In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 36 – Moving At A Baby’s Pace

{photo credit: Etsy – click image for source}

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We are on the home stretch of the school year and are using our time Monday to finish up adoption paperwork (because it is NEVER done) and hanging out with the hubs.

Wow, it’s been a few months since I’ve done a link post. I’m not sure why since I’m still reading and starring posts every day. Now that I remember how fun it is to share, expect more of these in the future.

I’ve found some links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.


My Best Of…

For months now, ever since we brought Ruby home, I’ve been walking. And walking. And walking. Sometimes with a friend, sometimes alone, but mostly with the girl.  Until recently, I never thought walking was hard enough exercise (also see: not worth doing), but I’ve come to rely on walking as a way to reset my mood, my day and what feels like sometimes, my life.  I highly recommend reading Walking As A Retreat For the Busy Mom  (on Simple Mom)- about how one mom’s effort to save some money changed her life. – Are you a walker?

Do You Wish Life Went More Slowly? I loved everything about this post. Up until I started staying home with Ruby, I would have definitely answered yes. Life was moving so quickly and we had plans and classes and dates and more. Now I’m not so sure. Babies move pretty slowly (at least in that sense). – How’s the speed of your life?

Having trouble getting your greens in? Parenthacks (one of my newest favorite reads) delivers easy kid tips on every topic including getting your kid to eat green food. While Ruby is still happily eating anything and everything we put in front of her (and some off of our plates – and yours if you don’t watch out) – I know there will come a day when she doesn’t. Enter the Green Food Taste Test – so brilliant I am thinking about doing it with my future students. So science-y dorky and fun. – Do your little people discriminate based on (food) color?

3 Things You Need To Be Happy As A New Mom. – Um, yeah. I would also add: Massage/Yoga/Bodywork and in my case, weekly therapy. – Anything to add?

Adulting -How To Become A Grown Up in 387-ish Easy Steps. While you have probably already seen this blog, I feel it is my duty to recommend it again. Good god, I could have used this a decade ago.


That is the In Case You Missed It Edition, folks.

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Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day?

That is the question.

Are you someone who is so thrilled by the hunt of a bargain you are willing to face the crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year?

Or are you someone who beleives the world is driven into ruin by overconsumption and would rather not risk life and limb for a new electronic gadget?

I can’t help but wonder if there is a middle category of people. Like the ones who love a bargain {on stuff they really want/need} AND can not be bothered to shop pretty much ever?

If that third category exists I think I’m in it.

I’m pretty sure you’d have to put a gun to my head to shop on Black Friday.

Miss Minimalist offers some suggestions for a White Friday instead.

Parenthacks offers suggestions for Clutter-free Gifts and How To Shorten Your Holiday Gift List


So tell me – how do you handle your holiday shopping?