That's what SHE said: tips on upping your reading game, a thank you to the "big kids", some delightful mother's day things, and more . . . .


Here are some things I read this week that made me think. (These are just snippets - click on the title to read the whole thing.)

Artist hides giants in the wilds of Copenhagen, luring seekers into nature from Melissa with Treehugger

Some of the forgotten giants, like "Oscar Under The Bridge" reside in locations in which they can be seen from a distance; others – we're looking at you, Sleeping Louis – would be almost impossible to find if you didn't know where to look, Dambo tells me. "Most of them would be hard to find without the treasure maps available on my website, or by guessing the riddles/poems I have made on the rocks near the sculptures."

Thomas Dambo

Thomas Dambo

Thomas Dambo


Women who want to outearn men should choose their college major carefully from Kathryn with CNN Money

"Women in some majors go on to do better than their male colleagues. For example, women with architecture degrees earn $7,000 more per year on average than men, a 14% gap favoring women.
According to Glassdoor, here are the 10 college majors that lead to the biggest pay gaps in favor of women."

10. Anthropology
Women earn $1.02 for every $1 men earn

9. Sports Management
Women earn $1.02 for every $1 men earn

8. Mechanical Engineering
Women earn $1.03 for every $1 men earn



A Thank You To The Big Kids from Victoria with Scary Mommy

“Every time you’ve shared your treats, danced with our preschoolers, tickled our cranky little ones and made them giggle in delight, you’ve done everyone an enormous service. You’ve helped us carry some of the burden of parenthood, and when we were weary and irritable, you stepped up with a smile and your youthful enthusiasm and restored our hope for the future.”


18 free Mother’s Day printables that are thoughtful, lovely, and creative. Just like Mom. from Lexi at Cool Mom Picks

"Every Mother’s Day, we want to go all-out to celebrate the women in our lives who have done so much for us. But, as moms ourselves, we don’t always have the time to plan big brunches or create one-of-a-kind gifts for all the special moms, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers we love. That’s why we adore these unique, free Mother’s Day printables — they instantly make events more festive and presents even more special (and some of them are even standalone gifts!).When it comes to Mother’s Day gestures, every mom will agree that it’s the thought that counts…but it’s especially nice when the thoughts are as lovely as these.“

Free Mother's Day printables: Watercolor Flip Book by Little Monster

Free Mother's Day printables: Mother's Day Coupons by Clementine Creative

Free Mother's Day printables: Mother's Day Book by Carrie Elle



"Don’t read before bed, read before work

Most people keep their reading on their nightstand. If you read at night, you probably only get through a few pages before you get sleepy. Instead, I recommend reading in the morning. Even if you’re not an early riser, use the time you spend checking Instagram in bed to read a couple chapters. (I promise not much has happened since you opened the app at midnight.) Make coffee and ease your way into the day."


She Only Said “Yes” Once from Reggie via ForEveryMom

"On, July 28th, 2001, the answer we gave each other before God and everyone was: “Yes.” “Yes,” until the day that we die.

Yes, I could kiss her. Yes, I could sleep with her. Yes, I could steal glances of her in the shower because I think she looks great even after 5 kids. She said, “Yes,” to me, forever.

I wasn’t asking for a one night stand or permission to touch her after a party. I was asking for forever, and that’s what she gave me. That’s what I gave her.

She has never had to say it again. She said “yes” only once. She meant it to last. I meant it to last. It has lasted fourteen years. It will remain in effect until death parts us."





Is this my real life?
Where is my fantasy
Caught in a pigsty
No escape from reality

Opened my eyes
My kids are staring at me
I’m just a poor mom, who needs a sec to pee
But I’m wiping butts, folding clothes
Driving kids, to and fro
Anywhere that I go they just want to follow me, follow me

Mama, just screamed again
Cause the kids are late for bed
But heck at least they’re fed
Mama, their lives have just begun
And now my life’s in a total disarray

Mama, ooh
I just wanna cry
Have to wake up and do it all again tomorrow
Up at dawn, with my spawn
My house is in tatters

I see a little silhouetto of my kid
Give me juice, give me juice
I told you no
Oh my God they’re fighting
Always always fighting
It was his fault It was her fault
It was his fault It was her fault
I don’t care no
I said no

I’m just a poor mom, nobody let’s me
She’s just a poor mom who has to go pee
Spare her a sec a just let her wee wee

Please my son, let me go, will you let me go
Mommy, no, we will not let you go (Let me go!)
Mommy we will not let you go (Let me go!)
Mommy we will not let you go (Let me go!)
Will not let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go)
C’mon my love, I have to pee, to pee, to pee

So you think you can stop me and start to cry
So you think you can hug me and tell me a lie
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me baby
You just gotta get out, you just gotta get right outta here

Oh, yeah, oh yeah

They’re all that really matters
Anyone can see
They’re all that really matters
All that really matters to me.



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