Supportery will get you everywhere

Guy Kawasaki has won my admiration with a single recent declaration:

“You can never support a mom, much less a mommy blogger, too much, so deal with it.”

He’s also quoted a bit of wisdom from Shakespeare, echoing something I believe in my skin:

Make the doors upon a woman’s wit,
and it will out at the casement;
shut that, and ’twill out at the key-hold;
stop that, ’twill fly with the smoke
out the chimney.
—As You Like It

He’s linked to a must-read article today from Stanford Magazine. And we all know that people at Stanford are smart. Even people who live near Stanford are smart. Or rich. Or both. Whatever.

Check it out and and see if you don’t pass it on.

And I’m not kidding about the admiration part. I’ve been a fan since he started his blog. even though I didn’t make The Ultimate Mommy Blog List on his blog. That’s how good he is. Or how forgiving I am. Whatever.

He added me today! (Okay, I begged him.)

3 thoughts on “Supportery will get you everywhere

  1. I just looked at his website and you are listed on there. I love reading your site and have also started reading Dotmom.

  2. I found your site quite by accident, and just had to pop in and say hello and let you know how much I enjoyed my time in your space.  Though not a mom myself, and therefore living a very different type of life, I am so inspired to read of your adventures as you make your way through each day.  You have a wonderfully comfortable writing style which welcomes readers into your life.  What a gift that is.  Thank you for your sharing.  I saw in another section that your purpose was to keep your family close and connected to you, and to have a legacy to pass on to your children.  I think that is such a beautiful gift that you are giving, and I thank you for letting me peek inside too.  It has been a lovely visit, and I will check back again.

  3. We put TheBigE in an afterschool program, starting last year (his second grade year). He called me at work, from the office, just sobbing into the phone. “I don’t wanna go to the Y. Please don’t make me go! Let me come and sit at work!” It was so heartbreaking. One of the office ladies offered to walk him down to the program’s room (on campus). He cried the whole way

    But when I called a half-hour later to see how he was doing, he was fine. In fact, he didn’t want to leave when I came to pick him up. It’s really hard for him to feel comfortable in new social situations, because of his dwarfism. The YMCA program he’s been going to for the last two years has had an incredibly positive impact on his self-esteem. Hard as it was, it’s been such a good thing.

    They’re learning stuff there that they can’t really get at home. Important socialization skills and just finding their sea legs while away from mom. This is their chance to stretch their wings a little.

    Sending you a hug because I know what it’s like 🙂

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