February. One child started school. The other got used to not having his big sister around all day. And this mum rediscovered what it’s like to be one child’s main source of entertainment.
It’s been a month of new experiences. It’s been a month of recalibrating our family dynamic. And it’s been a successful one.
In and around it all, I’ve been reading. Not as much, so it’s a shorter recap than usual. Here’s the best of what I’ve read on the web this month.
Family and life
Another hit from Maxabella loves, via her son Max. When we feel like the race we’re running isn’t just against ourselves, it’s easy to get disheartened as we compare ourselves to the others on the track. But we have to remember that we’re already miles ahead of those who elected to stay in the stands.
Warning before you read this Mumtastic post from Hugzilla: don’t drink while reading it. You’ll spray it all over the computer screen. (And for those of you who are weak of pelvic floor, you might want to visit the bathroom first. So, so funny.)
Language and writing
Allison Tait – author, freelance writer, all-round generous blogger – has started a series on her blog called ‘Ask the Writer’. All of the posts in the series are great, but this one has been my favourite so far. Particularly the answer to this question: “As an unpublished writer, how do I build an author platform without feeling like a fraud?”
Food for thought
This is an absolutely wonderful post by Kate Ritchie for Champagne Cartel. Swearing? Meh. Unless said with malice, there’s usually no need to take offense. But say this particular word, and it could stay with someone forever. I wholeheartedly agree.
(P.S. While you’re checking out the new digs at Champagne Cartel, I recommend stopping by this read too: The fading art of real conversation.)
Earlier this month, I was interviewed by the lovely Tash from Gift Grapevine. The topic? My favourite gift from my childhood and teen years. Come say hi!
That’s my must-read list for the month. What were your top web reads of February?