🔨Lil Treasures #139: Costco and Things Jael Did
Plus some Q+A's for your weekend!
My friends. My beautiful friends. You can’t tell me ANYTHING today because my kids started back to school this week and I feel my powers returning. She’s back in a routine. She’s Lexapro-ed. She’s watching TWO TV shows. She made a meal plan and stuck with it. She’s discovered these oversized boyfriend button-downs. Is there functional chaos all around? Yes. Are we bothered? Not this week, my friends. Not this week.
And so, in honor of these small people returning to structure, it’s Q+A Week. On the Swipe Up+, we talked about parenting after purity culture (like…what DO we want our kids to know about sex?), mom guilt, and disappointing people. Here’s an exerpt:
But what I discovered is that a person who is so disappointed in me for making a change that it would trash our relationship are not people who loved me, but people who loved when my choices served them.
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But I did save some Qs to be Aed here on Lil Treasures, so buckle up, ‘cause we’re going in: rapid fire style.
Q: What’s one viral video that leaves you in tears you’re laughing so hard? — @wavesbythewater
A: It’s definitely this absolutely bonkers music video.
Q: What’s your go-to mantra when it comes to mothering? I need a phrase to repeat to myself. — @_em_possible
A: When I was actively working with Mary Van Geffen, she had me repeat to myself “I am the conductor of peace in my home.” every time I walked into my house. I still do it!
Q: Best way you’ve learned to navigate preteen hormones/angst/in-between stage? — @_vickiehogan_
A: Take almost nothing personally. Become unoffendable.
Q: What do you wish you knew when you were 24? — @shelbihan
A: Wear sunscreen daily. Quit wishing you were at the next stage of life (impossible, I know). Screw up. Try new things. Travel.
Q: What are you most looking forward to this fall? — @troxellr
A: The return of Erin Moon, Sports Mom.
Q: Are you a planner user? I need one for mom life and working from home and its all overwhelming. — @mirmade85
A: I use the Get to Work Book and it’s the only planner I’ve ever been consistent with!
I got a lot of questions this time, so I may do a part two next week, yes?
Okay, let’s do the treasures!
⚾ Get your tissues ready, because this grandpa/grandson baseball moment will put you in your feels 🤧
🌽This hilarious child talking about his love for corn is my video comfort blanket of the week. How I feel after watching it:
🖥️ Anne Helen Peterson, an excellent writer who has done extensive research on work culture, published this article about women working from home. If you are a woman who has spent any time in that WFH culture, make sure you give it a read!
📘I am so jazzed about Shannon K Evans’s new book Feminist Prayers for My Daughter which is set to release in early 2023. You can find out more about it and pre-order your copy here! I loved Shannon’s book Rewilding Motherhood as well.
💁♀️Five stars to this video of potential smash hits from the Bible.
🎭 To all my now-grown theatre kids who have their own children now, may we leave this kind of legacy.
🎁 Many thanks to those of you who took the Lil Swipes survey and gave us your brilliant thoughts! We love to use your insight to help us notice the blind spots and to improve this space for you to continue to enjoy. We had almost two thousand responses come through, which is truly amazing!
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💃Last treasure for the week is this Denzel + Break My Soul mash-up. The internet contains multitudes.
This week’s Tweets:
This one sent me
Have one heck of a weekend, pals! Looking forward to reading your treasures!