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The theme this week seems to be posts about motherhood. What can I say, it was what moved me this week. I have given you a little excerpt but please click through and read more.

You Are More

You Are More

than the cook…
more than the chauffeur…
more than the referee…
more than the cleaner…
and more than the lady chasing her kid down aisle 8……

For the Days You Want to Quit Motherhood

This post is for those days when “getting over yourself” is the last thing an exhausted, I-can’t-take-it-anymore, run down mother needs to hear.

Can I just take your sweet face between my hands and look into your tired eyes and tell you what you’re doing is exceptional?

Tell you that motherhood is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Period. And I’ve worked for the UN on counter human trafficking, for NGOs on the Aids and orphan crisis in South Africa, as well a corporate law firm.

And I still maintain that having the 24/7 responsibility of a child is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. By far…….

You’re Better

I’ve always been a confident girl. In fact, I was called "Gary" in college by a group of guys who thought I was as cocky as the NBA Seattle SuperSonics guard, Gary Payton. This cracks me up for two reasons. #1 -  I had no idea who Gary Payton was at the time and #2 -  I think this was the first time these boys ever met a confident girl. And I have my parents, especially my dad to thank for that…….

Bite Your Tongue (although, again, I would encourage you to read this whole series)

By the time your children hit double digits, they’re on their way to becoming who it is they’ll become.  Some studies suggest their personality is set by first grade.  By the time kids hit middle school, pubescent-related, seemingly bi-polar mood swings notwithstanding, my observation and experience suggest a parent’s influence in shaping personality is over……..

This post is linked up to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci

Comments

  1. Thank you for pulling together such words of wisdom in these “What I’m Reading” collections. I’ve been blogging for a while, and I always enjoy finding like-minded, encouraging posts. You do a great job of showcasing some of the best. Thanks!
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