Interesting & Inspiring Articles for Moms!
I’m always coming across interesting and inspiring reads that I want to share with all of you. So each Monday, I – along with my mama friend Stephanie of Parenting Chaos – share my favorite reads for moms for the week ahead. (And if you have any interesting or inspiring articles from your blog to share – scroll on down and add them to the link party below!)
This Week’s Favorite Mama Reads
- Responding to Kid Confessions – “Respect the weight of the issue. It doesn’t matter if it seems silly to you or if you don’t care. It doesn’t matter if you already know about it (like I did in this case), it only matters that it MATTERS to them.”
- 25 Tips to Help You Become a Better Parent – I don’t agree with EVERY tip, but there is lots of wisdom in this article. I like this advice especially… “Help Them To Be Their Own Self: Allow your kid to explore and experience the world on his own. By being over caring, you may hamper his growth as well as budding personality. Allow him to make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t always make decisions on his behalf, let him take decisions from the choices available and live with the consequences of those decisions.”
- Because Your Story Matters More Than Your Stats – “Here’s the thing, though, your story doesn’t matter because of who reads it. Your story doesn’t matter because of how many read it. Your story doesn’t even matter just because you wrote it. Your story matters because it’s part of another story; one much bigger and older than you.”
- What Do Moms REALLY Do? – “Whether you work outside the home, in the home or are able to be a full time mom and stay home, you wear a LOT of hats.” Don’t we know it, Mamas!
- The Land of Empathy & Wonder – A special needs mom shares her heart… “I’d like to live in a land where Tucker is one of many and the many have a variety of differences. None of those differences are considered afflictions, disabilities, special needs or delays. In this land, everybody’s quirks and uniquenesses and differences are celebrated. They’re not noticed because they are not important. The only thing important in my imagined land is a person’s heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.”
- The Best Lesson About Learning – “What if we could remember that everything worth doing — relationships, work, creativity, wisdom — starts with an awkward beginning?”
Have Some Mama Reads to Share?
What have you been reading lately? What are your favorite books or blogs to read? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!