Friday! We made it! My mum and aunt left to go back to Canada on Wednesday morning so I have had my first run of looking after two kiddos solo. So far, I don't think any of us are going to need therapy so that's a good start. I even managed to make a meal yesterday that didn't involve putting a pizza in the oven! Hurray for small mercies!
Anyway, here's some good stuff I've found on the internet this week (mostly at 4am).
+ I loved this article about 'Why Women Need a Tribe' and the power of female friendship. Powerful stuff & reminds me of how we can create community in lots of ways - I've loved our #motherhoodalive tribe on Instagram - why not join us over there?
+ Inspired by this article on how simplifying our world (possessions, schedules etc) can lead to calmer, happier kids, I have done some big culls on the amount of useless tat that has gathered in Levi's room & around the house. How does one tiny child collect so much RUBBISH?!
+ Ethical fashion company Braintree Clothing have just launched their S/S16 line and there are some gorgeous pieces in it I have my eye on for the months ahead. Can't get enough of that indigo colour - swoon!+ Have you caught the BBC series that Paul O'Grady is doing called 'The Sally Army & Me'? Having grown up going to church at The Salvos and having worked for them at various points in my life it is such a heart-warming watch about the important work they do.
+ I need healthy snacks. This breastfeeding malarky is hungry/thirsty business and I'm running out of leftover easter chocolate. Thinking about making these oat bars from Deliciously Ella. You know, in my spare time.
+ I'm in love with my Solly Baby Wrap and it has been a life-saver during some fussy afternoon times when Ada just won't settle and Levi needs some time with me. I have also been eyeing up these BEAUTIFUL linen ring slings from Wildbird too - any ring sling fans out there? Would love your thoughts! They look so easy to throw on and use, are they? I'm very tempted...
+ Finally, I mentioned it on Instagram but wanted to say it again - if you are looking for a really beautiful quality photo/photobook printing service look no further than VSCO's Artifact Uprising. I had a 2015 family album printed as a surprise for Dave (he makes fun of me for always saying I'm going to print pictures and never do so that'll show him) and was so impressed.
We're off to a couple of kids birthday parties this weekend and hopefully venturing out for a nice walk somewhere if the weather holds out. Have a good weekend everyone!