I have the sunniest outlook of recent memory today, even though it is overcast and blah here today, fueled in part by totally enjoying my kid (even with tantrums) this weekend and in part by getting some crap done around the house. Oh, and in part by the nice cold Diet Coke that’s sitting next to me. Ahhh, sweet caffeine. This positive outlook has, I’m sure, many reasons, but whatever it is, I’m just glad to have it.
So let me share that happy outlook with some good reads,whatdya say?
First up, over at She Likes Purple, I’ve got an older post from Jennie: Keep Holding His Hand. I love this post as a reminder to stop trying to capture all the good moments and instead just enjoy them.
Over at Princess Nebraska, we’ve got Last Friday Night, mostly because I’m insanely jealous. I want a neighborhood like this, with neighbors like this. It’s something that seems like it’s out of a movie, and to see that some people have that gives me hope I may find it one day.
Over at Food Lush, Caitlin writes Food Memories of Mom that seriously got me both a little teary and all nostalgic. There’s something about food memories that seem to STICK, and I can close my eyes and instantly call to mind memories of my mom and various foods…and smile.
And finally, over at Late Enough Alex writes I Refuse To Be Special Because I Chose To Be A Mother.This line was the one that cinched her place here today:
I believe that by calling motherhood the hardest job, we are creating a competition of sorts between women with children and women without children and between women and men.
I just love that. I love my kid, and motherhood is, without a doubt, one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But I do take issue with the idea that motherhood is the only way a woman can be “enough.”
Ok friends, have fun reading! Happy Sunday!