Friday, December 6, 2013

Amazing Reads.

I missed posting this last week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Chanukah celebrating and traveling with the family. This week I'm shooting for some great posts that I have been "saving" for myself. Lately I feel like I open a link and end up leaving it sitting there until I either have the mindset for it or have a few extra minutes.

So, this week here's what I've been reading.

Although this post is a few weeks old, I only read it the other day and thought it was important to share. You may know that I'm not a homeschooling mom. You probably didn't know I'm in awe of many homeschooling moms. I have surely said something along the lines of, "You're amazing. I could never do it!" to a homeschooling friend or two. Adrienne of The Mommy Mess talks about Fighting Homeschooling Doubts, and makes mention of the kinds of comments she hears from other mothers. Things like what I have said, thinking I truly meant them as a compliment, they don't always come off that way. This post shares some of her own doubts while homeschooling. If you've experienced some yourself, pop on by and let her know she isn't alone.

The beautiful Rebecca Einstein Schorr has written a very important post this week. Don't Just Like Me is a reminder of how it's wonderful to show your support with a thumbs-up button on Facebook, but for an important fundraising event like 36Rabbis, more than that is needed. Can you help? Take a few minutes to read her post, but more importantly, head on over to the 36Rabbis donation page. If you can't donate - can you share? Also? You don't have to be Jewish to read this. Or to get it. These rabbis are working together to support pediatric cancer research and awareness. This is a cause that has no religion.

Mamas know that watching their babies grow up can be bittersweet. My friend Jessica of The B Keeps Us Honest talks about moments with her littlest in I Linger a Little Bit Longer. Those beautiful moments are ones we want to hold onto forever, even though we know we really can't. Jessica's post might make you tear up a little bit, but not sob or anything, so you should totally read it.

That's a wrap for this week. It's a short and sweet post from me, but I've been scattered, recovering from travel, emotionally spent and did I mention tired yet? Yeah. Tired.

I hope you've all had a great week and I'll catch ya' next time. And reach out to me if you have something you think I absolutely need to read. Whether it's yours or someone else's. It might end up featured here next time.

Happy weekend, everyone!


  1. Wow, Andrea. What beautiful and powerful posts that you've allowed me to share the stage with! Those were both such great reads! Two new blogs for that I'm glad I found. Thanks for the shout out! XO

  2. I cannot wait to click each of these! I always like anything you recommend, and these sound awesome. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and Chanukah! --Lisa

  3. Get some rest my friend. And did I tell you that I do think we passed each other last week on the Turnpike? I need to read up on this fundraiser for pediatric cancer. And I so get that sentiment about just not liking me.

  4. I loved Jessica's post too! Great selections. (& always love this series)


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