Tuesday, 25 October 2011

two recommendations

As usual, Leo Babauta is right on the money over at Zen Habits with a wonderful, joyful, spot-on post about parenting here.  I recommend, and wholeheartedly concur with his conclusions.

And, for the married folks among you - especially but not only the older married folks - I have heard about this stuff and having now tried it I say to you: "Yes" is right, get some!  US peeps - you can get it at Amazon.com here.  Run out of ideas for gifts to give a spouse who has everything?  Inside the outer packaging of its box the selection pack contents come in a sweet little red drawstring organza bag.  Best recommendation?  The woman who wrote in to say her husband wants them to sell it in five-gallon pails (!!)

8 comments:

BLD in MT said...

Well, I'll be....I'd never even considered looking for an organic version! Thanks for the recommendation.

AbiSomeone said...

Ember ... I laughed out loud when i clicked on the second recommendations link. I have many purple challenges, but that is not one of them :-)

I read the first one with some sadness ... not because I disagree with any of his list of great parenting ideas, but. Because they remind me of the huge cost my injuries accrued over the years when my children were very young. Now, all these tasks are all the more difficult, but I persevere....

I don't know that I have run across another blogger who encountered catastrophic injuries when her children were small. Injury to a pregnant mother and the chronic exhaustion that goes hand-in-hand with it, can rob one of the ability to do so many of the wonderful suggestions for parenting. Sigh....

So, I just take a deep breath and continue to trust Father's love for me and trust that he will make a way for me ... and that I have eyes to see the path I am to take.

Be blessed....

Daisyanon said...

Coo! Well, erm, 'cough', I might get some,
thanks.

Ember said...

:0D Hi Beth, Hi Daisy!

Abi - I think the thing that makes all the difference is attitude, rather than being able to achieve (or not) this or that thing. I remember being very struck by something a friend once said about her husband, an only child - that she thought it made a difference that his mother would have liked to have more children if she'd been able to, rather than so hating the experience of having a baby that she never wanted another - in one sense the circumstances would be identical (parenting an only child); in another sense there'd be all the difference in the world. Doing the best with what we have and bringing the attitude of hope and trust you describe - none of us can ever do more or better than that xxx

Donna said...

AbiSomeone, I've never had catastrophic injuries, and I'm sorry you've had that to contend with. In my own experience simply being pregnant prevented me from being the parent I wanted to my older child, and I've been mourning that ever since (though of course I'm very glad I had the second baby!) But, as I told a good friend, earlier, I believe that the important thing with kids is all the actual good you do them, rather than the theoretical good that you missed.

Ember said...

Amen

Michelle said...

Thank you for the recommendations! You never fail to make me smile. I received your email, BTW, and will write back soon; I've been very busy for the last couple of weeks; I'm just so glad you are well and that we can stay in touch. Peace to you. M.

Ember said...

:0)