Weekend Reading: February 23, 2013

This is the life.
source: mandiehman on Instagram

This week I’ve spent a lot of time and energy focused on my Whole30 challenge — trying new recipes, preparing a ton more veggies than I normally do and just thinking about my food choices more in general, and I didn’t take nearly as many pictures of the girls as I normally do.

However, one of the side benefits of the challenge is that I’m now sitting at the kitchen table for most of my meals, instead of working at my computer through breakfast and lunch. It was during one of my early lunches, while the girls were still waiting for Daddy to finish theirs, that I captured this shot of them watching TV. Truthfully, it makes my heart all kinds of happy — from the bright family room that is my favorite part of our home to the simplicity of this daily routine to the way their positions capture their various personalities.

Life is good!

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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!

Food {It Isn’t Always As It Seems}

  • The Top 3 Reasons Why YOU Should Be Eating Lard | Weed ’em and Reap

Tech {Apps & Tips for Families}

  • Some of My Favorite Apps | Simple Mom
  • FLYing With Evernote | Get Me Geeky

Family {Education, Gender & Personality}

Have a great weekend!