It’s time for this week’s Inspire and Flourish linky over at The Less Refined Mind. I’ve not been doing much writing recently but I have been doing a lot of reading! Here are 4 of my favourite recent reads:
I’ve spoken before about how my favourite thing about being a parent is just watching my son, seeing him learn and develop in front of my eyes. This post by Bad Dadu touches on just that. Small things that never would have impressed you about somebody else’s child suddenly bring you such joy and pride when your own children achieve them. This is fast becoming one of my favourite blogs to read!
This post really resonated with me. I often cringe about embarrassing moments in the past that everybody else has probably long forgotten about. As somebody who constantly replays situations in my mind, thinking about things I could have said or should have done differently, it is comforting to know that there are other people who are the same!
A New Kind of Normal
by Emily at My Petit Canard
We are a family of 3 at the moment but would love to become a family of 4 at some point. I think all parents worry about the impact a new baby will have on their life. It is difficult enough adjusting when your first child arrives but when you have a son or daughter already you also have to contend with worry and guilt about how it will affect them. This post helped to reassure me that when we do add another member to our family, all will be well!
Childminders: The Pros and Cons
by Stef at Blabbermama
This post is part of a series by Blabbermama where she looks at the different childcare options available to parents. We opted for a childminder when I returned to work. I had one when I was growing up and I loved the home setting and the close relationship I had with Auntie Sue and her family. We were lucky enough to find Stripe a local childminder who works with her two grown up daughters so it’s a real home away from home set up. I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Take a look at this post for some pros and cons of using a childminder.
Until next time! What have you enjoyed reading recently?