Good morning, friends. How's everyone doing?
This is me this morning. As in right now.
I'm feeling a cold. I'm sipping on hot tea. I've got water and Zicam-like tablets in front of me, at the ready. And I'm catching up on my reading.
My head is crazy clogged and I need a suction of sorts done on my sinuses.
But I'm here for you. Isn't that amazing of me? * hahahah. I'm funny, aren't I?
Anyway - an hour or so later - and I'm back. Didja miss me?
Here are a few of the incredible things I read this week. Or this morning. Or both.
Jordana Horn wrote this post about the internal bullies we all have. We moms do, anyway. These bullies pick on us because we're not wearing the bodies of our 20-something year old selves. Usually I wouldn't link over to a site like TodayMoms, because I figure everyone reads them, right? But when it's a friend - and it's THIS good? - I give you Quieting the bully within: Struggling to love my mom body.
Oddly, I had that post open for a while. As a reminder. And then yesterday I came across this post, titled Love Letter to my Body, and I finally read it just now. And I wanted to cry. It's beautiful. I've only just met (virtually) Taylor Brione, but I have a feeling she and I would get along really well if we actually met.
This post title over at Domain of the Mad Mommy caught my eye: Autism-tastic. My heart hurt for this exhausted mama, who clearly feels the eyes of judgment on her way too often. So many of us do. Why is it so hard to just support our fellow mom? Just give them that knowing look - whether we know it exactly as they do or not - and smile, gently? I don't have a child with autism, but I can feel the exhaustion that's there, and I think many people can relate. I'm the one who tries to hold the door open for the mom with the stroller and the child pulling her in the opposite direction while screaming his/her little head off.
And so, there you have it, a small batch this week. I'm tired. A few hours have passed since I started writing this and I need to reheat my tea. Or make myself some chai. Yes. That should do it.
In the meantime, while I listen to a random recording of Red Solo Cup, here's a flashback of my own for you to read: What I need to remember ... an important read as I see the spring approaching on Mama Nature's horizon. Summer will be here soon!
And, if you haven't yet, check out my I'm only human post from this past week. I think you'll be happy you read it, because it's highly likely that YOU'RE only human, too.