Weekend Reads 1.5.13

It’s been a wonderful, recharging break, but I’m anxious to get back to things here!  So many of you who emailed and left comments about your favorite finds here mentioned Weekend Reads as one of the items on your list, so I thought I’d sneak in a little early to share some of the great things I’ve been reading.


Time Lost and Found {Sunset}

How to Make a Routine that Works {Creative with Kids}

My Teaching Manifesto for 2013 {Let the Children Play}

No Angry Kids — Fostering Emotional Literacy In Our Children {Janet Lansbury}



Snowman in a Bottle {Teach Preschool}

Favorite Activities from 2012 {Hands on as we Grow}

The Artful Parent Best of 2012 {The Artful Parent}

Lemon Sensory Sink {My Nearest and Dearest} (I love the reminder that all you need for a “sensory table” may be your bathroom sink!)

Other Places I’m Writing…

I had a fun time growing snowflakes (pictured above) for The Organized Parent, which you can read about here.

You can also read my review over at Modern Parents Messy Kids on the sales page for my friend Stephanie’s amazing new ebook, Project Organize Your Entire Life:

“In this crazy, busy world we all crave a little more simplicity and a life full of intention.  The first step to all of that is organization.  Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life: The Quick Start Guide breaks down what always seems to be an impossible and daunting task into manageable, bite-sized chunks that are easily applied in your own life.  Stephanie’s friendly writing style makes this an easy read and her brilliant twists on an old theme make for plenty of light-bulb moments that will leave you excited to jump in and conquer whatever chaos plagues you.  I’m coming back to it again and again as I work on my vision for this new year.  From dejunking to meal planning and schedule making there’s so much useful information packed into this one ebook (plus the online resources it connects you with!) –  it will be a resource you’ll keep coming back to as well.”

(The links to Stephanie’s ebook at Modern Parents Messy Kids are affiliate links, but I genuinely believe you will love this resource!)

Enjoy the Weekend — I’ll be back in full swing on Monday!





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4 Responses to Weekend Reads 1.5.13

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the snowman in a bottle! Off to click on all your other weekend reads now!

    • notjustcute

      Thank YOU, Deborah! I love that snowman activity and the way you incorporate aspects of the scientific method in such an age-appropriate way. You have a gift!

  2. Thank you, Amanda! It was so kind of you to share my post! I hope you’ve had a chance to relax and enjoy your holidays, busy mom that you are. I want to hear many more details from you about raising your 4 boys. You are amazing! I also loved the snowman in the bottle and look forward to checking out some of these other posts. You always have great suggestions.

    Happy New Year!
    xx Janet

  3. Thank you for sharing our lemon sensory sink!
    I love the idea of Weekend Reads. A one stop-shop for interesting and inspiring blog posts!

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