My favourite superhero is Batman (long before Christopher Nolan's movies, although I love those, too). I've always liked his character because he is an ordinary man who does extraordinary things. Isn't that what moms are, as well? Using tools, gadgets, help (where's my Alfred, btw?), sometimes sneakiness, and a lot of moxie to accomplish greatness; is there a better description of a mom?
We've loaded dignify with new kantha throws, large kantha spreads, silk blend kantha throws, more minis, and even a bit of new jewellery. It's like an explosion of prints & colours over here! Shop for a mom, a friend, or for yourself. Each purchase makes a real-world impact on a woman's life in Bangladesh or around the world, making YOU the hero of the day.
Now is a great time to spend 5-10 minutes unsubscribing to email lists you belong to.
Promotional emails are distracting, and form a lot of noise in these next couple of months (yes, I know — my weekly Keep Up email contributes, too!).
Do a scan of the regular emails you receive & ask: can I stop receiving this? Will I miss anything that I will actually suffer for not receiving? Is the content providing value to me, or is it just noise?
As this summer neared its end, Wayne & I began talking about a radical idea: quitting our Netflix subscription. I was feeling anxious about the transition from summer's never-ending days to the routine & rhythm of fall. Our kids would be in school all day (the girls, at least; our son is just half-days), and then have activities, chores, & piano practice, not to mention squeezing in their accustomed 8 hours of daily free play into what was left!
The truth is that I didn't want their extra time to be spent prioritizing shows, I wanted them to spend it with me. I think this is the kind of sappy feeling parents begin to get when they've left the all-consuming pre-school years and they glimpse how quickly time will pass before the kids are grown up.
We've listened to the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman countless times in my house (or, as my music app tells me: around 30), and the chorus of this song — "Never Enough" — keeps ringing through my head.
The song itself is about love (ie. without you, all the amazing things in the world will never be enough), but as we head into the busiest shopping season of the year, I feel like "Never Enough" is the battle cry of retail marketing.
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