As I step back from Facebook, I have a little more time. OK, a lot more time. It’s so nice. Playing with the kids more, catching up on picture files, writing more, getting to bed earlier and reading blogs. You remember how blogs were the rave before Facebook became popular? Now they are popular only if shared through Facebook. Well, I’ve been reading really great blogs the last few days and I’ll share some of my favorites with you.
The first one is this blog post by Rachel Held Evans. Believe it or not I am not a fan of social media or the ‘mommy wars’. I hate it actually. I think Facebook is internet high school on steroids. Rachel’s blog post puts our mommy wars in perspective with real mommy wars that other women are going through.
As Rachel points out, “For while we argue about stroller brands and family size, millions of women are engaged in a different kind of mommy war, fighting with every decision of every day for the very survival and future of their children. “
Read the whole post. It’s worth the 5 minutes.
The next blog has inspired me exactly where I need. A Bushel and A Peck is written by One Thankful Mom of 11 kids, biological and adopted, but all hers. She home schools them all with the support of her husband. She is wise and compassionate.
I am looking forward to learning from her. As many of you know, I feel women can learn so much from other women that have been there before them. Motherhood is hard. We need to share and support each other!
Lastly, I’ll share a blog that is giving me great ideas of things to do with my kids. I love to create and want to be more hands on with the kids again. Just 3 1/2 years ago I only had 2 kids and now I have 5! I’m finding my groove once more and Chasing Cheerios is helpful. I can’t wait to do the ‘toys in ice’. So simple, yet entertaining and fun!
What are some of your favorite blogs?
Love these blogs January! Especially A Bushel and a Peck – made me think a lot about my own children and my need to really strive to meet their needs and help them blossom. Seems so much harder with teenagers then it was when they were little.
I’m not a regular blog reader. I catch some here and there that I like, but I’m not a 100% loyal reader of any. If I see posts I like, I like to share them on my page’s FB to spread the knowledge. I like to take little pieces of wisdom from everyone and just share it. 🙂 I do mostly read birth related stuff… I’m usually not into the parenting or mothering topics, but I appreciate the feeling of wanting to learn from each other.
I totally agree with some of your feelings on this, though, and just wanted to say that. I’m glad you are finding precious time that FB previously ate.