I heard on Thursday that the temperature in Indiana a year ago this week reached 80 degrees. It has been so, so cold here and all I want to do is hibernate until spring comes with its warmth. Contributing to my blah mood was a week spent with a sick baby.
She was so pitiful. Thankfully, being holed up in the house, both unwilling and unable to leave, I at least had some good reading material. I hope you enjoy my favorites from this past week or so.
My most popular post was Gathering Delight. I truly appreciate all of the positive feedback in response to this post. Let’s remember to be honest with each other about our shortcomings as parents. We can draw from each other’s strength and stories to become the parents I know we can be.
My personal favorite post from my blog was A Gathering of Cuba Photos. It took me back to a land I love. Plus, I spent hours editing photos for the first time in Photoshop. It’s a process, but one day I hope to have a clue what I’m doing!
From The Actual Pastor: To Parents of Small Children… this made its way around the Internet this week! I think so many parents of young children need to hear they are doing a good job.
From Luke at A Deeper Family.
From Sarah Bessey: I love her “In which [love looks like]” posts. The openness with which she speaks about her love for her husband and their journey is simply beautiful.
From A Holy Experience: I love this idea of A Grace Garden for Easter. What a fantastic way to create something beautiful with our kids to remind ourselves of the grace of God!
From Jen at A Deeper Family. I love this post about being real with one another.
Design Mom’s Nigellissima. I have been somewhat obsessed with Nigella for about ten years now. I was thrilled to see that someone else has fallen in love with her.
At A Beautiful Mess… because who doesn’t love hummus?
If I were just a little more motivated to be crafty, I would make these salt dough eggs from Design Mom with the girls.
Please let me know if you like any of these links! Also, what have been your favorite posts this week? Are you reading anything worthwhile? I would love to hear from you.
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