This week, I had the chance to dive into the Atlantic ocean. It was a 5 minute escape from my cute, sand covered 4-year old and baby. Just a quick dip, while dad was in charge.
I floated while the waves took me along. A moment to myself. It’s amazing how involved we mothers can become with our children that we get to a point that we feel selfish about taking a moment for ourselves. I know it’s not just me — I’ve heard it from other mothers, too. Do you feel the same?
(Just for the record, clasps on nursing bathing suits don’t necessarily hold up when getting up from the crashing waves. Just my luck!)
Whether it’s just sitting down to eat your lunch (how many of us are so busy that we eat standing?) or booking yourself in for that massage, don’t just wait for Mother’s Day to come along before you do something nice for yourself. Motherhood is hard work, and perhaps, you deserve to give yourself permission to find a way to do something special for yourself. Give it a try. 😉
On that note, let’s look at the World Moms Blog week in review…
On Monday, we started out in India, where the Alchemist told us that her first article on World Moms Blog helped her gain her first paid writing job. We are thrilled for her!! There are 20+ comments on this article!
Tuesday, was our first day of double posting!! Since you’re reading, we’re delivering more! We are giving our writers the opportunity to tell us more about themselves in our writer interviews. On Tuesday and Thursday we are posting two additional interview posts at 5:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time.
This week we posted interviews from Karyn Van Der Zwet of New Zealand, who grew up on a sheep farm, and Margie Bryant of Arkansas, USA, who says she speaks in Southern English. Both so different, but equally awesome mothers!
Ever moved with kids? Our normal post on Tuesday was from Maggie Ellison, who is gearing up for yet another move with her children. Our writers and readers chimed in to give her some advice with over 20 comments!
There is a line in a rap song that says, “Ain’t no party like a west coast party.” Well, we beg to differ. Did you get a chance to read about Courtney Cappallo’s art-influenced birthday party for her daughter on the EAST coast of the USA? If you’re looking to tap your inner creativity, Courtney is your gal! Check out her post from Wednesday.
Thursday, we went to Toronto, Canada, where our writer and Scheduling Editor, Kirsten Doyle, told us about her struggle with her weight, ability to quit smoking, decision to run and motivation to raise funds for autism. If you’re looking for an inspirational read from an inspirational mom, choose this one!
Our Friday Question was a tough one, about whether or not you would interfere if a friend’s child was acting up. What would you do? Jill’s response made me laugh!
And, we have had many great ideas come in for the naming of this column! We are in the process of narrowing them down and then having our writers vote! Stay tuned…
So, I’m two weeks running now on this Saturday column. Before we know it, I might be delivering it EVERY Saturday AND even have a name for it. Progress!
Enjoy your weekend, World Moms! And, tune in tomorrow to hear what’s in store this coming week on the blog, when Kirsten posts our Travel Itinerary!
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Photo credit to Jennifer Burden.