*Gretchen blogs about her experiences with a doula.
*In case you didn't realize it, some toddlers can really hold a grudge. Actually, I am kind of jealous that Kelley got a picture of Brixton asleep on the stairs. Some moms get the coolest pictures of their kids falling asleep doing the most random stuff. Both my kids have been super meticulous about a sleep schedule. I can't imagine them every falling asleep like that. (Although I could probably pass out like that pretty easily.)
*Isn't Hanna one of the most lovely pregnant gals out there? She is absolutely gorgeous!
*Did anyone hear about the Applebees server who got fired for posting a crap tip on Reddit? As a Christian, it absolutely appalls me when other so-called Christians behave the way the bad tipper did.
*I really need Judy's cleaning bug to come bite me. I've been a little off my game lately. The downstairs looks pretty good. But.....in our bedroom we still have our luggage from the cruise in the floor. :-/ Maybe my embarrassment from admitting that will actually make me do something about it.
*The Perils of the Gluten-Free Hiker- a poem I know many of you can appreciate this.
*I was laughing so hard at this because I often call Gage 'Buddy.'
*I could completely relate with Danielle's post on thinking about the morbid things that could happen to the ones we love. But I think maybe that helps keep you a bit grounded, because you know never to take what you have for granted.
*Lindsay's posts are always fun to read because I can imagine that's what it would be like to have a conversation with her.
*Three little things that are making Jodi happy right now. Even on a super crappy day, I bet we could all think of a couple things that make us smile.
I am going to end linky love on a bit of a somber note this week. I am not sure if this has made national news or not, but an old friend from high school has brought this story to my attention. Last week a school bus in Dothan, Alabama was hijacked and the bus driver was shot and killed. The hijacker also kidnapped an autistic 5 year old little boy named Ethan, and has him hidden in a bunker at his home. It's been five days, and the boy has not been returned home to his family yet, although the bunker is completely surrounded with police. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine what Ethan's family (and Ethan himself) must be going through right now.