My son is at that age. The age where not everything coming out in the theaters is off limits. We are enjoying this time of many of the books he enjoys being made into movies. He loved The Hobbit, and the Hunger Games series is a favorite of our extended family. We enjoyed both books as well so we were pretty sure we knew what to expect with the release of the movies. When those movies come out that I really have no knowledge about, no concept of the story I go here. Plugged In is run by Focus on the Family ministries. There are other aspects of this site, but I use it almost exclusively to research movies. They give very detailed critiques about what your children are going to see when you take them to the theater. They will let you know about scenes that might include violence, anything of a sexual nature, and spiritual references, among other things. They are very thorough and I’ve found the site quite helpful when trying to decide what to allow my children to watch.
My new FitBit. I had no idea how sedentary I was. As I sit here typing this at 3:43 in the afternoon, I have only taken 1,076 steps today. I have spent the day packing my family to head out of town this weekend and even with all that activity, I’m several miles behind for the day. It’s a great reminder to get my rear in gear as soon as my husband gets home.
On a related note…I love a little friendly competition. I am way more competitive than I should be, so when a group of friends say things like, let’s all get a FitBit and shouldn’t we have some sort of trophy for the friend with the most steps each month…I’m in! If the last couple days are any indication though, I’m gonna get creamed! I won’t go down without a fight!
This book. I love this book. It is my oldest daughter’s favorite cookbook. It has step by step instructions, terrific accompanying pictures, and delicious recipes. So many cookbooks for children have recipes that are almost too simplified, especially for a child who really loves the baking process. This one is perfect! Oldest daughter has had it for awhile. I think she received it as a gift when she was eight. She uses it often and has had people raving about her chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Her recipe is in this book!
Five month olds…followed only by four month olds, then three, then two, then…. Babies that grow up. They fit into the categories of, “favorite” and “makes me want to cry myself to sleep in the corner” both at the same time.
What are some of your favorite things?