Weekend Links

Ten Things for the Weekend

November 30, 2018

1. This week’s mantra: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah

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Ten Things for the Weekend

November 16, 2018

Just wanted to start off by saying I’m sorry I haven’t been very consistent with these round ups this month. If you haven’t caught up with us on Instagram or Mom and Dad Made a Podcast, we’ve been going through quite a bit these last few weeks. This post explains a lot, but I plan to go into more details soon. Thank you to everyone who has sent us your love, support, solidarity and guidance as we move through this time. So grateful for this community! Continue on for links and have a happy weekend!

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Ten Things for the Weekend

October 26, 2018

1. This week’s mantra: “I’ve always been prone to worry and anxiety, but after I became a mother, negotiating joy, gratitude, and scarcity felt like a full-time job. For years, my fear of something terrible happening to my children actually prevented me from fully embracing joy and gratitude. Every time I came too close to softening into sheer joyfulness about my children and how much I love them, I’d picture something terrible happening; I’d picture losing everything in a flash. At first I thought I was crazy. Was I the only person in the world who did this? As my therapist and I started working on it, I realized that “my too good to be true” was totally related to fear, scarcity, and vulnerability. Knowing that those are pretty universal emotions, I gathered up the courage to talk about my experiences with a group of five hundred parents who had come to one of my parenting lectures. I gave an example of standing over my daughter watching her sleep, feeling totally engulfed in gratitude, then being ripped out of that joy and gratitude by images of something bad happening to her. You could have heard a pin drop. I thought, Oh, God. I’m crazy and now they’re all sitting there like, “She’s a nut. How do we get out of here?” Then all of the sudden I heard the sound of a woman toward the back starting to cry. Not sniffle cry, but sob cry. That sound was followed by someone from the front shouting out, “Oh my God! Why do we do that? What does it mean?” The auditorium erupted in some kind of crazy parent revival. As I had suspected, I was not alone.” – Brene Brown

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Ten Things for the Weekend

October 12, 2018

1. This week’s mantra: “In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” ― David Foster Wallace

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Ten Things for the Weekend

October 5, 2018

1. This week’s mantra: “Present is living with your feet firmly grounded in reality, pale and uncertain as it may seem. Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present means we understand that the here and now is sacred, sacramental, threaded through with divinity even in its plainness. Especially in its plainness.”
― Shauna Niequist | Also officially adding Present Over Perfect to my reading list.

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