"The North." While I'll always be an IOWAGIRLFORLIFE, I have grown to love MN nearly as much (and that's saying a lot). Yep, Minny is definitely this cool and I support the new name.
I was most definitely the girl that was never allowed to wear Abercrombie, let alone step foot in their store. And for good reason. (Thanks momma for protecting me - I'm finally mature enough to recognize it as such; 15 years later. #latebloomer) While I couldn't care less about the company, I found this article during a late night nursing sesh, and it was fascinating, and also terribly sad. But mostly fascinating.
Have you heard of Boomerang? It's an extension for your browser to automatically send emails at a later time. It's pretty much something I invented in my head about five years ago when I started working, so I've decided I'm sorta gonna take credit for it. I was ahead of my time, I tell ya.
"Death to the chicken finger." Yes, yes, yes. Great article on creating (or not creating) picky eaters. The tips in here are the same ones we use with Eli. At least most of the time - when I'm feeing incredibly empowered and steadfast in my motherhood skilz. Okay, so that's like actually none of the time. But I really do try! Read this one. It's a good one.
Five ways to teach your kids theology. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate this into Eli's and my (and now Colette's) day. These are nothing life-shattering, but good reminders.
So, most of the time I love social media, but then every once in a while I'll read something like this, "How One Stupid Tweet Destroyed Justine Saccos Life," and basically want to delete all my accounts and go live under a rock. I had actually never heard this story before this article (So apparently I do live under a rock already?) but it's a good reminder to be super thoughtful and careful with what I post online.
"Sponsored by my husband: Why it's a problem writers never talk about where their money comes from." I like to tell myself I'm able to purchase my own lattes and clothes through this blog, let's be honest, Mike totally sponsors this place. He's completely the reason I'm able to stay home with the kids, and take time to write here, and I'm so thankful he supports me wholeheartedly! A good read for anyone who likes to write, or is curious about the industry.