Reads From Around the Web

by Ginger on April 1, 2012

in Blogging & Social Media

Oh hello Sunday! How did you get here so soon? Last thing I remember, it was Friday night and we were putting the first disc of the first season of Game of Thrones in and now…BOOM. Here it is Sunday already? Wow.

Well, I guess now that I’ve picked my head up from the dragons, death, and obligatory HBO nudity induced haze, it’s time to share some posts eh?

Over at Mommy Said What, Julie is asking for advice in This time, I’m going to shut up and let you do the talking. Unless you’re my mother. She talks about how her daughter is funny, intelligent and witty… and also stubborn, aggressive and demanding. She wants advice on how to encourage all the awesome and harness all the challenging to make sure that her daughter is on the right path, while keeping a positive relationship with her. I don’t actually have any advice for her, but since her little girl sounds an awful lot like my little man, I’m sort of stalking the comment section. So, you know, go over there and comment!

Over at Lawyerish, The First Lady of the American Stage is a post that really spoke to me. After seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage in Death of a Salesman, all sorts of…feelings…are dredged up about wanting her own standing ovation–in the form of recognition. Wanting to be seen, and heard. Maybe it’s the former performer thing, but I know very much how that feels.

Over at What She Said, Kristin gives us Letting Go of Working Mom Guilt. I love sharing these kinds of posts–I think that the more and more and more that working moms talk about this stuff, the more and more and more it will become normalized. On top of that, I identified with SO SO SO much of Kristin’s post, from the realization that I may envy SAHM’s but am not suited to be one myself to the understanding that my kid gets a lot from daycare and being away from me. Really, a post that I identified with from the first word to the last.

Over at She Likes Purple, Jennie cracks me up with I Was Employee of the Month January 1999, You Should Know? C’mon, one post that has a rat suit, joints, coworkers breaking out into song, and a teaser for snakes in the ball pit? WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT?

And finally, on a serious note, over at James & Jax, a page of tips for helping to handle anxiety. A LOT of these are ones that my therapist has told me to try, and others are ones I’ve heard other people tell me to try, and still others are new to me and something I’ll keep in mind to try. If you ever deal with anxiety, this is a great list of some ways to try and cope.

Let’s not forget about Noodle Knobs either, where I talked about how candy and pee go together, and N.C. and I beg for some help with the time of day when our kid turns into a demon child–the witching hour. Seriously, if you have suggestions, we’re BEGGING YOU to share.

Happy reading everyone!

Kristin @ What She Said April 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Thank you so much for the shout-out! 🙂 I’m glad you could identify with that post. I was really nervous about publishing it since the decision to work or not work is always such a sensitive subject among moms, but I was truly touched by the outpouring of support and empathy I received.

Kate April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Thank you, Ginger for linking this post and thank you, Kristin for posting it. I have one of those kiddos, Ms. B (which you know Ginger) and this post was a wonderful lifeline to hold on to. I kind of became a comment stalker and looked at what other people had to say. Your post wrapped up all the mixed feelings, the love, the struggles and the hard job that this parenting gig is. Thank you!

Jaime April 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

Thanks for linking to the anxiety tips page on my blog, James & Jax, Ginger! I hope any of your anxious readers find it helpful.

Missy | The Literal Mom April 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Great list. I read Kristin’s, but not the others, so I’ll go check them out. Tips an anxiety = gooooood.

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