Good morning and happy, happy, HAPPY Friday to you!
My Mother’s Day present – My very own metal chicken, who I obviously named Beyonce. <– still one of the best stories on the Internet. I saw that a huge box arrived at our house, but I didn’t open it, thinking it might be my Mother’s Day present. Well, while I was putting Quinn to bed, Mal set up Beyonce right outside his bedroom door, so I would see it as soon as I walked out. You should have seen my face when I saw a metal chicken staring back at me. I was SO EXCITED, but I didn’t know what to do. I really wanted to yell something ridiculous downstairs to Mal, but I had just put Quinn to bed, so I scooped up my new metal chicken, while smiling from ear-to-ear, and brought her downstairs to thank my husband. Beyonce is most definitely a welcomed addition to our family and everyone already loves her. Currently, she lives in our living room, but we’ll likely move her outside to enjoy the warm weather. (I honestly never thought a metal chicken would make me so happy!)
Getting Down to Business with Starting a Health and Fitness Blog – Great piece about starting a health and fitness blog– and so glad to be included in it!
Dear Helicopter Moms, You’re Ruining It For Everyone Else – Yes, couldn’t agree more with this post.
This meme below – I literally laughed out loud when I read it! Murphy sometimes gives us a similar insane look when a “screw gets loose” in his brain.
This map that shows how much it costs to live near each of Boston’s MBTA stops – Interesting and cool.
PB2 + coconut oil – Awesome idea from Nicole! As a way to limit PUFAs in my diet, she suggested mixing PB2 (powered peanut butter) with coconut oil to make peanut butter. Genius! (FYI: I bought both of these products from Amazon.)
Lessons from ”˜The Goonies,’ and from the loss of unsupervised time for kids – Interesting read.
Toddlers Are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault – My sister-in-law sent Mal and me this book after hearing about some of the recent toddler shenanigans in our house. It’s absolutely hilarious and SPOT ON with how Quinn acts. It definitely puts things into perspective and helps us laugh about his totally normal toddler behavior.
No Gym No Problem Workout – Looks like a great at-home workout! Must try.
Purely Elizabeth Granola – Easily the best granola I have ever tasted. I bought it on a whim one morning when I needed breakfast in a bad way (I mixed it into Greek yogurt), and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.
Why Meditation is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself – Really enjoyed this post.
Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway
Thank you to everyone who entered to win a gift card from Whole Foods! Here is your winner:
Definitely the coffee/juice bar. Almond milk latte and a green juice in one stop!
Congrats, Kerry! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Question of the Day
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