Each week I've been sharing with you several of my favorite blog posts from around the internet. I normally do this on Saturdays, but we went apple-picking this past Saturday and then Sweet A and I had a mommy-daughter date, so blogging did not happen. But, there's some truly good stuff out there, and I don't want you guys to miss out, so I'm making it up to you today. Sit back, grab your favorite treat and your comfiest chair, and see what I've been enjoying this week. :)
The Art Kit Blog shared a fun activity how-to last week. She suggests having kids use it to practice writing letters, and one day we will definitely do that with A. She's a little young at this point for letters, but she loves to learn about shapes! So I think we're going to make our own salt tray and use it to talk about shapes and colors!
While looking around on Mind Body and Soul after baby I found this older post which included several easy and healthy oven recipes. I can't wait to try a few of these, especially the black bean burgers! (I'm on a vegetarian kick these days; something about meat and this pregnancy just are not getting along these days!) If you're needing some meal-time inspiration, I highly recommend this post!
When I read this post from Working Mommy Abroad this week I couldn't help but be super excited! I can't wait to keep up with this series on how everyday moms accomplish all that they do! One of my favorite aspects of the blogging world is all the different perspectives to which you have access; I think it'll be fascinating to read "a day in the life" type posts from so many busy moms!
There is so much truth to this post from Sunshine and Spoons. As moms, we tend to become so caught up in checking things off our to-do lists and making sure that our families are safe, happy, and healthy that we neglect ourselves. This is bad for so many reasons; we need to know ourselves well enough to know how much and what kind of self-care we require and then fit it into our regular schedules.
I found this article from Freshly Messy to be a perspective I hadn't heard before, but it makes sense to me. I shared a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how important it is that we focus on raising children who will sit with the lonely kid in the lunch room rather than putting so much stress on them to be academically advanced. I think Kaitlyn is saying much the same thing here. I want my children to look at those around them and see humans worthy of respect rather than skin colors, disabilities, and other differences.
What were some online highlights from your week? Please share them in the comments!
Also, come back later this week for a new series I'm starting! Dust off your cameras; I hope everyone will join in!!