Sunday Surf: August 19-September 22

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaI’m joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!

As mentioned in the last Sunday Surf, we’ve had family visiting us for the past month. So I’m playing catch up with the random articles that I’ve saved.

Want to wake up jazzed about the day ahead?  {Aha!}
Take care of yourself like you take care of your child.

Great Expectations  { via Not Just Cute}
Sounds just like us!  We already have a girl, thought it was a boy, secretly relieved that the second is a girl, and the Husband knew all along.

The Sweetness of the Second  {guest post at Code Name: Mama}
Another blog post about welcoming the second baby!  “…so we would settle into our nursing nest on the loveseat several times each night. Goodness, I loved those times with her. I was completely free to enjoy her without a smidgen of guilt over not giving my oldest my full attention.” ~Megan Tietz

How to Organize Just About Anything for Free  {Life As Mom}
Use what you have, be ruthless about paper clutter, reduce what you own, give a home to everything.

8 Ways You’re Wasting Your Life {Marc and Angel Hack Life}
“2. Avoiding pain and defeat. 3. Holding on to what’s no longer there. 5. Attempting to fit in by becoming someone else. 6. The picture in your head of how it’s supposed to be.”

Picture Books About Strong Girls  {No Time For Flashcards}
I love this subject!  I love the idea of reading all these books to my girls one day.  <3
Some titles that are new to me: Princess Smartypants by Brenda Cole; Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio; Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney; The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke; Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke; Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara; Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell; Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore; Stephanie’s Ponytail byRobert Munsch + more!

On having two kids & not playing fair  {Hobo Mama}
“Love isn’t hierarchical; it’s elastic. It expands to fit what’s important to you. And, believe me, every kid you raise will be important to you.”  Lauren also writes about how it’s perfectly all right for each kid to have different experiences and not everything needs to be equal as long as each child has her needs met.

11 Things You Forget You’re Doing Wrong  {Marc and Angel Hack Life}
My biggest 3: “#6. Avoiding your fears.  #8. Storing mental clutter.  #9. Worrying about things that can’t be changed.

Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids  {Life as Mom}
Nice tips on encouraging foreign languages with kids.  It’s different with our family since my husband’s family lives in Germany, but this really applies to pushing them to learn new languages as tweens.

Weekend links & poetry  {Simple Mom}
A collection of links that I enjoyed reading.

1st Blogivesary… Gram’s Chocolate Chip Squares  {What’s Cooking With Ruthie}
I want to try this recipe!

My Response To The President’s Address Today  {Teacher Tom}

Mom’s 12 Step Program for Managing Your Own Separation Anxiety  {Aha!}

A Baby Ready For Kindergarten, College, and Life  {Janet Lansbury}

About fraurab

A Germanophile, who is figuring out how to build her strengths through improving her mind, body and soul.
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2 Responses to Sunday Surf: August 19-September 22

  1. Pingback: Sunday Surf: Sept 15-21 | Old New Legacy

  2. Loving your links! I’m playing post-visiting catch up, too. :)

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