Two Blog Posts You absolutely MUST Read

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Lately, while I’ve been loving the process of discovering my own “youness”, I’ve also been feeling a bit lacking. I can’t seem to manage to do everything that “everyone else” seems to be able to do. I’m not as skinny and in shape as other moms. I’m not as social as other moms manage to be. I’m not as on top of this blogging thing as other bloggers seem to be.

Today, an email from a blog I subscribe to set me back on track, reminding me that I’m not them. I’m not perfect. And that’s the beauty of it all. I’m me, and comparing myself to others only steals my you-ness.

Crystal from Money Saving Mom told the story of her envy of another blogger, only to find out that same woman envied her. At the end of her story, she also linked to a great post by Amy about not comparing everyone else’s outsides with your insides.

Read them both. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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A Few Good Reads

1IMG_0513Dear Mom Who Feels Like She Doesn’t Measure Up – Finding Joy – Laying aside the motherhood measuring stick and being real

Why You Need To Tell Someone How Scared You Are – Chatting at the Sky – Being real about our fear and finding strength in those around us

 

A Few Good Reads

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When Your Mother Says She’s Fat – Stuff – A good look at how our self image affects our daughters

Be the Boss of You – Simple Mom – Finding freedom in the responsibility of being an adult

Why I Gave Up On Being a Perfect Mother – Money Saving Mom – Embracing the imperfections of motherhood