In which Ariel shares some articles that have enlightened or amused us recently. What are the easiest ways to make a house feel like a home when you move frequently? If your kids get the hangries after school why not feed them early? What is a 'widowmaker' and why should we know? How do Montessori teachers foster independence and critical thinking with simple phrases? What's the best way to psych yourself up? Why not let your kids plan family activities? What are Yoga Joes and why do you need them? These are the big questions in this weeks Links We Learned From.
Links We Learned From in March
Brianna and I are readers - readers of books, readers of articles, readers of blogs etc. We read. When we find something interesting, absurd or promising, we share it with the other. That is the beauty of sharing this crazy wild journey that we call parenthood. Twice the resources! This is a curated list of links (in no particular order) that I think will have a significant impact on how I parent.
As a former military spouse and someone who still moves frequently - four times in the last six years - I love gathering tips and tricks for making temporary housing feel like a home.
While I am still a firm believer in the sanctity of family meals if meal times are a struggle why not feed your children early! There is nothing to say that the family meal has to be dinner. Make family breakfast your thing! Then as soon as the after school hangries set in feed the beasts guilt-free.
This particular type of heart attack runs in my family. It got my grandfather and my uncle and it tried to take my father three years ago. It is incredibly important that we become familiar with the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, especially women. One out of three women who have a heart attack will die, usually because they didn't catch it in time.
If you aren't familiar, Montessori is an educational philosophy and teaching style that aims to foster independent and intrinsically motivated critical thinkers. If your goals for your children are similar, check out this article for simple phrases you can begin incorporating today, no matter how young your little is.
Ever found yourself down to the wire and losing steam fast? I do all the time. Sometimes its a long day of mommin'. Sometimes its a particularly brutal workout. Sometimes I just ran out of coffee. Next time you need to psych yourself up, try self-talk. It is the most effective and efficient way of pushing yourself to the win.
Who says it's always on us, as the parent/caregiver, to plan our family activities? Using the Getting Things Done principle 'Make it up and make it happen' we can let our kids take the reigns. So read this article, grab a stack of index cards and make it happen!
Once again into the stock photo archives, dear friends, once again. This time we found some truly disturbing images of women worshiping wine. Now I love pouring a glass after a particularly challenging day, but nearly as much as this wino. I dub this "Risque Riesling."
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