Blog posts I’m reading

Today’s post is going to be about other people.  Specifically posts or articles that have resonated with me lately.

First up is a great post from Jamie who blogs at Steady Mom.  She quite regularly gets to the heart of some aspect of parenting for me, and puts it so eloquently as well.
In this post, she hits home about two areas of parenting that are of particular interest to me; saying ‘yes’ more frequently and how doing so makes for a better relationship, especially for home educating parents.  It’s a nice, pithy read so head over and enjoy.

As you might recall, I’m also in the midst of getting a grip on my fitness level.  If you’ve missed out on this, head over to Active Mum and see what I’ve been up to.  It’s quiet there at the moment simply because life has overtaken good intentions.  I promise I’ll be back and blogging about it once things settle down again.
In the meantime I want to introduce to you the concept of “skinny fat”.  I just love this term.  Really.  I’m also really interested in the genre of fitness called CrossFit, from which this rather well written article about “skinny fat” and muscle building comes.
This Active Mum plans to ramp up her weightlifting exercise after re-reading this piece.  There is to be no skinny fat found here.

And finally today I want to introduce you to IHeart Organizing.   This is a recent find for me but I think it will become one of my favourites.  It combines organisational inspiration with free or purchasable printables to help you organise your home, your family and your time.  All of which are cheery and upbeat.
It satisfies the Penelope in me.  I hope it gives your inner Penelope a smile too.

Today in history: 1849 – Frances Hodgson Burnett was born. (British author)

“To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in, you may never get over it as long as you live.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett

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