What I’m Lovin’ in April

 

 1. Hillary (the documentary)

Perhaps she’s not for everyone, but I still find Hillary Clinton to be such an inspiration. I just finished the Hulu docu-series on her and loved it. This is a fascinating interview with the filmmaker.

 2. Reading others’ reflections on the times we’re in

I have been finding comfort in the words others have shared about how they are moving through our current way of life. Below is a quote pulled from a recent Closet Case Patterns’ newsletter:

…around the world, millions and millions of people are going through the exact same grief, confusion and anxiety as their world and way of life changes more swiftly than any time in recent memory. We are experiencing a worldwide, collective trauma, and the psychic weight of that can’t be underestimated, nor the fact that a side effect of anxiety is the inability to focus. – Heather Lou

PS: You can subscribe to her newsletter here (the content is always wonderful!).

Reading this post made my heart tighten in my chest:

As if Mother Earth is saying: We can no longer carry on this way. The time is now – I am reminding you who you are. Will you remember? – Emma Zeck

^ that’s just a portion of the post so hop over & read the rest of it!

 3. Sewing as Self-Care

Sewing has once again served as my self-care refuge. I have been slowly working on a few projects (like my Raspberry Rucksack). It has been a great retreat to have a little quiet time with my machine during Andy’s nap time.

 

 4. New ides for toddler entertainment

This guide from Quartz is packed full of resources for babies and toddlers stuck at home right now.

Here’s another list of at-home activities for toddlers that may be handy.

If you’re stuck inside, here’s a room-by-room activity guide!

 

 5. This Comic to Help Explain Coronavirus (& Prevention) to Kids

This is above Andy’s comprehension right now, but it’s a great resource not only for kids but also adults!

 

 6. This reminder for parents right now: You Are Enough

I need to hear that. Maybe you did too. 🙂

 

 7. Sweet Treats

I’d love to tell you I’m not stress eating all the sugary things in my pantry right now but I’d be lying.

Here are some three-ingredient cookie recipes if you’re in need (likely that you’ll already have ingredients for one of these on-hand!).

 

 8. Biking

My Dad called a few weeks ago to ask if I would like a bike with a baby seat on the back (YES!) because one of his neighbors was throwing one out. It was a men’s cruiser and I was trying to get used to kicking my leg up higher to get on when he called again: This time he was bringing me a cruiser they had buried in the garage that would fit me better. So, now Jeremy and Andy have a bike to ride together and I have my own! We went on a family ride last week with one of our 7-year-old neighbor friends and another earlier this week. It was SO FUN.

 

 9. The Feel-See-Do Approach to Tantrums

The steps make sense, but even better is the example they give because it’s absolutely fitting for our current situation.

 

 10. We adopted another dog!

Her name is Daphne and so far she’s fitting in great!

 

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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