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Weekend reading: October 3, 2015

Two year olds are the best

From Instagram: And again I say…I love this age SO MUCH! 

We spent the latter half of this week obsessively checking weather forecasts after a Wednesday forecast calling for 5-8″ of rain in our area! Thankfully, that number dropped steadily as the hours and days ticked by, and I think when all is said and done, we’ll be somewhere between 2-4″ of new rain on top of the rain we’d already received earlier in the week. We drove past quite a few fallen branches and trees yesterday, so I’m not entirely sure what to expect when we venture out again tomorrow for church, but we’re all thankful that Hurricane Joaquin’s track is no longer poised over our area.

This weekend we’re celebrating our third fall baby as our oldest daughter turns 11 (how did that happen?!), and hoping to sneak in some time to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary as well. And on Monday the kids and I will be heading to Maryland to bake and deliver cookies to the Gaithersburg Police Department as part of the Cookies for a Cop campaign. I’m miserably pregnant at this point (a privilege I don’t take lightly…but I am growing increasingly whiny anyway), and it will be good to take my mind off myself and do something for someone else!

What I’m reading: The Memory Painter: A Novel by Gwendolyn Womack (currently on sale for $1.99!), ADHD Without Drugs by Sanford Newmark, MD, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie

What I’m thinking about:

{Follow my personal Facebook feed for the things I’m thinking about and talking about all week!}

On just being you

  • On vulnerability, perfection, and helping the person behind you | The Frugal Girl
  • The Storm Before the Calm is a Good Place to Start | Momastery
  • This Ain’t a Science, So Quit Making Rules | Grace Table

When motherhood is HARD

  • On how my children can suck the life right out of me…if I let them | Steady Mom
  • When nothing is working in your homeschool | Simple Homeschool
  • How My Obsession with Clean Kitchen Closure Was Ruining My Evenings | Lisa-Jo Baker

Because we could use some happy

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Let’s make sure the world is talking about this Chris, not the one who cowardly shot and killed so many people on Thursday.