Saturday, February 26, 2011

Links I've Loved This Week

On Thursday I wrote about how I have the best job in the world. It was a good thing I had spent that time counting my blessings because Friday reminded me that I also have on of the most challenging jobs in the world. We left for our shopping trip at 7:15 AM and arrived home at 9:15 PM. That's fourteen hours in case you'd rather not do the math.
What on earth took so much time? We ran into trouble again with our bank. Again! It's a really
long story so I'll tell it at another point--maybe. At this point I'm leaning toward the philosophy Thumper's mom adhered to: If you don't got something nice to say, don't say nothing at all.

Onto a more positive note. This week I've come across some things in cyberspace that just begged to be shared. I've been reading the blog Like Mother Like Daughter for about a year. I love the practical advice that Laila (the mom) passes down via her blog. It is good old fashioned, no nonsense advice for living and loving.
This week her advice was on mothering 13 year old boys. Since I have one of those myself, I immediately paid attention. The article is fantastic! I don't agree 100% with point number 3 but it's hard to argue with her logic.

The next day she followed up this article with another that talks about active parenting not reactive parenting. Again! Perfect and helpful advice.

Next I read an idea for storing toys at Home With Purpose. It's a creative solution that anyone can do.

There. Passing on helpful ideas always cheers me up. Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. An all day outing to the store sounds exhausting! I hope you were able to get everything taken care of.

    I did go to the blog and read about mothering a 13 year old boy. I loved her advice and we could all glean some of those valuable concepts! I have to agree, I'm not sure about #3, but the rest I loved. I figure if they are participating, being polite and accomplishing most of their responsibilities, let the have their hair. :)

  2. I will definitely check her out! Thanks!


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