Favourite Reads {5}


My Favourite Reads Books Blogs Love

This past week has been completely exhausting and overwhelming! As I mentioned on my facebook page, I started a full-time job. So, during the first few days my head has felt like it is going to explode with information overload. By Friday afternoon though things had calmed down a bit and I got to spend some time with a few of my co-workers decorating the reception area for the holidays. We set up and decorated a Christmas tree and added holiday decorations to our front desk. In the background we had some Christmas music playing. I had a great time.

With all of the hustle and bustle that learning a new job brings, I barely had time to breathe let alone come here to write posts. (I didn’t even really have time to read all through my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. Tragic I know!) What’s a blogger to do?

Hopefully things will eventually settle down and I can get into a routine of juggling working and blogging.

I have compiled a list of great things I have read throughout the past week for you once again into a my favourite reads post. I have enjoyed making this favourite reads list and I decided to continue on even after National Blog Writing Month (#NaBloPoMo).

Let Me Out Creative – I Almost Published a Blog Post About A Charity… But Deleted It

I never thought to delve deeper into what are the main viewpoints of a charity. This is a good tip!

That Tam I Am: How My Daughter Taught Me The F-Word

This one is a fantastic read. You really, really need to read this one.

YummyMummyClub: Why You Should Leave Your Kids Alone – Often

This post. THIS POST! I try to do this with my kids. These are my favourite quotes.

“I worry that the glut of technology and games and devices and on-demand tv shows has the ability to drown out their inside voices, the voices they need to understand in order to know and be comfortable with who they are.” & “Whether it’s through journaling, meditation, exercise, or unplugging and getting out into nature, I want my children to learn to be comfortable in solitude.”

The Stay At Home Feminist: Days That Don’t Suck Are A Good Thing

As parents we all have those days that just plain suck. N was able to find one day that didn’t.

A Motherhood Experience: Some Adults Say The Darndest Things About Santa

I saw A’s post on her personal Facebook page about what the teacher said to her daughter. I am so glad that she did something about it!

The San Francisco Globe: Life Was Perfect When Her Son Was Born. 14 Weeks Later, Everything Changed

A video about how a thank you can go a long way.

Nomad Mom Diary: Who Will Tell Her She’s Not Beautiful

We all dread this day as parents. When other kids or people tell our children, they are not good enough or beautiful enough.

Journey of Sarah

This blogger needs are thoughts and prayers. Please keep her, her daughter and your family close.

There you have it. Another week of some my very favourite reads!

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Christy J (@orangeheromama)
    December 8, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Congratulations on the new job darling! and I absolutely love your new blog design! <3 <3

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      Thank you so much for popping by Christy!
      I miss chatting with you and thank you for the congrats! I hope you are enjoying your new job. :)

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