Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We are coming off of our Fall break and I am feeling so refreshed and ready to get back in the swing of the day-to-day grind. Milly had a fever a couple of days ago and that put a damper on things a bit but other than that, the break was amazing.

Anyways, I put together some articles for your Monday Coffee read (or lunch break) that I hope you enjoy.

“Parents need to give their children the tools to understand their feelings, and it needs to be developed just like developing an understanding of other complicated and abstract concepts,” said Steven Meyers, a professor of psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. That quote was enough for me to want to continue reading the article by Catherin Pearson on Huffington Post Parents’ page. It also links to a really interesting opinion piece from the New York Times. Both are worth a read. Raising a son within a very masculine structure can be intimidating for me; me who grew up around mostly very strong women. My husband and I have had several talks about allowing him to get a grip and understanding of his feelings so he doesn’t grow up disengaged and angry. It’s something that, I think, we are both trying to prioritize and these articles gave great insight.

I really liked this article that talks to different health-pros on their “hidden gem” tactics on calming their children without a screen. Now, each of my kids has an iPad but that is not to say that they use them everyday or very often, even. Even with my attempts to keep the screen at bay (they only watch TV on the weekends), it’s always nice to get some new ideas and fresh advice, right?

With a cold front randomly hitting Texas, we are starting to feel like winter and I’m not mad at. I’m actually a cardigan and beanie girl which makes zero sense 90% of the year in Texas. But now?! Oh, yes, ma’am. I’m loving it. What I’m not loving is the need to stay indoors more to avoid the kids catching a cold or earache, etc. I found this cute little article on family fun indoors and it has some cute ideas. Obviously, some don’t apply to my family since we don’t have snow but some ideas we can try out!

I don’t know about you, but I love trolling Twitter as a way to get a good laugh. Here is a collection of some of the funniest parent tweets from this week!

I hope you find something funny and/or inspiring here this week.

With love and until next time,


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