My husband and I celebrated our 9-year anniversary this past week!–albeit via FaceTime on our phones. He is currently chaperoning a 10-day student trip to Costa Rica…and I cannot wait for him to get home!
He was super sweet to leave me little notes and gifts around the house while he was gone. I’m so glad we will be reunited this weekend!
Also this week, I have been working a lot on a soon-to-be-revealed project, and the girls and I enjoyed a fun day at the pool. To follow along with me all week long, check out my Instagram feed!
Without further ado, check out some recents reads I’ve loved:
Strawberry Creamsicle Popsicles @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Can we say “yum”? Plus, I almost always have all of these ingredients on hand!
Paleo Portion Size: How Much is Just Right? @ Stupid Easy Paleo
I’m following a strict paleo diet for the month of July (see the exact diet here), and I found this post super helpful.
School Starting Age: The Evidence @ University of Cambridge
Love, love, love this. I am a huge advocate for waiting to send children to school. This evidence even more confirms our decision to wait.
When You are Tightly Wound @ The Life and Writings of Katie Baer
I like this. It seemed a little like rambling, but I laughed and I related. So much. So, so much. She’s just…real. And we’re all just humbled anyway, right?
Loved this. We are all different, and instead of trying to make others like ourselves, we need to embrace our differences and acknowledge that God is creative and gifts and calls us uniquely.
And I can’t go on without quoting Ann here:
“Heaven forbid any woman would go around and try to make all women into an image of herself.
“Heaven forbid any woman would set up her life as a standard instead of making grace the standard of her life….
“And one woman’s ‘no’ can happily be another woman’s ‘yes’. One isn’t necessarily wrong and the other one right….
“Because the bottom line simply is: If you aren’t encouraging women to live out their particular calling, you may just be idolizing a particular idealized form of yourself.”
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Married Men: your porn habit is an adultery habit @ The Matt Walsh Blog
This issue is so prevalent–even among those in the church. I love Matt’s calling of men into accountability!
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On Resisting the Digital and Embracing the Analog @ Art of Simple
This. I need more of this in my life.
This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps. @ Washington Post
While I don’t agree with every single thing in this article, I do relate to the sudden fall into “poverty” and the judgements from others toward those who are there. I’ve been there. I remember applying for food stamps. I’ve sat through countless WIC appointments and cowered in shame in grocery store aisles, afraid that someone would see my checks. The stereotypes are, plain and simple, wrong.
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What were some of your favorite reads this week?