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I love this post from FreePlayLife because she proves that brownies (oh, beloved brownieeeeees!) can be the source for your unconscious mind to create a habit. And this desperate holding on to the habit is “created when what we really have is wished away for something that we want more. You can spend your life wanting something else, but happiness comes from accepting what really is”
Modern Alternative Mama’s thought-provoking post about feminism and mothering discusses how much of feminism has degenerated into judgment. She argues that it should be about creating and supporting choices for women, but the labeling has led to arguments between women, thus disempowerment.
Underbellie has this post about why normalizing Breastfeeding is important for us all. This is one of the main reasons why I, and many other mothers, post breastfeeding photos. It is denigrated and often isolating when it needs to be just normal, everyday occurrence that no one would bat and eye about.
A powerful list of reasons from Raising My Boychick declaring “I’m Pro-Choice Because…” I like this post because it does not matter where you fall on the issue, each of these reasons is to be savored deeply, not just read through like a normal post (although, you could do that as well.) This is a post that you can use to explore the issue within your heart and mind. You may be surprised at what arises empathetically for all sides of this emotionally charge topic.
We’re dealing with the S-word in the house right now. “STUPID!” Is something I do not enjoy hearing in any context and my boys are spinning each other up (and me) by using it several times a day. The Attached Family tackles this issue with What to do when children demean each other. This site is great to explore!
My favorite Imperfect Happiness Post I
stalked enjoyed this week was The joy of surrender, the pain of holding on. IP and I, along with a lot of other people I’m finding out, are exploring the edges of pain and suffering on our paths to letting go of beliefs.
I hope you’ve worked up an appetite with that deep reading, This is one of my absolute favorite recipes. It also happens to be from my favorite, Mothering Magazine (pause for mourning *sigh*. ) We make this cilantro crusted chicken recipe (and by we, I mean my husband) often and serve it with brown rice, steamed broccoli and salad. I like to make a bowl-dish out of mine by layering rice and broccoli then topping with the chicken and a bit of the sauce. Yum!
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