Blog Love Friday! 2015 May 1

Blog Love Friday

How have I been Sprouting Balance the last few weeks? Well … hubby, daughter, a friend, and I went on a little road trip to Buffalo. Hubby & Daughter went to the Buffalo Museum of Science (and had a blast). My friend and I went rushing around Amherst shopping at Kohl’s, Trader Joes and various other companies that are not in Canada. It was a lovely (and long) day. The following week, I drowned myself in chores and children’s events. This gap has led to this week’s first topic…

LEARNING TO SPROUT

This is a reminder for myself but will hopefully help you too … PLAN! SCHEDULE! PLAN AGAIN! I have a lot on the go: teaching 5+ fitness classes a week, event planning committee, chauffeur, chef, cleaner, medical appointments … you get the point. I need to remind myself that this site and the business it will become is a part of that list. My aim is to provide these weekly links to share the bright ideas of the blog community. I need to make sure that they are scheduled just like everything else.

ORGANIZING OUR ROOTS
Acrylic Remote Caddy Stand | i heart organizing
This is such a cute little project! You can personalize it for your space by adding patterned paper or washi tape. The real takeaway from the article? Make a place for the remote controls to live.

Tips for Storing Re-Usable Bags | Modern Parents, Messy Kids
I found this on Pinterest recently and started doing it immediately. My crazy pile of reusable bags has now been tamed. Spend the extra time and do this – just saying.

LITTLE SPROUTS
Why We Should Stop Going Over the Top for Our Kids | Scary Mommy
This is a controversial topic. Every parent is different. And certainly every child is different. The comments on this post are as interesting as the read. I want you to understand why I chose this article … kids need to be kids. It is wonderful for them to get the experience of Disney, fabulous etsy-supplied parties, and to try various after-school activities. I want you to remember that your kids need time away from ‘experiences’. Let them play at the park without hovering. Let them have plain paper and coloured pens to explore their creativity. Let them build a pillow and blanket fort even if it means a messy living room. Let them make their own experiences.

GREAT EXAMPLE OF SPROUTING BALANCE
How We Keep Our Days Sane and Smooth | Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Tina’s post is an excellent example of how she is learning to Sprout Balance while running a successful blog, looking after her cutie, and training for the Boston Marathon! Tina and her husband Mal look like they are doing a great job at keeping things sane.

SPROUTING [P]INSPIRATION:
Looking for some ideas on recipes, organization or things to do with your Lil Sprout? Come check out my Pinterest page and the things that inspire me to become more balanced.

In the comments, please share articles that you read this week that helped you SPROUT some BALANCE! And remember to follow us and SPROUT a conversation on Twitter – @sproutbalance

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