Tidbits from my week, some observed, some linked … enjoy and have a great weekend!
- Being real is scary and makes me feel vulnerable, but utterly necessary and I need to do it more often.
- This powerful post on motherhood and identity on Her Bad Mother’s Basement comes from the other side of the fence in terms of kids and identity, and I found it a fascinating read. I don’t relate personally, but utterly respect her position.
- As I walked down the sidewalk yesterday afternoon, with both kids in tow and likely a longsuffering expression on my face, a couple and their two kids passed me going the other direction. The father had just had some sort of a confrontation with the girl, and as we passed each other, he turned to me and said “This parenting thing is HARD!”. I was jolted into agreeing wholeheartedly, and went on my way feeling a bit less frustrated with my day, and little less alone.
- How I spent five hours of my life on one pretnatal check up, thanks to Bethany Actually. We’ve all had days like this …