1) My first pick of the week has to be Kylee's post entitled "Including Your Child(ren) - Did It Steal My Innocence?" So many families considering foster care have concerns about exposing their children to situations and topics that are way beyond their years. As a foster/adoptive sibling from the age of seven years old, Kylee does an amazing job addressing those concerns. Love, love, LOVE this post!!!
2) Pick number 2 is Rachel's post about "The Power of Words." I think most parents have had experiences similar to hers this day with the screaming, embarrassing kids on a shopping trip. I still vividly remember one particular shopping trip with Booger when he was pulling every obnoxious toddler trick in the book. I wanted to crawl under a rock! Rachel's post about the words of one particular woman made my day, just as I'm sure they made hers.
3) Fantastic post by Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan! "Where is the Mommy-War for the Motherless Child?" touches on the ridiculous amount of time and energy that is wasted by competent mothers fighting over and defending their parenting choices while the real battle should be fighting for the children who don't have mothers. Awesome, awesome post that is causing quite an Internet stir and is drawing much-needed attention to a subject that is very near and dear to my heart...
So those are my top three "Shout-outs" for the week of May 6th - May 12th. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!