Annemarie’s Awesome Links

I missed last week, so bonus extra links this week!

Here’s a laugh: famous paintings photobombed by a cat.

Why preschool shouldn’t be like school.

Looking for more mindfulness? Try this 30-day minimalism challenge.

A letter to brand new moms: it doesn’t get easier, but you get better at it.

You have plenty of time to love them later – I loved this one.

If you want kids, don’t get a pet. (Too late for me, but wow does this ever resonate.)

There is no science behind homeopathy. Save your money on those cold remedies for tiny ones.

14 babies who just had their minds blown. (Gif post, so it’ll be a little weird on mobile browsers.)

Simplicity doesn’t happen overnight.

If you’re crafty, this link is going to trigger a shut-up-and-take-my-money response.

Seriously, stop using your smartphone in bed.

Why you should tell your children how much you make.

Have we turned social media into this century’s whipping post?

If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to the alternatives.

And finally, this is possibly a repost, but I’m going to link to the poem at the bottom of this post in full because it’s beautiful and resonated with me today.

 

Wild Geese
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
–Mary Oliver, Dream Work

Have a lovely long weekend, friends.

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