Big things happening here. I’m working on a new edition to the blog. It’s part personal experience; part actionable, easy to implement solutions; and part ass kicking motivation from a lazy chick who went from martinis to motherhood and the Taco Bell fourth meal to the treadmill.
Why is this such a big deal? For starters, it’s a piece that I would have loved to read when I was frantically googling “holy shit I’m pregnant” at work, in the midst of my planned for pregnancy. What wasn’t planned was the emotional rollercoaster that ensued circa conception.
If you’re wondering if you’ll benefit from this… ask yourself:
- Do you know you want children but you love being free as a bird and are terrified of change?
- Are you ambivalent about motherhood and does it scare the shiznit out of you?
- Do you feel emotionally & mentally unprepared for baby even though you planned for and want your child?
- Are there times when you feel like no one gets what you’re going through – be it in pregnancy or motherhood?
- Do you know you need to make a drastic life change when your child comes but doubt your ability to succeed or don’t know where to start?
- Do you ever feel alone, depressed or anxious?
If you answered yes to any of these questions – this new installment will speak to you.
I don’t want you to go away empty handed, so until then – here are a few blogs I’m reading that you might enjoy:
- A is for Adelaide: This week, Chelley and her daughter Adelaide are all over the New England news. Chelley’s daughter Addie has a form of dwarfism and she recently took a stand against the use of the word “midget” to describe small products, specifically Cain’s Pickles. Her story received tons of attention – most from misinformed readers who vilified her for being a “Crazy Pickle Lady” and much worse. I invite you to check out the real story of Chelley & Addie and why she decided to take a stand (not by suing – but by being a persistent, polite educator) against a large corporation in the name of all those living with dwarfism. Her story is compelling and Chelley has been the epitome of class in dealing with the incredibly negative backlash she’s receiving.
- Crunchy Betty: Do you want food on your face? No - you say? Well – Crunchy Betty will change that! I recently found her website and love, love, love it. I give myself at least one Nutmeg Facial per week and use the Oil Cleansing Method frequently! Yes – I cleanse my face with oil! You have got to try this. Economical, natural and lip-smacking good to your squeaky clean pores. Wat up!
- Savor the Thyme: I just nominated this awesome gal for the S.T.A.R. Entrepreneur Mom of the Year award. She’s fabulous! She wants you to feed your family wholesome, healthy foods and she shows & tells you how to do so. Some of her pictures are what she calls food porn, so get ready to salivate– but you’ll be doing so in a satisfying, good for you way – so eat up!
- OnlineRI – Ask Mom: It doesn’t matter if you live in RI or not – this blog post will matter to you if you have play date age children. Play date etiquette from mom, business women, and author of How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker – Jackie Hennessey
- The Queen of the Earth: I really enjoyed the blog post I read yesterday from Kirsten at Queen of the Earth. She pauses to remember The Station Fire that happened 10 years ago this week. Just knowing that so many of us, whether we were personally affected or not, still pause to remember those whose lives were taken in this tragedy and the family members who live with this reality every single day is profound. I will never forget – and I know you probably won’t either.
Enjoy your weekend!