Some Quick Reads for Some Quick Inspiration…
Happy Monday, Mamas! How was your week and weekend? I’m so happy to have last week over since my Clifford was out of town for work ALL week. It felt so long. Mostly because I missed him, but partially because I was “single-parenting it” all week. But it’s a new week and so it’s time for a new Mama Reads Monday! Here are my picks for your week ahead to get a little encouragement and inspiration…
(And if you have any interest or inspiring articles from your blog to share – scroll on down and add them to the link party below!)
My Favorite Mama Reads for This Week:
- This is What They Don’t Tell You About Motherhood – ALL of these are SO TRUE! Read them and know that this excruciating and intense role of motherhood is a gift.
“You will never again be the same person you were before motherhood. Say goodbye to her. Her greatest successes and worst case scenarios pale in comparison to yours as a mother.”
- Meet the Dreamer – What are your dreams? Why not work on them this week!
“DREAM is a fantasy word that people use in place of GOALS. In order to REACH your GOALS you have to WORK HARD. The more you WORK HARD the EASIER IT GETS. Don’t give up because it’s all ATTAINABLE when you WORK HARD.”
- How a Did-Do List Can Change Your Life – It’s all in the perspective. Instead of focusing on what DIDN’T get done, think of all of the things you DID!
“Even if you haven’t done a lot, pat yourself on the back, Mama. You’ve DONE A LOT! Give yourself some grace. What you are doing is important, even if you can’t cross it off a list or put a satisfying check-mark beside it.”
- Surviving Moterhood Without a Mom to Call – The thought of this brings tears to my eyes. And reminds me to thank my mama.
“We can be there for each other. Let’s step in and help each other when their mom isn’t stepping up or has passed away, remind each other that we are enough for our kids.”
- How to Raise a Son Who Is a Feminist – I LOVE this article. Especially the focus on how we treat ourselves as an example to our children.
“Their eyes, hearts, and minds are locked in, and storing things away at a remarkable pace. My son will see and process whether I diminish myself, or allow myself to be diminished. He will see if I permit something that goes against my sense of right, or if I stand up against something that offends my sense of right. He will notice how I allow myself to be treated, verbally, physically, and emotionally.”
Now Add YOUR Encouraging Articles Here…
So what are you reading? Any great blogs or magazines? How do you refuel and find encouragement?