Weekend Links

Happy three-day-weekend to you! I hope you’re enjoying it. I’m spending mine nursing a very fussy (and evidently hungry) newborn and attempting to convince my toddler that she can nap while I ensure her baby dolls sit on the potty. Yes, this is a real concern of hers. Every time we put Clara in her crib, she tells us certain baby dolls need to go potty and she will only sleep after we find those specific baby dolls and carry them out of the room, with promises that we’re taking them straight to the toilet.

I hope I never forget funny (albeit exasperating) things like this. Being a mom to a toddler can be a true joy.

While I nurse Isabelle I read quite a bit (both on my phone and in print) and these are some posts I found especially interesting.

links for your weekend

Things I’ve Read on the Web:

// Enough: “These castles we’re building will not last, you know. One day we’ll breathe our last, the name we built for ourselves will fade, and others will quickly step on our ashes to take our place. I’m a businesswoman, and I have no problem with working hard, making a living, and growing a business. But when we forget who we are and why we’re here, we’ve missed the point completely.” (here)

// Simplicity Leads To Happiness In Children (And Here’s How To Do It): “Slowing down feeds our souls and nurtures our families. No matter what parenting style we practice, this topic unites us.” (here)

// Three Steps to Gracefully Say No: “Saying no is a learned skill. It takes practice to gracefully decline activities and commitments. But when we learn to say no to things that don’t fuel us, we will have more room to say yes to those things that do. Be courageous, friend.” (here)

// The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller: “Honestly, I wouldn’t be remotely tempted to quit the 2016 me so that I could be a one-billion-dollar-richer me in 1916. This fact means that, by 1916 standards, I am today more than a billionaire. It means, at least given my preferences, I am today materially richer than was John D. Rockefeller in 1916. And if, as I think is true, my preferences here are not unusual, then nearly every middle-class American today is richer than was America’s richest man a mere 100 years ago.” (here)

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