Where did Christmas go? How are already halfway through January! Why can’t Stosur win in Australia? These and other questions remain unaswered but there’s still time to let you know what piqued my interest in this weeks caught my eye Friday.
Yes he’s a cheat, but…
Based on the rumours about his upcoming interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong cheated and he’s going to come clean. From the start of his downfall I’ve felt that he should get everything that’s coming to him, he broke the rules, profited from it, lied about it and damaged the lives of others.
It’s funny how we (well me, you might not) expect our champions and heroes to be infallible, a perspective that this article explores really well. It discusses the good that Armstrong has done and the fact thay he is very much human, albeit a cheating, lying but giving human (Armstrong’s charity has raised $470 million for people affected by cancer). For me this was a great reminder that life isn’t black and white, there are, as the article says… shades of grey.
A dads letter to his daughter
“I know that at this moment, I fill a big part of your heart with love and as you grow, I hope that it doesn’t shrink too much…”
This post from 3amdad landed in my inbox a few days ago, just when I was getting my head around the fact that my little girl was growing up and that it’s going to be some time before I get to spend another 2 weeks hanging out with her, pretending to be a SAHD.
The letter is touching, honest (see broken leg comment) and a great insight into the fact that a lot of what goes through a Mum’s mind, travels through a Dad’s as well. 3amdad has a great, off-the-wall perspective on kids, family and life. He’s on twitter and Facebook
Kim: Proud recipient of the self declared “desperate housewife” award
Picture this… You read a new blog. You’ve seen their name around a bit, they’ve even commented on something you’ve written so you go and poke your head in, check them out and the more you read the more you realise you should have been reading their blog all the time. Well Kim over at falling face first was this blog for me.
I jumped on there last week and couldn’t stop reading. Whether is was her top 10 reasons to keep a man, her brave honesty or imperfect patience, no matter what the subject, her writing is smart, funny and engaging. Put simply, if you haven’t already done so, read, follow (twitter) and like (Facebook) her.
..and now for some blatent self promotion
I’ve learned a lot in the last 2.5 years, about me, about personal strengths, about resourcefulness and that getting it “right” comes from a combination of open mindedness and trusting in your own judgement. I’ve also discovered, through my little part of the blogosphere, a community of Mums and Dads that between them can solve pretty much any issue a new parent comes up against.
With a second child on the way I want to combine my own experience with the advice of others which is where (I hope) you, my two readers come in to the equation. I want to know your one trick. The thing you figured out about your newborn that made life easier. It could be the magic settling trick, the way you planned your day, the routine you did (or didn’t) use, how you got solids started, they way you wrapped them etc etc etc.
I’m collecting reader’s tricks on the Illiterate Infant facebook page or you can leave your trick in the comments below. Later this year I’ll be putting a series of “not in the manual” tricks together and would love to include yours.
Sharing with our favourite Friday linky: FYBF at withsomegrace.