SO MANY GOODIES THIS WEEK! Get ready!
First up, this beautiful ad from Brazil (Kleenex Alert):
Next: I had a bunch of things go up elsewhere on the web this week: I linked to them on my Facebook page and via Twitter, but if you didn’t see them there, here they are:
A guest post at the lovely Cara Strickland’s about my Oupa and his love of word play. I cried writing this: such precious memories of a truly remarkable man: Of Muddled Words and Fairy Tales.
For Every Mom picked up my 48 Potty Training Tips from the World’s Worst Potty Trainer post. (And if you want to know the amazing story of what happened with potty training our 3rd kid, you can read the follow up here.)
Over at Start Marriage Right: Sleep Your Way To A Happier Marriage.
One of the celebrated perks of marriage is that you finally get to sleep together. Ten years in, what we’re learning is this: marriage is a lot more perky when you actually get to sleep together, too.Between all the xxx’s and ooo’s of your marriage, make sure you get enough zzz’s too.
Sheesh: and while I’m sharing my sentimental side – this went up at my friend Julie Holly’s Peacequility Blog: Sleep Grins and Safe Arms
(a reflection on a moment of joy in the hellish first weeks of new motherhood)
Then, other FANTASTIC things from elsewhere on the web…
If you haven’t yet seen Korean Artist Puuung’s artistic descriptions of What Real Love Looks Like
, go immediately and look at these. They are gorgeous. (And then, read Jen Michel’s excellent reflections on love in marriage here
You are eternally condemned to researching an extremely vapid topic using wildly inaccurate methods, mostly involving interviewing people who have no idea what they’re talking about.
This is mine:
Somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people! You can’t do anything about it and will have to obey whatever inefficient policies they decide to implement.
Speaking of other fun things on the web, this interactive thingy from TIME to Find Out What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today
is really fun. In the year I was born, my name was the 693rd most popular. If I were born today, that means my name would be Abril. Such fun.
“… too often, we think of a woman as the coal car that fuels the man’s mission; in reality, she is a strong, second engine tasked with the same mission that he is.)
If you love to read, you MUST, MUST, MUST check out Modern Mrs Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide
. Oh my word. Such treasures here. CAN’T. WAIT. I just finished reading one of the books on her list, Ursula, Under
by Ingrid Hill – a book so well written it almost made me feel I should never write another sentence again because she has written all the good ones that will ever be written.
I LOVE these empathy cards
by Emily McDowell, a cancer survivor who designs cards she wishes she’d received from friends and family. This is my favorite:
“I have never bothered to show her my face…. I have already decided for her, that she wouldn’t like me Before she ever had a chance to decide for herself.”
What caught your attention this week, friends? Leave a comment and share your treasures!