Weekend Reading: May 25, 2013

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This sweet girl is obsessed with cooking lately, and I’m trying so hard to embrace her passion and encourage her skills, even though having kids in the kitchen with me is not always easy (and makes me a little nutty, if I’m honest). She’s mastered hard-boiled eggs and homemade lemonade on her own, but she’s ready to move on to six-course meals and fancy desserts, so I guess we’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this summer!

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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!

Summer Entertaining {Eat Well, Spend Less}

  • Six Tips for a Simple and Frugal Birthday Party | KingdomFirstMom.com
  • Eat Well Spend Less: Summer Parties on a Budget | Life As Mom
  • Save Big By Preventing Food Waste at Picnics and Parties | Denver Bargains
  • 5 Fresh Ideas for Summer Sips (Watermelon Agua Fresca) | Simple Bites
  • 37 Eat Well, Spend Less Potluck Dishes for Summer | Easy Homemade

Community {Moore, OK}

  • How God Feels About Storms | A Holy Experience
  • And Together As One, We Groan | A Deeper Story

Motherhood {In the Trenches}

  • How I Almost Became The Smug Mom | Mama & Baby Love
  • “Orange Rhino” Alternatives to Yelling | The Orange Rhino Challenge

Have a great weekend!