Here's five things I'm loving reading around the web:
One. Winter Shape up over on Gina's page and Anne's page.
Two. This spot on blog about being a stay at home mommy. Love it or hate it or both?
Four. I actually skipped the GOP debate last night. I feel good about seeing three of the never ending Republican debates. What do you think of Trump skipping it? Here's the coverage I've been following.
Five. This facebook post from Rebekah Borucki. I'm not going to post all of it, because I don't want to nab it without her getting her due credit. But I also can't link it, because my profile is private. If you're interested, track down her site, and go from there.
"Truth for my mamas:
Parenting isn't something to be mastered or controlled or scheduled.
Birthing a baby isn't a sport.
Newborns aren't meant to be managed.
The key to successful parenting is allowing... understanding that it's a process bigger than you and that surrender is necessary to survival.
Attempts at mastery and perfection are only going to bring you misery and struggle.
Motherhood is not a competition!!
Babies don't care how fast you get back to pre-pregnancy weight or if you ever do at all! And they don't care about schedules or what time of day it is or what the appropriate times for eating or sleeping or pooping are. They do it all when they need to. They are born with the infinite wisdom of the whole Universe.
Just stop it. Put the book down. Stop crowdsourcing for advice. Just stop everything you're doing that doesn't feel good. Find a loving, compassionate, non-judgmental friend who really knows and loves you, and ask for her support. Tell her your worries, and she'll tell you everything is going to be just fine.
Talk to your doctor. Confide in your partner.
Spend lots and lots and lots of time just doing nothing... with your baby.
Surrender to the process. Accept that new parenthood isn't a time for control. It's a time for letting go and learning... receiving."
I am linking up this week with these lovely ladies.
What are you reading and following this week?