Weekend Reading: July 20, 2013

Save the Trees Protest

This was a very busy week — busy with fun stuff like a backyard water party at a friend’s house and not-so-fun stuff like a 2-hour glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. In the middle, the girls spent hours outside playing, despite the heat wave, splashing in our little backyard pool and climbing trees. And when Daddy mentioned that a few of those trees needed to come down, they took to the picket line with signs, slogans and marching in a “Save the Trees” campaign. So funny!

It was a good summer week, but I’m hoping next week will be a bit cooler and less “thick” out!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Family {The Little Things Matter}

Work {Practical Tips for Your Sanity}

Food {Gluten-Free for Everybody}

I love how Amy talks about good food being good food, whether it’s gluten-free or not, and even though there’s no medical reason for our family to seek out gluten-free recipes, these recipes are all going on my must-try list:

And because ignoring it won’t make the problem go away, be sure to read about the growing problem of ‘sextortion’ involving minors as young as 12 or 13 years old.

Have a great weekend!

Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.