Flutterby 9 – The Gratitude Edition

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up. In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s roundup is all about gratitude. 

IMG_4588The 12 Things I’m Most Thankful For As a Mother by Darcy R. Shapiro: Wine, Google, good friends, good bras? Totally.

The Science of Happiness – A Gratitude Experiment by SoulPancake: This is so cool! Watch as people’s happiness increase when they get a chance to express their gratitude to an important person in their life. Continue reading “Flutterby 9 – The Gratitude Edition”

Flutterby 6

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.

Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music: I am a huge fan of The Boss so I loved this list of his favorite books and felt a particular thrill at seeing that we both hold dear a few titles in common like Love in the Time of Cholera and Leaves of Grass.

IMG_4475Why We’re Saying No to Extra-Curriculars by Lauren Knight: I’ve been the anti-extra-curricular mom for years, limiting my big girls to one or two activities at a time. This year, the 12-year-old crossed over into the world of after-school everything: soccer, voice lessons, tennis, bat mitzvah classes. This is a great reminder of the benefits of giving our kids unstructured time. Continue reading “Flutterby 6”