Kids, Life, Podcasts

2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

1. Vacation Thoughts I saw a post in a local Facebook group about our high school sports teams starting up practice this week. (So, very early in August.) This made me pause... We typically like to plan our bigger family trips in August, because it is normally our "free month". Asher's pretty intensive swim season… Continue reading 2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

Goals, Health, Podcasts, Workouts

Over the 8 day hump/ nutrition podcast rec

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

Habits, Productivity

Getting unstuck/ daily habits/ streaks

I have heard the same general "message" in several different places in the past week, so it must mean the universe is whispering it loudly to me. Daily Habits > Once in a While! It started last week when I listened to an episode of the 5 am Miracle podcast titled "5 Bad Habits I… Continue reading Getting unstuck/ daily habits/ streaks

Gratitude, Podcasts

Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

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

Parenting, Podcasts

Quotes on parenting + mental load

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