All of my featured posts for this week are related to Mother’s Day and the love for our mothers and our children. And some of the lessons we’ve learned as mothers and children.
Why Mother’s Day Is For the Birds from A Holy Experience- Goodness, I loved this post. I think one of my issues with Mother’s Day is that it can feel so forced and like such a Hallmark holiday. I truly don’t need a day for my children to celebrate me. It makes some people hurt and makes some feel great, but we all know the truth. And the truth is that being a mother is far from perfect, and no holiday is going to change that. I’m so thankful for His grace and His goodness, to get us through! And I’m so thankful for the opportunity to raise my children that He blessed me with.
The Truth About Step-Mothering from The Things I’m Learning- Anna has the sweetest heart. You should absolutely be reading her blog. She wrote a fantastic post about what it means to be a “step mother” to her boys. I’d love for you to read it.
Mother’s Day Is For Everyone from Courtney DeFeo- I just love Courtney’s heart for moms and for kids. This is a beautiful post about how Mother’s Day may be so hard for some and so joyful for others. And I love the sweet words she wrote to her girls.
When I Think This Mom Gig is Hard from Home With the Boys- Erin wrote a great post about perspective and the ways we can think of other mothers around the world and how we can support them through Compassion International.
So God Made a Mother: When The Giving Tree is Really The Giving Mother from A Holy Experience- Another post from Ann Voskamp this week, but this one just gave me chills. I loved the way she described mothers and the things that mothers do and the ways that mothers give. It’s a beautiful post.
Top 10 Favorite Skinny Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes from Skinny Taste- As always, Skinny Taste has the best low-calorie recipes and this list has all Mother’s Day recipe ideas.
My Advice: Take the Damn Photo from Classy and Fabulous- Sarah wrote the sweetest to-the-point post about why it is so important to just get in the picture with our moms and our kids. Take pictures! You won’t regret it.
Fifty Two Shades of Shay: Blogging from Mix and Match Family- Shay put together a great list of tips and advice from some amazing bloggers. If you are interested in blogging or growing your blog, this is worth checking out. I was honored that she included me in that list.
Coming Unglued from The Averitt Fam- Sweet Jill linked up with us for Build ‘Em Up and I just love her wisdom and insight for how to handle those moments when we come unglued.
The Her Kentucky blog is hosting a really neat link up for you to share your story of Mother’s Day. They’re inviting everyone to share the joy and the sorrow and to simply share what Mother’s Day means to you.