Weekend Reading: June 22, 2013

We’ve had absolutely perfect weather this week (other than the rain on Tuesday that left our seven-year-old and me dripping wet on our Starbucks date!). The sun has been shining, but it’s almost cool in the shade, and the girls have been spending hours and hours and hours outside, especially in the evening hours.

For my part, I’m still hiding inside due to insane allergies, but I think, just maybe, we might be coming to the end of those, as they weren’t nearly as severe this week as they’ve been!

In baby news, Jackson has been kicking up a storm, and I absolutely love it. Even though this pregnancy has been hard physically in many ways and this isn’t exactly my first go around, I can’t get over the miracle of a baby…in my belly! Right on par with the baby kicks are the moments when our three-year-old will randomly put her lips on my belly and say in the sweetest voice, “I wove you so much, Jackson!” ♥

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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!

Eat Well, Spend Less {Summertime Eating Challenges}

This month the Eat Well, Spend Less bloggers are sharing tips and recipes to help you eat well and spend less all summer long! Today (6/22) only, you can also get Katie’s The Family Camping Handbook: Real Food in the Big Woods FREE for your Kindle on Amazon.

  • Getting Your Kitchen Ready for Vacation | Life As Mom
  • How to Make Soft Whole-Wheat Hot-Dog Buns | Simple Bites
  • Real Food Road Trip | Kitchen Stewardship
  • Freezer Cooking… For VACATION?! | Denver Bargains

Family {On Anger and Losing Your Temper}

  • When Your Temper Scares You – Some Suggestions for Defusing | Lisa-Jo Baker

Family {Homeschooling}

  • What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain | Psychology Today

Have a great weekend!