Sweet Charlie continues to amaze us all with his lack of need for anything resembling sleep. He is go go go, all the time. Benefit claims that their Eye Bright pencil will make users look wide-awake and radiant and I’m not going to lie to you, that isn’t happening over here. But does it make me look kind of awake and not quite so dull? Why yes, it does — which is really pretty near miraculous.
It really is a great product for tired moms! Let me know what you think if you try it out!
“Your home has many areas that express family life, but your bedroom expresses the foundational relationship between you and your spouse — the inner sanctum where the sacrament of your marriage is consecrated and continually renewed with the conjugal gift.
If it weren’t for the intimate aspect of your commitment, your family would not be. God has ordained it so. It was that way from the very start. It has always been that way. It always will be that way.
That reality should be expressed in your respect for this physical place, for your body, for the body of your husband. Your first steps should be to make the room — the bed and the places for your clothes — truly orderly…”
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had resolved to make my bed each and every morning. I think I have about a 75% success rate so far which, for me, is pretty impressive.
Leila of Like Mother, Like Daughter speaks eloquently in this post about the importance of making our bedrooms a sacred space in which we can renew and strengthen our relationship with our husbands. It’s a must-read.
Is it weird that a grocery list would bring me unspeakable joy? What can I say? It has a magnet and everything!
A magnet, girls.
“If even 10% of readers left positive feedback on every post they read, we could drown out the trolls with an avalanche of encouragement – and how cool would that be? It doesn’t take much; just click that “like” every time, or fire off a quick compliment in the comments. I’ve learned the value of a kind word over and over these past five years, so I’m trying to be a little less of a lurker and spread a little more love on sites I follow – particularly the smaller ones that get very few FB likes or interaction. Even if I didn’t think that particular post was particularly brilliant, I default to a state of praise, and I’ve found I’m that much cheerier for it. (And as a bonus, I get more of a relationship with artists & bloggers I admire as a result!)”
Truth be told, I don’t get many trolls around here. Most people are incredibly sweet. Some of my closest friends get all kinds of hateful comments on their blogs, though. Few things make me angrier than seeing good women get creamed in the combox by angry people who clearly have serious issues that need to be dealt with. We can’t make them go away but do you know what we can do? Just what Jen (authoress of EPBOT and Cake Wrecks) suggests above: drown out the vitriol with love.
If you can, take a few minutes to leave a little encouragement for some of your favorite writers today. You can’t imagine what a difference it makes on a bad day.
It’s been a bit of a tiring week over here with sick little ones and a teething baby. Tonight will find me soaking in the bath with Nicholas Sparks’ new release, bubbles, and a beverage. I cannot wait.
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