“What I’m Into” is an extended version of our weekly “Weekend Reads” feature. Here, I give you a more personal peek into my life. I would love to get to know you, too, in the comments!
There was nothing particularly bad about the month of March, but I’ve been so busy working on a major project that it’s left me with little time for “me” time and also less time to write here.
Honestly, it’s usually always like this this time of the year, but I really miss you all. I don’t know if you can feel it, but I can definitely feel when I’m not as present around here. Please stick with me?!
I also had an excessive amount of appointments this month–doctor’s appointments for me (since I am trying to make preventative care and healing from adrenal fatigue a priority) and the girls. More on that in other posts!
I really hope April isn’t the same. I’ve had more guest posts lately, even though I have so much on my heart to share. I cannot wait to get back to writing more again!
Without further ado, though, here’s what I was into in March!
What I’m Reading
So this is embarrassing, but maybe it will help you to see that I am not superwoman. I only read one book in March–one! And March is a long month!
I was going to count this book as the one that was published this year for the 2015 Reading Challenge with Modern Mrs. Darcey. But I’m now reading Jeff Goins’ The Art of Work, and I’m going to use it for that category instead. So, instead, The Fringe Hours will check off the “book recommended by someone with great taste.” I highly value the suggestions of Crystal from Money Saving Mom, and she recommended The Fringe Hours!
I enjoyed this book, although I didn’t find anything especially new in it. It just reaffirmed that I should continue taking time to take care of me, which is something many moms do not do.
What I’m Watching
Cinderella: I rarely ever go to the movies, but hubs and I went to see this with another couple, and I LOVED it!
Mockingjay, part 1: Hubby and I are both big Hunger Games fans. We rented this one for an at-home date night, but I admit it was a bit disappointing.
Unless I’m watching Downton Abbey, I rarely ever watch TV. I watched one episode of The Voice this month, and that was the extent of my TV watching! I was spending the night with my aunt, and we watched this together. It was really good!
What I’m Listening To
When I’m running errands, taking the girls to school, etc., this is my go-to radio station. The songs speak to me right where I’m at, and they really help instill a heart of worship throughout the day.
How Making Time for You CAN Make You a Better Mom: Jessica Turner with Kat Lee on Inspired to Action
Blogging, Bestsellers, & The Good Life with Ruth Soukup @ Brilliant Business Moms
Essential Oils: I love using essential oils, and I used them a lot this past month.
Our New Church: I am loving our new church community. Finally, I feel like real-life community is happening! I want to write more about it in a later post because a lot of thought and prayer went into changing churches, and it’s not something we took lightly.
Bike Riding: My firstborn, who will turn 7 in June, learned to ride her bike without training wheels! The two of us have taken some bike rides together, and it’s such a huge stress reliever! I love it! I’m finding I actually really enjoy the school-age years–or at least kindergarten!
On the Blog
My Favorite Posts from March
Getting to inbox zero–and then staying there–for my two main email accounts was one of my biggest feats of March!
Favorite Links from Across the Web
Everyone Has Limits, and It’s OK @ Allume
Give Breast Milk @ NY Times
When Saying “No” Means Saying “Yes” to Grace and Rest @ Creative Home Keeper
7 Things You Should Never Say to a Mom of a Redhead @ Really, Are You Serious?
When You Feel Like You’re Failing at Everything @ Money Saving Mom
The Top 3 Excuses for Why You’re Not Chasing Your Dreams @ Goins Writer
I’m SO very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Becoming Conference in Asheville, NC this summer!
Tickets are on sale now, and it’s the most affordable women’s conference I’ve seen!
Check it out here. I would LOVE to meet some of you in person!!
On the Homefront
We had some gorgeous days in March, where we enjoyed some picnics in our yard!
A huge accomplishment in March was switching out my girls’ seasonal wardrobes within 45 minutes! I have a post in my drafts on how I did it!
My preschoolers had an art show at their school. They are so talented (must have gotten the art gene from their daddy!).
I LOVE this family portrait that my 4-year-old drew!
Don’t my girlies look great in green? This is St. Patrick’s Day 2015.
A work-at-home momma’s job never ends. Here I am working on a project while holding a sick preschooler at the same time. She can nap anywhere!
My mentor, Holly, and I filmed for our free mini eCourse that is coming out on April 13! It’s called 3 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking, and I can’t WAIT for you to see it!
I love that we can take our homeschool days anywhere! On this particular day, we were visiting my grandpa and aunt. My aunt helped Little Girl with her reading!
During a dental check-up, Little Girl found out she has a loose tooth. She was over-the-moon excited because she has anxiously waiting to lose one!
In mid-March, we visited some of our best friends in Virginia. Jacqueline and I have been friends for 15 years! I was in her wedding, and she was in ours. I attended the women’s conference at her church with her!
I don’t personally eat pork, but the rest of my family does. We were excited to purchase some pastured pork from a local farm!
One night, at 10:45 p.m., I found this little one coming out of her room with chocolate all over her face and hands. She had squirreled it away in her bed. This little third-born is a mess!
What were you into in March?
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