Sunday Surf: A Change to the Blog, Pinterest Recaps and More


I love that the word "messy" appeared in here.

Before we surf, I wanted to announce a new feature on the blog:  Fit Friday.  If you’ve been reading the blog for any time now, you’ve probably noticed my growing obsession with fitness and running. I generated a “word cloud” for the blog, and while natural parenting is still obviously the focus, lots of running words are creeping in.

I do want to keep the blog focused on natural parenting and my son’s toddler antics, but I’d also like to have an outlet to talk about running and racing without making my regular blog readers groan about me jabbering on about Garmins and 5Ks and fueling.  While I toyed with the idea of setting up a second blog, I decided instead to add a Fit Friday feature to the blog which means that on Fridays my posts will be focused on running and fitness.  You’ve been warned.  I even have a graphic for it:

You know I'm serious about something when it gets its own graphic.

Without further hesitation, onto the Sunday Surf.

I have found so many wonderful craft ideas on Pinterest this week.  My favorite so far is this how-to on tinting Mason jars.  And because spring is around the corner (what?  I can be in complete denial about the impending winter), here is an easy way to beautify a fence using marbles.  I loved this great list of toddler activities too – finally, something to do with the old baby wipes box.  Of course, no Pinterest summary can be complete without some decadent food ideas, so here are some wonderful fall treats:  caramel filled apples, homemade canned apple pie filling, apple cider caramels and the perfect way to roast pumpkin seeds. and pumpkin bars.

And in non-Pinterest related links…

What a cool blog – reviews of children’s books.  God knows I’ve bought some real letdowns, so it is nice to know where to go for good review.

I stumbled across this photographer’s Facebook photo collection called “The Extra Chromosome Club.”  What gorgeous kids, and what great photos.

A visual, visceral criticism of routine circumcision.  I have a hard time with this topic.  This post left me shaken.

On a happier note, I love this list of twelve exercises for more mindful parenting.

If you have some time to spare some positive thoughts, this blogger – an avid runner and inspiring triathlete – had a terrible accident on her bicycle.   Her recovery is going to be long and difficult but her spirit is amazing.

Have a wonderful week, everyone.

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3 Responses to Sunday Surf: A Change to the Blog, Pinterest Recaps and More

  1. Christine

    Thanks so much for posting these links, I enjoyed so many of them! :)

  2. I Thought I Knew Mam

    Thanks for all the great links! I love the Fit Friday idea :-)
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