Friday, April 17, 2009

Around the World in 80 Clicks

I was tagged by Heidi of Hortus Deliciarum and the original post is here.

The project:

Here’s how it’s going to work: this post that you’re reading? Is the departure lounge. (See above link.) I’m going to link to a couple of other mom bloggers here in Canada, and to a couple of mom bloggers from other countries around the world, and they’ll write their posts, sharing 5 things that they love (or maybe what they don’t so much love - this playground doesn’t force conformity) about being a mom, and then they’ll tag a few more bloggers from their own country and from other countries, and so on. And you’re more than welcome to join: just write a post of your own (5 things that you love about being a mom) and find someone to link to and tag - someone from your own country, if you like, but definitely someone from another country (Google is a good resource if you don’t know any; google any country name and ‘mom’ in their blog search function) (be sure to let them know that you’ve tagged them!) - and link back here and leave a comment and we’ll add you to the ‘itinerary,’ which David will compile and post and update as the tour proceeds.


Five Mom Things:

love #1 The physicality of it- the snuggly intensity of connection that is still a pretty big deal for my clingy girl. I loved nursing, I love cosleeping, and I love the way she'll hold my face in two sturdy if impossibly tiny hands and kiss me. I'm a touchy person and the hold-me-every-minute thing is usually cool with me.

love #2 The primal, human normalcy of motherhood- as if I belong to a vast club that I never (for whatever reason) thought I'd join. I love how, simultaneous, my child is a precious singularity and is most rare and amazing.

love #3 The strength I've dug up from deeper-than-myself. Mothering without my own mama, birthing hard from a zarked-up, scarred body with minimal drugs, powering through nursing challenges- all these have reminded me of my power.

love #4 Watching Molly's creativity unfold like some tricky origami that's impossible complex and continually opening.

not-so-much-love #5 Alone time must be scheduled, arranged, purposeful, planned. I have to fight for every quiet moment. I didn't realize until a couple of years into marriage and toddlerhood that I turn into a strung-out zombie of aa person if I don't feed my b uzzy, hyper brain with quiet reflection.

Tags: Brooke of Urban Earth Mama, Thordora of Spin Me I Pulsate, Alexis of This Wabi Sabi Life, Sarah of "And the Goon Squad" fame, Leanne The Clever Mom.


  1. hehe, I knew you would tag me when I saw her tag you :D

    hmmmm... right after lunch!

  2. As soon as I get caught up I am all over this.

  3. I love that - yours is so much happier than mine!

    Someday I'll be a happy-mama...I just wish that day were here already, because I've got a great kid and he seriously deserves better.

  4. GardenHeidi! (That name made me smile so big!)

    Yeah... if I'd just now posted this it would have been peppered with horrific anxiety and frustration and the bullet-in-brain gestures I've been miming to Shane all night long. Bedtime is a new deep hell. Tantrums make me want to laugh and cry at the same time and upgrade my Celexa to Thorazine. F U C K.