I have been saving some links for you for the past couple of weeks. I think you will really enjoy them (or most of them!).
The first video I stumbled upon on my friend Heather's lovely blog last month. I can't stop thinking about it. Maia is inspiring in every way. It made me wonder: what do I want the later chapter of my life to look like?
The second link is an essay reflecting on the unrealistic standard we hold ourselves to as mothers. There is also a heart-tugging reflection about her own mom that made my cry. It's over here: Your Children Want YOU!
The next essay puts forward out a perspective worth considering as you strategize your next hair brush wrangling. Hair Brushing is a Safety Issue
I came upon this article and considered writing an entire post in response to her words. But I am holding off. Instead, I'd love to hear your reflections on her perspective and attitude towards her toddler. I totally get that she's trying to be funny, but it's her overall message that I'd like your thoughts on. The Terrible Twos: Where Cliches Meet, High-Five, and Go Off on a Bender Together
Finally, two illuminating TED talks. These were sent to me by a friend for consideration in the context of the Peaceful Parenting series. While they are no parenting-specific, the information is inspiring as we look at our relationships with vulnerability and shame. (I know. They don't sound fun. But they actually are.) Do watch them in order as the second one references the first. Brene Brown on Vulnerability and Brene Brown on Shame
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. I'll get back on the Peaceful Parenting posts next week. This week was full, so I opted out. (I strive to banish the word "should" from my vocabulary and fitting that post into this week became a "should".)
Love to all,