Sunday, January 12, 2014

Brene Brown onTED

What can I say, I LOVE HER.  I feel it is important for me to share Brene Brown with you. (especially moms with young children) With nearly 13 million views Brown's ideas are worth spreading.  So, pour yourself a cup and settle in.

Click the link and watch- Brene Brown The Power of Vulnerability.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Links Worth Sharing

One thing I enjoy about reading blogs is blogs I visit regularly also share blogs they read.  I have come across some great ideas, insights, humor and entertaining reading through links that were shared.  Rather than filling up inboxes with e-mails or flooding my FB page with even more links, I thought posting links here would be ideal.

As we start off the 2014, 12 Rules for being beautifully human struck a cord in me.  No need to be perfect. Marc and Angel Hack Life Beautifully Human

The Hello Darling Blog via MOPS shared the important reminder to present in those ordinary moments with our children.  I struggle with this a lot, my mind is always cluttered. Being present is a top priority for me this year. Repurposing Mundane Moments

There are times when yelling feels like the only way to let out frustration and get people to understand.  Yet, it always proves to backfire in my experience.  This was a little morsel of goodness I found about a mother who halted her yelling and took on an orange rhino persona. What I learned when I stopped yelling

Entertaining does not always need to be grand.  A simple baked potato bar and samples of beer sound perfect when paired with good company.  No need to be formal peeps, just make getting together happen!  I leave you with this gem from Cupcakes and Cashmere Baked potato & beer night


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day Rose Parade 2014

When my husband asked if I was up to celebrating the new year in Pasadena for the Rose Parade I was hesitant in replying.  On the one hand, it could be a fun outing for us as a family; however it could also be a disaster with three small kids in tow.  Well, as you know from my posts on FB and the title of this post I agreed.  I am so GLAD I did! We had the best seats, parking was a breeze and the crowds were manageable.  Here's a look at our first outing of the year!

Excited early risers!
Looking fairly chipper for 5:30 a.m.

Family Pre-Parade Shot 

Fly Over

 Let the Parade begin!

We had a good time and made it back home well before lunch. 
Hope you had a great kick off to 2014. 
May this year be your best year yet.