1. The Buy-Nothing Year: How Two Roommates Saved More than $55,000. Their social experiment was a little extreme, but if nothing else this article will make you think twice about how you spend your money! Two weekends ago we went through a MAJOR declutter / donate project and I am intent on being more intentional about what we bring into our house from here on out!
2. Finding the Work-Life Comfort Zone. I could definitely relate to this blog post. Returning to work after maternity leave was definitely an adjustment and it took me a little while to figure out where my "comfort zone" was. Five months in, I'm established a good routine, though harried at times, and I've learned to let a lot of little things go. In other words, our house might not be as clean as it used to be, I might sometimes look like a slacker when I rush out of the office at 4:00 pm on the dot, and parking in front of the TV in the evenings to relax is a thing of the past, but on the up side, I maximize every minute I get with Brecken and our little family is happy and healthy!
3. The Husband's Secret was all the rage when it came out last summer and I finally got it from the library a few weeks ago and finished it in a matter of days. I totally understand the hype; it kept me interested from start to finish! I think it'd be an excellent book club selection, as it brings up a lot of thought-provoking questions about parenthood, marriage, and forgiveness! Next I want to get my hands on Moriarty's book Big Little Lies.
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