Mama Reads for a Busy Mama…
How was your week? Our week was busy, but great! We found out that the kids got accepted to a new local Charter School. I’m so excited about the planned STrEaM curriculum and the smaller school and class size. Have you ever had experience with a Charter School? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Have a busy week coming up? (I know, I know… what mama doesn’t?!) Need some encouragement or just something to read in your downtime? Here are my favorite “Mama Reads” for you…
My Favorite Mama Reads for Your Week Ahead:
- Let’s Stop Shaming Mothers for Feeding Their Babies – YES! Please, let’s just support one another and our unique parenting choices.
“I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and believe we should educate ourselves while pregnant and be encouraged to breastfeed when our babies are born. But I feel no need to judge, shame or question another parent. She is the parent and she will do what she needs to for her family and herself. How about we just stop shaming mothers for feeding their babies?”
- The Day I Gave Up Homeschooling – We actually DID give up homeschooling. It’s not for everyone. But this post is great encouragement for those homeschooling moms that want to stick it out.
“I recognized that all families experience difficult days, whether they homeschool or not. If my child doesn’t want to do his homeschool work, what makes me think he will happily do his homework after a long day away at school? And what makes me think that sending my child to school will make him more amiable and more obedient at home?”
- What These Women Did to Turn a Friend’s Day Around – This seriously makes my heart sing. We need more women in our world like these ones.
“But that would never have happened without one thing: a woman being vulnerable enough to humbly allow us in to see her dirt. THAT is what makes this story beautiful. It was her willingness to be real which permitted 12 women the gift of overflowing joy.”
- Finding Stillness and Peace with Small Children – I know this seems impossible, Mama. But maybe these ideas can help.
“Know your child. If you have a child of higher energy, you probably will have to get that child’s energy out before you even try to sit down. If you can stop, observe and think what makes your child peaceful or see when your child is most peaceful, that can be a big help in tailoring time and space for peace.”
How do you find encouragement and inspiration during your busy days, Mama? Do these “Mama Reads” help? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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