5 for Friday

Hi, guys!

If you’re reading this blog post on Friday morning, I’m likely just waking up after (hopefully) sleeping on the long flight to Israel. It’s about 10.5 hours, so my plan was to sleep as long as possible and then wake up to bust out some work before landing. I arrive in Tel Aviv at 16:20 (4:20 PM), which means the day will be more than half over. Crazy time warp, right? I’m planning to document my adventures in real time on Instagram Stories as much as possible, so be sure to follow along. I’m planning to do some blogging next week too, so please stop by CNC to see what’s happening! 🙂

Since it’s Friday and all, I wanted to share the next edition of “5 for Friday” where I share some of my favorites with some random life stuff mixed in from the week. This one definitely has some variety in it. Enjoy!

FOOD – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios! Oh, yes, these exist, and they are incredible. My friends from General Mills sent me a box to sample, and I fell in love immediately. The chocolate + peanut butter flavor is pure perfection!

FASHION (well, low-key fashion) – Keds Studio Dash Sneakers. How adorable are these Keds?! They’re super lightweight and perfect for my laid-back, athleisure style. (I’m actually wearing them right now as I write this blog post.) The (neutral) dark gray goes with just about everything, and I love that they’re so comfy and slip right on. I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately with jeans and leggings. Love! I want like two more pairs of them! 🙂

FITNESS – Sweet Success Long Sleeve Seamless Tee. This top is pretty much a Lululemon lookalike and costs a fraction of the price at just $23. SIGN ME UP! Speaking of Lulu lookalikes, this tank top ($13) falls into the same boat! I mean, obviously, I love Lulu, but if I can find the same styles for less, I’m ALL about it!

FAMILY – Motherhood Is Hard to Get Wrong. So Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves? If you haven’t read this TIME article yet, it’s definitely worth a read. As a “mom blogger,” I’ve experienced plenty of “mom-shamming” over the years, which is why I’m really careful about what I share about my family nowadays, so this article definitely hit home. “Motherhood in the connected era doesn’t have to be dominated by any myth. Social media can just as easily help celebrate our individual experience and create community through contrast. Moms have to stick together even as we walk our separate paths. We have to spot the templates and realize there are no templates. We have to talk about our failures and realize there are no failures.”

FASCINATING – Some fun articles that caught my attention this week! There’s quite the mix of information below – everything from health issues related to not refueling after a workout and Tom Brady’s alkaline diet to the science behind your coffee and airplane seat preference.

Questions of the Day

Would you rather: The window or aisle seat?

Why are moms on the Internet so terrible toward other moms? WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?!


  1. I was just going through my Sunday paper coupons and noticed those Cheerios! What is funny….I immediately thought,,,surprised Tina hasn’t mentioned them yet… :o) – reading your blog later than normal today and what do I see? Onto the grocery shopping list.

    I despise when anyone is mean to another person/animal etc. ….I don’t know how you and other bloggers put up with it truthfully. Over the years I have seen how ugly people can get in the comment section. That anonymity sitting behind a screen seems to unleash a beast in certain people.

    I pray you have a safe flight and travels over this next week – I know you are going to miss your fellas.

  2. Window is I am alone and aisle if my little man is with me. I am so jealous of all you people in the States with you flavored Cheerios! =) Have a great trip!

  3. Safe travels! I’d take the window seat. My boss was just talking about the Time article – such a good read. We need to respect others and put the judgement away.

  4. I’m a window seat person — I get terribly motion sick and watching the scenery move by really helps this.

    I don’t get why the internet makes people turn their “terrible” nobs on high! Mothers have a hard enough job without other mothers launching attacks on them.

  5. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures…..

    I don’t like either seat. I actually will take the middle. That way I don’t have to deal with the beverage cart and peeps walking down the aisle and still be able to see out the window….win/win.

  6. Keds! Since we moved to CO I am always wearing my Toms. Considering getting the ones with the fleece inside of them, these Keds are tempting me to try something different.

    Can’t go wrong with a comfy shoe. I’m indifferent with my seat, I’m going to be uncomfortable regardless, I’d rather the people around me have the seat they want so I’m always willing to switch.

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