Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Links. . . 4/20/12

Food and/or Recipes 
(Due to my ultrasound scan last week, multiple Dr's have been telling me to eat more sugar during my last few weeks or pregnancy. For an update see my fertility journey page. Hence why all of these recipes are centered around sweets!! Ha! Enjoy!)
Homemade Ice Cream w/out an Ice Cream Maker - eat live run
Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter - cait's plate
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies - brown eyed baker
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats - brown eyed baker
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies - gimme me some oven!  

Spirit Lead Parenting: Overcoming the Fear of Freedom - Simple Mom
What I want my daughter to know about the mean girls - The Gypsy Mama
When Idealism Gets In the Way - Inspired to Action
Living The Life He Intended - (in)courage

Eating Disorder and/or Self Esteem
Cheering On Your Own Greatness - We Are The Real Deal
Feeding Tubes: Not Just For Anorexics Anymore - MamaV (disclaimer for younger readers - this blog has a tendency to use foul language, please read at your own discretion)
Breaking the Silence - Eating Disorders - Huffpost Healthy Living
Brain activity gives scientists clues about eating disorders - Chicago Tribune
"Am I Insecure?" by Corinne Dobbas - Guiltless
The OK Plateau - ED Bites 

Home and/or Organization
Blogs to help you get organized today - Organizing Your Way
The Couponizer (I just saw this online and thought it was really cool)
Magnetic Meal Planning - i heart organizing
Reader Raids: A Happy Homeschool - i heart organizing (I don't plan to homeschool my kids but for those of you that do, or are considering homeschool in the future, this set up is awesome)


  1. Hey! You might remember I had a similar issue with Autumn being small. My high risk doc told me to eat shakes and hamburgers. He said he never usually gives pregos free reign on their diets, but he told me to have at it. Boy did I. I had a lot of Strawberry Shredder Smoothies from Smoothie King, because they have a ton of protein (30+ g). It was nice to not worry about what I was eating or my weight gain. Of course I gained 45 lbs and little Autumn was only 5lbs. Oh well, it came off in time. Lots of rest, fluids, and protein should be a good mix for you and Clara.

    1. I do remember your issue with Autumn. Good idea about the Smoothie King drinks! Thanks for the tips. :)

  2. What a cute homeschool room! Homeschooling is not something I ever planned on either, but it's now suddenly something we're considering (but we are not out of the closet on that, exactly, at this point) for a number of reasons. For now, I'd just plan on doing whatever is best for your kids, and decide later what exactly that means to you and Brandon! Thanks for sharing the links, hope everything was okay on the last ultrasound! You're getting so close!!

    1. I know I love the homeschool room.... so organized!! I am a huge nerd and love all things organization.

  3. This would be a HUGE sacrifice for me, but if you need me to bring you a DQ blizzard, I would be happy to oblige :)

    1. Yum.... DQ Blizzards. Not sure why that option never crossed my mind last week!!! I just might have to take you up on it. :)

  4. friend, just saying hi. thank you for the links.

  5. I am trying to eat less sugar lately. But Dr. orders must be obeyed!


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