I miss reading, curling up in bed, or a cozy chair with a mug of coffee. I miss that quiet, rainy day when I could choose to forsake other responsibilities an get lost in a story. I really enjoy reading, novels are my favorite, but really any kind of reading makes me happy.
I wanted to accomplish the 2015 Reading Challenge, I got as far as making the list. I am actively reading “The Call” by Os Guinness as well as “Finally Alive” by John Piper. I’m enjoying the a lot, I am also working through a 52 week personal challenge and a business book. This is a major step forward, and I am proud of that. I am also reading Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine.
No novels for me lately, using a SNS with breastfeeding is a pretty hands on experience. I am always amazed to hear moms at LLL meetings say they read while they nurse. I can’t manage it. I can barely manage to hold my phone while nursing. Someday, I won’t be nursing. Someday, there will be no babies to hold. Someday, I’ll pick up a captivating novel and get lost in it without worry of my children destroying something or getting injured.
For now, I click interesting links from Twitter and Facebook and get mesmerized by Instagram. I watch my favorite people on Periscope and You Tube while I do dishes. It isn’t glamorous, but it’s real. Somehow, these creatives have connected me to online communities that have helped me feel connected, more confident and less alone in this mothering work.
So, this lazy Sunday evening I am sharing with you a few great reads from my week.
This article made me think about the words I use. Do I have political or social ideals that I’m not willing to back up in my day-to-day choices?
This article made me think about how sometimes I want to say something, I fear sounding foolish and just remain silent.
This one reminds me that how a woman feeds her child isn’t my business, and that I shouldn’t really even give it thought unless I actually care enough to listen to and strive to understand her story and her choice.
I never clicked over, even though i LOVE The Onion but this looked like fun too
I hope you had a lovely October weekend. I am hoping to share some of my PPD experiences this week and possibly Baby J’s birth story. We shall see how the weekend goes.
What are you reading? Do you make it priority? What blogs and websites do you keep up with?