Yesterday included a couple of kid-meltdowns (being real here!) but the kids got to spend time with Aunt Bec, grandparents + baby M, so I would call it a win.
We are going to bundle up as best we can today + head to Duke Gardens (site of our wedding – except that day was 90 degrees). My kids really need to run around OUTSIDE.
(I forgot how much I hate cold weather. I know I complain about our oppressive summers, but I actually hate winter more.)
I would also looooove to stop here but I think going with all 3 kids in tow is a recipe for utter frustration.
Notable planner-related sales: (not affiliates or anything, just things I noticed!)
Karina has some amazing deals @ Honeypress – she is sending an email daily with a new deal. Also, this Campus daily planner is $6 and could be repurposed into a cute wellness or time tracking notebook for a monthlong challenge.
30% off site-wide at Cultivate What Matters
Notes from yesterday:
I got several heartfelt emails related to yesterday’s podcast, mostly those sharing similar challenges. I have two comments:
1- I am usually a “moderator” and love the suggestion to moderate by paring down my follow list significantly. BUT, Insta now dishes out LOTS of extra content, including things I never asked to see. Ads, Reels, Etc. I wish they didn’t. I don’t think I can successfully moderate Insta very well. I have tried!
2- Staying in touch with friends/school activities/etc. Currently for this I use regular text chains (admittedly MUCH better if everyone is using an Apple device – but in the two text threads I participate in most frequently, that is the case). School and neighborhood chat groups in my area are typically through WhatsApp. I am very grateful for this, as I find WhatsApp very functional and not problematic (for me), because you subscribe to your threads AND THAT’S ALL YOU GET.
META owns WhatsApp and if they change that about the platform, I will leave.
ANYWAY! Happy Tuesday, and I’m glad the episode resonated with some!