Well, I missed last week of the Sunday Surf so I'll have a few extras for you. Glenn has been on vacation (again! I could get used to this two-weeks-on-one-week-off thing -- I'm sure he could too!). It's nice that we've been able to have the evenings together after the kiddos go to bed and, sure, I missed my blogging time a bit, but I'm sure I'll miss our evening time together even more. Of course I will! It's easy to forget how much his schedule really impacts things (especially us having time to ourselves). It's nice to be able to chat, drink wine, and watch good shows together. I'm sure this next week will be a hard adjustment for all of us.
But, without further ado, here is my double edition of the Sunday Surf.
- The Connected Mom tells us Four Lies Sleep Trainers Tell You (and One Truth They Won't)
- What do you do when you're feeling judged, scrutinized and debated about your parenting decisions? Pass the Bean Dip, of course!
- A good reminder that part of gentle parenting is being gentle to yourself (especially when you have a three year old!) in "Three" is the New "Two"
- A guest post at the Leaky Boob reminds us that wallowing in guilt over past decisions can do more damage than the decisions themselves.
- An article at NPR looks at how even beginners can get relief from meditation. Meditation was my primary coping mechanism during both my labors and I really want to get back in to meditating regularly.
- This article from last summer discusses how creativity in America is declining.
- I can definitely relate to this post from Robin at Farewell Stranger about how PPD stole the joy of motherhood from her.
- Robin at Farewell Stranger also posted about the P!nk song "Perfect." Like Robin, I don't care for P!nk most of the time, but I heard this song on the way to the counselor one day and almost cried.
- I think I've fallen in love with Teacher Tom's blog. I could link a few posts I've read lately, but, really, pretty much anything I read there could pop up on my 'favorite reads of the last week' list.
- A new parenting book club was announced at No Time for Flashcards. The first book is Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen. I've talked about this book before and I can't wait to join in the discussion.