Weekend Reading: November 24, 2012

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Sometimes I feel bad for our little girls. When the big girls were little, we painted and crafted and did all sorts of structured learning activities. And now? We’re a bit more relaxed, a little more laid back and a lot busier, and I tend to leave art supplies out and accessible for the big girls but forget to take the time to sit and paint or color with the little ones.

The other day we decided to make miniature frescoes, and the little ones had just as much fun, if not more, than the big girls. Our five-year-old carefully painted her picture exactly as she imagined it while the three-year-old went abstract, mixing colors and feeling the slime between her fingers.

It was a good reminder to do more of these activities with them, if for no other reason than to watch their faces light up when I say it’s time to paint!

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 {Moments that Matter}

  • Baby News (Ask Me About My Kids) | Under the High Chair
  • We Are The Sorter-Outers Of The Tangles In Our Children’s Hearts | SarahMae.com

Family {Lessons for the Future}

  • As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | The Creativity Post

Work & Life {Habits for Success}

  • Benjamin Franklin’s To-Do List | 22 Words

I hope you’ll also take a few minutes to watch Serey’s Love Story, a video from Love146.

Have a great weekend!