Random January Reads

While I deal with my huge backlog of wordpress drafts, I’ll leave you with a few things I’ve enjoyed reading this week.

The always inspiring Apartment Therapy is doing a January Cure.  I especially like the idea of the outbox.  Check it out here:  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-january-cure-182076

A friend sent me this funny from the Guardian.  Mind the language, but awfully funny.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/29/digested-read-french-children-dont-throw

From The Power of Moms – while my kids may be little for this, I’m not.  Instead of feeling guilty about everything we have and all the poverty and hopelessness around us, I’m trying to find ways to help.  Difficult, but necessary, in the face of such overwhelming need.  http://powerofmoms.com/2012/12/keeping-that-christmas-feeling/

And then I’m reading “Mitten Strings for God” by Katrina Kenison.  Where has this book been my entire parenting life?  I must be the last person to discover this book, but I’m making up for it by savoring each page, and highlighting every second sentence.  Mom friends, I highly recommend this book.