I'm kind of simple too and planning on getting more so with starting my training with Simplicity Parenting :)
Here's my blog:
i struggle with soule mama because i can't "measure up." i know it's in my head.
i have her book, too, which i love -- but i don't do *anything* in it. I don't sew (and don't really care to), or knit, or crocet, or do any sorts of art projects, or take photos, or anything. seriously, it's just not my deal. and, i don't like the "stuffness" of it all -- having the supplies, having to store them, having them in use sometimes and not others. but then, i think about "but it would be so good for DS! and DS should have these opportunities!" so, i go out and i find some supplies, and a place to store them, and then i let DS loose on it, and it creates a huge mess, and I get stressed, and it's just not peaceful or fun for either of is, so i remove those items, give them away to friends, and let it go from there. Seriously, the kid doesn't even have play dough! So, i feel like a "bad mom."
i love her blog, but i just feel like -- when i'm reading it -- that i'm not a good mom at all! so, i have to be careful.
btw, I can't read Yoga Journal either. or a lot of things because i internalize it and set it up as a standard to live up to, and like, i get frustrated.
LOL. I thought i was the only one who had these feelings! I try my best, but yes, there is some junk, some video games, some movies and absolutely NO sewing going on here. But I do shop second-hand mostly, are mindful of consumerism and talk to my kids about what they're watching.. it is hard to keep tabs of what you are doing well though when someone seems to be doing so much better, lol! It's our natural competitiveness as moms I guess.
I once saw someone mention http://picnicsinthepark.blogspot.com on this board I think and have followed it ever since. She has a second blog about her family which is quite nice too.
this is an old fav of mine as well and I can not seem to open it from my computer is anyone else experiencing this? I am eager to read and can't get internet explorer to open it...
Hands down, this one. If I could only read one, this would be the one.