This is the start of a weekly series to collect stories, thoughts and nifty finds on the interwebs.
Friday night with my 5-month old included watching one of my favorite kids’ movie: The Lorax. I’m such a tree hugger. Some people argue it doesn’t keep true enough to the book and has a little too much slapstick comedy. I personally think it’s well done and has an important message. I say: let it grow!
We started sleep training this week with our daughter. We’re using the Interval Method. They say this is harder on the parents than it is on the child. On our first night, it took her an hour and 45 minutes to fall asleep When she woke up half an hour later and got a little bit of a bottle of snuggle. But she went down without a fight after that. And then she stayed asleep the entire night. I’m hoping it will only take us an hour and 30 tonight.
Diets That Work
I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on dieting at work this week. It was a very informative session run by one of our cardiologists. He spent time analyzing 20+ Studies and brought together all the general ideas that end up resulting in a healthy lifestyle, decreased cardiovascular risk and lower weight loss. The bottom line: plant-based diet with less red meat, good fats, good carbs, whole grains, legumes, less processed stuff and less sodium. Oh yeah, exercising a little and reducing your stress helps a lot too. interestingly, Pescetarians, those are vegetarians that eat fish, actually did better than vegans in one of the studies.
How to Learn Calligraphy in Two Months
Moving on in attempting to conquer my 2018 goals, I’m looking at The Postman’s Knock guide on how to learn calligraphy in two months. Lindsey has set up a guide for getting you started as well as the tools that you need. I’ve got my stuff ordered in my printables printed out. Now, if I can only figure out how to set a little time aside each day for myself so that I can practice.
Super Bowl Food
I usually watch just the Super Bowl for the commercials but OMG! These Buffalo Cheddar Soft Pretzels from Half-Baked Harvest look fantastic. I am going to try these and see how they go.