Right after my wedding I found myself taking on a ridiculous amount of projects. Seriously, there was nothing that a glue gun or some seam tape didn’t touch. In talking with a lot of Mom’s here at Fab, that feeling seems to pervade when Baby is sleeping and Mama can’t. When you’re used to running at 150%, how do you keep busy when time stops?
I, personally, spend my time on the internet. And Hello Giggles has become a daily visit. Sure, I read Google News. And yes, I spend some time shopping for shoes. Please- Don’t even get me started on Pinterest. But I find it’s Hello Giggles that is eating up the bulk of my time lately. And the bulk of my “did you hear about this” conversation starting! This delightful blogosphere created by Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer brings up topics that are infinitely relevant. It’s an every-woman type of site that allows bloggers to just, ever so simply, write.
As we all hunker down for a long winter with our loved ones and our littles, I can think of nothing better than a cozy cuddle by the fire with some awesome reading material!
Most recently, I stumbled upon an interview with Jessica Valenti, author of Why Have Kids? An awesome book that covers such taboo topics like “Eep! I’m not instantly connected to my little one- am I a failure??” I love finding real-world, real-time mom’s who don’t judge. Check out the interview here.
I also stumbled upon a little gem that, perhaps because we’re two sleeps away from my 31st birthday, feels so right. When you’re nursing at 3am tonight, have a read of the 10 Things I Wish I knew As a Teenage Girl by Anne T. Donahue. It will make you laugh a little, and shake your head. Because didn’t we all just run about making decisions with the intensity of an uncertain Carrie Bradshaw?
Finally, in my NanoWrimo Inspired ode to women who write, I’d also suggest that our Fab Moms download Mindy Kaling’s “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” to their e-readers! This book, titled after a feeling that I’m positive all new mother’s feel, reminds me so much of my youth. It’s light-hearted enough to skim through one chapter here, and one chapter there. And it’s infinitely relatable, which will keep you coming back for more!
Always on the hunt for a delightful new read- make your suggestions! We’ll be sure to check them out!