Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Five Around the Web

I am sorry I missed yesterday.  The little one - who turned 5 months old on Wednesday - has been fighting off a cold and feeling yucky.  Yesterday, I spent the day cuddling her and getting our fretful selves to the doctor. Happily, she is feeling better today.

Here's five things I'm loving reading around the web:

One.  Winter Shape up over on Gina's page and Anne's page.

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Two. This spot on blog about being a stay at home mommy.  Love it or hate it or both?

And that without your coffee you’ll be no good to anyone. | 20 Shirts That Understand Your Life As A Mom:
Three.Can you believe how serious this Zika virus is?  I can't imagine how horrifying it must be to be a woman in Brazil right now especially if you're ready to have children, and the government says hold your horses, ladies.  We recommend waiting at least TWO years for us to get this under control.  Here's an article about it.

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.

Political Cartoons of the Week: New GOP Debate Rules:

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."

It was just the reminder I needed after a rough couple of sick days with the baby.

The 8 Things You Need to Do When Your Baby Gets Sick via @PureWow:

I am linking up this week with these lovely ladies.


What are you reading and following this week?

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