Weekend Reading: March 22, 2014

Making Baked OatmealBecause the first day of spring calls for carrot cake baked oatmeal.

This will be brief because I have approximately 37 minutes to get all 5 kids ready to go, fed and in the car so that we can drop off the big girls at their final practice for their big stage debut in our church’s annual spring musical.

We’d appreciate your prayers for pain relief for Sean, as his calf is still so painful that sitting in the chaise to watch TV for an hour leaves him completely wiped out, as well as for answers as we try to figure out what is even causing this level of pain!

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

Keeping Perspective as Parents

The Future of Blogging

Moving Beyond Politics

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.
  • Acl2545

    Has Sean had a doppler to rule out a blood clot?

    • http://lifeyourway.net/ Mandi @ Life Your Way

      We did have a Doppler. We’d actually been to the ER once, and they sent us home, but the orthopedist gave us a referral for the doppler last Wednesday, which ruled out blood clots.

      However, we saw a physical therapist on Saturday who determined that his
      muscle was seizing up because of the initial immobility. It was like it
      was turning on and not able to turn back off, so the pain and pressure
      just kept building. He’s been doing lots of exercises and is still very
      sore, but we’re thankfully past the excruciating pain now!

      Thanks so much for chiming in — we were considering every possibility and thankful for all the input we received!

  • Karin B

    Watch out for compartment syndrome.

    • Acl2545

      Absolutely

    • http://lifeyourway.net/ Mandi @ Life Your Way

      Thanks so much, Karin — we had actually ruled out compartment syndrome, which is why we were so perplexed. However, we saw a physical therapist on Saturday who determined that his muscle was seizing up because of the initial immobility. It was like it was turning on and not able to turn back off, so the pain and pressure just kept building. He’s been doing lots of exercises and is still very sore, but we’re thankfully past the excruciating pain now!

      Appreciate you taking the time to comment with that possibility!

  • Stel

    Great oost with great links, made for most interesting reading, specially the “9 Things”. Thank you for that! And I totally agree in the party packs and holiday overkill :-D

    • http://lifeyourway.net/ Mandi @ Life Your Way

      You’re welcome!