the weather report #11

rhythms of the moon the weather report

A Monday tradition where I share what I’m making, reading, thinking about, listening to, and exploring this week.

  • Friend, I have dreams. Big, epic ones, like getting this weekly Weather Report published early on Monday mornings rather than my current, ho-hum, unscheduled, sometime that day approach. Maybe next week. But for now Chris and I (mostly Chris) are working our butts off trying to finish up the RV, so my time is crunched up a little. We’ll see.

  • If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, then you'll know I have a fairly healthy love affair with books. They were one of the first things I started buying for R when she was but a wee embryo so by now I have a good-sized kid's collection. Anyhow, I enjoyed reading this post on how a good book rotation takes place, and what to do with the ones not being read at any particular moment.

  • And if you're feeling the societal pressure to enroll your little ones in all the things or you're not doing your job as a parent, I bet you'll appreciate this article on why we busyness for kids is not a great thing after all, and this one on how to raise old-fashioned children.

  • Speaking about kids, my girl is about to turn 1, and I've flip-flopped on what I want to make for her a dozen times already. But I think I've finally settled on this DIY sand and water table using a re-purposed sink because it's something that she will actually play with from the start. And I happen to have a sink laying around :)

  • I've had a very strange and unexplainable craving for homemade pop tarts over the last couple of months, and literally salivated when I stumbled on this recipe.

  • But I might just make these cookies instead because then I could justify binging on them a bit since they're healthy and all.

  • If you listen to any podcasts this week, be sure to include this Wild + Free episode on savoring our children. Just beautiful, and my thoughts exactly on the preciousness of this journey that we're on as mothers.

  • And I’m still reading the same book from last week, Made to Stick, which I think is pretty good so far. I’m about halfway through and I’ve read a few great bits of wisdom, but I don’t yet know if it’s going to be a keeper.

Okay, now you tell me what your week looks like in the comments below, because the whole point behind this new series is so we can inspire each other to grow and learn and do, so share away :)

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