Reads From Around the Web

by Ginger on October 4, 2011

in Blogging & Social Media

I was going to blog, but then I got hit with another 3 tons of work, which keeps leading to evenings where I just sit slackjawed staring at the TV. So instead, I’ll send you to some of the posts I’ve loved recently. Cause if I’m not writing, at least these folks are! (so what if some of these are a few months old. That doesn’t make them any less awesome).

Over at Mommy Said What: Just keep on going.I feel like this almost EVERY SINGLE DAY. I hate that other people do too, but at least I don’t feel so alone!

Every morning when I get out of bed, I swear to myself that today is going to be different. I will be that much more organized, that much more together. I will get things done. I will not take things personally. I will do my job. I will care for my kids.

Over at Such Small Steps: Work, Marriage, and Family: How I Juggle It All. This is an interview Erin did with other working moms that she then turned on herself. It’s a really interesting look into her life, personally, but also brings up great points about marriage, family, work/life balance for us ALL to consider.

Whenever I start to feel compelled to keep up with what other parents are doing, I try to remind myself of those family goals and to be confident in my decisions.

Over at Seriously: Why I don’t buy things with pink ribbons. Just in time for October, a great post about the pink ribbon from someone who had a different cancer.

You have surgery for Stage 1 melanoma? Meh. You had a mole removed.  There is no month of black ribbons, no 3 day walks for research, no large corporate sponsors.

Over at Never Cook on a Saturday Night: What I Think About the Grass on the Other Side. Oh, Facebook updates, a constant source of irritation. Or, in this case, working mom doubt/frustration/sadness. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had these same thoughts.

I think that I need to stop checking facebook during the day at work.

Over at One n Jen: The Mother Load. Besides sitting in Jen’s exact position here (waiting out bedtime on a bedroom floor), I love this post for the deeper context. Motherhood can be overwhelming, especially when you’re the one “on call” all the time. You can’t help but wonder if it will always be like this, if you’re doing it wrong, if other people do it better. Plus, Jen’s writing is pretty stunning in this post.

It’s a huge responsibility, this mom job, and a lot of pressure, too, and I can’t help but feel like I’m in over my head. Still. I can’t help but wonder if there is something wrong with me that I can’t just accept things the way they are.

Erin at Such Small Steps October 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Aww, thanks so much for linking to me! I loved doing that How I Balance series. Will have to brainstorm another one.

Jen October 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Thank you so much for the blog shoutout! That post had been percolating in my head (and in draft form in Google Docs) for a few weeks, and it felt good to finally get it out. xoxo

Elizabeth October 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I love when you do these–I always find at least one new blog to follow!

Kallay October 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I can relate to each and every one of these women in some way right now. Awesome post! I hope your life calms down a little for you!

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