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What in the World Wednesday?

May 23, 2012

 

Welcome to Wednesday and my favorite links of the week!

“I Am Mom Enough” @ Adelle Gabrielson

Thanks to Time Magazine, we now are familiar with the question, “Are You Mom Enough?” We are also familiar with the guilt that comes as moms compare themselves with one another. However, Adelle Gabrielson has the perfect response: “The Mommy Wars are over—we are all Mom Enough.” This is the best read of the week!

“Why We Should All Be Laughing Hysterically in the Magazine Aisle” @ Rachel Held Evans

Everyone knows those magazines covers are extremely altered in Photoshop (you do know that, right?)—but it doesn’t stop us from feeling inadequate as we stack our produce and toilet paper at the checkout line. Did you lose 50 pounds in 5 days like Beyonce? Are you eating only organic fruit smoothies to get rid of cellulite? Give me a break! Rachel suggests we should laugh hysterically at those images of what we “should” be and instead
compare ourselves to true women of the Bible who teach us
there’s no one right way to be a mom.

“Competitive Mothering” @ Challies

Lots of great “mommy reads” this week, but this time it’s by a man
(and it’s a great read)! Tim Challies discusses how social media makes mothering more competitive than ever. All of our successes are featured on Facebook and, thanks to other moms doing it all better, all of our failures seem worse than ever. The solution? Focus on your weaknesses and the need for God’s grace.

“Kindergarten Number Writing Worksheets” @ Confessions of a Homeschooler

Freebie! If you want your preschooler or kindergartener to brush up on her numbers over the summer, click above to download FREE worksheets on numbers and number words.

“13 Things I Want My Teenage Daughters to Know About Social Media” @ Kevin Scott Writes

This post isn’t only a lesson on social media for teenage girls—there’s lots that we adults need to realize and understand, too!

“50 Things to do in 50 States This Summer” @ Country Living

Whether you are traveling throughout the country this summer or looking for something to do within your state, check out Country Living’s 50 list.

“Graduation Push Pops” @ Bake at 350

It’s graduation time! I’ve seen a lot of graduation treats—cakes, cupcakes, cookies—but these push pops are the most adorable! And who wouldn’t love peanut butter cups?

“10 Memorial Day Ideas” @ My Blessed Life

Looking for ideas for food, crafts, and décor for your Memorial Day celebration? It’s all here!

“Party Ideas for Memorial Day” @ Pizzazzerie

More fun and easy ideas to turn your weekend into a festive celebration!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 10:46 am

    I’m having so much fun reading this awesome list of great posts! Thanks for including mine!

  2. Kevin permalink
    May 23, 2012 2:08 pm

    Hi Christi, Thank you for mentioning my post on social media today!

    • May 23, 2012 3:08 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks for a great read–it was a much needed reminder, even for us grown-up girls!

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