Good Friday morning! Today I’m shaking things up a little and doing 2 link ups- High Five for Friday and Five on Friday. Here’s my Friday Five:
1. Beating the Baby Blues
On Monday I began a new blog series, Beating the Baby Blues. I shared my own story of how I dealt with the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression and will continue the series by featuring other women’s stories as well. You can read it here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
If you would like to share your story of surviving Postpartum Depression or the Baby Blues, I would love to feature you as a guest blogger. Please email me at cat @ marymarthamama .com. I’m hoping that this series will help women who may be struggling as they walk through those early days of motherhood.
This week I stumbled across the Dayspring website and discovered they have a bunch of cute stuff. I knew they had cards, but they also have jewelry and bags, a lot of which have great meaning behind them and some of which suppost good causes. I loved this wallet from JOYN, an organization that helps artisans in India.
3.Your Story Matters
While shopping around at Dayspring I also stumbled across this necklace. I love it and all that it stands for! We all have a story to tell, one full of importance and significance, one that we’ve been given to share with others. I’ve felt this very deeply in my heart this year and it’s one of the big realizations that led me to start this blog.
4. The Daniel Plan- Day 33
I’m nearly there. Seven more days to go. This has been good for me, not just weight-wise, but discipline-wise as well. I have not been the best at being disciplined and following the plan every day, but it has made me more mindful of my choices in regard to food and so that’s an improvement. I’ve also learned I’m addicted to sugar. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and reflections when this thing is all done. So stay tuned.
Last, but certainly not least, I’m excited to celebrate the men in my life this weekend. Things will be low key, because I’m surrounded by low key men, but that in no way is indicative of the huge impact that they’re had on my life. As I have grown older I have come to appreciate my father more and more, particularly when I see him in his role as Grandpa to my boys. And my husband. Words cannot describe how naturally being a dad comes to him. Our boys light up and cheer when my husband comes home from work. He has been an amazing partner on this parenting journey and I couldn’t imagine a better father for my sons. We love you, Dadda!