As parents we spend all of our time trying to protect our children. Protect them from the people, from injuries, and from disease. But sometimes the choices are taken out of our hands and we learn that something is wrong with our child. It must be tough hearing that there's something wrong with your child, being told which specific thing they have. But what about those people that don't get a diagnosis? The children that aren't told what they could do to help their situation, or are told that the doctors just don't know. When I read On how life is one big uncertainty. Which isn't always ok... my heart went out to the writer. I didn't realise this was a thing until I read the post and I think @Asalexgrowsup is doing a brilliant job by raising awareness.
Being a SAHM is tough, you're at home, with the kids, on your own all day. You're the one they turn to when they hurt themselves, need feeding, want to play, and sometimes that gets you down, wears you out, or even puts you in a bad mood (on particularly trying days). Your partner is the one that has to come home to said bad mood and deal with the aftermath of that trying day. He/she is the one that bears the brunt of your anger. In Dear Husband: I'm Sorry, Becky writes a letter to her husband in which she apologises for all the times she'd been angry, upset, annoyed. It's a beautiful letter and one I think we can all relate to.
If you're a working mum, who's partner stays at home and looks after the children occasionally I think you might like 10 Signs that it's Daddy Day. Dawn's poem about "Daddy Day" was brilliant. And before you think it, no it's not a Daddy bashing post, it's actually a really lovely poem. So go on, pop over and read.
As I said, being a SAHM is difficult sometimes and there are days when you just want to throttle the little tykes. You don't of course (your not that mum) but if you're looking for tips on How to Avoid Throttling Your Child then @PoopRainbowMama has got just the post for you. She lists the best ways to avoid throttling your little one with some humour thrown in there too. A great read.
If you read my blog regularly you'll know that I'm trying (nor not) to lose weight. It's a constant battle that I'm really tiring of. Another thing I'm tiring of is celebrities and the media and their body shaming antics. So it seems is Charlie and she wrote a great post: Why Body-Shamers Can Kiss My (Squidgy) Butt! In it she talks about her own body issues and the hope that she can help her daughter beat the body issues before they start.
Finally, someone who always manages to write inspiring posts in one form or another is Vicki, aka Honest Mum. From posts about being yourself to how to be your own publicist Vicki is always offering her readers a way to feel motivated or inspired. She's like a blogging celebrity and I marvel at her ability to write such amazing posts. Ones like 10 Tips on being Successful in Business and in Life, in which Vicki gives tips (obvs!) and advice for anyone trying to be successful, whatever form that takes for you. I loved this post because Vicki has drawn on her own experiences to offer her tips, she's "been there done that".