I hope you all enjoyed the tea party that my co-hosts and I worked so hard to bring to life. As a new mom, it's often hard to connect with other women in a "real" way--either my son is hungry or ready for a nap or it's raining and we only have one car. So it's hard to arrange to meet up with other moms, especially when my son is still a little too young for playdates.
As one of our guests so perfectly wrote, we sometimes need to devote time to ourselves to recharge, and also to reconnect with the selves that are often buried beneath the dirty diapers, mounds of laundry, and the endless cycle of dishes in the sink. This week I was able to spend some time writing about things of interest to me (rather than my son), doing a little crafting, and spending time visiting blogs and chatting with other bloggers. Blogging has been a way for me to lift my spirits each day between baby naps. I'd say the only downside is that it's a little obsessive!
So in the spirit of our tea party, take some time out every day just for you. Make a cup of tea for one, pull out your knitting or your laptop, and breathe deeply.
A special thank you goes out to my wonderful co-hosts, Mannequin of Fractured Toy, Angie of 7 Clown Circus, CanCan of Mom Most Traveled, and Naomi of superdumb supervillain, all of whom I feel I haven't really mentioned much throughout the week! You all are on my sidebars though, so forgive me. You girls have been so wonderful and you all did such fantastic posts this week. I was honored to be part of your tea party. Ok, so when's the next one? I guess we'll all be recovering from this one for a while, but anytime girls! My kettle's always hot!