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Weekend reading: February 21, 2015

Playing in the Snow

A double batch of pasta sauce on the stove, kids playing in the snow, and The Hobbit on Audible…it’s a good day!

It’s been one of those weeks where nothing goes quite right, brought on mostly by our sweet little man’s horrible sleep habits. Being exhausted means I haven’t been as productive, motivated or kind as I’d like to be, and just when he finally slept fairly solidly, our third daughter woke up in the middle of the night for a 3-hour throw-up session. Maybe I’ll catch up this weekend!

Despite the unbearably cold weather we’re having (I know those of you in colder places are laughing at me, but single digits is just too cold), we were excited to finally get a few inches of snow. The girls didn’t stay out nearly as long as they normally do, but they still had fun playing in the snow after waiting all winter for a good snow storm. Curse you, Farmer’s Almanac for getting our hopes up for a snowy winter!

What I’m reading: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

What I cookedhawaiian crockpot chicken, perfect hamburger buns, stuffed shells with homemade pasta sauce, chicken quesadillas, baked chicken and (frozen) french fries

What I’m thinking about:

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On Moms and Their Passions

Jessica Turner’s The Fringe Hours was released this week, and I’m enjoying her insights into the importance of self-care and how to achieve it in the midst of everything else going on in your life.  Here are a few related posts that I’m sure most of us can identify with, regardless of our individual experiences:

On Lent & Easter

  • Why Lent Still Matters | Relevant Magazine
  • Why You May Really [Really] Need Lent This Year {and a free devotional} | A Holy Experience

February Encouragement for Homeschoolers

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Next month we’re talking about friendship, connection and community in the Live course, with guest contributor Crystal Paine! Sign up to join us.