Stephanie at Totally Together Journal, Working from Home With Small Children in the House–I have never called myself a “Work From Home Mom.” Never mind that since Rebekah (my 13-year-old) was 2, I have worked from home consistently, one way or another. Some work was unpaid (I ran our church nursery and preschool for several years, edited a few book manuscripts for friends,wrote my OWN book manuscripts, taught bible studies at home and at church, spoke at a few local women’s conferences…and I blogged and blogged and blogged.) And some was paid ( I wrote a few magazine articles, I edited another book manuscript, and I spoke at another women’s conference.) Not until I read Stephanie’s post about working from home with small children did the light bulb illuminate that said, “I am a Work From Home Mom, Dangit!” Anyway, if this is you (paid or not paid), this is a great post about coordinating your mom duties with your work duties. And it’s funny–because Stephanie is simply wonderful and she cannot write without being funny.
Jon Acuff at Stuff Christians Like, The One Person You Should Never Help–Do you ever want to respond to the ridiculous spam e-mails you receive? This post will put words to that desire. Also funny.
Tsh Oxenreider, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid–-It’s okay that you do not update your status or tweet every significant life event. Really, it is.
Sarah at Clover Lane, Teenage Lessons–Sarah is one of my all-time, consistently favorite bloggers. If for any reason, because I realize I don’t have it that hard when I read her blog–she is a mom of six (hello!). This summer within the same week, she sent her oldest off to college and gave birth to her youngest. I hang on nearly every word she writes because she has so much wisdom and common sense. This post on raising teens is vulnerable, authentic and encouraging. A must read if you feel like you don’t know what the heck. Like me.
Don Miller, Why You Should Have a No Drama Policy–-God’s been speaking to me a lot about eliminating the unnecessary weights from my life because I really have no time for weights. Drama is nothing but a stinkin’ weight–especially when you find yourself creating your own. Ouch.
That should keep you busy until Monday. Happy Weekend, People!!!