Weekend Reads 5.12.12

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I wanted to share a post that is particularly tender for me.  My husband’s cousin wrote The Gift of Motherhood about my sister-in-law who, after being diagnosed with lung cancer as a 23 year-old non-smoker, miraculously became a mother.  She cherished every moment from her pregnancy through the ten months she was able to physically mother him here on Earth.  Her son is now blessed with both an angel mother who continues to watch over him as well as another amazing mother whose love has been like a salve to so many broken hearts.  This post is a beautiful reminder that motherhood truly is a gift.  Read it here.  (But grab a tissue first.)

Here are some other great reads–

Articles:

How to Miss a Childhood {Hands Free Mama}

Hidden Messages We Don’t Mean to Send Our Children {Janet Lansbury via her new gig at eHow}

Mommy Fun Fact #17: Look kids in the eye.  {A Mom with a Lesson Plan}

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? {Mind/Shift — npr}

 

Activities:

Connect with Your Kids: 50 Screen-Free Activities {Childhood Beckons}

Olympic Crafts: 20+ Crafts, Activities, and Ideas to Inspire {Red Ted Art’s Blog}

How to Set Up Natural Play Spaces in Your Own Back Yard {Modern Parents Messy Kids}

DIY Water Wall {Tinker Lab}

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4 Responses to Weekend Reads 5.12.12

  1. Oh my word. I need a tissue before I have even read that article! How sad and wonderful and tender and amazing all at once. Off to read the full post now.

    Thank you for also mentioning or Olympic Crafts!

    Maggy

  2. Awesome list! I’m so proud to be on it. Thank you!

  3. Ohh, I had read most of these myself. Thank you so much for including me on such a fantastic list! I’m off to read the few I haven’t read. :)

  4. Thank you for this wonderful honor! I am so grateful!

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