Hey pretty mama, I hope these posts will encourage you and make you smile, as they have me….
When You Are Tightly Wound
by Kate Baer
She gets it. I love this post. Anyone else staying up way too late because you need to “unwind?”
There is a lot of mom-shaming around these days despite our best efforts to cover it up with positive op-ed pieces on Huffington Post. Disdain for the working mothers, the home mothers, the breastfeeding or formula or unvaccinated mothers. We shame ourselves into thinking we’re the only ones who are overwhelmed, who cry in the bathroom, who sit in the grocery store parking lot as a “vacation.”
There is no moral to this story except: I see you. Read more…
A New Mom’s Hilarious Essay on “Expert” Sleep Advice
by Ava Neyer of Chimerical Capuchin
Oh this had me laughing… and (probably because of how tired I am) nearly crying.
Don’t let your baby sleep too long, except when they’ve been napping too much, then you should wake them. Never wake a sleeping baby. Any baby problem can be solved by putting them to bed earlier, even if they are waking up too early. If your baby wakes up too early, put them to bed later or cut out a nap. Read more…
Learning to Love my Stretch Marks
by me 🙂
It feels a little vain to put my own post on my “must read” list, but it has been a struggle to love my body recently and I need to remind myself of these things!
And now when I see these marks on my body, I start to see them as reminders of the miracle that formed them. Lingering outward signs of the precious life that was formed within. Tattoos with a story to tell. Read more…