Monday Morning Mamas August 23rd

Oh, how I love Mondays! Okay, not really so much, but these Monday Morning Mamas sure make it a whole lot better. It seems most of us are in the throes of back to school madness. For us Moms there are mixed emotions: elation (time alone), sadness (start of kindergarten, our babies heading out in to the world), and just plain exhaustion (schedules, early mornings, extracurricular activities). With all of this comes some fabulous writing…see I like to look on the bright side.

So sit back with your favorite drink and enjoy the Mamas here today…

Ash at Shades of Blue and Green captured the feelings of sending your beloved kids off to school so creatively and emotionally with her Ode to a Sharpie. You’ve got to read it and I know you will relate. While you’re there, peruse around her fabulous blog. She’s an amazing writer with some pretty funny and heartfelt things to say.

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Leanne, at From Chaos Comes Happiness wrote a piece, Right Around the Corner, about sending her firstborn off to school. It is heartfelt, familiar, and what so many of us are feeling right about now. I really love this line about what she wishes she could say to the bus driver but doesn’t: “…this is MY child you are driving to school. You don’t know this – but she is going to do great things in her life…” Click here to read more.

Not only will you love this post by Leanne, but stay awhile and check out her blog, she’ll have you laughing in no time!

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I’m sure most of you recognize this adorable button above and probably already know and love the founder and original Theta Mom. If not, what in the world are you waiting for? Go visit Heather at Theta Mom…now. Okay, if you’re back and happened to miss this post on Birth Order Parenting, you have got to read it. Anyone with two or more kids will be nodding and laughing all the way through.
Another reason you’ll love Heather? Well her whole mission is to bring Moms together, to share our motherhood stories, and to share how she lives “as a true, authentic mom”. She summarizes all this perfectly with the following: “Life isn’t perfect and neither are our kids.” Oh, so true, Heather, so true…
I hope you enjoy these Monday Morning Mamas as much I as do. Please pay them a visit and tell them how great you think they are! Have a wonderful day.
24 Responses to Monday Morning Mamas August 23rd
  1. Tanya
    August 23, 2010 | 6:03 am

    Always enjoy the Monday Morning Mama's!

  2. Tanya
    August 23, 2010 | 6:03 am

    Always enjoy the Monday Morning Mama's!

  3. Ash
    August 23, 2010 | 6:28 am

    pshaw – thanks sweet lady for the linky love! Helps to ease my heart as I sit here wondering if Oldest is having a good first day of second grade.

    Ugh.

    Off to read the rest of your wonderful links…

  4. Ash
    August 23, 2010 | 6:28 am

    pshaw – thanks sweet lady for the linky love! Helps to ease my heart as I sit here wondering if Oldest is having a good first day of second grade.

    Ugh.

    Off to read the rest of your wonderful links…

  5. Tracy
    August 23, 2010 | 6:32 am

    What a great idea, I love finding new blogs to read and enjoy! Your blog is wonderful and I really enjoy your posts. ~ Take Care

  6. Tracy
    August 23, 2010 | 6:32 am

    What a great idea, I love finding new blogs to read and enjoy! Your blog is wonderful and I really enjoy your posts. ~ Take Care

  7. Leanne
    August 23, 2010 | 6:50 am

    Awe … major 'thanks'! and hugs for introducing my post to your friends, dear!! So appreciate YOU and all the goodness you give to so many. Happy Monday!

  8. Leanne
    August 23, 2010 | 6:50 am

    Awe … major 'thanks'! and hugs for introducing my post to your friends, dear!! So appreciate YOU and all the goodness you give to so many. Happy Monday!

  9. Theta Mom
    August 23, 2010 | 8:29 am

    What an awesome idea to feature some favorite posts and some great bloggers! And thanks for the linky love!!

    I look forward to checking out these other fabulous ladies – this was a great way to start my Monday!

    xo

  10. Theta Mom
    August 23, 2010 | 8:29 am

    What an awesome idea to feature some favorite posts and some great bloggers! And thanks for the linky love!!

    I look forward to checking out these other fabulous ladies – this was a great way to start my Monday!

    xo

  11. Cheryl D.
    August 23, 2010 | 9:49 am

    What a great round-up of women!

  12. Cheryl D.
    August 23, 2010 | 9:49 am

    What a great round-up of women!

  13. Liz
    August 23, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Leanne is the COOLEST!!

  14. Liz
    August 23, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Leanne is the COOLEST!!

  15. Michelle @Flying Giggles
    August 23, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Starting school is full of mixed emotions. I love that I have some free time throughout the day. My daughter only goes 2 days a week, 3 hours a day. But sometimes, it seems like the stress of getting out the door in the morning is not worth the 3 hours. Especially when it takes at least a half hour to take her, drop her off and come back home.

    My feelings will change when she starts kindergarten right around the block from us.

  16. Annette
    August 23, 2010 | 11:48 am

    I love the blogs/posts you choose for the Monday Morning Mamas too. Oh, and yes, you captured the going back to school feelings perfectly–sad, elated, exhausted…that's how I'm feeling in this house as well. Happy Monday!

  17. Annette
    August 23, 2010 | 11:48 am

    I love the blogs/posts you choose for the Monday Morning Mamas too. Oh, and yes, you captured the going back to school feelings perfectly–sad, elated, exhausted…that's how I'm feeling in this house as well. Happy Monday!

  18. Magic Ear Kids
    August 23, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    Thanks for these – I've been enjoying (and by that I mean tearing up) reading other perspectives on kindergarten.

  19. Miel Abeille
    August 23, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    You picked some great blogs! I'm already a fan of Leanne, but I will check out the others. :)

  20. Miel Abeille
    August 23, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    You picked some great blogs! I'm already a fan of Leanne, but I will check out the others. :)

  21. Mrs.Mayhem
    August 24, 2010 | 5:49 am

    Thanks. All of these posts and sites sound great! I'm off the read them all…

  22. Mrs.Mayhem
    August 24, 2010 | 5:49 am

    Thanks. All of these posts and sites sound great! I'm off the read them all…

  23. Betsy (zen-mama.com)
    August 29, 2010 | 9:14 pm

    Hi Melissa,
    I missed this last Monday but I'll check them out tomorrow along with your ones for the 30th. You pick some great ones.

  24. Betsy (zen-mama.com)
    August 29, 2010 | 9:14 pm

    Hi Melissa,
    I missed this last Monday but I'll check them out tomorrow along with your ones for the 30th. You pick some great ones.

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