‘Tis the season for my to-do lists to terrify me and for me to mentally check something off my list just because I thought about it, even if I didn’t actually do it. I can’t wait for Christmas break with its relaxed schedules and lack of reason to get out of my pajamas. I’m excited over the idea of getting to read a little more: books and blogs. In the meantime, here’s what you may have missed lately:
Because lately, I’ve thought I can’t even way too many times and I know I’m not the only one at this time of year, read The Color of Can.
“Sometimes, I think it’s gotten easier, but really, it’s just gotten different. The memories and glimpses always pop up when they’re expected and so very unexpected.” –It’s Been Nine Years
The Best I Can: We shouldn’t have to defend our parenting decisions. We’ve already agonized over them enough in our own heads.
If you want to do a little DIY this Christmas, check out 100 DIY Holiday Gifts (you can actually make) for projects you can do (instead of the projects that make you wish you’d just bought something from the store instead).
And finally, because my oldest is turning 11 today, this resonated: 36 Things No One Tells You About Parenting an Almost-Teenage Boy.