It’s not easy being a mother. I have two kids (aka Kid 1 and Kid 2)and a husband (aka Loverboy) which when I think of it is kind of like having three kids.
There are so many responsibilities and it can be overwhelming at times, especially when I feel that I have a wealth of expert advice to share with Kid 2 who is still trying to find himself.
The problem is that sometimes he isn’t always open to listening and I become one of those “whomp, whomp” voices in his head.
It is at times like these that I have to pull out the “big guns” (figuratively not literally — I am anti-violence all the way) and I have discovered some really “big guns” on Medium.
I am not exactly sure how I stumbled upon the Medium site but finding this great wealth of information has been like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
On a daily basis there are some excellent articles posted that I personally think sound just like me but are actually written by cool twenty/thirty-somethings (who obviously listened to their mothers). It is like these bloggers have read my mind and written down my wisdom in an entertaining, logical and non-judgmental way.
I find the articles I like and that speak to me as a mother, and I share them with Kid 2 via text message, Twitter or private message on Facebook.
I have stopped sharing publicly on his Facebook timeline because he thought it was a bit lame. He also told me it was ruining his sex life and God forbid I get blamed for that, too!
The great miracle of the internet allows me to press “send” instead of calling Kid 2 and sharing my advice orally (aka nagging). Plus he never answers his phone so this is a much better and satisfactory solution.
He gets the information I am certain he needs to help him make those important life decisions and I get the satisfaction of still being able to say mother knows best without actually saying mother knows best. It is the perfect solution!
Here are some of the articles I have shared over the last few weeks and you have to admit from their titles that they are pure gold!
You’re More Powerful Than You Think by The Mission
This is What Stops People From Having the Life They Want by Nicholas Cole
4 Things You Should Do Before It’s Too Late by Nicholas Cole
Don’t Live for the Moment, Live for the Legacy by Brianna Wiest
This is the Process You Go Through When You Decide to Change Yourself by Nicholas Cole
40 Ways to Live a Full Life (And Leave Nothing on the Table) by Age 30 by Ryan Holiday
19 Things You Should Know About Life Before You Turn 29 by Nicholas Cole
Stop Thinking, Start Doing by Ayodeji Awosika
5 Things I Wish I Knew in My Twenties by Scott Tongas
Now my husband, Loverboy, doesn’t really believe that Kid 2 actually reads the articles that I send them but I continue to have hope.
I know that hope is not a strategy, but at the end of the day it makes me feel a whole lot better and helps me sleep at night. I hope that the wisdom Kid 2 gleans from the articles helps him sleep better at night, too.
I am so appreciative of the wealth of information that Medium shares and as a mother, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing my thoughts that others have had the good sense to write down.
Together we are force to be reckoned with!