A few things I enjoyed from around the web this week:
How to praise your child without saying “good job”. That phrase just doesn’t cut it. Kids need descriptive praise that doesn’t sound trite or insincere (or worse, manipulative!).
File it under how to save money on groceries: take a look at these nuts, via Renaissance Housewife
If you need motivation to give up sugar, check out Gretchen Rubin’s interview with Gary Taubes, author of The Case Against Sugar and Why We get Fat. While I don’t follow a low-carb diet (it messes with my thyroid), I agree with his stance on sugar and stopped eating it over a year ago.
5 manners lessons kids need to learn about electronic devices. Hear, hear! Last night I told my kids that I appreciate how they speak to adults. I was taught as a child that you always speak to adults, especially the parents of your friends, and especially when you are in their home! I’ve noticed that too many modern kids don’t do this. What happened to manners?
My 2 year old has a taste for 85% dark chocolate. And he has discovered my hiding place! He pulled up a stepladder to the counter and climbed right up to get it.
Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to flâner a little bit!