Things I Love Thursdays

A few of my recent favorites…

1. This post from Like Real Life, one of my favorite mommy blogs (though dangitall, there has to be a less condescending term for a blog that is mostly about parenting and written by a mother).

“It is not all a pleasure, although there are many moments of pleasure. It is not all fun even though there are plenty of fun moments. It’s that all those moments, whether a pleasure or a pain add up to something. It’s an exhausted, messy kind of happiness, like finally crawling up the stairs to bed at night and seeing them sleeping, breathing slowly, their soft little fingers twitching in a dream.”

This speaks to me as a parent, and just as a person.  All our moments add up to something.  They add up to a life.

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2. This Side Table. I have no idea why I love this, but I do.  It won’t go with anything in my house, but I don’t think I care.  (There is a good chance I just used my husband’s credit card to order it. It was on sale!  Merry Christmas to me!)

Sterling Lighting Hexagon Frame Side Table image from Houzz (click on photo to go there).

Sterling Lighting Hexagon Frame Side Table image from Houzz (click on photo to go there).

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3. These customized library totes for kids by SixpencePress.  Because I am a big dork.  I’m contemplating getting these for my 3 dumplings for Christmas.  We love books.  And we love our library.  They’ll be psyched about getting a personalized tote bag instead of a My Little Pony, or 2.5 foot tall Imaginext Ultra T-Rex, right? Who needs toys when you’ve got totes?!

Little Boy Explorer Library Tote by SixpencePress. Click on image for link.

Little Boy Explorer Library Tote by SixpencePress. (You can choose the hair color you want!)

 

Little Reader Bookworm Library Tote by SixpencePress.

Little Reader Bookworm Library Tote by SixpencePress.

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4. My final favorite is this quote by Charlie Chaplin:

You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done.

You tell ’em, Charlie.

Image from Charlie Chaplin Official Website

Image from Charlie Chaplin Official Website

 

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The Land of Misfit Bloggers?

I am a toy gun that shoots jelly.

A train with square wheels.

A doll that cries real tears. (Okay, this one always freaked me out a little bit.  It just seemed too deep and serious, and not full of playful Christmas-ness.)

I guess I am a mommy blogger.  Because I am a mommy.  And a blogger.  But I’m having trouble defining myself… finding my voice… understanding why I feel compelled to do this.

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs.  And most mommy blogs fall into these categories (some even fit into several!)…

1. Miscarriage/fertility issues

2. Green mommies

3. Great mommy cooks

4. Working mommies with high-powered careers

5. Christian mommies

6. Mommies who have suffered PPD

7. Frugal mommies

8. SAHMs

I guess I almost fit into a few of these.    But not really.

Are there other bloggers out there like me?  If so, where?

My name is Sarky T.  I’m a mommy of 1 (with another on the way) who is…

…trying to live a balanced life

…while working full-time

…while saving for retirement

…while making time to have fun

…while attempting to live with kindness

…while nurturing my relationships

…while seeking health and balance

…while making positive social change (or at least not screwing things up too badly)

…while raising reasonably well-adjusted kids (okay, I’m really hoping I just don’t mess them up too badly)

…while learning more about myself and the people and world around me.

And perhaps I should add – while trying not to drive myself and those around me crazy with my seemingly unattainable goals.

So… am I Herbie, who wants to be a dentist?  Or are there other mommy bloggers out there like me?

Let me know.  And watch out for the Bumble.