After becoming a mother, I realized the truth of "necessity is the mother of invention". But for too many moms out there, the saying goes more like this: "necessity is a motherf*er".
I know I'm coming late to the party about this, but I think it's worth repeating anyway. I read an article in todays
Oregonian about a new doc called "The Motherhood Manifesto", based on the book of the same name. I'm sure you've heard of it, but just in case, I thought it was worth repeating. You can learn more about it at Momsrising.
I also wanted to mention two blogs that I've loved reading in the last couple weeks. Franklin5 and More Than A Minivan Mom. Not only are they smart and funny, they also have links to other great moms to read about. In fact, I found MoreThanAMinivanMom from a link on Franklin5's blog. That's what I love about this whole blogging deal: there is a whole world of inspiration out there. Of course there's a lot of schlock, too, but that's what makes finding great blogs so rewarding. It's like meeting someone really cool at your kid's school and finding out they live right down the street. Having children is incredibly rewarding, but can also feel lonely and isolating at times too, so it's great to find community, in whatever form it takes.
And a final shout out to my friend, D., whose blog detritus I read on a daily basis. Full to the brim of beautiful pictures and keen insight, this woman can do it all. Check her out!
Ladies, you keep me going! Have a great day. Over and out.