It was a pretty quiet week for us. Which, after last week’s exciting car accident and power outage events isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Emma seems to be trying to shift her nap schedule around, which nervouses (yep, totally made-up word) me because I feel like we just finally got into a predictable routine! But apparently that’s how babies work…
around the web
She’s Your Collaborator, Not Your Competition. A well-written look at the subject of women, independence and marriage that offers helpful perspective for single and married people alike.
The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Spices. I’m a sucker for a good infographic, and this one includes flavor profiles, pairings, suggested dishes and popular blends.
How remembering the cross can radically change our parenting. “The cross of Christ overcomes shame with grace. Shame fosters our children’s feelings of being unworthy of love and acceptance, and creates hopelessness in their hearts. Shame tells them they will never be good enough. But grace! Grace inspires HOPE. Grace affirms that, because of Jesus, there is absolutely nothing that can make us unlovable to God. Grace affirms that Christ was enough for us.”
Why Mornings Don’t Make You Moral. Are you a morning person or a night owl? I’d put myself in the late morning category—you know, post breakfast and coffee.
what I’m reading
Daring Greatly. (still!) This book has been so thought-provoking for me. I’m having to read it more slowly than I would prefer, but I just don’t want to miss anything.
What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. Just started this, but it’s been really helpful so far.
Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives. Another deep, thinking book! But so good- I’ve long wondered why I should even try to understand some of the more obscure theological truths when they don’t seem to affect my everyday, and this book is convincing me that I should try because they DO affect me.
in other news
I made my first ThredUP purchase last week, and the clothes arrived a few days ago. Baby clothes always seem ridiculously expensive, especially considering how fast they’re grown out of and how roughly they’re treated (I’m looking at you, baby who like to smash avocado into everything). I’ve had some good luck shopping Buy/Sell/Trade groups on Facebook for gently used but good quality clothes, and now I can add ThredUP to my list. Oh, and if you sign up with my link, you and I both get $10 in credit! Win/win, yes? HT to my friend Christa for her post on how to get quality clothes on the cheap.