Some Mama Reads to Encourage and Inspire!
I’m feeling MUCH better this week. How are you? Do you need some inspiration and encouragement? Look to your fellow mamas – online – who are sharing their hearts. Here are a few of my favorite mama reads for you…
My Top Picks for Mama Reads this Week:
- How Real People Make Shades of Real Love – YES. That is all. Just YES!
“Marriage and love and time, these are the enormous forces that inevitably chisel and change us into strangers. The springs sag. Mattresses sigh. Marriage changes us into strangers who have to meet and introduce each other to love all over again.
None of us ever know whom we marry. And falling in love never made anyone angels… it’s only made it clear how far we’ve fallen. Who we say ‘I do’ to — is not who we roll over to touch twenty years later. The challenge for the vows is to fall in love with the stranger to whom you find yourself married.”
- Achieving a Better Wife Mom Balance – This is SO hard. Once we are mamas, it’s so easy to let the mama role take over our lives! Love this post with some helpful tips.
“Oftentimes, one of the hardest parts of connecting with your husband when the kids are little is being able to get a word in edgewise! Combat this by teaching your children patience. This is a life skill they need, and now is the perfect time to learn it. Teach them to wait until you are done talking before they interrupt or before they ask you to go do something with them. This teaches children that the world does not revolve around them and it shows your spouse their importance.”
- Preparing My 5 Year Old for the Workforce – Don’t let the title fool you on this one. It’s a great read and a great reminder to treasure childhood.
“To me, my child is not only a future worker and her purpose in life is far bigger than that. My child is a person. A person right now! Not half a person, just waiting to grow up. So I live in the present with her and respect and nurture who she is now. The best thing I can do to help her grow up to her future potential is to support her and encourage her and parent her for who she is today.”
- How Every Other Week Almost Breaks Me – Being divorced and sharing custody of my oldest two, I can relate to this on so many levels.
“At first, we breathe that sigh of relief that you get when you head out to date night and you realize you’re FREE and no one’s hanging onto you or spilling cereal all over the floor or asking you to explain the American justice system when it’s already past their bedtime.
But the next breath? Hurts.”
What are you reading this week? Share in the comments below!