Favourite Reads {9}


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This is a special late night edition of my favourite reads for this week.

How was your week? For me, it was a long one and I am looking forward to starting over fresh this coming week.

Jon Acuff: Dear Person Going To A Job They Don’t Love Tomorrow

Because tomorrow is Monday… I really need to pick up Jon Acuff’s book and I cannot wait for his new one to be published. Two key quotes from Mr. Acuff’s piece that I love are, “Monday is just a word on a calendar. You’re the force to be reckoned with.” and “Fear No Monday.”

Life on Manitoulin: Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt

I think this is the first time I have included a recipe in my favourite reads posts. I love yogurt and who knew you could make it in a crock pot? This looks super easy that maybe even someone with my non-existent cooking skills could do.

Finding Joy: Dear Mom Who Wants To Quit

I found this gem floating around Facebook. Every mom at one point or another has wanted to quit. I love this letter explaining why we shouldn’t quit. However… wouldn’t a week or two away, by ourselves, be a nice compromise?

YummyMummyClub: Opinions Are Like A**holes

I seem to recall that my mom used to say this saying, “Opinions are like a**holes. Everyone has one.” I love Candace’s point, even though you have an opinion, does not mean you need to express it. Think about it for a minute. Do you really need to say something on the subject? Will it really make you feel better? If you really feel the need to make a response, do so in a calm manner. Excellent advice.

Erin Blaskie: On Being Disconnected In A Connected World

I am a newish follower of Erin’s. I have been following her for a while on Twitter and the like. However, I just recently started reading her blog posts. This one hit me with a ton of bricks. It saddens me that our world is becoming so disconnected on a human level as technology begins to “connect” us even more. I know, I know. I am the first one to admit that I am just as guilty as the next person for falling into the technology black hole. It has made me realize that human interaction is much more meaningful and vital to our daily lives. I need to learn to schedule in more actual face time with my family and friends to try to achieve a balance in the disconnected vs connected world.

Crystal Clear As Mud: Stop Feeding The Numbness

This is another post I can relate to. For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my weight. I grew up in a home where food was always readily available and really, really delicious. It was hard not to take a bite of this or that as my mom was an excellent cook and baker. As Crystal states a vicious cycle occurs and it is hard to break that cycle. Thank you for sharing your post Crystal!

GreenMommy.com: Life, And How It Keeps Surprising Me

Ashley is an awesome writer. She never ceases to amaze me. This is a definite read. She has sure grown and come into her own.

Share some of your favourite reads with me below!

Have a happy week!

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.

One Comment

  1. Crystal McLeod
    January 20, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Thank you for including me Brandy xo

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