We’re enjoying a busy but still slower than usual season of life. We have more time to slow down and enjoy, but I’m still finding that the weeks disappear far too quickly. Ella will be 4 in just over a month and I haven’t even started planning the blitz yet, but I am soaking up the last few days of having a 3 year old.
In case you find yourself with a few spare minutes, here are some articles from around the web that I’ve enjoyed recently:
This is a fabulous and multi-faceted approach to the term “mama.” I think also worthy of note is that “mama” feels more raw, as it is often the first form of our name and perhaps the most honest, in addition to the other insights.
Grab a tissue for this one: Sheryl Sandberg’s reflections on mourning her husband are well worth the tears you will shed reading.
Oh, he may be foul-mouthed at times, but Anthony Bourdain kept it clean for this nostalgic and heartfelt piece on his home state.
I’ve had a few moms contact me recently about letter reversal issues, so I’m sharing this great link on how to help solve them.
Anne’s interior design freak-out (interior design identity crisis?) is so relatable for me, and just might give me that push to start hanging up the picture frames!
Did you read this Good Housekeeping interview with Kristen Bell? Loved her insights on marriage and keeping hers healthy.
Are you a fan of all of the yummy food pictures on Instagram? How would you feel if Google started telling you the calories for each pictures? Yea, not so much.
Er, not totally in love with this list of 10 phrases to say in resilient families, but the spirit is there. #1 #2 and #8 are worded a bit too insensitively for me and insensitive word choices can cause communication rifts, but the spirit behind the phrases is good — how would you reword them?
I’m often mistaken for someone else. I get stopped and people say they know me, or ask if I went to X high school or used to work at Y. I find the topic of doppelgangers somewhat fascinating… and hope mine are behaving themselves!
What were your favourite reads of the week? Please share!