Like all of you, we were saddened to hear about the shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA this week. We know that it’s likely some of you were directly affected and we are thinking of you. In lieu of our usual monthly essay, Meagan would like to share these thoughts today.
As book-loving moms, nothing is more satisfying than rediscovering stories we loved as kids when our own children get old enough to enjoy them. It starts early, with picture books we read with the same inflections and funny voices as our parents read them to us, and it continues on, bringing chapter books and novels back to the light that we haven’t thought about in years. Here are a few of our favorite books to revisit with your kids…
Whether you’re reading poolside at a resort, towel-bound at the nearest beach, or from the comfort of your own bed, Sarah and Katie have summer book picks that fit any of the above. Though very different, our selections both move quickly and can be picked up and put down easily! Happy Summer Reading!
Moms are criticized for giving babies formula but then chastised when they find a place to breastfeed. Meagan’s article at NBCNews.com argues that this is unfair to moms and bad for babies.
It took a while for me to realize that I had internalized a message that certain things would be too hard, too time-consuming, too complicated forever. It took a little while for me to catch up with reality, and realize that that the story I was telling myself had once been true, but had become outdated.
If you DO want presents and pampering this year, you have our permission to put on your fancy hat and own it. I certainly did back in 2009. But if you’d rather get caught up on emails and laundry next Sunday (because: MAY), that’s OK too. Our Mother’s Day wish for you is that with each passing year it gets a little easier to tune into that part of yourself that knows its own worth and knows what it wants. Even if what it wants is to stay home.