Hello! And happy Friday with all the faves!
This past week I was on a girls trip with one of my best friends. We beached, we sailed, we ate, we talked and talked and talked some more. It was interesting that more than a few of the people I met on the trip were surprised I had left my husband and daughter at home.
Like, how could my husband step up to the job of being…um…a father?
It’s always been a peeve of mine when the comment is made that fathers are home “babysitting” their children when mom is away. Seriously? It’s not called babysitting. It’s called parenting. It’s called being involved, and being aware of the work that goes into having kids. It’s about being a family unit where we ALL work together.
IMHO in this day and age, there shouldn’t be a question whether either parent isn’t perfectly adept at scheduling the school pick ups, packing lunches, overseeing homework, and in our case, being like my husband who took our daughter shoe shopping for this weekend’s homecoming dance (which BTW he is likely even more capable than me given our family nicknamed him Imelda Marcos years ago.)
Sure, we each take on certain parenting tasks we like more or are better at. But when one of us isn’t able to, I’m beyond happy to know that I have a partner, and Ali has a father, who is just as able and willing as I am to do what it takes to keep this family train clipping along at it’s regular pace. I love you, man.
Okay, enough of standing on that soapbox. Sheesh. You’ll think you’d landed on a parenting blog…
In last week’s Friday Faves post I asked for your input on how/if/why you ready this list. Thank you SO MUCH for the comments and emails with your encouragement. The overall opinion was to keep things the same, and that you appreciated the fact I don’t want to waste your time, or mine. So that’s what we’re going to do. :)
Moving forward, you won’t see many changes here on the old Friday Faves, and I’m continuing to work on keeping things concise just for my own well being. Like I said, we’ll see if I can do it or if I’ll get a case of the babbles, just like my mini rant above.
Welcome to Friday Faves. :) Enjoy!
How a 6 year old girl influenced this toy company to make little green army women soldiers in addition to the men.
Ha! Lippie + cheese. I have a lot in common with this 9 year old girl.
4 rules to keep your marriage healthy as told by a relationship therapist.
Looking for something different? The top 10 highest paying jobs now.
My friend Courtney shares why she quit drinking and how she did it.
This new budget airline is selling tix to Paris for $139. Whaaat?
And then you can come home and decorate your home like this Paris abode.
These veggie and quinoa burgers are the healthy option.
This is about to become your new favorite quinoa side dish.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Beef stew with mushrooms.
I totally want to become a master of baking this bread.
The best easy chicken stuffed zucchini boats.
While I was in the Caribbean I noticed everyone eats French dressing. This one is a healthy version.
And I had this at JFKs’ Jet Blue concourse and now I’m craving it again.
Copy cat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew.
8 coffee shops where you’re pretty much guaranteed a celeb spotting.
I never would have thought to use this to clean my bathtub and I’m not sure why I didn’t.
A few weeks ago I received a gift box from DeLallo with their new pasta and some other goodies in it that I’m loving, like:
- These dishtowels
- These pasta shaped silicone pot holders
- And these pasta dishes are perfectly portioned
- These airbnb rentals in apple orchards are full on fall.
- 15 short and chic fall haircuts.
- I’m going to be shopping from this post: 2o outfits to wear this fall.
The animal print look is going strong and this skirt is perfect. Plus, 40% off with code NEWNOW.
This t-shirt says it, but isn’t cheesy when it does.
Brow lamination. Have you tried it?
8 things to do on a Sunday to make the rest of the week go smoother. Game on.
Okay! That’s it for this week! Have a great long weekend and eat more good food!
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