Your “Mama Reads” for the Week!
How was your week, Mamas? We had a quiet week full of productivity here online and in our home. It feels good to be starting a new week with you and some “mama reads” to get us through.
This Week’s Quick and Inspiring Mama Reads:
- Forty. – Contemplation over a 40th Birthday turns into a thank-you letter to a birth mother.
“I may say goodbye to the year as I go to bed. But in the morning, I say thank you to the woman who made the decision to give me a life she couldn’t provide. She was just a teenager then. She made a choice that arguably was the better one for both of us. At least I hope it was for her – it definitely was for me.”
- Six Ways in Which I Became a Better Parent – Some great ways that one mom became a better parent – and you can, too!
“I knew that I could only be the kind of parent that I am. It’s always easy to find another mom who seems to be doing a ‘better job’ than you, but she doesn’t know your child like you do. Only you can understand the needs of your family, so have confidence in your decisions.”
- Peace in an Ordered Home – I think there is some truth in this for me. But something SO hard for me, too.
“There has been some studies that suggest cluttered homes actually equate with depression and that clutter in and of itself can make us feel more anxious.”
- Why Admitting It’s Not Always Glitter, Sunshine, and Roses Is an Important Message About Motherhood – YES! That’s all… just YES!
“Talking about real doesn’t mean quitting or failing or not loving motherhood. It doesn’t mean gathering together and wallowing in okayness. It means simply talking about the ups and downs and straight tracks of the roller coaster of motherhood. It means laughing over our Pinterest fails and celebrating the ones that actually work. It would be one thing if our battle cry was mediocrity mothers. But it’s not. Our battle cry is about bravery, realness, not comparing, and finding joy in the ordinary.”
What have you been reading lately? Do share in the comments below!