I know I posted a link about maternity leave a few weeks ago, but check out this graphic. Make it seem more real? I saw it posted here. I'm not usually a big politics person, but I am strongly in favor of paid maternity leave. In some way, shape or form.
My sister's lovely post about being a mom. Yes. It is so completely identity consuming. And it hits me differently, in waves and in phases. When I look in the mirror and realize I don't recognize myself. When I think about how I have spent my days for the past 3 months (changing diapers, wiping bums, feeding people, and a constant stream of toddler chatter and cleaning up after her tornado). When I think about the things that made me want to cry and the things that made me laugh hysterically (Scout licked the ice cream machine?) and realize that they usually revolve around my kids. It seems to strike me every few months or so, that me, and my life is very different now. I am different. And I wouldn't want it any other way.
Swimsuit season? Yup. I liked this little reminder so stop stressing about it. Confession? Still working on it myself. All the time. But enjoying the season (of young kids and summer) is so much more important.
P.S. Totally a mom. All of my internet links are mom related. Oy.