Another installation of the links that stuck with me this week, but about which I did not get around to blogging…
– Love the Ones You’re With: Cherishing Each Member of Your Family as an Individual (Modern Alternative Mama)
I discovered another Christmas tradition (like the Kindness Elf in last week’s Lynx) that I would love to try next year. It’s called a Jesse Tree, and Modern Alternative Mama tells us all about the tradition and how to organize a Jesse Tree ornament swap. Mayhaps this will go on next year’s to-do list. She also has an excellent reminder to cherish each member of your family as an individual:
It became painfully obvious to me that I was withholding my love from her, and refusing to allow intimacy between us to grow because it was messy and frustrating and disappointing.
I was I disappointed in my daughter for not being who I wanted her to be.
And I realized that I hadn’t really made enough effort to even know who she was beyond my expectations for her.
And then on a completely unrelated note, there’s this tiny house built on a flatbed. Fascinating! Am I the only one who would love to know about the legalities of just parking this somewhere and living? I’m wondering if it would be viewed similarly (from a legal perspective) to an RV…
The Healthy Home Economist talks to us about the crucial difference between pickled and fermented, because that ain’t your grandmother’s pickles on the grocery store shelves. Not even close. Find out why.
Back on the parenthood front, we’ve got an earnest letter to the mom of a baby and a toddler (um, yes, that would be me) from The Humbled Homemaker, as well as a thought-provoking blog post from The Guggie Daily that asks, “Is Your Child Being Groomed?” (And we’re not talking personal hygiene.)