Eat, Say, Love: What I’ve been Into Lately

I spend a lot probably too much time on my computer every day. The downside: tight shoulders and a sore back. The upside: stumbling across gems throughout the Internet. Here are a few favorites for your clicking pleasure.


Lupita Nyongo’s speech on beauty I’m often reminded that it’ll be a formidable challenge to raise a child, but especially a daughter, who loves herself in spite of the messages she’s not beautiful, thin or fashionable enough. Role models like Lupita Nyongo will make that project just a tiny bit easier.


Reaching My Autistic Son through Disney I’ve been passing this link to whomever lets me. If you click through on one thing today, let it be this. It’s a story about how one family used their son’s fixation on Disney to peel away the layers of autism and come to know him. My husband works with children with autism, so the article struck even closer to home. I can’t even imagine the struggle of raising a child on the far end of the autism spectrum, but this article shows the triumphs and love of that relationship, too.

Top 100 Children’s Books We love book time in this house, but I could “read” Peeper’s favorites with my eyes closed: I have her go-to board books memorized. I loved this list, then, because it gave me some ideas for new titles to check out.

(Does anyone know of a good app to recommend kids’ books? I am usually at a loss at the library and end up getting board books with baby faces in them.)


Banana Oatmeal Muffins The fact that this recipe calls for about a quarter of the refined sugar as similar ones made me feel better as I ate one the other day at 5am. Hey, I was hungry after nursing, changing, then changing Peeper again. (Ugh, I hate middle of the night poos.)

Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup This soup is insanely easy and equally delicious. It makes enough that you can freeze some to reheat later. I topped it with a dollop of yogurt one day and a squeeze of lemon another day. I also added whatever veggies I had in the house—I love that about lentil soup: It’s so versatile!

What is your favorite link this week?

0 thoughts on “Eat, Say, Love: What I’ve been Into Lately

  • March 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    My husband forwarded me the Disney link yesterday. He’s a lifetime Disney lover and was touched to tears by the article. He will, of course, be buying and devouring the book.

    No other links to recommend at this point, but I’ll think on it!

  • March 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Great links! I will definitely be utilizing that books list (it seems like our little one can never get enough) and that banana muffin recipe. Banana muffins are sweetened by the bananas, so you don’t need as much sugar, which is always a plus. Another option is to sub applesauce for some of the sugar in other recipes.

  • March 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Ummmm if you ever need book recommendations, I am your gal.

  • March 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    That soup sounds super delicious. Thanks for the link!

  • March 13, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I can attest the lentil soup is delicious! One thing I read is Elephant Journal. Also a new site that suggests movies based on what’s happening in the world: (okay it’s a shameless plug, but it really is good!). Keep on writing! I love your blog.

  • March 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Often, I will get recommendations (assuming this will work with childrens’ recipes as well) by looking up lists on Amazon or Goodreads and following the lists people have put together!


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