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Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Round-Up


ohmygosh, I think that I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My work load is starting to ease up a bit. I think that last night was the first night in a month or two when I didn't work most of the evening and into the early hours of the morning. 

I'm finally starting to catch up on my blog reading (and responding to comments and everything else) too. There have been so many great posts this past week and I wanted to share them. Here are some of my favorites.

I know that this post over at MizFitOnline was technically from last week but it's an important post. Depression is shrouded in such secrecy and shame in our society and I believe that's what hurts us the most. Through posts like this, maybe we can begin a larger discussion about our health because health is about so much more than just physical fitness.

Tracy's post at Sellabitmum really hit home for me. I'm not the most out-going person. I prefer the company of a few good friends over large crowds and parties. I like one-on-one conversations over fighting to be heard over a large group. My heart broke when I read this post because I can totally empathize. But what advice does a shy parent offer a shy child?

Along the same lines as Tracy's post is this guest post Ginger from Ramble Ramble wrote for Kludgy Mom. It's a great reflection on the dream of friendship in adulthood.

I loved this post from Heidi at Banana Buzzbomb. Heidi recently returned from an incredible trip with Columbia Sportswear to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Now, Heidi and her husband are chasing after their dreams and moving to Arizona. PS - If you haven't read Heidi's recaps of her trip, you should do that too.

I love Ilene's blog - Fierce Diva Guide to Life. The start of summer is often a hard adjustment for parents, moving from the frantic pace of the school year to the illusion of less frantic days of summer. But in reality, our parenting standards often drop as we try to manage this transition and find a rhythm. I can totally identify with this. And yes, I do hiss at my kids sometimes...but only sometimes. 

This week, the nominees for the 20th annual ESPY awards were announced and Kelly Slater was nominated for Best Male Action Sports Athlete. Come on - he's been the youngest (at 19) and oldest (at 39) surfer to hole the world title. Go vote for him.

What good things have you read this week? Anything funny? I realize that the posts that I've shared, except for Heidi's, are a bit serious in tone. Happy Weekend!


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23 Comments:

At June 29, 2012 at 1:04 AM , Anonymous KymberlyFunFit said...

I found a lot of good posts to read courtesy of your thoughtful round up. Thanks!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 2:27 AM , Blogger PavementRunner said...

Have you checked out Wish and Whimsy — http://www.wishandwhimsy.com/

I've been checking her site out recently, it's light and fun and informative… like yours! I also started checking out Ilene's above. Digging her ninja attitude.

Great round up!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 5:13 AM , Blogger Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

Thanks for the drool worthy pic! Yum!

Great posts to catch up in your round up!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 5:15 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

Ahhh I love Kelly Slater, brings out the teenage girl crush in me!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 5:27 AM , Blogger Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb said...

You are too kind. =) Happy Friday!!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 6:39 AM , Anonymous Kierston said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing! :)

 
At June 29, 2012 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Blond Duck said...

I think it's sad the stigma society has on depression and anxiety...I read an article yesterday about a woman who had been on antidepressants since 17. Instead of helping her, the doctors just threw pills at her and she had to choose between nasty side effects and her mental health....

Popped in from SITS!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM , Anonymous Cindi @ Frugal New England Kitchen said...

Thanks for the roundup! Always nice to find some new blogs, stopping by from SITS!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Meredith Dare You To said...

I'm too distracted by those strawberries to even think of anything else :)

Thanks for the links--lots to catch up on for me. I agree with PavementRunner above - Wish & Whimsy recently got added to my regular reads.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Raquel said...

Oh what a great idea for a Friday round up! I actually had a less than stellar week - even wore a mis-matched pair of shoes to work one day! Luckily no one noticed and I bought a new pair during lunch. Stopping in from SITS.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run said...

I'm a big fan of this post. :) Love me some Miz, Fierce Diva, and Bananabuzz. :D

 
At June 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM , OpenID Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

Thank you so much for the mention. My Friday faves (I really need to start tweeting these) would be Miss Melissa, above at Live Love Run, Callias Corner, According to Denise, Kristen PGIP because she reminded me to stop and smile, and of course you :) xxoo

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I haven't checked out Wish and Whimsy and definitely will. Thanks for the suggestion. I too love Ilene's ninja attitude!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Me too! I actually got to meet him at a surf contest in NYC last year and I totally reverted back to that teenage girl. My hands were shaking! But he was so nice.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Christine said...

xoxo Seriously so excited for you Heidi and loved reading about your adventures out West. Can't wait to read about more of them.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I completely agree. There's so much stigma in our society about depression and so many other things. I think that little by little we each need to start changing the conversation. Or at least start a conversation.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM , Blogger Christine said...

haha! Since both you and PavementRunner recommended Wish and Whimsy, I wil definitely have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Oh no!! I hope that your weekend and week ahead is brighter!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Me too!!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Of course! I really do love your blog and want other people to read it if they aren't already. I love all your favorites too. My list of must reads is growing!

 
At June 30, 2012 at 5:02 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

Oh wow I would have been shaking too! He looks so nice... !

 
At June 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Nikki said...

I had to fight licking my screen! Your photo is fantastic. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

 
At June 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Christine said...

haha Thanks Nikki! Hope you're having a great weekend too!

 

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