Musings of a Marfan Mom

Friday Favorites


So, I got up early to write this post while I watched the Brasil game. Then my team lost (Kaka is a on my bad list) and I was too depressed to write. And then I had a 2 hour phone call with one of my fav. people at the NMF. So now it’s lunch time and I’m catching up. Anyway, here goes!

I’ve featured Amber Strocel before and I love her article Things my Toddler Taught me. It’s a great reminder of the things we can learn from our kids, particularly during the trying toddler years. I love watching the Menininho explore new things, like a llama’s fur with his face (yesterday).

If you like thoughtful discussion, Arwyn is a great woman to follow on Twitter. I’ve stayed up later than I’d intended more than once talking with her. I loved her recent post A Day in Pictures, and a Call to Photographic Action. It’s about the need to see ourselves as beautiful, to find the positives in our body and not just the flaws, and to do so even in photographs. I mean I’ll admit, I hate seeing pictures of myself because I always point out my flaws. Arwyn prompts readers to try out taking pictures of themselves until they find ones they like, to question society’s definition of beauty and really come to love ourselves.

As usual, PhD in Parenting has another stellar breastfeeding post: I Won’t Ask You Why You Didn’t Breastfeed (actually inspired by another one of Arwyn’s posts). It has some really great points for those of us who consider ourselves breastfeeding advocates to remember.

And last but not least, I came across the Peaceful Parenting blog from someone retweeting this article on Twitter (sorry, I don’t remember who!). It’s called Breastfeeding in Church: A Picture of Christ’s Sacrificial Love. I love the author’s, Ruth Engelthaler’s, perspective of breastfeeding as a sacred act.

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  1. Aw, thanks so much for linking to me, you made my day! :)


  2. What a wonderful breastfeeding post. When I had my first daughter, I had a very rough time breastfeeding, and I remember hearing in my head the scripture about eating of Christ’s flesh and thinking of how Christlike breastfeeding is.


  3. happy sits saturday. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. off to read your links.


  4. Thanks for all of the great links! Happy SITS Saturday.


  5. Happy Saturday SITS sista! Hope you have a fab weekend! =)


  6. Hey there… came over here from SITS. Happy independence day :)

    I’m new to SITS, so just wanted to drop by the girls’ and say hello!


  7. Thanks for sharing the photographic action one. Really enjoyed it!


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