• 2010 Reading List

    What I've read this year:

    "The Other Queen" by Phillipa Gregory (Rating: C)

    "The Welsh Girl" by Peter Ho Davies (Rating: A)

    "Mistress of the Sun" by Sandra Gulland (Rating: A)

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Do your best

This is an amazing post, that all moms should read.

This Mom

Kyra wrote the most heart-felt open posting about the emotions that go into being a mother, especially with her experience raising her son, Fluffy. The best part about reading this is that you can actually hear the change in her voice as she writes and vents her thoughts.Writing is so therapeutic – and this is proof positive.

It reminds me that no matter who your child is, what special abilities and/or needs they may have, we (as mothers) all have the tendency to succumb to  guilt. We are hard on ourselves – unnecessarily hard on ourselves.

The biggest lesson that I took from Kyra’s posting is that we all feel the same pressure, despite our vastly different circumstances. Some of us feel the mom guilt more frequently, and some of us more deeply, but we all feel it from time to time. The great thing is that we are learning to just be open about it and say, here is how I screwed up, and that is okay! We tell this to our kids all of the time, but how hard is it for us to listen to our own advice?

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After all, we are all doing our best, and isn’t that all that you expect from your child?


One Response

  1. thank you for the link, my sweet!

    yes. we are all doing our best. the mamas and papas and the kids. all of us!

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