Weekend Reading: June 1, 2013

Swinging at the Park
source: mandiehman on Instagram

We headed to the park on Thursday for our first summer park day with our CC campus, and of course it was the hottest day of the week, breaking 90 degrees. But our favorite part of this particular park is actually not the playground itself but a large cluster of trees where the girls like to build forts, forage and hang out, and it was much cooler in there, so they were happy!

This weekend, we’re mostly counting down the days until our ultrasound on Tuesday, since we’re all so anxious to find out whether Baby Ehman is a boy or a girl!

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 {Summer, Summer, Summertime}

  • 7 Ways Not to Let the Summer Slip By | The Happiest Home

Motherhood {Encouragement When You’re Weary}

  • When Strong Mamas Feel Quite Weak | A Holy Experience
  • “30 Days to Yelling Less Project” Round 3! | The Orange Rhino Challenge

Work {Sometimes It’s Just About Working Hard}

This didn’t fit in any of this week’s categories, but in the face of growing controversy around international adoption ethics, Jen Hatmaker wrote a series of posts, and this one — about orphan care outside of adoption — is so, so important!

Have a great weekend!