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The Best of

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I used to do a links I love round up kind of post and I really enjoyed sharing some gems from around the web. Last week I was inspired to do an update/remix on that series and I came up with this one - The Best of - yay! 

I wanted to be able to share some highlights from my week, articles I've enjoyed reading, recipes I've tried, a favorite Instagram I've shared, a post from the archives, online shops that makes me swoon, a post from a friend's blog - anything! I haven't decided if this will be weekly, monthly, or whenever I feel like it - I'll see where this series takes me. I hope you enjoy looking back at the best of the web with me. 

From the archives // So I had a baby
Of course I am in baby preparation mode and I am (impatiently) waiting our son's arrival. This waiting game feels different this time around so I thought I'd re-read Emma's birth story (a million times and cry).

From Instagram // Morning hair
I had a rough day on Wednesday so we tried resetting yesterday. While her behavior was not different, my attitude was and it helped.

From the web // Daniel Tiger helps develop emotional and social skills
Whew! Now I don't feel so guilty about all that Netflix watching (wink wink, nudge nudge). Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood has been one of Emma's favorites since she started caring about TV. A recent study has shown that the children who watch the show exhibit higher levels of empathy, self efficacy, and the ability to recognize emotions. Pretty sweet.

A recipe // 8 Classic Overnight Oats recipes
I've done it. I have found the holy grail of overnight oats recipes. I've had the classic recipe about five times since I discovered this recipe and I am seriously in love. I think I'll be relying on this and the other variations when baby boy comes. YUM.

A shop // Earth and Mirth Shop
These wooden and knit baby items are making me so happy. I want to order a rattle and a teether (and a bonnet and everything). I can't wait for my baby boy to have one. 

From a blog // On the morality of choosing to be a working mom by Whole Parenting Family
My friend Nell is always writing the best pieces, I swear. This one really hit home for me though. Now that I been at school full-time, been home full-time, and now, been working part-time as a mom, I have had a full spectrum of emotions about being being a working mom. Right now I am at piece with our family's decision. Nell really nails it when she said that working is not a morality issue and I am equally crazed when people say it is.

I hope you have enjoyed this best of round up. Happy Friday!