On TV- This week marked the final return of Mad Men – an end of an era. We got a glimpse of a Don and Roger we used to know, reminiscent of earlier seasons, double dating with women enamored by their money and power. Don is continuing to be reflective of his life, decisions, and relationships. Learning of the fate of Rachel Menken seemed to only be the tip of what we have in store in the final six episodes.
On the Page- The April 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping has its usually great articles on home decor and recipes, but what I love most is More Bliss. Less Stress. A to Z Happiness Boosters to Try Today. From Appreciate, Bake, and Change Your Commute all the way to Wine, X-press Yourself, Youtube and ZZzz … twenty-six easy little tricks to energize your attitude. This is a current issue so you can’t view it online, but here is a similar article: 8 Things You Should Do Every Single Day.
On the Computer- Whenever I start to organize a room, an area, even just a drawer – I grab a trash bag! Declutter First Organize Later by Simpleigh Organized includes great bullet points on how to declutter, while reminding us that it really is the first step to organization. Only keep what makes you happy, the things you LOVE! I love these ideas.
In the Kitchen- I have been very committed to drinking only water during the day. I put lemon my water to spruce it up a little. I was looking for some new ways to dress up my water and found Citrus Coconut Soda. Yes this is a soda recipe, but all these delicious fruits would also be great in just straight H2O. And if I want a little treat, I could have the soda once in awhile!
In My Parenting Toolbox- The great read in the New York Times Our Push for “Passion.” and Why it Harms Kids is a terrific reminder to all parents to let our kids learn, explore, discover, experiment, try, succeed, fail – it’s all OK! Don’t worry about what the admissions people at insert name of “the best school in your region” here are going to be thinking about when you decide whether or not to sign your kid up for a club, sport, or extra curricular activity. Just ask your kid – do you want to try this?
Hope this week allowed you to find some of your favorite things. What were they? Leave me a comment and let me know. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.