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.
- How fasting after workouts can cause high testosterone, acne, and PCOS
- Here’s what Tom Brady eats on an ‘average day’
- How Your DNA Can Influence Your Coffee Habit
- The science behind why people who prefer the window seat are more selfish
- Rectal Therapy with Prograf Helped Patients with Resistant UC, Study Shows
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?!