My sweet friend Amy wrote this post this past week titled, "A letter to my former kindergarten teaching self..." and it's just simply beautiful. Get your tissues ready. My child still has four whole years till she heads to kindergarten, and it had me sobbing like a baby!
When Love Feels Heavy: This blog post sums up my feelings on being a new mom so well. I had a fairly easy baby, but I still can relate to that feeling of loving someone so much that it feels like it could crush you. The author did such a fabulous job putting words to my emotions.
"The love you will feel is nothing like you have felt before. It will be foreign and familiar all at once. It will fill you to the very top of your heart, nearly spilling over. The thing about this kind of love, though, is that it can feel heavy. Disproportional. You may feel like you will nearly break in half from the top-heaviness. You will not be able to tell the difference between exhaustion and depression, and that darkness will rob you from what should be the most tender months of your daughter's new life."
Bunnies or Goldfish: I know, I know...there are about a thousand blog posts written daily on the "mommy wars" (a term I hate), but I really, really loved this one that a friend shared with me. It doesn't matter what I feed my kid and it doesn't matter what you feed yours (or dress them in, or let them play with, or where you take them, etc) as long as it's not physically harming them. This is worth the read.