A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.
Love & Respect: How to Slow Down the Crazy Family Cycle
“Never assume first that a child intends to be disrespectful. Instead, ask yourself “Is my child reacting this way because he needs reassurance that I love him?”
Scary Mommy: Things Unwritten and Unsaid (I could’ve written this myself)
“But the hardest things about parenthood, I have found, are things I actually can’t and won’t share — precisely because I do want to protect my children’s privacy. They are the things that go unwritten, the moments that go untold. They are the days that I feel like I have messed up so much or I am not sure what to do, when I feel paralyzed and frozen and like I just want to go be anonymous in a coffee shop somewhere for a few hours and not be anyone’s mother for a while.”
Run Haven: The 20 Most Realistic Running Resolutions Ever (“1. Do not sign up for races when you have had more than two cocktails.” That’s some serious advice, right there).
“Stop saying “yes” all the time. No is a complete sentence. You owe no one an explanation for not wanting to go out, not wanting to take a drink, not wanting to stay over, not wanting to go to the reunion.”
Scary Mommy: Dear Fellow iPad Parents