What I’m loving and reading in September 2018

What I’m loving

The Lazy Genius

I have gotten so many great tips and ideas from listening to the Lazy Genius Podcast. Most recently, episode #45 The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen. The episodes are always short and super practical. Even episodes I think I don’t really need, I still almost always learn something. Her goal is to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life.

Copy work generator

We use copy work once a week or so for school and I often struggle to find printable copy work that makes sense for where my kids are at or what they are interested in. Making my own always seemed like too much work, until I heard about this free copy work generator. You can type in anything you want and then choose if you want it to be traced or copied. It also gives the choice of different styles of letters or cursive.

Kids Baking Championship

I’m sure I am behind on the times on this one, but my kids are loving the Kids Baking Championship. We are watching it on Hulu since we don’t have cable, and all 4 of the kids are obsessed. I am also reminded every episode that I don’t bake nearly as well as some 11 year-olds.

What I’m Reading

Small Move, Big Change By Caroline Arnold

From Amazon: Small Move, Big Change is Arnold’s guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement. Providing scores of engaging real-world examples and new scientific findings, she shows us that while the traditional resolution promises rewards on a distant “someday,” microresolutions work because they reward us today by instantly altering our routines and, ultimately, ourselves.

 

Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell M.D.

From Amazon: Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference was a really engaging read about negotiating. The author is a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI. He shares stories from his own experiences and helps explain the techniques that anyone can apply to their lives.

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