I haven't had time to do this in a few weeks, so there will be a lot of links! I think I'm going to change my date from Saturday to Thursday so I can be more consistent.
:: Two moving blog posts about infertility from one of my favorite people, who has taught me a lot about dealing with circumstances beyond your control and being courageous in trials. (1) (2)
:: This woman writes poetry as she studies the scriptures. HOW COOL IS THAT!?
:: Good advice about not assuming that people are judging your motherhood choices (a difficult task for this working, formula-feeding, C-section-having lady). (are you judging me about those things? Haha JUST KIDDING)
:: And also this about parenting judgmentalness.
:: I like these thoughts on choices and accepting them, even when other good choices also exist (says the woman who changed her major seven times and then went back to school for a second bachelor's degree)
:: Best feminist picture books. Because we want girls and boys who believe in girl power!!
:: I loved this list of three things to do every day, especially the third one. Who hasn't felt left out of a clique before? The advice to rise above that left-out feeling is good medicine.
:: A poignant and somewhat humorous essay about a woman who is jealous of other women who make breastfeeding look soooo easy. Definitely could relate to this one.
:: Good words on being a busy mother and a writer. Sometimes the seasons of life don't allow these two roles to line up, as I know all too well, but trying and patience are the key.
:: I love the way this family teaches their children about how babies are made (and all that comes along with it).
:: Another powerful essay about infertility. (Just a side note: I myself have not struggled with infertility, but several people I dearly love struggle with it, so these essays tug my heartstrings)
:: Hi-larious -- being pregnant with the great American novel.
:: Dear Pope: Thank you for being a breastfeeding advocate!!
:: Did anyone read that article that was viral on Facebook called "They Should Have Told Me" about how motherhood is perfect roses and smiles? If it was for you, I am really happy for you. But this response to the post rang much truer for me -- I appreciated how it was realistic about the difficulties that come with motherhood while still acknowledging the beauty and joy in it.
:: 12 of Emma Watson/Belle/Hermione's favorite books (okay, just Emma Watson)
:: The struggle of the introverted mother. It's like I wrote it myself.
Enjoy! Any good spots you found on the internet lately?