post more…really bad for it! Hope you get some good topics! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
    Sarah Howe recently posted…Best and Worst Week #96My Profile

    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 7:09 am
    1. Thank you, fingers crossed x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:50 pm
  5. Ooooh what a fab idea lovey. I would love to take part, I will think of a tale to tell. If you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks give me a nudge (sometimes I am pretty slow and useless). Look forward reading everyones tales! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun
    tammymum recently posted…#FamilyFun…Week 37My Profile

    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 7:40 am
    1. Aww, thank you. I’d love to have you take part, I’ll be sure to give you a nudge x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  6. Sounds like a fab idea! Looking forward to reading this series! #bestandworst
    Rach recently posted…Don’t Tell Me What To FeelMy Profile

    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 7:53 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  7. This is a brilliant idea as we’ve all got so many experiences to share that will (hopefully!) help others going through the same thing. Hope it goes well.
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    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    1. Thank you, let me know if you have anything you’d like to share x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  8. This is a great idea for a series!! I would love to write something for this..we have come out the other side of lots of stages so I’m sure I can think of something helpful to share. Looks forward to reading these xx #bestandworst
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    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you join in x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:57 pm
      1. Back again from #BlogCrush . Looking forward to reading this series xx
        Wendy recently posted…Post natal depression, it’s not how I imaginedMy Profile

        Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  9. Hi, what a great idea and a fab way for other bloggers to show case their blogs #bestandworst

    Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 31 May, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  10. This is a great idea! I’m going to put my thinking cap on and get back to you soon…. thanks! #sharingthebloglove
    mymummymanual recently posted…Give your support to the ‘Every mum movement’My Profile

    Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you take part x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:41 am
  11. What a great idea. The topic list is endless. Good luck with it. I’m sure you are going to be inundated with posts.
    #BestandWorst

    Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    1. Thank you, I certainly hope so. Let me know if you have anything you’d like to share x

      Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  12. This sounds great. I can’t wait to read some of them!
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    Posted on 1 June, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    1. Thank you, feel free to email me if you want to take part x

      Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  13. This is a great idea for sharing stories- I’ll have a think of any I could write, too! #TheListLinky
    Rabbit Ideas recently posted…19 STEAM ResourcesMy Profile

    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 8:04 am
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you take part x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:42 am
  14. Fabulous idea – lovely and open for everyone to share their experiences! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 9:36 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:42 am
  15. This is such a great idea!! I can’t wait to read them, because each person’s experience can be so different!!
    Jodie
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    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    1. It really can, thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:43 am
  16. I love this idea! I’ll be sending you a post! #thelistlinky

    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    1. Yay, thank you, can’t wait to read it x

      Posted on 3 June, 2017 at 6:52 am
  17. Great idea for a series, I’ll get my thinking hat on 🙂 #thelistlinky

    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 9:10 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you take part x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:43 am
  18. This sounds like such a brilliant idea for a guest post series. There are so many trials and journeys through parenthood and I’ve often wondered if the sleepless nights / tantrums / food battles etc will ever end. We kind of know that they will eventually, but it’s so reassuring to be able to tap into someone else’s story and see the light at the end of the tantrum tunnel! 😉 I’ll look forward to reading these! Thanks for linking up Alana. #DreamTeam x

    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 10:31 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you take part if you have anything x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:44 am
  19. Hope it goes well. I’m a bit rubbish on guest posts because I just sit on them for ages and never do anything with them! #sharingthebloglove
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    Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 10:58 pm
    1. Ha ha, I’m the same. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:51 am
  20. Hi Alana,

    I too think it’s a great idea and I’ll be emailing you soon! My experience will be from a different point of view as I’m not a mother but a stepmother… I have two adorable stepdaughters that have both been diagnosed with ASD before I met them, and I think that autism is still pretty unknown and scary to some people. Talking about it could help other parents recognise the symptoms and act, as early intervention is key.

    I hope that this is something that will be of interest to your series…

    Posted on 3 June, 2017 at 9:54 am
    1. Thank you, your post idea sounds fantastic, can’t wait to read it. Send me an email to burnishedchaos@gmail.com if you have any questions x

      Posted on 5 June, 2017 at 6:20 am
  21. What a lovely series – I’d love to be involved. 🙂

    Posted on 5 June, 2017 at 9:29 am
    1. Thank you, just drop me an email x

      Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 6:10 am
  22. This sounds a great guest series – I’ll definitely be submitting a post. #bigpinklink

    Posted on 5 June, 2017 at 10:23 am
    1. Thank you, I hope you do, can’t wait to read it x

      Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 6:09 am
  23. This sound like a great series! Does it have to be new materials? Or can it be from a blog post I’ve written? I look forward to reading it. Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x
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    Posted on 5 June, 2017 at 11:38 am
    1. Thanks Su, I’m happy for it to be old content as long as it wasn’t within the last 3 months. I would love to have you take part x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:53 am
  24. This is so exciting! #GlobalBlogging

    Posted on 5 June, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:54 am
  25. Hey! Great idea! I think I may have a few dozen stories I could share!

