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“Cheese!”
  1. Does Play Make a Difference? How Play Intervention Affects the Vocabulary Learning of At-Risk Pre-Schoolers. (article)
  2. when a friend opens a new restaurant, it’s so exciting. Three Monks and a Duck. Go check it out.
  3. MOO. love it for stickers and business cards.
  4. I now have a new crush on Thoreau and Emerson.
  5. the wrong way to visit Iceland.
  6. a friend shared this video of Walden (the summer camp). it’s beautifully put together.
  7. leather pencil cases on Etsy.
  8. If I had my life to live over again…
  9. 5 Easy Steps for Making Picture Books for Your Kids
  10. Do you know what drives you?
  11. Creative Mornings Talks
  12. the 3/50 Project. a good reminder for us all.
  13. Brene Brown is coming to Netflix! Call to Courage.
  14. my 100 day project is coming along…

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my shopping buddies.
  1. a little read about intellectual property.
  2. Sweet Reads – a subscription box for those who love to read. Highly recommended by a friend of mine.
  3. Creamy ham and potato soup recipe. the kids devour it.
  4. the happiness movement.
  5. I LOVE locomotive clothing. Great design.
  6. fortune teller fish
  7. 5 steps to releasing anger mindfully.
  8. the Hands-On Centre for children at the Art Gallery of Ontario. would like to take the kids there.
  9. CBC Listen | Here and Now Toronto | Is the FDA’s newly approved postpartum drug the answer?
  10. spaghetti and meatballs recipe from Rachel Ray.
  11. Why Does Your Mala Necklace Have 108 Beads?

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impromptu puppet shows in the house.
  1. Setting daily intentions will change your life.
  2. 9 Creative Leaders on Owning your Content, Platform, and the Future of Your Work
  3. Practice your prototyping with these 4 resources.
  4. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  5. Facebook and Instagram going dark should be a wake up for entrepreneurs.
  6. What your anger may be hiding
  7. The Irreplaceable Power of Paper
  8. The Five Steps to Mindfully Releasing Anger. love it.

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I love drawing with Tate.
He learned how to draw his first boat this week.
  1. chocolate chip banana bread recipe from Hershey
  2. this cute bedside lamp might end up on my Christmas Wish List.
  3. setting daily intentions will change your life
  4. finished reading this and now reading this
  5. Tate brings this library book home every other week.
  6. the word collector. love this children’s book. beautiful.
  7. The Hidden Life of Trees. I totally nerded out over this book. it was fascinating.
  8. The Magnolia Journal. I always find pieces of inspiration in this magazine.
  9. Whiskey in a Tea Cup gets me thinking about the book I’m writing for the kids (layout and design wise – also content pieces).
  10. Evidence: the first Mary Oliver poetry book I’ve read. love her already.

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How Charlie chooses to roll first thing in the morning.
  1. Children and memories. a New York Times article.
  2. All new to me: where to buy crystals in Toronto. Geologic. The Rock Store.
  3. I learned how to make a mean paper airplane from this blog.
  4. Toying with the idea of wrapping a quilt around canvas. Leaning more towards no.
  5. New parents face up to six years of sleep deprivation, study says
  6. different stones for a mala
  7. What are mala beads?
  8. St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto
  9. I’m starting to read like I’m in university again. With articles like these.
  10. Beautiful and creative books I looked at in the AGO gift shop: Make Blackout Poetry, Middle Bear, Decomposition Book, Draw Bridge, and The Wish Tree.
  11. The story behind Decomposition Books.

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the kids had a great time at the ROM this week.
  1. Moon trees. Actual trees across the U.S. that grew from seeds that went to the moon.
  2. How cool to have this on your stairs.
  3. Fear of losing loved ones. A very honest post from ScaryMommy.com
  4. The practice of letting go.
  5. I need to have one of these. A lamp where you can rest your book. Too cute.
  6. The Construction of Self.
  7. The Toronto Public Library has a whole YouTube Channel of talks they’ve hosted with popular authors.
  8. What I’m reading right now. I’m not loving it as much as her book, Story Driven (the Kindle version costs $1.99)
  9. Wildlife Photographer of the Year – an exhibit at the ROM right now.
  10. The Ladder of Needs
  11. How to make black food colouring.

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to say that someone was excited about her birthday cake this week
would be an understatement.
  1. Are you a Mom with a budding business on the side? Marilyn Dennis is looking for you.
  2. You are horrible people. Reactions from the public regarding a late night Amber Alert in Ontario.
  3. Prioritize your projects to get mre done.
  4. Rebel Wilson talks to kids about Valentine’s Day. Too funny. And I’m glad she wasn’t talking to our kids 🙂
  5. Amazing maternity packages given to every expectant mother in Finland.
  6. The most incredible story of a photographer you created such a memorable experience for a bride who was blind.
  7. IKEA manifesto.
  8. 2019 Best Conferences for Women
  9. One exquisite life.
  10. Your purpose.
  11. Why she has the career you want.
  12. Why you should go for it.
  13. Start your business without a thing.

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the photo I chose from our week. a week of two kids on antibiotics.
two sick parents and a little sister with a cold. it was a long week.
  1. How to actually love yourself.
  2. Let go of your past. Get clear on your future.
  3. Keep Going – by Austin Kleon
  4. how to order coffee in Italy without sounding like an idiot.
  5. how forest bathing can help with stress and anxiety
  6. an obituary written with a bit of sass.
  7. signs you’re addicted to sugar
  8. National Home Doctor. Why didn’t we do this sooner?
  9. introduced to Joan Didion this week.
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