Some Quiet and Some Inspiration

by Amy on May 9, 2012

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My writing voice has been quiet lately. There’s been much less time spent at the computer, and more time spent just being and enjoying the moment. Saying yes to smoothie-making and library trips and movie nights and Blokus tournaments. Parenting and blogging about parenting is a delicate balance for sure.

I’ve learned to knit baby hats, which get donated to a local hospital for the new babies. I’m finding the knitting to be so relaxing, and rather addicting, too. The girls want to learn now, so we’ve been practicing together.

We’ve been doing some rearranging and organizing around the house. The girls have been asking to share a bedroom and make their other room a playroom. A new IKEA bunk bed has joined us, and we’re ready to do some fresh decorating. After we tuck them in each night, they whisper and giggle before settling in. Best friends, for sure.

I am reading and reading and reading. I love to read, but I don’t always make the time. I’ve read The Tail of Emily Windsnap with Natalie, and I’m enjoying Divergent along with my 13-year-old niece. For myself, it’s been The Language of Flowers, A Vintage Affair, and The House at Riverton. I’m starting The American Heiress today, and the girls and I are digging into James and the Giant Peach. Good, good stuff.

I want to leave you with a few blogs I’ve been enjoying lately, too – a little mindful parenting inspiration and encouragement:

Awesomely Awake :: I have been savoring every post Shawn writes – mindful parenting, encouragement, and playful inspiration. I do a lot of nodding when I read her posts.

Mama Scout :: Check out Amy’s Monday Missions for simple and fun ways to connect with your kids. 100 creative kickstarters for families is pretty awesome, too.

Clean :: Rachel has been sharing some amazing posts on peaceful parenting.

Zen Habits :: I’m a long-time reader of Leo’s blog. Here are a few posts that resonated with me recently: What I’ve Learned About Learning, The Way of the Peaceful Parent, and 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn

How about you? How are you spending your time lately? What’s bringing you inspiration? I’d love to hear about it.



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