It’s that time of week again. That day when I share with all of you some of my favorite blog posts of the week. The blogosphere has a lot to offer and I love sharing great posts. Here are my top picks this week.Danielle at DanielleElwood.com shows us that there is beauty and freedom in letting go. I Just Want Her to Be Free is a moving, honest piece about losing someone you love and learning to deal with their absence. In raw honesty, Danielle puts into words the void in her heart from the loss of her beloved sister, who died too young and was taken too soon.
Amy Storch at Amalah has shown me the beauty in integrity and the absolute beauty in being able to use your blog for good against the evils of plagiarism. Amyâ€™s post To Whom It May Concern made me want to stand up and applaud. It is so often that anyone who writes and has a unique voice, gets plagiarized. Usually, we are left twisting in the wind with nothing more than to block an IP address or issue an immediate take down notice. Amy goes a step further and gets a little sweet justice for all of us.
Heather Reinhard at ThetaMom demonstrates the beauty in Knowing When You’re Done. I think so many of us have our children and after a certain point the line becomes very blurry, for me anyways, on whether you even want the possibility to be possible or just like having the option. Itâ€™s like playing a game of poker, do you stick with the great hand youâ€™ve been dealt or do you get greedy and go for bust? Heather helps us to understand that there is such a thing as knowing, and reveling in the knowing.
Maggie Etheridge at FluxCapacitor has shown me that there is certainly more than meets the eye in the fishbowl of life in From Inside the Fishbowl, her first post at the Huffington Post. We are so ready and willing to accept a status quo as fact, without ever knowing the circumstances behind the situation. Through this first person narrative, Maggie helps us to understand that judging a book by its cover or a person by their circumstances is a big mistake.
Natalie Hoage at Mommy of a Monster and Twins is one of my favorite ladies on the Internet, she has a great disposition and a fantastic humor in dealing with even the most humorous situations, as is evidenced in her post 4:53 AM: The Time I Vowed that the Stomach Flu was a Mother Eff-er. It takes a special writer to make me see the beauty in the stomach flu. Itâ€™s ugly, miserable business but this post made me appreciate the beauty in laughter as the best medicine. Hope everyone is feeling better in the Hoage Household. Head over and wish her health; she needs it this week.
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