What I’m Into | September 2014

Learned:
– You can buy playdough and no one will take away your good mom card.
– Sandy diaper? Baby powder not baby wipes.
– Babies can get broken arms and act fine o.O ( technically she buckled it, but we didn’t figure out it was more than sprained til 3 days later when it wasn’t seeming better..)
– It’s kinda trippy to drive an automatic after months of a manual. I got in and couldn’t find the clutch.
– The new timelapse option on my iPad’s camera is fun and can be hilarious. Do you remember watching vhs movies in fastforward or rewind without hitting wtop first? It’s kinda like that :) endless entertainment.

My Blogosphere Favorites:

Be Not Afraid, A Letter to My Charismatic Brothers and Sisters and Guard Your Gates and Women in Bikinis by Sarah Bessey. Apparently we should be friends :)

What Women Need to Say to Each Other to Shatter the Dark by Ann Voskamp

A Christian Libertarian Perspective on Abortion and Life in the Womb by Laura Blodgett

Resume Vitues vs. Eulogy Virtues by Anne Bogel

Why I Haven’t Yet Left The Church (even though I was hurt) by Rachel Toalson

This is What Brave Means by Glennon Doyle Melton

Justice then Reconciliation by Austin Channing Brown

Books Read:
Good News for Weary Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick – overall I was positively surprised by this book. My full review is here if you missed it!
– Arranged by Catherine McKenzie – fun look into an arranged marriage service and what goes on there. Seems like there was a touch of inappropriateness, however. So be ye warned should you choose to take it on. (On Scribd, for free!)
– The Nanny and The Waitress by Melissa Nathan – both of these were fun. I found myself in need of a few light and easy reads this month. These fit the bill perfectly with their quirky characters, multiple curvaceous plotlines, and neatly packaged endings. The Nanny was my favorite, but I liked The Waitress as well. (Also both on Scribd, for free!)
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne – loved this take on how you can use simplicity to help your kids stay regulated and to improve family life. It made me put away from everyday play a whole bunch of toys and books.
Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs – this one was alright, I’ll write a full review on Tuesday. In short, it didn’t really click with me and lacked the oomph I was expecting.

Currently Reading:
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel. You should definitely get all the rest of his books too. The end.
Revangelical by Lance Ford
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

I’m still slowly reading the same set as last month and haven’t made much more progress.

Two Word Mentionables:

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Baby Bono.

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Broken Arm.

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Sand Smile.

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Birthday Stacker.

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Play Dough.

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Swinging Fun.

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Little Helper.

On my blog:

I gave a mini-sneak preview of my 31 days series, reviewed three books (Speak, Good News for Weary Women, and Your Family in Pictures), highlighted chapters 7 and 8 in The Normal Christian Life, posted a the year in review in baby pictures for Ali, Wrote about Ranger’s two and a half year mark, and threw together a list of crazy everyday life excuses for not writing.

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10 thoughts on “What I’m Into | September 2014

  1. Such precious pictures of your little ones! As a mom-to-be, the play dough tip is encouraging. With Pinterest and DIYing taking over, it is an intimidating time to be entering into motherhood; it’s good to know that store-bought is okay!

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  2. Kids are resilient aren’t they! I hope it heals fast. I pocketed most of the articles you recommended and I’m really looking forward to reading them. I do love Ann Voskamp and Glennon Doyle Melton as well. Such cute pictures too – they look like a lot of fun!

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    1. Haha. I learned one day out of necessity. My husband gave me a half hour lesson and then I had to drive to work the next day. Killed it 4-5 times, but made it there. You could do it if you had to. Two years later I still haven’t attempted a parking garage though…so ya know. :)

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