Saturday, January 26, 2013

Blog Gems This Week

Well, for the second Friday in a row, we were out of school yesterday because of snow.  This was kind-of a funny one because not a single flake had fallen when the county called it; but, the weather men were pretty much right on (imagine that) and the snow came in before noon, so it turned out to be a good decision.

After the last little snow storm, Sam and I got a bit of cabin fever, so when the snow started I did what any good mother would do - put on my Hunter boots, dusted off the car, and headed to Chickfila.  Look, before you judge me for braving the weather, consider this: There is a play area, delicious chicken nuggets, free-flowing Diet Dr. Pepper, and a Starbucks across the street.  Do you really blame me for wanting to get stranded there?  :)  

Luckily, my dad came and got us in his SUV when we were sufficiently stuffed (Sam ate TEN grilled chicken nuggets), and we were home cozied up by nap time. It's looking like today is going to be more of the same.  I'm not complaining.

ANYWAY... On to the matter at hand, here are some gems found around the blogosphere this week.  Grab a second coffee and enjoy!

How I'll Know When to Stop Writing about My Daughter by Erin Loechner for Babble.  I'm starting to think about this topic a lot, and I really like what she has to say.

And this one, Adult Children of Mom Blogger Support Group by Momma Be Thy Name is a hilarious follow-up to Erin's above post.  This will probably be Sam one day. ;)

On Raising a Three Year Old and the Beauty in Failure on Dear Baby.  This is a new (to me) blog that I found this week, and this post really hit home with me.  So, so true and wise.  I am definitely guilty of many of these things - especially #1 and #6.

10 Parenting Ideals that Got Thrown Out the Window This Year by Lauren Hartmann for Babble. It's sad how true this is... I was such an ignorant, judgmental moron before having kids. :)

The Burden of Hope from Something Beautiful.  You probably remember my sweet friend Erika's post on infertility earlier this year.  I love how raw and real she is; but, that her every day blog is still so full of laughter and joy.  Really, I just love her.  (P.S. Erika, did you know that this post was included on The Stirrup Queen's round-up this week? Go girl!)

The God Who Sees I'm a Hot Mess and Loves Me Anyway by Marie Osborne.  You know I love a good hot mess redemption story. :)

Brave Moms Raise Brave Kids by Jen Hatmaker.  I like Jen Hatmaker, and I like what she says here a lot.  I hope I can be a brave mom.

Have a good Saturday!


  1. Oh yay, thanks for including me!! :) I did see that Stirrup Queens mentioned me...just noticed traffic coming from them and was like "what's that all about?" so I put my detective skills to work and...there ya have it. :) Can't wait to read some of your other recommendations this weekend. And I wholeheartedly approve of your snow day activities!

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  4. Thanks for including me! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Sounds like you got out and back before the weather got bad. I am sure the little one enjoyed her chicken nuggets... ten is a good indicator.

    I have not seen anyone do a roundup of blogs quite like you do it. Makes it sound very interesting and it peaked my interest.


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