Good Reads, 2/10/14

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for some good reading material to get you through the day.

Did you get in some exercise this weekend? We had some much needed rain and it’s actually nice having it feel like winter, finally. It wasn’t too cold, though, and I enjoyed an outdoor run yesterday. I was actually hoping it would drizzle on me, but the rain held out.

It was the perfect weather for simmering sauce on the stove all day and, since we were having friends for dinner who love pasta as much as we do, I made my family’s recipe, complete with meatballs, pork and sausage.

It was also the perfect weather for every child in Silicon Valley to be at the Children’s Museum. A very cool place that I do not recommend going to on a rainy day. Especially not close to nap time.

Here are your good reads for the week:

Video

If you haven’t checked it out yet, take a look at my first video for Calio here.

Natural doesn’t always mean natural

Fitness

Pilates in Ski Boots

Great Plyometric Workout from Fit Sugar – Bonus: you can do it at home!

Staying Fit With Your Loved One – Because eating out on Valentine’s Day sucks. Maybe I should teach Doug some Pilates that day…

Parenting

Why I’m Not Protecting My Children From Everything by Maria Shriver

Give Childhood Back to Children…More Time for Play

Hey, Hi. I want off your parenting team.

Lifestyle

5 Reasons Why Girls Hate Showering – For those of you naturally curly-haired ladies like myself

Photographer puts two strangers together for intimate photos

Greenwashing: What it is and Why You Should Care 

 

How did you cozy up and enjoy the rain this weekend?

Any good reads you’d like to share?

Have a great start to your week!

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Comments 4

  • Funny I had read both the “girls hate showering” and “parenting team” one myself this weekend. I don’t have curly hair, but some of it rang true. I liked the “parenting team” one, we can so quick to label people and then assume (from our own labels) how they should act/behave.

    I just read the “give childhood back.” Great find – thanks! “We can’t teach creativity, but we can drive it out of people through schooling that centres not on children’s own questions but on questions dictated by an imposed curriculum that operates as if all questions have one right answer and everyone must learn the same things.” Loved this.

    Two of mine: http://www.viralnova.com/father-letter-to-daughter/ (I like the challenge to combat the messages/images that are so prevalent for young girls). Also, http://www.jodimockabee.com/2014/02/budget-friendly-natural-remedies.html I don’t know enough about natural remedies to comment fully one way or the other, but I did appreciate the perspective and there are definitely some ideas that I could easily put into practice.

  • The one about parenting “teams” was pretty funny 🙂

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