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Hooray for Friday Favorites! It’s time once again for all of the internet to share the things that made our week just a little bit better. And to do a little victory dance. And to get the song “My Favorite Things” stuck in our heads. (Sorry.) So here are a few things I am loving lately, as I wrap up a another busy, blogging, vacation-withdrawing kind of week with my fantastic family of four.


Our Staycation

I’m eager to get some pics up with a little recap of our staycation, but it’ll have to wait until next week. Until then, I wrote down all the tips I could think of for having a great staycation from home with little ones.


The Family that Shares Books Together, Stays Together

Last Christmas and for our anniversary, I gave Ry a fancy new Kindle. This miraculous piece of technology turned out to be a gift for me as well, because I inherited his old Kindle. All of this Kindle-having in our family suddenly created a light bulb moment. Ry set up the old Kindle for me, and then we shared our libraries. It’s only fair that we can pass along our ebooks within our family like we would physical books, right?

I’m so glad we set this up because I had just checked out an amazing ebook that I knew Ry would love (review coming next week), and *BOOM* just like that, he could read it too, at the same time. On his own Kindle. Without messing up my reading/bookmarks/highlights. Even though it’s a library book. Seriously. (This concludes Startling Sentence Fragments with Laura.)

If you want to know how to share Kindle books in your family, Amazon has this little guide. Try it now and thank me later. 🙂



The Truth Will Set You Free

This week, I shared the 5 Lies about Parenting that I’ve believed…and then I accidentally removed my comment form. If you were a person who just wanted to respond, you can now! I apologize. Blogging is tough, and I should probably not be trying my hand at php. Lesson learned.

So if you’ve assumed a few things about parenting that just weren’t true, I’ve got your back. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve even believed the same lies.

a year and five months ago…ready(ish) for a new chapter in parenting with my 2nd born



Memorial Day Weekend

I’m so thankful for my country, and especially for those who serve in the military and for those who gave their lives defending our freedom.

This weekend, I’m excited to spend some time with family and enjoy my husband’s day off of work! We’ll be headed to my parents’ farm and hoping for some sunshine.

last year at the farm



What I’m Pinning: My Favorite Post of the Week

This week there were so many fantastic articles out there! I am discovering some amazing ladies who use their blogs to encourage and lead others. This week’s post comes from Carissa Yoder and is all about being real with each other as moms, acknowledging both our strengths and weaknesses, and having confidence instead of comparison-related self doubt. It’s called Things I Stink at and Why You Might Care. This girl really gets me.


I’m on Pinterest here, if you want to see what else I’m pinning lately. I’d love to see what you’re pinning too!

Tell me what you’re loving this week. And have a happy Friday and Memorial Day Weekend!

Linking up with:
Friday Favorites with AndreaNarci, and Erika
High Five for Friday with  Cup of TeaBright on a Budget, and Della Devoted

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1 Comment on Friday Favorites: Staycations and Kindles

  1. Spending time on the farm sounds like a perfect way to celebrate this weekend! Thank you for sharing such encouraging blog posts. I also love reading encouraging blogs and find such comfort in them. I hope you have the best weekend!

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