Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Blog Recommendation

When I first started reading Denene Millner's blog at (, I didn't think that she and I had a lot in common. First of all, she's a professional writer who has published books and written for magazines. Also, her children are older than mine, she lives down south, and she writes from the prospective of a black mother. However, even though my initial thought was, "I can't relate to this woman," I was continually intrigued by her blogs, and kept going back to read them. As I was given a glimpse into the various aspects of her life, I started to look at things from her point of view. I began to undersand that, even though our perspectives are very different,  I was learning a lot from this woman, and I was thinking about life in ways that I hadn't previously considered.

Denene is an excellent writer, and I think that is part of the reason why I kept reading, even though my tendency is to read blogs written by young stay-at-home moms with toddlers and/or newborns. (Basically, women very similar to myself.)

As I continued to read, I started to realize that, despite our differences, Denene and I have one major thing in common: we are mothers. As mothers, we want the best for our children, and will fight to make sure they are safe and protected. When I started thinking about that, I realized that I truly CAN relate to Denene's writing, and that I also greatly admire her as a woman, a mother, and a writer.

This past Friday, Denene wrote a post about Labor Day, and I fell in love with the piece. It completely summed up my feelings of motherhood. If you are a mother yourself, you can't help but relate to her words, and if you aren't a mother, this will really give you a glimpse into the life of a mom, and will show you what our job truly involves. I highly recommend that you check out her entry, and let me know if you like it as much as I do! Enjoy, and happy Labor Day!


  1. Megan,
    I read the blog link you posted, and I am tearing over here. It was beautiful, and every single word is true. Touched my heart. Thanks so much for posting this.

  2. thanks for posting that blog link. It definitely sums up everything I have felt as a mother on my good and not so good days. It's true-we labor and I know I wouldn't change a single day of it. Sarah

  3. I'm glad you girls enjoyed it! I definitely related to and loved that post. I'm happy you both did as well :)


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