Weekend Reading: May 4, 2013

Florida Vacation
source: mandiehman on Instagram

Above: Our 5-year-old trying to work up the courage to jump in the pool. She did this for about 20 minutes before she finally jumped, and it just about broke my heart in two watching her internal struggle between fear and want-to!

The past week has been very busy and very full…in all the very best ways! We’ve had time with family and friends, spent hours and hours and hours in the pool, been to a baseball game and a dinosaur museum, indulged in frozen yogurt and ice cream, celebrated birthdays, shopped and shopped some more (mama needs clothes!) and even given the girls their standardized tests. (See a few snapshots of our vacation so far here!)

I was a little nervous that two weeks at my parents’ house might be too long for all of us, but the first 9 days have flown by, and I’m sure the rest will as well, especially with more family and friends visiting this weekend! On Thursday we’re heading to Orland for four days at Disney World and the Disney Social Media Moms conference, and we’re beyond excited to see Merida’s Royal Celebration (as she’s officially crowned a Disney Princess — did you know they did that?) and enjoy all of the other wonderful surprises they have planned for us.

This trip has definitely been a great way to celebrate the end of morning sickness and kick off the summer, and I’m actually working on some pretty big changes here at Life Your Way that I’ll be sharing with you soon as well!

Have you gotten your Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle? The sale ends today (5/4), and there won’t be any late sales, so you’ll want to do that soon!

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!

Motherhood {Grace for the Journey}

  • 40 Things You Need to Know Before You’re 40 | A Holy Experience

Green {Baby Steps Matter}

  • Simple Steps to Safe and Natural Personal Care | Keeper of the Home

Family {Screen Free and Lovin’ It}

  • Screen Free Week 2013 | Simple Kids
  • 101 Screen-Free Activites | ScreenFree.org

Have a great weekend!