weekly highlights {10}

So, Daylight Savings is still a thing. Let me tell you how excited I am about losing an hour of sleep and trying to get my kids adjusted to a time shift. While in theory having extra daylight is nice, I'm not sure it's worth everything that goes with it. Violet hates sleep lately anyway, why do we need to add fuel to the fire? Anyway, this post isn't called Weekly Complaints, so let's focus on the positive. Here are my weekly highlights.

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  • 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms podcast - I heard about this podcast from one of my favorite bloggers, Janssen from Everyday Reading. On it, the host Rachel or her guest share three practical takeaways for moms, exactly as the title implies. I've only listened to a few episodes so far, but I can tell it's one I'll continue to follow. 
  • Moana soundtrack - It's nothing new I know, but Violet was too young to appreciate Moana when we first watched it with Jona, and now that she's seen it, she's obsessed. She asks to listen to the soundtrack all the time, and because I love the music so much I happily comply. It beats the heck out of her normal request of Going on a Bear Hunt, or (for the love...) Barney. 


  • Long Way Down - I just rounded up my recent reads on Monday's post, but after those I just finished Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. I listened to this on audio, which I recommend as it is a YA novel in verse, and read by the author. It is very short, yet very powerful. 
  • The Rabbit Listened - I picked this up at the library for Violet, about a child who builds a tower and what happens after the tower gets knocked down. All the animals come in and know how to help Taylor, but only the rabbit, who listens quietly, is able to help. It's a sweet book and we are reading it on repeat over here. 


  • Indian Butter Chicken - I love this easy take on Butter Chicken from Everyday Reading. Right now I can't get the kids on board with it, but since we usually eat it with naan, they are happy to have some of that with hummus. 


  • Pomegranate Moscow Mules - Aaron and I made these the other night and they were really good! You just add a little pomegranate juice to a regular Moscow Mule, and it tastes refreshing and delicious.  


  • Violet's insights on Jona's eating habits - recent dinner conversation: 
    • Jona, telling us a few foods he likes, "I like..." Violet, "You don't like anything." Jona, "Yes I do!" Violet, "Not fruits and vegetables." Jona, struggling to get a word in, "I like..." Violet, interrupting (again) "Sugar!" She's not wrong. 

What were some of your highlights from the week? 

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