Another week come and gone and I am elated because my Mom and step-dad will be arriving tonight to stay with us for the weekend. My Mom stayed with us for the first week of Charlie's life, but hasn't seen him since with the exception of some lame Skype sessions where Charlie started crying 5 minutes in. My step-dad, on the other hand, has yet to meet my little man and I'm so looking forward to seeing his sweet, crocodile tears when he gets to hold him for the first time.
In other real world news, this upcoming week will be my last week at home with Charlie before I return to work and I won't pretend for a second that I'm not going to be an emotional wreck. If I were in any position to stay home with him longer, I absolutely would. Unfortunately, that's just not in the cards for us, so I'm strapping on my big-girl, career-woman pants and heading back to the office. All that being said, I am so incredibly blessed to work for an employer who supports working mothers. Not only will I be able to work 4 10-hour days and have an additional day at home with my baby, but they have an on-site lactation room so I can continue to pump and breastfeed Charlie. I don't for a second take for granted how rare that is.
Moving on to news in the blogging world, here are my favorite blogger posts of the week:
My Top 10 Books from the Last 3 Years by Love Woke Me Up This Morning | Have I mentioned lately that I like books?
Favorite Homemade Baby Food Purees by Carolina Charm | We're not to the solids-eating stage, just yet, but I pinned this post for future reference. There are some really yummy recipes that I want to try!
Is College Worth It? by Dreams, Etc. | I got straddled with some major debt coming out of my private school experience, but I wouldn't trade my college years for the world. I love this post that affirms whatever choice you've made in regard to college.
Grace is Good Enough for Us by Momastery | I don't think Glennon has ever written anything that I haven't loved, but as a new parent I love what she says about teaching kids about grace.
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What posts have you been loving?