It's the second full week of November's NaBloPoMo, and there are plenty of great posts to celebrate.
We once again had two featured member posts this week, one by SingleMomtism about her very planned son's very unplanned life as an ode for his birthday. It contains great advice for everyone who finds themselves walking a different path than expected.
Watching him has made me apply those principles to my own life. It's not uncertain. Just unplanned, and that's a good thing. A very good thing. Peace of mind, all because of the boy who didn't turn out anything like I'd planned.
Our other featured post from Belarus Baby discusses her childhood inability to keep a pet alive. Fourteen goldfish went belly-up, and it's why she can never write about her favourite pet, a common topic for a writing prompt. Substitute the word "fish" for "plant" and you'll have my greatest weakness, an inability to keep a plant alive for longer than a few days. Are you in the same boat?
We've also had thousands of posts by now on the NaBloPoMo open thread. I loved reading about off-the-beaten track, Filipino Christmas decorations from Living Off Script. Also, Mommy Unwired has great advice on raising a child who loves to read, including being a reading role model:
Let your child see you reading books, magazines and newspapers. Busy mom as you are, show her that you still make time to read. Say, “Check this out!” and read aloud an excerpt or little trivia that is interesting, funny or full of information that is new to you.
So, what did you find as you read through your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers?
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