Is it me or does anyone else feel like Christmas (or Winter Break for those who don’t do Christmas) went from being months away to being days away? Lots of deadlines suddenly looming and my “as soon as I get through Thanksgiving” schedule now puts me in the thick of crunch time.
If you share my mounting anxiety, here are some distractions:
More pictures of ’80s hair
. I would post my own awkward tween pictures but I think I destroyed all of them in high school (true story).
Good advice for making an old bathroom look 100% better
before renovation is possible.
SO intrigued by this camera
that allows you to focus AFTER taking pictures. I want one!
While I’ve never been captivated by poetry – this girl grabs me every time. Especially this one
Life has felt pretty heavy lately. Thank goodness for light and frivolous YouTube videos! This one
always makes me smile.
One of my favorite ladies, Scary Mommy
helped over 400 families put a Thanksgiving dinner on their tables.
Just a short list this week. I didn’t have a lot of free reading time…
Some very EXCITING (to me) NEWS!
What you “thought” you knew when you were a teenager
(featuring a picture of some kick ass ’80s hair – my limp strands would have been jealous).
40 handmade gifts in 40 days? Check out this one
. Can’t wait to see what she does next…
Tips for hanging art
(for those of us who put at least five holes in the wall per picture).
Here are some of my favorites from the past week:
Tips for crafting with kids
. #1 on my list would be don’t use anything involving the word “adhesive” – but this list is pretty good too.
I love brave writing like this
I totally think Stimey can change the world
. And I’m going to help her. What about you?
Be back tomorrow with a story from that chocolate party…
Still trying to get this new site fixed up…those blank pages are giving me the fish eye…
But in the meantime – here are some great reads (and stuff) from the past week!
The big sister
everyone wishes they had (found via Issa
on Twitter – we need to tweet our favorite links more often)
When the school system can fail you
(special needs kids are on a WIDE spectrum). Look for some great advice in the comments.
That’s it for now. Tune in next – dare I say it? – MONDAY for more links! (Now it will for sure be a Thursday…)
On Saturday, Varda of The Squashed Bologna (a.k.a. @squashedmom) asked me to contribute to her Special Needs Siblings Saturday (SNSS) feature. This was more than an honor, and let me tell you – if you ever do guest post for Varda, she will make you feel like a celebrity in her introduction. Talk about VIP treatment!
Please come visit me there and leave a comment so she knows I have friends. And click on the button below to see more SNSS posts.
Thanks so much Varda!
I also found a number of links to share this week. Hope you enjoy them:
In Support of Anna! (Have you written something? Let me know.)
Utilizing the Power of Social Media
Tweet for Margaret
For Jack: Will You Help Us #LiftMargaret? (Also on Chicago Now)
Online Community Rallies for a Girl Who Lost Brother
So I’m not the only one who thinks being sick in bed sounds kind of great…
Silence of the Lambs masks for kids!
We all have different parenting styles – so why sweat (judge) the small stuff?
Too funny: “faking anger” with your kids to make a point (and yes – I totally do this)
Feeling sentimental about mess – I should try this…
A great reminder to be as intrusive as you want about what your kids are doing online.
Want to feature a home project or decor job? Tips for taking better room “interiors” pictures for your blog.
FINALLY – it’s Halloween today. And in spite of Saturday’s snow and the current toe-numbing temperature outside, we are very excited!
Have a fabulous night of fake gore and Disney princesses!
(Want to comment? Click the cake in the top left corner of this post – or just click HERE.)
Again on a Monday! Maybe the trick to having a weekly feature successfully post on a specific day is to NOT label it “Monday Links.” Either way – here they are:
These supportive posts from “Beliebers” warm my heart (have you written yours?)
PPD or just depression
? What do labels matter, really?
Doesn’t everyone have a top ten for pet peeves
about their spouse? Top 20?
I’ve decided not to label these posts “Monday Links” anymore. First, because I so rarely get my act together and post them on Monday and second, because of the implication that I post them EVERY Monday. So let’s go with nebulous: Links I Love.
And here they are – some links from the past month:
I wish more people blogged like this
…I wish I did.
A true commentary on how “authentic
” we are with our children
When grownups need to act their age (two stories about “hurt feelings”):
Expect more of these every once in a while – but not on a Monday. Or maybe on a Monday. Who knows? I certainly don’t.