Yesterday I wrote about the kindness of strangers- it’s a powerful thing! I smiled lots yesterday as I received messages about strangers being kind- one of my friends has even been inspired to be a volunteer at the hospital in a bid to spread kindness to strangers- isn’t she lovely!
Then I got a message…
Sarah Mac said...
Yep, Sarah Mac, blogger of ‘People don’t eat enough fudge’ had won an award…well done her! As a result of this she was charged with nominating her top three blogs with under 100 followers…because they’re new to it not because they are crap at it! (I’ll tell myself anything to keep my spirits up!)
Sarah describes herself as ‘Scatty with a pinch of madness.’ Which could go a long way to explain why she picked me…I’m not complaining though!
Being picked certainly did make me smile…we’ve already covered what a sucker for praise I am! The Best One! So I’ll now say a very gracious ‘Thank you’ to Sarah and will get on with nominating three blogs that have been a comfort to me over the last few months…
The title struck a chord with me immediately… I don’t find being a mother easy peasy but I do find loving my boys comes naturally. I believe that ‘mothering’ comes more naturally to some than others and I think the guilt factor could be hugely diminished if we all felt we could be more honest about the difficulties- a heads up during pregnancy would be nice- especially to working mothers who have been successful so far and are heading for a shock!
I’m impressed by this particular blog because it’s written by Pooky- an impressive lady as she manages to maintain two blogs (she has a educational based one too) as well as being a teacher AND a mother of two!
I’m fast becoming a fan of ‘let children be children’ and I think a huge part of childhood is about the outdoors. Juliet should not only be commended for promoting outdoor learning- she should also be recognised for the fact that she is doing this ‘Up North’ (where it’s rainy and cold) believe me four years in the Lake District qualifies me to have an opinion! Grey a lot of the time but stunning when the clouds break. I also love this blogs because it’s inspiring me to get back to work and make beautiful creations with children for our already beautiful outdoor areas.
Again it was the title the chimed with mw initially (oh how I could relate to not being able to hear the caller!) but I continued to be gripped by Penny’s hilarious tales of her work life balance with a 3YO and 1YO- you can see how I can relate! Penny makes me feel proud to be a working mum and comforts me by putting things into perspective… I’m not the only woman who struggles to have a conversation on the phone. Or a conversation with another adult at all in fact!
Reading Sarah Mac’s blog has opened a whole new load of blogs I love the look of… it would seem I’m going to have even more to juggle with when I eventually do return to work… the blog/life balance has already replaced the work/life balance!