As if moms don’t get shamed enough, now it seems people are ganging up on moms to complain about them posting about their children on their social media sites.
Seriously, I can’t even make this stuff up.
What is wrong with people? They actually think they should tell someone what not to post on their own social media? I guess these ‘ladies’ only post intellectual things about politics and world news. I’m sure if we scroll their feed we wouldn’t find anything “uninteresting” to us, right?
A mother’s moments with her children go by fast, she also probably spends a huge portion of her day with her children, so keep that in mind if you’re going to complain that all she does is post about her baby. It’s not that she isn’t intelligent, or that she doesn’t have anything else to post, it’s that her focus is on her child. Her baby is learning and developing at the speed of light and she wants to document all the moments. Be proud that she’s sharing those moments with you. It means she feels you are worthy of seeing these posts that she holds dear to her heart.
A while ago I was contacted by Louie Lawent, an author of a children’s picture book. He wanted to know if I would review his story. Of course I said yes so he sent me a PDF of his ebook for review.
I peeked at it and my first thought was that it was cute. I read it and really liked the story, and the moral behind it. Finally I was able to read it to my own 6 year old, and we both enjoyed it.
The story is about a soon to be 6 year old little boy who thinks he is big enough to let go of his Momma’s hand. As a mom of a just turned six year old the story hit home because I realize that the days before my own six year old wants to let go of my hand are coming to an end soon enough, and I’m not ready. The story follows the little boy and his mother to the mall, where he gets lost. This part of the story opened up a conversation between my daughter & I about what to do if we get lost and was a great learning moment.
The story was adorable and well written. It caught my 6 year old’s attention and mine. It wasn’t so long it dragged on, but wasn’t so short that it was missing something. Most importantly the story opened the doors to a moment of learning, which is always great.
The only real downside of the book was that, while it did rhyme, it did lose it’s rhythm throughout the book. However it was still easy for a young reader to follow, which is definitely still a plus. This story will be one we read again, I’m sure.
Thank you Louie for allowing me the opportunity to review this book!
You can find the story “Momma Don’t You Worry” On Amazon for a great deal!
Please check it out and let me know what you think!
**Blogger’s note: I was not paid to give a review, I was given a copy of the story to review**
It is a gorgeous Sunday in my part of the world.The colourful leaves are all over the sidewalk and my lawn.There’s just the right amount of crispness in the air to remind us it’s fall, but not enough that it’s cold. I wish I could be outside throwing leaves around, but there’s laundry to put away,and house work to do. Instead we are in the house, with the windows open to let in a breath of fall. Not the same, but close enough.
Of course, it is Sunday, and in an effort to get back into the swing of blogging since having Little Miss, I’m going to attempt to start doing some weekly challenges (or whatever you bloggy people are calling them now) I used to participate in “Gratitude Sunday
” Sunday’s heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes –
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and I think this is one that’s important to continue. We often don’t take time to look at the little gratitude in our lives because sometimes the other stuff overwhelms us. So today, in this moment, I’m going to take the time to look at them.
This Week I was grateful for:
- Autumn Yes, I know, I keep talking about it, but it’s so beautiful. I am grateful that I live in a place where I get to experience the beauty that nature brings.
- The lady on Kijiji who sold me a snowsuit and bunting bag for Little Miss and threw in an extra outfit just ’cause & delivered it for not extra charge. Nice people, they still exist.
- The fact that social media & the internet exist. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to have a much needed chat with a friend who has moved far, far away.
I know that three don’t seem like many, but this week has been tough, and having three happy moments was more than enough.
EEEK I have been waiting all summer for the moment when TVD would show back up on my screen.
(ok, I was also busy getting ready for and then giving birth to a baby) but guess what?!
I don’t have to wait one second longer! TVD IS BACK!!
Of course that means that I’ve done my usual comments (this week on my own since my TVDGirls couldn’t watch with me)
Cut, for your pleasure. Post ahead will very likely contain spoilers.
Thursday Writing prompt from Mama Kat’s
List your top favourite things about Fall.
Oh fall, I could go on and on. I won’t because I love you guys haha but here are just a few of the reasons I love fall.
- The colours. Seriously, how can you be sad, upset or depressed when the trees are so vibrant and beautiful? Everywhere I look there’s colours.
- Hoodies. They’re snuggle and soft.
- Bonfires. Ok, these happen in summer too, but there is just something special about fall bonfires. Knowing that this could be the last one of the season. *sigh*
- The crunching leaves. Leaf fights. All of that. Ever just play in the fallen leaves? Or watch kids run around giggling and throwing leaves at each other? Because right now that is how my evenings are spent.
- The crispness in the air. It’s like you are breathing in fall.
What do YOU like about fall?