Each week, I compile a small collection of stuff I wrote, read, tried, watched, tasted, fell asleep on ( last two are mostly a joke).
How to Teach Your Child Not to Interrupt over at An Everyday Story. This is a great post. We usually just tell the girls to say “Excuse me, Mommy” and wait, but I think I’m going to try out this tactic. I like how it’s lovely/respectful for all parties involved.
This is What Happened When I Drove My Mercedes to Pick Up Food Stamps by Darlena Cunha. I posted this on Facebook two nights ago, and y’all lit it up. Opinions were really across the board (check it here). I still think empathy is everything, though.
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. On Tuesday, I told you that my goal is to go to bed by 10 every night this week. Last night I tucked myself in at 9:30, didn’t check my email (um, more than once, anyway) and read a couple chapters. So good. I’ve been a long-time Laura Vanderkam fan, and I was hooked when I heard her say in a podcast “Even if you work 50 hours a week and sleep 8 hours a night, you still have 62 hours in the week for other stuff.”
Glenn Beck is Bringing Aid to Young Refugees in Texas: ‘We Must Open Our Hearts’ over at Business Insider. His supporters are all riled up. I think he’s doing is incredible work, and it’s frustrating to see the backlash on social media. (Can we stop saying “Charity begins at home”? It doesn’t actually mean we should only help people in our country. That’s not what it means. It means, generosity begins at home so we can spread it out to people around us.)
Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I love it, but I’ll just say that maybe…. just maybe, I spent about eight minutes on this site yesterday.
There’s been a lot of direct-sales surrounding essential oils, and while I haven’t (and likely won’t ever) jump on that bandwagon, I have a friend who started his own brand selling 100% pure undiluted peppermint oil, single-sourced from his friend’s farm (in Utah). You can buy FRSH MNT right off the site, no obligation to buy a $300 pack of oils or whatever. He says you can put a drop in your coffee or tea or hot chocolate as well as using it for recipes. I also throw a few drops in a pan of boiling water to make the whole house smell amazing.
Catch you tomorrow for TIHIF!
PS. Scratch or Sniff, my site for parents of kids with allergies, asthma, + eczema, has a brand new look. Check it (please). (If you want.)