Happy Weekend, 1.13.17

happy weekendTGIF, friends! Do you have plans for the long weekend? My husband and kids are going skiing, while I attend the bat mitzvah of a friend’s daughter. A bat mitzvah, for those who aren’t familiar, is a religious initiation ceremony for a Jewish girl who is 13 years old, which is regarded as the age of religious maturity. It’s a serious and important stage in the life of a person of Jewish faith, and I am honored to celebrate this milestone for my friend’s daughter.

I’m also keeping my fingers crossed we escape the stomach bug that seems to be sweeping its way through my friends! (Purell and I are going to be best friends.)

I used to have a regular feature on Red Shutters where I’d share writing I found on the web that week. I’ve decided to bring it back for 2017, with an eye toward running these posts on Fridays. (If you have an article to share, email me at redshuttersblog [at] gmail [dot] com.) Some of these pieces are recent; others are older but still relevant. Hope they send off into the weekend inspired and aware.

I haven’t been able to let go of this story since I first read it.

How one family taught their kids financial literacy

Have you heard about the Pretty Big Movement?

“Looking back, yes, I can say that love did win.”

What are you reading in 2017?

The story of Albert Einstein’s forgotten wife

Does your inner critic hold you back?

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting” shows how life pushes through grief.

As I kick off 2017, cleaning and purging, these suggestions for non-thing kids’ gifts caught my eye

Do you do any of these 8 things before 8 AM?

How to live with breast cancer while broke

Wishing you a healthy and joyful weekend,