This post originally appeared on kinandkindling.com
I read these words one afternoon from The Magic of Motherhood, a beautiful book that I truly believe all mothers should read at least once. I was sitting around a campfire, Luke working his way through a crossword puzzle next to me, both kids napping peacefully in their camper bunks. As soon as I finished the chapter, I bookmarked it immediately – knowing these paragraphs were some that I would want to revisit.
While we like to keep things non-pitchey around here, sometimes opportunities arise that seem fitting to share. This is one of those times. I was recently approached by Seen Enough Tobacco / TobaccoFreeNYS.org to highlight a growing concern in New York regarding tobacco use and marketing, and while I originally intended to decline, after reading through the information, I felt compelled to share the facts.
I wish this post was about moms taking a much needed girls-only getaway full of day drinking, laughter and zero laundry. It’s not.
Rather, it’s a post about perspective.
I never thought I’d write you, of all people, a thank you note. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? After all, for what on earth do I have to thank you? If there’s a debt of gratitude here, isn’t it from you to me?
It wasn’t that long ago when I was working on a “pep talk” to share with you (and get myself in gear) for the beginning of the school year. Well…the months have flown by and HERE WE ARE. It is the month that separates the weak from the strong…MAY! (I am starting to really understand why Mothers are celebrated this month, but I would honestly be ok if the holiday was moved to July…when we could enjoy it a bit more)