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Weekend reading: January 23, 2015

Sick in bed

From Instagram: If you need me, I’m just hanging out in bed in my pajamas with this baby boy, my laptop and some echinacea tea. After 2.5 weeks of being coughed and sneezed on, my body has waived the white flag, and it’s my turn to be miserably sick. UGH!

This week included a day on the road to UVA to see a pediatric dermatologist for Lucas’ skin issues {more on that next week}, a couple of days in bed with a 102-degree fever and a cold virus, and now…SNOWTOPIA!

We are smack in the bullseye of the snow storm hitting the Mid-Atlantic. As of right now (7:30am), with about 14″ on the ground, our power is still on, and I couldn’t be happier. There’s nothing better than a good snow storm, but I might change my tune if we lose power for several days!

What I’m readingGilead by Marilynne Robinson and Rising Strong by Brené Brown

What I cookedALL THE FOOD {oh, and s’mores dip!}

What I’m thinking about:

{Follow my personal Facebook feed for the things I’m thinking about and talking about all week!}

Intentional & creative living

  • 7 Signs You’ve Become Too Busy for Your Own Good | Christianity Today
  • What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life? | A Life in Progress
  • Three Rules for Surviving a Creative Life | Momastery
  • The Hyper-Examined Life Isn’t Worth Living | Samuel D. James

The hard work of parenting

  • Physician to parents: You’re doing it wrong | 95.1 Wape {horrible title, great article!}
  • 4 Ways to Radically Impact Your Home in the New Year | Kristen Welch
  • The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up  | Maclean’s

Organizing and building better habits

  • On goal-setting and habit formation | Strategy Sarah
  • How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide | The Lazy Genius Collective
  • Rules for Getting Organized & Decluttered | zen habits

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Have you heard of Winsome? It’s a 3-day retreat hosted by my friend Kim Hyland and held in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I love Kim’s heart for connecting women, for tackling hard topics, and for embracing authenticity in our relationships. She invited me to speak this year, and I cannot wait for this weekend and all that she has planned.

Tickets are available at the earlybird price for one more week, so grab yours today, and I’ll see you there!