Ok, I accept the fact that soon everyone will be writing posts about chilly days, sharpened pencils and the beauty of routine and order. But just for today, can it still be summer!
Do you ever feel bombarded with unrealistic expectations for parenthood? Pinterest, Mommy Blogs and carefully crafted Facebook posts can make us feel a bit inadequate at times. Or worse, like we're failing all together! It's nice to have a breath of fresh (and real!) air to clear our heads and remind us that parenting is messy! We're only human. And what our kids need most is not perfection, but US.
Guest blogger Ari Terry joins us today to tell us her story of one of the "other days".
Did you know that people actually enjoy talking about themselves? You may not believe me, but it’s true. More often than not, when a person is sitting silently while surrounded by others it’s frequently because they don’t believe they’ll be heard. It’s not that they have nothing to say, it’s that they are afraid what they say may not be greeted with listening ears.
A few books have been said to change people’s lives. There are always classics on the list, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Giver, Pride and Prejudice, The Diary of a Young Girl are just a few. Harry Potter became a sensation to readers and writers alike, changing the audience of many books. A few of my other favorites on the list are The Help, The Book Thief, The Fault in our Stars, The Hiding Place and Unbroken. One book from 2013 has joined the list: Wonder by R.J. Palacio.