quality reading

Maybe it was because of Mother’s Day, but I’ve read some quality articles regarding motherhood lately so I thought I’d share.  I probably came across most of these via Tim Challies’ a la carte.  If you’re not subscribed, I recommend it.

This was from way back when, but since it’s relevant, if you didn’t read the viral “Your Children Want You” article, you probably should.

If you read that, however, you should also read this.  I’m a new reader of this blog and really appreciate what Luma has been writing about a woman’s identity.  It’s been very timely with what I’ve been learning.  She has some great follow up posts as well.

I think it was through Luma that I came across this.

I’ve also started reading the Housewife Theologian and LOVED this post regarding motherhood.

Julian Freeman posted about Satan’s Desire for Mothers.  I really resonated with the feeling of not having what it takes.

Tim Challies followed up with a post about Competitive Mothering that I  appreciated.

The Flower Patch Farmgirl posted a commercial that I bawled through.  You will too.  Unless you’re more culturally relevant than me and have actually seen it before.  🙂  But still, my sister introduced me to this blog and I’ve been enjoying it.  She has good thoughts.

The end.

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3 Responses

  1. I read many of your links this afternoon. It’s my first day of summer break, and we are just hanging out at our house today. Most of it is pretty depressing. Motherhood is so much different than any other job. We work day in and day out without really seeing the results of our labor. Most of our work is repetitive and mundane. The people we serve often devalue our service. It’s tough. One thing that motivates me is seeing other mother’s parent. I like thinking about their days and all the ways they create beauty. I love beauty. I love seeing women who knits and sews. I can’t do much of either. I like to see moms create comfy homes of shoestring budgets, because that is a thing of beauty too. I don’t think most moms come off as know-it-alls or prideful. I blog, and not even my biological sister reads my blog. If anythings, blogging has humbled me. It hasn’t puffed me up in the least. Of course there is ugly. There is always ugly, but what’s the point in dwelling on or blogging about that. And too, how can moms share the ugly stuff? I think it violates our children when we share anything too personal. Why is mommy blogging different than other forms of blogging? I don’t think people who blog about weight loss, or hair, or cooking, are bragging about their accomplishments. They are just sharing the stuff they know. Why is it different for mothers?

    • admin

      Lisa, I agree – I love reading your blog and those of other inspiring women (many of whom are moms and homemakers). I appreciate what you/they share and I also strive to do the same here. I think the trouble lies in the comparing that may result, which is why I appreciated the article that spoke of Satan’s desire to make us think we don’t have what it takes to be a good mom. It is easy for me to get bogged down believing that since I haven’t actually done any of the projects I’ve pinned on Pinterest, nor do I have any desire to learn how to sew, I am a failure and I might as well just throw in the towel. Stupid, lame lies. At the same time, I’m inspired to try art projects or gardening and to improve our family’s health by making better meals within a budget, etc. by reading other blogs…is that a bad thing? Just seems like spurring one another on, like you indicated. I think it takes the down turn when it becomes integrated with my identity – like I’m only a good mom if I ____. Or if it is posted that way – like YOU’RE only a good mom if you do what I do. So I’ve appreciated the challenges from recent articles to fix my identity on Christ and fight the lies and allow that to dictate how I parent. I really appreciate your comments. And wish you posted on your blog a bit more.

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