I’ve read so many wonderful things lately and I wanted to share some of them with you. Here are the five best blog posts that I’ve read over the past few weeks that have either inspired me, moved me, made me think, or made me laugh:
Blog: No Points for Style
Why I Love It: This is one of the most beautiful things that I’ve read lately. Adrienne’s writing is rich and eloquent. Her use of metaphor is remarkable.
Favorite Passage: “[Carter] is a person, whole and beautiful under the scrim of disorder on top, and he makes decisions and takes actions that belong to him. But sometimes the illness is so loud and his defenses are so weak that it dictates all of his behavior.
Powerlessness is a bitch.”
Blog: Pretty All True
Why I Love It: Kris, who I’ve mentioned here and here, artfully blends beauty and pain and makes you read even if it hurts to do so. This particular post is from Mother’s Day weekend and I have carried it around in my heart since reading it. Kris proves time and time again that even with a childhood fraught with difficultly, she is loving, wise, and forgiving.
Favorite Passage: “My mother’s scars are a beckoning sign as well . . . in this body is a soul who has been damaged, a spirit who has been harmed. She is mended and patched, but not healed or repaired. She remembers. She understands.”
Blog: Now who’s the Fat Project
Why I Love It: Wickedly funny, this ongoing bit of devilish behavior is a guilty pleasure to watch unfold. Love it, love it, love it.
Favorite Passage: “So #FatProjectReverse started with just an idea that maybe I could make something extra fattening for her like fried cheesecake.”
Blog: The Heir to Blair
Why I Love It: Reading this post was like receiving a huge hug. Until Matthew was finally diagnosed with acid reflux, our life with him was truly challenging. It was moving to read this post from someone who totally got what it was like to live that way. I am so grateful for this post, as it meant that I wasn’t alone.
Favorite Passage: “Because as over-stimulated as your child feels, you’ve had high-pitched shrieking invading your every thought for almost five hours. For the seventh day in a row. At night, you close your eyes & you still hear crying. You wake up three times every night, swearing you heard screaming & wondering if motherhood will give you post traumatic stress disorder. & you sit down & cry, looking at your child & irrationally asking him why he hates you. Wondering if he’d be better with another mother. Wondering if what you wanted for so long was the biggest mistake you ever made.”
Blog: Simple Mom
Why I Love It: I’m guilty of letting life get so busy that I sometimes let he beauty of each day slip right by me. I love this list of specific ideas on how to truly slow down and enjoy your family. I hate the idea of blinking and having my children grown and wishing we had truly savored more of the small moments.
Favorite Passage: “Turn up the music and dance in your living room with your children. My kids love this, and it takes 15 minutes.”
There you have it. Happy reading!