Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C
Karen, the Queen of Familiosity, was kind enough to nominate me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I feel so beautiful! Thank you Karen, for thinking of me so kindly. I encourage everyone to check out Karen’s blog, especially the beautiful Navajo Prayer she shared in her recent post when she was nominated as a beautiful blogger. I plan to live up to my new award by continuting to provide blogs that come from my heart because I know that anything that comes from the heart is beautiful.
Here are tasks asked of those who choose to accept the nomination as a Beautiful Blogger:
1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Tell one unknown fact about yourself.
3.Nominate five blogs.
4. Let your nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites.
5. Copy and paste the award image on your site.
Now that I have thanked Karen, I will proceed to tell an unknown fact about myself while trying to keep it relevant to the content of my blog. I’m going to make this a two for one deal. Here’s the first one…this blog is as much for me as it is for you. I write it because it keeps me mindful of the things I need to focus on, it encourages me to continue to expand my own knowledge about myself and the children I work with.
In case that first item wasn’t enough, I’ll throw in a second unknown fact. For fun recently, I got my palm read. The woman who read my palm was actually quite interesting. We had a funny moment when she looked at the side of my hand and her eyes opened wide. She stammered for a moment as she asked me how many children I have. I told her I have two. She asked me if I have any other children that are close to me as if they were my own children and I told her what I do for a living. She started laughing and said that I must care deeply for them because there are many, many children showing up as mine on the side of my palm- more than she could count. I smiled because I know that I do carry many children in my heart and, apparently, on the sides of my hands as well
This time, I’ve decided to nominate:
1. dirtyrottenparenting- I especially loved her No Modesty Mother’s Day post.
2. Hike.Blog.Love- If you are an adoptive parent of an older child, do not miss the post she wrote to her “pre-mommy” self- I linked to that one specifically.
3. insaniteen- an honest look at raising teens with varied needs that includes the difficulty of allowing them to feel the consequences of their choices.
4. Mombian- a wonderful resource for LGBT parents
5. Dad Loves Daddy- the Road to King post was so sweet I was holding back tears.
I hope you enjoy these wonderful blogs and thanks again to Karen for the nomination!
- This is your brain on attachment
- Last Chance for Two Great Opportunities
- Mother’s Retreat Weekend- It’s Really Happening!
- Stopping the Parent Shame and Blame Game
- Making Peace With Your Inner Critic
- Putting together something fun for you!
- Quick Jobs for Kids
- Staying Strong as a Couple
- Letting Go of the Parent You Thought You Would Be
- Add a Little Awe to Your Life
- Upcoming Trainings
- Older Kids with Bathroom Issues: Why Does it Happen? How Can You Help? Part 2