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My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things // March 2018

The following are a collection of articles, websites, podcasts, and other finds I have found this week that I hope will encourage and edify you on your journey toward connection.



It’s tough being a mom, especially when you feel all alone, and what mom doesn’t feel all alone from time to time? In the midst of the Adventure of Motherhood, which….{ahem}….often feels like complete chaos, who among us does not occasionally find ourselves wishing for the assistance of a village as we endeavor to tackle tantrums, laundry, and sick kids…all on approximately 2.5 hours of sleep. (Been there, done that.) In her recent blog post, Grace the Labor Mom shares her feelings on the subject of rebuilding the village in a way that is both thoughful and inspiring. Check out her 5 STEPS for taking the villiage back in her post IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD: HOW TO REBUILD THE VILLAGE


It’s something that I struggle with at times—speaking words of life—so I’m grateful for the book review Joanne from Joanne Viola posted about the ‘the power of affirmation’ and the opportunity we each have to initiate change in our relationships through sincere affirmation. This is powerful stuff! Read more here: Extraordinary Influence


A Family Dinner Book Club? Oh, yeah! Our family LOVES participating in this club. Between the menus and the activities, we’ve created many fun memories that will last a lifetime.

Travel around the world during Family Dinner Book Club. Menu ideas, table crafts, conversation starters and kindness projects each month. A free printable planner is included.



Extending hospitality is a time-proven method of connecting with others on a more personal level, and what could be more hospitable than visiting over tea and biscuits in a beautful, lush green garden? These are the thoughts that came to me as I scrolled through The Queen’s England Facebook Page, where I found a quaint telling (and beautiful showing!) of the intricacies of England. The pictures are breathtaking; the history enlightening. Head on over to her Facebook page and see if scrolling through the posts doesn’t make you want to book the next available flight to England. Save a window seat for me!

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Sally Clarkson is a favorite author of mine. Her book “The Life Giving Home” warmed my heart and inspired me to create more life giving traditions in my home, but it was her book “The Life Giving Table”, where she talks about nurturing faith through feasting, one meal at a time, that really captured my attention. I, after all, have a love affair with the kitchen table. To me, it is a holy place, where we gather with others to nourish body, mind, and heart. Sally does a wonderful job of sharing simple and timeless ways that we can nourish one another—body, mind, and spirit—around the table on a daily basis. I can’t recommend these books enough! They will change your life, your home, your relationships for the better. Her podcast “At Home With Sally” is also wonderful.



Filled with writing prompts, beautiful photos, and meaningful articles, Bella Grace is one of my new favorite self-care magazines. Check it out and see what you think! https://stampington.com/bella-grace

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