Thursday, June 17, 2010

Things I am reading....

I forgot how much I like to read. I really, truly forgot. I'm talking about reading things that I want to read and not things I have to read. There are blogs I read and check regularly, but lately I have had more time and can read things outside of the internet.

So, here's a quick look:

1) I got the new Parenting Magazine today and there was a great article called "Sweet Surrender". What I didn't know when I became a mom is that you are bombarded with the "shoulds" and "should nots" of parenting. Everyone has an opinion, and a lot of the time that opinion is crazy strong. At the end of the day those people usually don't know you as a parent and they don't know your child. I have decided that this article basically sums up how everyone should behave in regards to parenting. I later found out that it was written by two women who have also written a book and have a full on website/blog. Check it out!

2) Ok so this one is still internet...but, it seriously made me laugh out loud the entire time I read it...including the comments. It's called "Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party". Thanks Renee for sharing it on Facebook!

3) I mentioned in the last post that I am reading The Happiest Toddler on the Block. I am liking it more than I expected, but it's a lot to digest. Welcome to toddlerhood I's a quote:
"Toddlerhood is like three parts fiesta mixed with two parts wrestling match and one part jungle safari." I will probably continue to discuss this one in later posts.

My next goal is to begin reading things that aren't kid related. I am also going to try really hard to post more about things that aren't kid related. I used to say I never wanted this to become solely a mommy blog and, of course, it has. SO, my next reads will be The Help and Sarah's Key because they come highly recommended. My next posts will (hopefully) be about things like Atlanta traffic/the road rage within, finding the right HVAC man (reminiscent of the younger blogging days?), and how to go entirely paperless in your home.


  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was really good- my book club read it and we all loved it. Just in case you need more non-baby books to read! :)

  2. Hey! I have lots of catch up reading to do on your blog. Here is the info your requested (I didn't have an email addy for you):

    1. the coconut milk doesn't give Marlie the runs. If anything it helps keep her digestion regular. It's very nutritious too, high in Vit D and B12, but it doesn't have a lot of calcium, so we'll be giving Marlie a calcium supplement when she turns 1. Another great alternative to dairy is Almond Milk if Lila does not have a nut allergy.
    2. recipe for sweet potato pancakes:


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