Last night, I wrote a Guest Post for a woman named Cheryl. Cheryl blogs over at Mommy Pants, and she asked me to write a post for a series she does called Mommypants Moments. This series asks a guest writer to examine a moment in which she faces what it really is to be someone’s mother.
A pulling on of her “Mommy Pants,” if you will.
After I finished writing my guest post, I scrolled through some of the other posts that have appeared.
I am not at all sure I got it right.
I rarely play completely by the rules.
I went where the idea took me.
My post will be going up at Cheryl’s house tomorrow, assuming it goes up at all.
So if you click over to Cheryl’s blog today?
You’ll find good stuff, but you won’t find me. I may be there tomorrow.
Writing that post got me thinking about motherhood, and those thoughts drove the selections of this week’s Featured Bloggers.
Amy from Honest (Mostly) Conversations About Life, Real and Surreal
I have read some of Amy’s work in the past, and she is generally a smart, thoughtful, and funny writer.
Emphasis on thoughtful.
Check out this post, in which she writes of special moments with her father at her wedding.
Or this post, in which she writes about her love of writing.
Or this post, in which she weaves a tale of magic for her sons.
Beautiful, poignant, smart, funny . . . thoughtful writing.
And then check out the post I am featuring, entitled Why Adopt? No-Matter-What Love
Emotional, heartfelt, poignant . . . thoughtful.
Julie from By Any Other Name
Julie is breathtaking and hilarious and bawdy and ridiculous and accomplished and sassy and sarcastic and smart as hell. She is all of those things over there on By Any Other Name. All of those things all the time.
Check out this post, in which she writes of being vulnerable in her writing.
Or this post, in which she writes of the difficulties of being done.
Or this post, about her friendship with her sister.
Julie is an amazing writer, but she is not always tender and quiet.
That is not a finding of fault . . . it’s just the truth.
So I was just blown away by a post Julie wrote that appeared recently on Nichole’s blog In These Small Moments.
A guest post entitled Petal Lashes.
A story of being a mom.
Tender and quiet and exquisite.
It’s just perfect.
Allie from Hyperbole and a Half
No way you don’t know who Allie is.
I am linking my favorite post of hers, which has nothing whatsoever to do with motherhood.
How a Fish Almost Destroyed My Childhood