“Hey, hey, Mae: How exactly DO you eat and why? How did you go gluten-free and dairy-free with kids?” Grandma’s brownies, chips, family-recipe chocolate chip cookies and pouches of fruit punch Capri-Sun were the high, yummy points of my childhood.
Mindfulness can feel like a big mountain to climb, then you throw kids in the mix and it seems like a lofty goal: a far-and-away idea that is less than possible. However, the research doesn’t lie - mindfulness and meditation combat stress, poor moods and anxiety.
2017 was the year I turned 30, and I suppose this book list reflects that. Looking back, I weathered a tough year with two littles - 3 & 1 and kept my heart growing in the midst. I completed 26 books and this list isn't exhaustive, rather a highlights reel of the notables. To see my whole list, click here. Also, if we're not friends on GoodReads, WE SHOULD BE! I love seeing what friends are reading and I obviously need to grow in reading some more happy books and some more fiction, so help a sister out.
Last week a sweet little package arrived with a return address for Freely Give Co, a company unfamiliar to me. After taking a quick naptime peek around their site and looking through their gift box options that give back, my excitement for my own package jumped up quite a bit.
This year I wanted to use my last months with just little Truman to grow my brain and my heart. In working through my powersheets (love!) I determined that I wanted to be more intentional about reading, moving my prego bod, spending time in my gardens with my boys, spend less time scrolling and establishing more tools to study the bible in my tiny windows of time.