The hard part about weekend travel is that it usually puts a lot of pressure on the other weekends we’re home. So much to do, friends to catch up with, and little people who demand a lot of attention. We just had one of those epic weekends where Jonathan and I both had individual time with friends, I was able to write, and we caught up on a few much needed chores around the house.
I spent a few hours back at the Santa Barbara Public Market on Saturday working on my May Coffee+Crumbs post, and I also go to see Jenny and Lisa who were both here separately for other reasons. When you live in a beach town, especially the beach town where you went to college, people visit all.the.time. It’s pretty awesome.
Next week my C+C post will go up, but today there is a huge giveaway for an organic Ergo carrier, a Halo bassinet, and 4moms rockaRoo. I will just say, as an accidental baby wearing mama, I am especially lusting after that Ergo!
Here are a few other great finds from around the web:
First, for the twenty something crowd (or parents with a twenty something in your life), I highly, highly recommend my friend Paul’s new book All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith and a Freaking Job. I loved reading Paul’s memoir, partially because I was trying to figure out all the girls he refers to throughout who I likely know, but also because I needed a book like this in my 20s. This book has been a dream of Paul’s for almost 10 years, and it’s so fun to watch the way his path to publishing happened. The book is well written, funny and also very practical. Congrats, Paul!
Robin is kicking off her Pilates Summer Series again. Are you going to participate? Her beachy videos are so great, and I’m trying to do one or two each day but it doesn’t always happen. Her updated series kicks off soon!
Loved my friend Bronwyn’s real story about a miracle that took place in her life a few months ago. Bronwyn is the real deal- a great friend, mom, and writer. Highly recommend this read.
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity. “The study found one key instance when parent time can be particularly harmful to children. That’s when parents, mothers in particular, are stressed, sleep-deprived, guilty and anxious.” What do you think?
7 best podcasts to try (This American Life has been a long favorite, but I still miss Serial.)
Hope your week is off to a great start!