Let's see. Is it possible for me to start a blog post without mentioning the fact that I have had zero time to actually write a blog post?
Apparently not. Moving on.
Even when I'm unable to muster the energy to jot down my words, I'm always, always, always reading. Reading the news, reading blogs, reading social media statuses. Reading is like breathing to me, and thankfully, there have been some good reads in the blog world in the last few weeks:
CollaboReads: A Book-lover's Link-Up by mr. thomas and me | I love books. Hate book clubs. I don't like reading assignments, but I do love book challenges. Especially book challenges that allow me to read what I'm inspired to read. I am so pumped to participate in Amber's new link-up next month.
An Aussie girl in an American world by See You in a Porridge (via TexErin in Sydneyland) | It's so entertaining to look at weird American culture quirks from an outsider's perspective. There are so many things we apparently take for granted here!
The Night I Gave My Husband a Free Pass via Scary Mommy | Although Chuck and I have only been married a few years, I think every married couple can relate to this on some level. Definitely one that will tug at your heartstrings.
What I want you to know about being a foster dad: a letter to my foster daughter's birth mom via Rage Against the Minivan | So.many.feels. Do not read this if you are not looking to be an emotional mess. But please, do read this at some point. So beautiful, yet so heartwrenching.
Why we aren't finding out the sex... by The Florkens | I really thought I wouldn't want to find out the gender when I became pregnant with Charlie. Obviously, we did wind up finding out, but my feelings on gender stereotyping haven't changed. Kate totally hits this one out of the park.
[Love Looks Like] 14: On marriage, making magic, and demands by Sarah Bessey | Gah! Everything that Sarah Bessey writes is pure gold. This letter on life at year 14 of marriage nearly took my breath away. This woman can write.