Sunday Surf: January Edition 2.0

January 29th, 2012 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, Sunday Surf

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From the Volunteers at Natural Parents Network

  • My friend, Amy of Toddler in Tow, has decided to open her own shop this spring. She makes beautiful diapers and other baby necessities, and I encourage everyone to check out her work. You can find her at Silly Bear Handmade, where she has unofficially launched – expect great things!
  • Join us for the February Carnival of Natural Parenting. Our topic is “Respectful Interactions with Other Parents,” and submissions are due February 7.
  • Did you know that every piece of plastic ever created STILL exists? It’s true! Christy at Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered has created a pledge to sign – she wants you – that’s YOU – to commit to using less plastics. Will you sign?

bottle cap push pins

Around the Blogosphere

  • I’m totally making this French bread today, thank you Crunchy Con Mommy!
  • I might also have to make some of these awesome upcycled bottle cap push pins courtesy of Manic Mrs. Stone D.I.Y. Cupcake. How cute are these?!
  • I remember awhile ago, my dad – a typical stern, emotionless (ahem – rather angry) military man, had a change of heart. He was suddenly a lot happier, not yelling, not making a big deal of things. And I noticed. I asked him what happened. He said that he decided life was too short, that he didn’t want to spend what time he left mad. I really admired that. (And I wish he would get back in that good place.) Kelly of blogged about this video recently, and I was moved to share it here. The speaker was in a plane that crashed, and from that experience he has a new outlook on life. He says: “I no longer try to be right, I choose to be happy.” That is how I wish to be.
  • I love, love, love this article from A Gift Universe entitled, Should Toddlers Say Please? Sheila hits the nail on the head with her real life examples of a toddler using “please” and “thank you,” but he was using them in the wrong way. The simple fact is, toddlers don’t think the way adults do, so it makes sense that we should adjust our expectations around matters of manners (and other things). A great read!

My Current Giveaways

  • I love this nursing pillow from Blessed Nest, it was so helpful to me throughout pregnancy and now as I breastfeed. Blessed Nest is giving away a $100 gift certificate, which should cover a Nesting Pillow and shipping for my US readers!
  • For my breastfeeding friends, enter to win a $40 gift certificate to Milk Nursingwear – they have stylish and super comfortable nursing apparel.

4 Responses to:
"Sunday Surf: January Edition 2.0"

  1. Crunchy Con Mommy   crunchyconmom

    I’m glad you were so impressed by my French bread! It really is pretty easy to make-I’m sure you can do it. I noticed though that I forgot to mention that it needs to be warm water, so I updated it, but wanted to also tell you specifically in case you already wrote the recipe down or something.

    Anyway thanks for the linky love and let me know how your bread turns out!!

    • Crunchy Con Mommy   crunchyconmom

      I feel so terrible that your bread didn’t work. I owe you two baguettes if we ever meet in real life. :)
      Bread will rise will cool water, but it takes a loooooong time. Like days. :(

      • Dionna   CodeNameMama

        don’t feel bad! they were fine, just flat. but i’ll never turn down homemade bread;)

  2. Sheila   agiftuniverse

    So glad you liked my post!

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