1- Several of you forwarded me Emily Oster‘s newsletter — this week’s topic was toddler/preschooler sleep! How timely!!
Her main points were that the evidence shows having a routine helps, as does avoiding screens a few hours before bedtime.
I am happy to report that the past 2 nights have been far better than anything I’ve experienced around here in a long time. Whether that is school-related fatigue or due to sticking to our routine, I can’t say. We also DID avoid screens this week — I have decided we are taking a break from screen time Monday through Thursday for the time being. I guess we will see how things work going forward.
I REALLY do feel more hopeful though!
2- On a lighter note – my friend K sent me this brilliant New Yorker piece – “A Few Math Problems for Mothers“. My favorite is the second one, lol.
3- Currently reading: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. A LOT of traumas. One after another. It’s a book club pick so I am determined to finish. BUT if infidelity and trauma are not your thing, maybe avoid.
4- Newly refreshed Full Focus Planner! I’m super excited for this and planning to planner-hop into this gorgeous green book in September. They definitely made some improvements, particularly to the planning sections between the daily pages.
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5- Run/workout report: I decided to repeat the Total Strength with Andy 2 since I liked it so much, and I’m combining that with running 4x/week. My running speed seems to be gradually improving — I’m using the Runner’s Connect program (currently geared to 5K training and theoretically I am doing a 5K in September)! Then some longer term race / running goals but we’ll save those for a future post.
Happy Friday everyone . . . it’s been a week!