PJ's Media Parenting's Best of the Web—1/27

While we are still patiently waiting for winter in the Midwest, I’m sending lots of warm thoughts to those of you snowed in, iced in, and just plain freezing!


This is a brilliant idea! I don’t know why I have never thought of this!

It never fails that sickness creeps in at the most inopportune times like the middle of the night or when the thought of bringing all the kids to the store makes you want to run and hide. In an effort to avoid running to the store while helping my kids feel better at the same time, I like to keep a basket stocked with the necessities. I have found myself reaching for it and increasingly thankful that I have what I need on hand more than ever. Keep in mind that what I choose for my family when they are under the weather may be different than yours, but the concept remains the same no matter what. Having what you need on hand when sickness strikes is so helpful and makes tending to those who are sick a wee bit easier.”


Head over to Clean Mama for more great ideas!


For those of you experiencing actual winter, please, please, do these ideas to cheer up your outside view and then send me pictures!


This mom of six has some great ideas—head over to Design Mom to get started!


I’m always searching for delicious breakfast recipes that don’t take a ton of effort in the morning.  This one will be a regular on our meal plan. Julia, over at My Life in Transition, has plenty of inspiration for moms of little ones.



Folks, I love hot dogs. I love any excuse for eating hot dogs. Wouldn’t this be a fun idea for a birthday party (kids or adults!)?  This trendy and upbeat site will make you want to lose an hour clicking though all the DIY choices! Don’t miss I Spy DIY.



Here is an article for any momma who has worried about the way her child is received by others. This article from Kristen Welch at We Are That Family was encouragement for my soul. I hope it touches yours.

My stomach did a familiar flip-flop, and a sort of shadow passed over my heart at the thought of his feeling like an outcast again. From experience of all of his years growing up, I knew how he argued, but also how he was misunderstood. And I especially knew the heartbreak that comes to a mama who wants everyone to love and understand her different child but finds that few will take the time to invest gentleness, compassion, and affirmation into his heart.”



How are you spending your weekend?

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