As you head into your spring weekend, I have a few things you might want to peruse for some light reading. Books are amazing, books are my favorite thing, I’d spend a weekend with a book as often as possible. But sometimes I don’t have a whole weekend to spend in a hammock with a whole book, so these will serve as a momentary substitute until you have more time. Some of these are articles I wrote and most are treasures written by people I follow and I want to share them with you…
- 8 Mother-Daughter Tips from an Older Mom – This list of 8 things I would share with moms of young girls is one you may want to bookmark. Read it again when you’re struggling. After 26 years of experience with raising daughters, many victories and many failures, I am happy to share this sweet list with you.
- No Screen-Time Until… – My friend Becky at Your Modern Family shares how her family handles screen time in her home and she has a cute printable for the kids to reference. It’s super cute! We are very tight about how much screen time the kids get, only at night after dinner with their ipods and the wii is once a week for 2 hours, one movie a week on Friday night. But occasionally they will ask on a quiet Saturday if they can do something electronic and I can see this list being a great source for when to let them.
- When Motherhood Reveals Your Blemishes – This from The Better Mom isn’t about skin care, like I first suspected, but about having your weaknesses and fear exposed. It’s a quick, easy read of encouragement and hope.
- When They Say ‘Be Yourself” They Don’t Mean Me – This is an older post of mine that I shared on Facebook last week to give people a laugh. Sometimes we just need a time of getting outside our head and laughing at what could have so easily have happened to us. Enjoy!
- Momma Are You Listening? – Be careful about this one…it’s ouchie! Wendy over at Hip Homeschool Moms shares the sad truth about how we pay more attention to our phones than we do our kids. I have a rule not to be on my phone at all when I am out with my family. It is really hard (sad, but true) but I know it’s the right thing to do.
- Lastly, if you are looking for a whole book to spend the weekend with, all curled up on a lawn chair, be sure to pick up my book, “Mama Needs a D0-Over“. Get it on Kindle and don’t wait to get started!
I hope you have a glorious weekend of refreshing and relaxing. Be blessed!