Über Fabulous Weekend Reads

good-reads_headerThere was an explosion in my feed the past few days with some stories that are absolutely worth your time. Some were even sent to me by brilliant readers. Have a great weekend! And as always sweet mamas, I’ve got your back.

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I found this on the back of Big P’s homework. I love LOVE this doodle.

Onto the fabulous stories…

Shopping CartShe Wanted to Lose Weight, So She Started Cooking by Emily Landau at MSN.com. I’d read this one no matter what! It’s hilarious, real, and practical. It will help you get back into the kitchen.

breakfast eatersRise and Shine: What kids all around the world eat for breakfast by Malia Wollan at NY Times. This story was a fun read – and helped me see that kids aren’t hardwired to eat Fruit Loops. I’m going to try to branch out to a few more savory breakfast dishes. We’re not quite ready for green peppers stir-fried with tiny dried fish. Yet.

The right – and surprisingly wrong – ways to get kids to sit still in class in the Washington Postschool ballsThis is the follow up article to the über popular, Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today. Valerie Strauss writes an analysis of why kids need true play like, rolling down hills, to function best at school. If you’re an advocate for recess, you’ll love this article.

Bitman EatingGetting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything by Mark Bittman in the NY Times. I loved every bit of this write up. Bittman was actually one of the first cooking icons that helped me feel confident in the kitchen. This piece will help you get back in the kitchen or reinvigorate you to try something new with the kiddos.