Winter Isn’t Over Yet

I really had to work hard not to put a sad face emoticon in that headline.

If you live in Chicagoland, then you probably woke up Monday morning, looked out the window, and felt your heart sink. I mean, you heard that it was going to snow, but you didn’t think it would snow that much. And, after several days of spring-like weather and outdoor fun at the park and the zoo, what do you do with a young child when you’ve spent a long winter exhausting all your indoor play options?

You read my piece, 10 Unexpected Places to Take a Toddler on a Cold or Rainy Day, over at Pick Any Two, one of my favorite mom blogs out there!

Worth Reading: October 2014

Is it just me, or is October one of the busiest months of the year? I felt like we were moving at warp speed all month, and now it’s a straight shot to the holidays. So after you finish up your trick-or-treating and before you start pinning vigorously to your All Things Thanksgiving board, here are a few posts you might want to check out from around the Internet that made me laugh, cry, vigorously nod my head in agreement, or want to virtual-fist bump the author.

photo by alicejamieson via PhotoRee

Not sure what to dress up as tonight? You could pull one of these “sexy” mom costumes together pretty quickly.

Add some of these ideas into your morning routine for a happiness boost.

I loved reading these quotes about how parenting is different in the United States.

Maybe book club should be article club instead? I kind of love this idea.

This is in my crockpot right now.

A reminder that I need to use my stand-up desk more often.

Do you have a habits manifesto? This might be a fun project for the new year.

Since I’m the mom of a little girl, I’m just going to leave this here, in case I need it in the (very) near future.

And speaking of reading lists, Amy Poehler’s new book is definitely going on mine. (FYI. That’s an affiliate link.)

Happy Halloween everybody! Until November…