I’m here! I’m here!
We’ll be back to our normal posting schedule soon, we’re just in the midst of crazy transitions. I’m learning on my feet while venturing out with my new business, which is growing and stretching me in ways I hadn’t imagined; most importantly, forcing me to have a commitment to myself and my wellness so that I can more whole-heartedly give myself to this endeavour. And, we’re moving! I look forward to sharing the new space with you a couple of months.
Not really having much time to hop on my computer this week, I didn’t expect to have many links to share, but there are some consistently good sources that rarely disappoint. Here’s what I found interesting this week.
I enjoyed this article by the Globe and Mail about 12 things successful people do before breakfast. Its a good reminder in how to stay on top of things and satisfied, and there is also a book with this theme (and I’m curious if it contains the same ideas).
While I don’t like the blunt nature of the “positive assertive” suggestions provided in this article (perhaps that’s the Canadian in me talking — one can be assertive AND polite) I’ve been wanting to read Heather Shumaker’s It’s OK Not to Share, so this article is a good primer on the title concept (though the book is supposed to contain so much more). I don’t force children to share, as I want children to feel safe delving deep into their play and when they choose to share I want it to come from a play where they experience the social reward with their peer rather than feeling like a parent approves. I also don’t like the idea inherent in “forced sharing” that a child should be able to use/share something that someone else is currently playing with just because they want to — even if they have to wait for a timer to go off.
This delicious recipe for basil chicken salad reminds me of a similar sandwich I ate last summer at the now-closed Grahamwich in Chicago (by Graham Elliot of MasterChef fame).
And THIS is me most days with my girl and with the children that have gathered here with us. Thank you, Sarah Bessey, for reminding us that it is okay not to be prompt and productive when we have littles — we are not failures, we are mothers and that is so much more than getting tasks completed on a schedule.