You don’t have to be a mama to read these articles, but if you are a mom then you have to. Make sense? Ok sorry, that sounded pretty bossy. Let me try again… Here are a couple of posts I’ve read recently and loved. They had me in tears to peeing myself laughing and back running for the tissue box. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (that you’ve reheated at least 3 times today) and take a couple minutes to enjoy!
“The Most Important Article You’ll Ever Read on Child Safety”
by Mrs. Gore at mrsgoresdiary.com
This had me in tears. It confronted the fears the often seem to overwhelm me as I think of all the “what if” scenarios and convicted me of the control I try to hold onto. It also brought me incredible comfort. Please read!
Every possible way in which a child was harmed or has died is cataloged and published and shared and you’re sitting there zoned out in front of your computer reading about it like a slumped-over toad (because isn’t that what we all look like while we’re on the computer?), but on the inside this scream of hysteria is building in your throatal regions because your greatest fear – losing this little piece of you that you love so fiercely – is being described in another harrowing tale, and even worse, in a new horrible way that you never even dreamed of!!! [Read the full post here]
“How to Breastfeed Appropriately”
by Bunmi Laditan –
I was trying to read this out loud to Jon but was laughing too hard! This article is is awesome in it’s satire and true to life in the points it makes. It brought to mind the countless scenarios of trying of feed Elsie Grace in public, and got me thinking about the fun to come with baby #2!
So you’ve decided to breastfeed. Fantastic! Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish your baby while establishing early bonding. Unfortunately, breast milk comes out of breasts so there are a few ground rules that we need to cover . . . [Read the post article here]
A Desperate Word of Hope for Those with Young
by Eryn Lynum at From Famine to Foodie
This post is a beautiful prayer and plea for guidance and help as we balance the daily tasks with the great calling of motherhood.
This view of stay-at-home-mom-hood, the simple one of simple hours strung together by wiping mouths, smearing jelly on bread, and picking up legos. This view of woman tending to young all the while waiting for the hours to pass and man to return home. This simple view must be exposed as false; as incomplete. This job is anything but simple. Anything but boring. Anything but hours passing. Towering piles of laundry and the remains of arts and crafts projects scattered about, feeding hungry bellies and wiping tiny finger smudges from glass; these are the easy things to balance… But the difficult balance, the one I cannot seem to find, yet resolve each and every morning to try; it is the balance of a heart and mind. [Read the full post here]
If there’s a post you’ve read recently or written that you think I’d like, please share the link in the comments below! I’d love to read it, and will be working on compiling my next “must read” post.