    #GlobalBlogging

    Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 4:33 am
    1. Thanks Heather, I would love for you to take part, your posts always makes me laugh and look on the lighter side of life x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:55 am
  26. oh wow sounds exciting, I would love to get involved. I’ll have to think about a topic and get back to you, sounds great! #mg

    Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 8:12 am
    1. Thank you Mac, I would love to have you get involved x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:56 am
  27. Well done on getting this started I know you’ve had it in the pipeline for a while. It’s a great idea and I look forward to seeing what exciting guest posts you have to share. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    1. Thank you, it’s been a long time coming x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:56 am
  28. Have fun with your new venture. I’m sure you’ll get some really interesting stories. Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost
    Sarah TheRealLaraShoe recently posted…Jurassic KingdomMy Profile

    Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 7:29 am
    1. I really hope so, thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:57 am
  29. Oooh, this is a fab idea for a series!! It’ll be great to hear so many success stories, especially variations on the same one! I’d love to get involved-I’ll drop you an email!
    #bigpinklink
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    Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 3:18 pm
    1. Yay, thank you. Can’t wait to read it x

      Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 6:08 am
  30. Hey Alana, This sounds like a great idea for a series! I will be tuned in! #mg

    Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    1. Thank you Lisa x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:57 am
  31. Lovely idea for a series I definitely have a few stories about having a baby who doesn’t sleep : ). Will be sure to send something over thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

    Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    1. That would be brilliant, can’t wait to read it x

      Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 6:07 am
  32. This is a really lovely idea. I bet a lot of people will be comforted to read about people who have experienced the same things as them and come out the other side. #coolmumclub

    Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 6:20 pm
    1. Thank you, I certainly hope so x

      Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 6:07 am
  33. Oh another great idea for a guest series! I look forward to reading them and will have a think about a contribution.

    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub
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    Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you join in x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 9:14 am
  34. Great idea! I’ve been looking for someone to host a guest post where I can talk about a family situation without them knowing. I’ll drop you an email! #coolmumclub

    Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 8:26 pm
  35. I’m back again from the #coolmumclub! I want to be a part of the series!
    Heather Burnett recently posted…16 Warning Signs You’re Not Cool Anymore, MomMy Profile

    Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 1:33 am
  36. Really looking forward to this series. I love reading about other peoples lives (I’m not nosey – promise) Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging
    Rach recently posted…Don’t Tell Me What To FeelMy Profile

    Posted on 11 June, 2017 at 6:49 am
    1. Ha ha, me too! Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:34 am
  37. Sounds like a great idea- I will definitely want to be involved at some point! #kcacols
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    Posted on 11 June, 2017 at 11:49 am
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you join in x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:34 am
  38. Good luck with your series. It sounds great. #mg
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    Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 5:40 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:33 am
  39. This sounds like a great idea for a new series. It will be reassuring to read how others coped on certain issues and it’s brilliant to have space to celebrate our achievements! Good luck with the series, I hope it all goes well for you. Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS, hope to see you again next time! x
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    Posted on 14 June, 2017 at 10:17 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:33 am
  40. This is such a good idea. I would love to join in with it. And I look forward to reading everyone elses stories. #fortheloveofBLOG
    Sam – StressyMama recently posted…Did somebody press fast forward? It is nearly Molly’s third birthday .My Profile

    Posted on 15 June, 2017 at 9:06 am
    1. Thank you Sam, I’d love to have you join in, drop me an email with an ideas you have x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:32 am
  41. I love this idea and think I have a bunch of posts I could write on this theme. Thanks so much for hosting something like this, it could really help raise awareness for a whole bunch of things! xx #fortheloveofblog

    Posted on 15 June, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    1. Thank you Claire. Drop me an email with one of your ideas, I’d love to have you take part x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:27 am
  42. This series sounds fab, and there will be so many success stories for people to talk about. Looking forward to reading the posts in the series, and thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    Posted on 20 June, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:25 am
  43. This is a great idea. I am sure it will show people that things will not always be how they seem at the time.
    #KCACOLS
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    Posted on 21 June, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    1. Thank you, that’s the hope x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:24 am
  44. This sounds like a great idea. There’s so much negativity and doom and gloom around at the moment, that celebrating successes (no matter how small) seems like something we need to do now more than ever. #KCACOLS

    Posted on 23 June, 2017 at 10:57 pm
    1. So very true, thank you

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:24 am
  45. What a fab idea for a guest post series! I’ll get my thinking cap on as I’d love to contribute something! x #KCACOLS
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    Posted on 29 June, 2017 at 7:09 pm
    1. Thank you, I’d love to have you join in x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:23 am
  46. What a great idea for a guest series – Best of luck with it all. I remember when nap times stopped – it gives you so much more freedom to do things and you’re definitely less restricted!#KCACOLS
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    Posted on 29 June, 2017 at 10:56 pm
    1. Thank you, it certainly does x

      Posted on 1 July, 2017 at 8:23 am
  47. Maybe one day I’ll write for this guest series about potty training twins but at the moment I can’t see how/when that is going to happen…. !!! This is a really good idea for a series. xx

    Posted on 22 July, 2017 at 9:08 pm