What I’m Lovin’ in March

Oops – I missed our scheduled Friday! So, I’m posting What I’m Lovin’ for March on the last day of March…which just-so-happens to be a Monday. And what a Monday it is!

 

 1. Books that remind working parents that the precious time doesn’t have to be full of elaborate plans

Being a parent who works outside of the home is tough. My sister let me borrow the copy of Saturday* she rented from our local library. Andy loved the illustrations and we both fell in love with the storyline (or maybe just me!). This Romper article about why the book is so special does a great job of reassuring busy parents that being together is what matters (not what activities you’ve stressed over planning).

 2. Gender Equality

Scotland just became the first nation in the world to approve a plan to make sanitary products available for free. Not only is this a step in the direction to normalize menstruation (which is a natural bodily function), but is an undeniably admirable step towards gender equality.

 

 3. How empowering sewing your own clothes can be

This article from The Lily is a great read about millennial women breathing new life into home-sewing.

A favorite quote from the article and a sentiment I share:

I would recommend sewing for a woman who wants to get to know her body more.

 

 4. More ways to make sewing environmentally friendly

It never occurred me that with the help of a projector, printing a pattern could be avoided! A brilliant idea for paperless sewing.

 

 5. Washing My Hands

This should be a permanent favorite, but with Coronavirus spreading like wild fire, I’m all in on handwashing this month.

If you’re tired of singing “Happy Birthday” while washing your hands, BuzzFeed found 19 songs with 20-second choruses that can be used as alternatives.

I think this handwashing demo should be shown in all health classes – this lady is fabulous.

And here’s an argument for expanding the conversation around prevention with several ways to strengthen your immune system.

 

 6. Laughing

If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch this video of Elizabeth Warren and Kate McKinnon Flipping The Switch.

 

 7. Supporting Makers Using Their Craft for Good

Have you ever considered the impact of a colostomy bag on a woman’s body image – and how she might feel if she had a fun cover for it? Did you know that colorful eyepatches exist for children who need them – and, dare I say, could be COOL to wear?!

Bookmark (and share!) this list of Crafters who Make Custom Medical Device Covers.

 

 8. Yoga With Adriene

My office is closed. Andy’s school is closed. And now my gym is closed.

I’m really missing my gym buddies, but my body is missing yoga! I’ve been doing some of the Yoga With Adriene videos and have loved them all so far. Practicing alone isn’t the same, but my body is starting to feel better in this truly weird time of social distancing and quarantining.

 

 9. Data Visualization

As a data visualization lover, I’m smitten with Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Tracker. Find your location and zoom in to see the impact in your area. Bringing #DataToThePeople – in action!

 

Not something I’m loving but something I wanted to share…

Something you don’t think about often but maybe we should: suicide among farmers has been on the rise. The article is worth a thoughtful read and reflection. Mental health (“stress”) is REAL. And we need to talk about it. And provide resources.

 

Thank you for reading along & being a part of my community. ❤

{Catch up on all of my monthly What I’m Lovin’ posts here.}

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Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

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