Little Bits of Inspiration #10

Welcome to the tenth installment of my Little Bits of Inspiration series. If you are not familiar with this series, it is a short post that I publish on the first Saturday of every month where I share five things that I have read on the internet that have inspired me in some way. Usually, I share blog posts, but sometimes I share articles, stories, or even entire websites that I find may be helpful or inspiring to my readers. If you see something that has inspired you and want to read more, just click on the Little Bits of Inspiration link in my Categories tab on the left sidebar. Without further delay, here are five things that have inspired me recently.

1. Adriele of Style Assisted published Why I Am A Mom Fail: Today’s Episode back in June which made me laugh, cry, and feel completely normal in my inadequacies as a parent.


So if you are like Adriele (and myself) where parenting is the one thing that can really make you feel like a failure, know that you are not alone…and take a moment to read Adriele’s post. If you have children, I promise you will relate and you will feel just a little bit better about your own mom fails! Thank you, Adriele, for sharing your own fails. It is so important that we moms all unite against these armies of tiny little monsters that we have created!

2. So we all know that parenting is hard, but you know what else is hard? Marriage. And Susie of Not Your Average Mom addressed this issue perfectly in her post Marriage is f*cking hard.

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I love how Susie keeps it real. All of it…marriage, parenting, financial struggles, mental illness, life. She keeps life real. She hides nothing. And she makes you feel normal. Or at the very least, she makes you feel not abnormal! And she absolutely spoke the truth when she wrote, Marriage is the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life. It is so fucking hard. Anyone who is married and/or has children, you should check out Susie’s blog. You will feel better. I swear.

3. This post! Wear 370: WTF by Charlie of Fur Earwig! Blogging existential crisis ahead.


If you are a blogger, you should probably read this: The question has to be: How do you keep blogging when no one does it for fun, and you don’t want to do it for money?…So am I still a blogger?…Of course! Anyone who blogs is a blogger. I have been forcing my crisis thoughts on anyone who makes the mistake of sitting still in a close proximity to me…

4. Nina of A World of Dresses wrote this post on Female Confidence as a follow up to her Little Black Dress Party back in June.


The message is a valuable one. And can benefit all of us women. In a society that profits from our self-doubt, boldly loving who we are is such an important thing. More than anything (even my extreme love of dresses), I believe loving yourself is such a beautiful thing. When we love ourselves, that love overflows onto those around us. It’s so easy to love others when you start by loving yourself.

5. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am currently suffering from the beginning stages of perimenopause. And while I feel too young to even be discussing this topic, here it is…and it kind of sucks. But I have found Our Bodies Ourselves quite helpful in understanding the torment that my body is putting myself through!


The website provides an entire section dedicated to Menopause and Perimenopause which provides a great many resources on the topic. And it has helped me feel like I am little less crazy than I previously believed!

I hope you can find some inspiration from my five little bits this month! I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. And I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Happy October.

Feeling inspired on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

14 Responses

  1. I’m so honoured – thank you. We write for ourselves often and it is such a pleasure to know we are also read. I’ll be certainly looking at post number five here – also thought I had gone a little crazy. In fact, they’re all fabulous links. Humbly, thanks again.

    • Thank you, Charlie, for inspiring me! I feel it is an important thing in blogging to recognize and give credit to bloggers who move me or inspire me in some way. Without all of you others, I would be sitting here alone in internet land wondering if anyone read what I wrote as well. Although, I also write primarily for my own outlet…it is definitely nice to know that someone is reading it! It is always my pleasure to post these features! And I am so glad that #5 may help you feel a little less crazy! This phase of life is seriously no joke (although it does keep me laughing, too)!


  2. Wow thanks for featuring me! I feel so honored!


  3. I love these snippets you find for us. Truly, it’d be impossible for us to read all the bloggers out there, but it is nice to read different ones once in a while.
    Thanks for doing this Shelbee!!

    • Thank you so much, Jodie! It is nice to know that sharing these is helping everyone! I keep a running list of posts that really strike me as I find them (which is why some of them may be less recent), but it is fun for me to revisit them as well. I am so glad that you enjoy them! And I wish I could read all the blogs out there…there is so much wonderful stuff and so many amazing people with such beautiful stories to share!


  4. Thanks for the “real” conversation in your post. Life isn’t always picture perfect and often we are afraid to show our underbellies or imperfections. Hope your day is awesome!

    • Carol, thank you so much for such a wonderful comment! I can’t be anything if I can’t be real! So real it is…all the way…all the time! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  5. I found you via Sincerely, Paula’s No Rules blog hop. I love this post and am visiting some of these bloggers as soon as I leave here. 🙂

    Following you via Pinterest & Twitter.

  6. Thanks for sharing all of these great posts that were inspiring to you! Blogger love is great!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!


  7. Great post and excellent choice of links. thanks for sharing and adding your post to my link up.


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