I know it’s the end of June, but I’m just now starting to feel that it’s really summer. We were traveling at the beginning of the month, then recovered from that just in time for VBS. Now we’re slowing down a bit and savoring vacation, though the kids start swimming lessons on Monday!
Are you taking lots of pictures of your kids over summer vacation? I found this comparison of the quality of various photo development services, and I’m definitely changing where I’m ordering my photo prints!
While I was working on this week’s post on my struggles with how motherhood has changed my body, I came across this secular piece on how a mother’s poor self-image affected her daughter. It’s a startling example of how I don’t want to impact my girls. (Note, the writer quotes someone using profanity once.)
And while we’re on the topic of body image, Leila at Like Mother, Like Daughter has an antidote to this “culture of freaking out” that happens when a woman finds out she’s expecting a baby.
All of us here at Everything to Someone are big fans of Rachel Jankovic. I loved her post this week on being content with what God has “pinned” in our lives instead of being unhappy that our lives don’t look like our Pinterest boards. (Pink eye hit our house this week, so I definitely had to accept that my plans for the week weren’t going to happen!)
We can’t do playdates or adventures while the kids are sick, so we’re doing a lot of reading! I’ve gotten the kids all signed up for the summer reading program at our public library, and we’re also doing the No Time for Flash Cards Summer Reading Challenge and the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program. Sadly, we don’t live close to a Pottery Barn Kids anymore to do their Summer Reading Challenge. What fun reading programs are your kids doing this summer?