Weekend reading: September 13, 2014

Weekend reading: September 13, 2014

Our new 5 year old!

From Instagram: Learning to read is serious business.

I missed putting these Weekend Reading posts together over my break — even as I was grateful not to have to think about adding it to my to-do list — and I’m glad to be back this week!

Our baby girl turned 5 yesterday, and I still can’t quite believe it’s true. She’s the baby that healed my heart after my third miscarriage, and she was the baby for so long that I’m still not quite ready to stop thinking of her that way.

But we’ve seen her grown in leaps and bounds in the last couple of weeks with the start of her kindergarten year: although we’ve struggled to get her to happily go to Sunday school at church, she refused to even hold my hand as she marched right into her new kindergarten class two weeks ago; she eagerly tackles her school work each day even though I’m pretty laid back about kindergarten; and she has made the transition to leaving her special blankies in her bed (I think this one is harder on me than her!).

She’s hilarious and loving and sweet, and I’m so proud of the big {little} girl she’s becoming!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading and what I’m pinning to see the other posts that make me stop and think (or, you know, drool…). You’ll find new posts all week long!

Why cooking dinner matters

  • How I Learned To Love Cooking Dinner | The Happiest Home

Parenting in a world gone crazy

S’more s’mores for fall

  • Mile High S’mores Pie | In Katrina’s Kitchen

Have a great weekend!

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