Saturday, September 7, 2013

Weekend Links - September 7, 2013

We had kind of a crazy week - we visited two sets of great-grandparents, we observed Labor Day by not doing much actual labor, iBoy had his 4 month check up on Tuesday, we started our Wednesday night kid ministries again, we signed some papers for a house we have an offer on, and our oldest had an appointment with her orthodontist to again discuss what to do about her mouth and her distressed tooth.

Suffice it to say we were off our routine and - except for the visiting grandparents part - slightly out of sorts all week. Wednesday I seriously just wanted to go back to bed and stay there. (You can guess how well that worked out). Schoolwork just sort of drifted - a few things got done but much more didn't. Meals were based on what was at hand (fortunately we got to eat with grandparents two days this week!) and I felt behind and inadequate all week.

But it's Saturday now and the week is almost over. I'm so ready for a fresh week. It won't be exactly routine, we have a TN trip and more visits with other grandparents, but it has to be better than this week.

Now for the links (and there are a LOT of them, so settle in):
Spiritual / Inner Life
 Marriage / Parenting
  • Concepts for Kids: When to Stop Organizing by Rachel guest posting at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Good reminder here.
  • Challenge Your Youth by Alvin Reid. This post is somewhat directed to church workers but it certainly has applications for parents as well.
  • Getting Your Child Ready to Leave by Susan Yates. It starts now, even if your child won't be "leaving" for several years. (Related to this concept: I had a "how to sew on a button" lesson with my oldest yesterday. More practice required but it's a start.)
  • A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano. I may have posted this before but it is kind of related to the above post.
  • Marriage and Birth Order by Corrie Anne. The Birth Order stuff interests me but I don't think it's quite as accurate as other personality measurements. For instance, my husband is more of an Only (because his only brother is quite a bit younger) and I am a textbook Oldest but our marriage works incredibly well. I can't imagine how my marrying a Baby (the best match-up according to Leman) would work at all. A Baby of the Family Husband would drive me insane.
  • Holding My Faith Firmly Instead of My Children by Sue Birdseye. So hard.
  • How Do You Keep Your House Clean With 5 Children? by Amy at The Finer Things in Life. I loved this post.
  • The Introverted Mother by Eowyn Stoddard. Yes. This is where I live. 
Homeschooling / Education
Pins of the Week (no Taylor Swift here!):
IKEA Furniture for Barbies. How has it taken them this long to think of this?!

I love everything about this room:

So, what caught your eye this week?
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1 comment:

VanderbiltWife said...

I will definitely be sharing "Stop Following Your Heart" next week. So true!!!

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