Is anybody else kind of relieved that it’s finally the weekend? It’s been a long week here with the weather generally ruining every plan I tried to make – which means another long week inside. Silver lining is that I have more great links to share with you guys this week.
Enjoy these links while we wait impatiently for Spring:
Can I just say how grateful I am that it is finally Friday? This has been a long, trying week for me – stuck at home most of the time with a sprained foot and too much time on my hands, unable to really get much done. The upside to this is that I’ve read a lot of cool things online this week in between ice packs, pain killers and constantly trying to do too much too soon.
Here are some of the best things I’ve read this week:
Nursing home makes calendar of residents posing as iconic movie roles – this is kind of breath taking and really cool.
Stop the Mommy Wars: An empowering photo series – Do you think the “Mommy Wars” are still a thing?
Aerie gets real and stops photoshopping it’s models – Such a great, empowering first step towards giving young girls more realistic role models, though I think we still have a LONG way to go.
This interview with Harry Connick Jr. at EW is a perfect example of why I adore him so and why this season of American Idol is the best I’ve ever seen (so far). I think the simple statement that “I’ve been enjoying watching the audition shows for American idol and not deleting them immediately” really says it all.
59 Slang Phrases from the 1920’s that we should start using again – This article is just darb. I wonder what my local coffee shop would think of me if I went in and asked for some noodle juice? I’m guessing they’d think I was a pretty Dumb Dora!
The 7 Phases of Taking Kids out in the Snow – Per usual, Mommy Shorts pretty much nails this one. Funny and oh so true.
We’ve got a big road trip coming up this summer (I hope) – this printable travel game at The Art of Simple looks like a must have boredom buster!
Need more? How about 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds?
Lastly, there are no shortage of funny spoofs on Frozen, but this one found at *Very Clean* Funny Pics pretty much sums it all up perfectly:
It’s a pretty big day for equality – today the Supreme Court issued rulings on both the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8. For all the newsy stuff, check out NPR’s coverage on these rulings. They also have an article about What’s Next For Gay Married Couples.
I don’t really have anything of importance to say about all of this – other people will say it better. I’ll just be over here in my office listening to great music and being happy for the people I know who will be effected by these rulings. I am loving me some Macklemore lately – his whole album, The Heist is fantastic. If you haven’t heard it yet, I really recommend it.
Anybody else majorly ready for the weekend?
Before you slip into a weekend coma, here are some of the best things I’ve seen or read online in the past few weeks:
Why I Want to Choose the ‘Disadvantaged’ Local School (and Why I Might Not) by Motherlode @ The New York Times – Reminds me a lot of our local school.
Sign your kiddos up for the FREE Junie B. Jones Reading Club!
Why making parent friends is just like dating @ Neon Fresh (so funny and I can so relate!)
Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake @ The Pioneer Woman - I watched her make this on her Food Network show and it looks even better on tv than on the blog, if possible.
A Find Your Style Quiz @ KraftMaid Cabinetry - I am kind of obsessed with these click on pictures of pretty things and we’ll tell you all about yourself quizzes. According to this one I am “natural and warm” – how about you?
Jen Hatmaker says she’s the Worst End of School Year Mom Ever but I think she’s in good company. Anybody else feeling that End of School Year angst? Raise your hand if your phoning it in at this point, too!
Lastly, enjoy these three videos and have a great weekend!
If you’ve been wondering to yourself, “Self? How can I interact with Jen even more? She’s so awesome that I sometimes find myself wondering what things she loves when she isn’t blogging about them!” Well – your prayers have been answered!
When you aren’t busy reading my blog and leaving wonderful comments about how amazing I am, now you can also find me on Facebook and the fun never has to stop! Click on over and ‘like’ me for more insight into the momma behind Things Momma Loves. Learn about more of the things I love & tell me about the things YOU love! It’s gonna be a whole back and forth awesome kind of thing.
Still not enough? You can also ‘like’ the facebook page for my personal blog, Momma Blogs A Lot (it’s true, I do).
Why two blogs? Things Momma Loves was created and designed exclusively for reviews and babbling about my tv obsessions. It’s the materialistic, product sharing side of me.
Mommablogsalot.com is the mother side of me. It’s pictures of my kids and stories about my day – it’s also where you’ll find me participating in blog carnivals and memes. I found a need to keep those things separate and I’ve loved the end result – but if you want to know what books I’m reading and tv shows I’m watching and what my kids & I did over the weekend, you will want to follow both blogs (and / or Facebook pages).
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