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  1. Naomi

    That poetry was magic! Thanks for the links this happy weekend!

  2. Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

    I read Meagan and Mandi’s posts earlier this week…both good stuff! I’ll have to check out the others.

    And, thanks for the poem — so true! I need some magic Lego goggles around here. 🙂

  3. Mary

    Your poetry was completely unexpected and I was really delighted. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time tobrowse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. You’ve created a great spot to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • Sarah

      Welcome to SimpleMom, Mary! I’m so glad you stopped by and that you enjoyed my poem!

      This place is the creation of Tsh Oxenreider, and I’m honored to be “poet in residence” this year…posting a poem each third Sunday of the month.

      Tsh has wonderful articles all month long, and I hope you’ll be back!


  4. Sarah Clachar

    Sarah, what a great poem! Certainly I look back at the chaos and mess in so many photos of when the kids are young and I grimace. But then I notice my babe’s grin with spaghetti all over his mouth. Or my girl’s intense look as she crafts a mermaid out of clay oblivious to the mess around her and I know what was important got done.

  5. Rose

    Beautiful poem and a good reminder. I had one of those moments early this morning when I looked down upon my little boys head. Clinging diligently to his scalp was a generous sprinkling of silver glitter -remnants from the robot birthday party we went to the previous afternoon. Whoops on my bathing/cleanliness routine. Oh well…so now instead of three little noises with dirt on them (boys) I have one with glitter.

  6. Sleeping Mama

    I found the blog post about beautiful girls thought-provoking. I commented on her blog too, but basically I found that so long as your definition of beauty extends beyond the physical and includes other wholesome traits, then it should be fine to tell our children they’re beautiful. If however they grow up thinking their beauty is “their thing,” there’s a risk that they’ll grow up insecure (I knew a few women who felt like this, despite or because everyone knew them to be the “pretty ones”).

  7. Archer

    Good call on the FIMBY link. Loved that one when she posted it!! Spoke to me, too.

  8. katepickle

    Oh that poem just exactly described my morning…. beautiful!

  9. Sushi Las_ Vegas

    OMG !! THat’s what I call something inspirational !! Gr8 words of wisdom by you !! Cheers

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