Tuesday 1 May 2012

Last Minute Inspiration: Postcards from Parenthood Blog Carnival

My Postcards from Parenthood Blog Carnival goes live tomorrow and I could not be more excited! I can't wait to read your words of wisdom, joy, sadness, wit, and snark.

The carnival was inspired by a post I wrote for my friends Val and Marty as they embarked on their journey as first-time-parents-to-a-newborn. And I chose May 2nd as the date for the carnival as it was their precious daughter's due date. Well, I am happy to announce that baby Gabi made her way into the world a little early. I guess babies don't read boarding passes. Or maybe it was the airline's fault. Either way she arrived on Sunday April 29th and is the absolute picture of perfection. And, as predicted, her moms are totally rocking their now role.

At Val and Marty's baby shower we passed around miniature "postcards from Paris" and asked the parents in the room to fill them out with words of wisdom for the moms-to-be. I'd like to share a few with you today.

The first comes from Valerie's cousin Cathy:

The second comes from their friend and birth class instructor Julie (you may know Julie from her blog What I Would Tell You):

And finally, one from my always succinct and equally clever wife:

Feeling inspired? Write a post on your own site that relates to this topic and then insert this button somewhere on the post. Then come back tomorrow and link-up! If you run into any problems you can email me at kristin@mondayswithmac.com.

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Happy travels!

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  1. First I would like to congratulate the new parents! Ooooh I love babies and birth stories!
    I also wanted to mention that I think the whole postcard idea is precious. So great!
    I just put my post up on my own blog not even 5 minutes ago, and am excited to link it here and read even more tomorrow.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hahahha, I love Tracy. They are all wonderful though. :)

    Huge congrats to the new family! Can`t wait for tomorrow!


  3. Congrats to the new parents !!! You couple have said it better it is a great journey :) I have a 13 month old boy our first and he impresses and inpires me as well as drives me a little nuts lol
    Your new follower , Adriana
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  4. I don't have a blog to link up to and motherhood is an adventure that is still years away for me but I know my mom always says to appreciate every stage because time flies...but some minutes/hours can be very long!

  5. Parenthood

    We start off early watching television and then envisioning our American dream. As a child, we play with our babies, doll houses, and writing in our diaries. We start at the tender age of 4 or 5 looking for our prince charming to marry. Over time, we replace our crushes of princes and other Disney characters with real boys. Sometimes it is the boy that sits next to you in class or a movie star. Either way, it is getting you ready for that all important task called LOVE.........




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