Weekend Reading: July 14, 2012

mommy-daughter bonding

Last week, my mom, oldest daughter and I hopped on an airplane to visit my grandmother and my cousin’s 9-year-old daughter in Florida. The girls have declared themselves “BFFs”, and it’s been a special time for the five of us — including trips to the beach, hours in the pool and — the highlight of the trip — a visit to Clearwater, Florida and a chance to see Winter, the dolphin star of Dolphin Tale.

Before we left, I asked my baby sister, who recently graduated from cosmetology school and got her license, to chop off all of my hair. I’ve been wearing it in a ponytail almost 24/7, and while I love it long when I take the time to straighten it, I decided I needed something that I could do on an everyday basis instead. I’m still figuring out how to style my “new” hair (it hasn’t been this short since high school and my curls are acting like they’ve finally been set free!), but so far I love it!

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 {On 50 Shades & Magic Mike}

  • Magic Mike Who? | Mrs. Gore’s Diary
  • 50 Shades of Magic Mike | Melissa Jean

Work {On the Importance of Rest}

  • If You Want To Be Great… You Must Do This! | Big Is The New Small
  • The ‘Busy’ Trap | NYTimes.com

Food {On Tasty Healthy Treats}

Have a great weekend!