Daylight Savings Stuff
I thought we were past the ages when the time changes are problematic. Though a quick trip down the blog’s memory lane shows that yep, last year kind of sucked too.
Sigh. I’m tired and bedtime has been terrible the past couple of nights. We had come SO FAR in terms of fixing bedtime — but I feel like lately it’s been more of a struggle and then DST was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Well. I AM PUTTING THE CAMEL ON AN AGGRESSIVE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN because I need things to be calm and smooth again.
Jenny Odell’s name has come up like 5x in the last week or so for me — most recently through Cal Newport’s podcast and an email from a blog reader/BLPA member. Either her marketing engine is just nailing it (likely) or it’s just the universe providing me with a suggestion (less likely, but still plausible). Anyway, I ordered both of her books on a whim for my next non-fiction reads.
Currently I’m reading an advance of Kelly Fradin’s book Advanced Parenting for a podcast interview – thus far, she’s done a great job AND I’m enjoying reading it from both the parenting AND provider perspectives!
Kids Book Win:
Cameron has been a bit hard to win over when it comes to reading. He definitely enjoys graphic novels but ‘chapter books’ are more of a hard sell. Until this series:
He’s super into them! Even the non-graphic novel ones (they do have those too).
(I have nothing against graphic novels whatsoever but I do think it’s good for him to get practice / gain confidence reading books in the more ‘normal’ format as well!).
Anyway, there’s a small win to contrast the more whiny stuff in the first section 🙂