Weekend links

On Friday I shared a few of my thoughts on the new year and new starts.  After coming clean about our dependence on toaster waffles, yesterday I asked SK facebook friends if they would help hold me accountable this coming week to fixing a healthier breakfast for the kids.

No fancy challenge or anything like that, just simply checking in each morning and reporting on what our kids had for breakfast.  If you’re looking for some healthy breakfast inspiration, please join us on the facebook page.

And, friends?  I feel it must be said that if you are currently in a toaster waffle season of life, there’s no need to find yourself feeling guilty, okay?  We all do what we have to do and there are certainly larger things in life to worry about than a few shortcuts in the kitchen.  Be gentle on yourselves.  I’m just ready to make a few changes and I thought it would be helpful to make myself publicly accountable.

Also?  Wow!  Thank you, thank you, thank you local folks who gave me some fantastic ideas in the comments on Friday’s post for factory tours in the midwest.   We’re making a list and doing some research.  Hooray for fun family travel!

Friday was a really long day.  A really long day.  Mid-afternoon I gave in and declared it officially the weekend and we watched a movie, popped popcorn, and I had a smoothie and knitting break.  We just needed a family do-over.

It turned the day right around and the rest of the weekend has been a pleasant and cozy one.  I hope things have been lovely at your home, too.

Have a terrific Sunday, friends!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. Kara – how did you know I needed that Anne Lamott article! Brilliant and exactly what I needed to read right now. I absolutely love the link you share. Thanks! :)
    Robin from Frugal Family Times´s latest post: 10 Tips to Save Money at the Great Wolf Lodge

  2. Kara, thanks so much for the link. Here’s to do-overs and a New Year!
    renee @ FIMBY´s latest post: The Kids’ Christmas Handmades (and bring on your doll making questions)

  3. Just checked out ‘Bring back Sunday dinner’.


    This year – my focus is homemaking. I’m studying up on how to do all this here….in my very own walls. The ‘bring back Sunday dinner’ series – it’s perfect for me as I learn about serving in my home.

    Thanks for the link.

    Kate :)
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  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing my link. I can not believe the awesome company I get to keep!

    We had a few weeks of boxed cereal which is not normal for us. But sometimes, you have to do what you need to do to stay sane and happy!

    Happy New Year!


  5. Thank you so much for the link, thrilled to spot it here… Totally love and looking forward to “Bring back Sunday Dinner” think it is going to be a fabulous series!!!
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  1. […] Last weekend I asked for the help of Simple Kids readers, taking the conversation over to facebook where, every morning, I checked in with what we had for breakfast. No fancy challenge or anything like that, just simply checking in each morning and reporting on what our kids had for breakfast on the facebook page. It was great!  You guys really encouraged me.  Thank you! […]

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