Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What We're Reading

Hey friends  I have lots of fun books and blog posts to share with you today.  I hope you find something new to read and love this month.

I've also been doing a lot of googling lately and reading up on things like 2 year old molars, easing the pain of 2 year old molars, 2 year old sleep regression, researching things about kindergarten and working on doing some party planning for Fletcher.  Notice a theme... sleep.  Or more accurately LACK of sleep.  We're all tired over here so I'm just doing my best to function on very little sleep.  Do you have any two year old teething tips for me??

Back to the fun stuff.. reading!  I've got lots of good things to tell you about.

I loved Jennifer's reminder that There's Magic in the Mundane


I mentioned this book So Much to Celebrate by Katie Jacobs.  It's such a beautiful, inspiring book for anyone that enjoys entertaining and cooking.  You can read more about it here.

Why Are Kids Impatient, Bored, Friendless and Entitled? from Victoria Prooday got me thinking about kids today and parenting in general.

Brittany's love for thank you notes is obvious.  I loved her reasoning behind writing them, the value she puts on them and that she is teaching her boys to write them.  A girl after my own heart!  Check out her thoughts on Thankfulness

Andrea from Momfessional's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious!  Her recipes never disappoint.  I cut the recipe in half and added in some M&Ms.  My whole family loved them!

I enjoyed reading Mix & Match Mama's post on Quality Time.  She's got four young kids so I consider her super qualified to give parenting advice.  The comments also had a ton of great suggestions for spending quality time with your kids.

Julie shared her mom's recipe for The Best Chicken Stir Fry and it sounds so good.  I can't wait to give it a try for dinner soon.

3 Words to Reframe "How Was Your Day?" from PBS is a good way to start conversations with your kids.  We usually discuss the highlight and hard moments in our day at dinner each night.

Carolina Charm posted the recipe for this cocktail Blueberry Thyme Vodka Smash and it sounds amazing.  I think I'd swap out the sprite for lemonade since I don't like carbonated drinks, but I can't wait to give it at try.

My kids are loving these Easter books & these library books right now.  Fletcher has mastered Pete the Cat's shoe songs and is learning colors in the process.  We have several Pete The Cat books, but Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes is the best.  Olive adores all the bunny themed books this month.  Bunny Roo, I Love You is so sweet and Hop! Hop! is another fabulous book from the wonderful Leslie Patricelli


I'm currently reading Jesus Always: Embracing JOY in His Presence by Sarah Young and really enjoying it.  It's a quick read that reminds you of the Joy found only in Jesus and I'm always thankful when I make time make this a part of my morning routine.


Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning the Never Ending Battle with Stuff.  I posted a review of this book last week and wanted to give an update.  It really is an amazing, INSPIRING book.  I have been so motivated to declutter my house.  I dropped off 12 bags to Goodwill, have thrown out at least 10 bags of garbage and have two piles set aside to take to resale shops.  I have a long way to go to declutter everything in my house, but I'm ready to tackle the project.  If you struggle to declutter, struggle to stay motivated to declutter or need some help on where to start... this book is for you!!  It's a GREAT read to help you get rid of STUFF.

I'm joining Stephanie of Wife Mommy Me for her monthly reading link up today.  Head over to her blog to see our answers to her fun reading Q&A.




What are you reading this month??

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3 comments:

  1. I have got to pick up that book about decluttering. Right now I am reading "Fervent" by Priscilla Shirer and I love it. It talks about how to focus your prayers, and who the real enemy is.

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  2. I always LOVE all of your recommendations!! I just read the article by Victoria Prooday and I want to hit the "LIKE" button on it about a 1,000 times. I see so much of what she describes in the article with the kiddos I work with as well. EVERY parent needs to read that article!! That is so awesome you are so motivated to declutter!! I am kind of obsessive about NOT having any clutter and I am constantly going through our stuff and giving away anything we don't use. It feels SO good to NOT have a ton of "stuff!"

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  3. I just got that decluttering book. I have started it and I really like it so far!

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