I'm happy to report that I am still tracking my macros. Yesterday was Day 8. "Day 8" (or thereabouts) tends to be my kryptonite. Usually, any time I try to implement a change, or do a "program" (like when I tried repeatedly to do the #75Hard program...), I go forth strong for...about 8 days. I… Continue reading Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec
Yesterday I listened to a podcast episode from the Friends on FIRE podcast. (I don't often listen to this podcast, but I guess I follow them on Instagram, b/c I saw a post there that intrigued me.) It's a financial podcast, geared toward the FIRE movement. (Also, disclaimer- we are not "FIRE movement" people, so… Continue reading Retiring at 41?
So far, so good with my "March" challenge to limit social media to only 15 minutes per day. Besides using the timer, I'm not imposing any other limits of when I can use it. So, most days I end up checking facebook several times during the morning-early afternoon. And then I run out of time… Continue reading 30 day challenges
On my walk the other night I fired up an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with Shankar Vadantam. I hadn't listened to this one in a while, and the episode's title "Where Happiness Hides" caught my eye. Obviously, I'm a total social science/ psychology geek....LOVE that kind of stuff and I find it really… Continue reading Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude
I did listen to the Best of Both Worlds episode on Division of Labor & Mental Load the other day, and I found myself nodding along with interviewee Allison Daminger. I was out walking, so I snapped some screenshots to remember particular segments that spoke to me. I love the tip to screenshot podcasts when… Continue reading Quotes on parenting + mental load
I had a pretty full feeling day yesterday, but a good one. I tweaked my morning routine a bit to allow for a 7 am grocery store run. Ironically, while I was getting ready for the day, I listened to this episode of Laura Vanderkam's Before Breakfast podcast. It was all about using the concept… Continue reading Time choices
On Monday, I had two podcast episodes back to back in my podcast subscription feed that were, ironically, both about the topic of routines. I am a big fan of routines in general, so these were fun to listen to! They were very different styles and sort of tackled different angles of routines. 1- Best… Continue reading Routineology
I'm writing about ~40 minutes later than usual this morning, because due to another winter storm (this time involving freezing rain AND snow...oh joy), school is virtual today. The decision was made yesterday afternoon already, which was I guess nice for planning purposes. I'm okay with a slower morning and I begged the boys to… Continue reading Ethan’s new adventure! +podcast rec
I've had a thought rolling around in my head intermittently since a week or so ago when I listened to an episode of the podcast The Mom Hour. I believe it was Episode 279, titled "Home Learning Success Strategies + Our Kids' Fall Schooling Update."They were talking about how virtual learning was going for them currently-… Continue reading Maybe it’s okay to let go sometimes…and, Travel Tuesday!
Have any of you heard of the #75 Hard challenge?? It's been floating around for quite a while now- at least a couple of years I think- and has made its way to my social media feeds numerous times by now.If you haven't heard of it, this is what it is:*a "willpower or mental toughness"… Continue reading #75 Hard Challenge….err…#75 easy.