Friday Reads: Being Busy and Getting Busy
Three articles for this edition of Friday Reads that every stylish doing-it-all-and-fabulously mom out there needs to read. The first talks about the power of being bored, quiet and alone in a world of over scheduling and media inundation. The second is about a new line of sex toys that are, finally, not embarrassingly designed and actually help strengthen your pelvic floor postpartum. It’s about time people started actually designing sex toys for real women and not for porn stars. Too bad Mother’s Day just passed, but there is always Christmas! Ha. The third helps you examine your relationship with your partner. I know, who has time for that with a toddler running around?! But, partners are people, too, and we sometimes forget how to stay connected with them because we’re so focused on our kids. Take these five minutes tonight to review, discuss and snuggle with your boo. Have a great weekend.
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The Disease of Being Busy
One of my favorite blogs, podcasts and bellwethers for life, OnBeing steers us right again with this article on simplifying and enjoying being bored. Of course, that means allowing ourselves to get bored, first. And that is harder and harder and harder by the minute because of our insane over-scheduling, social media accounts, app games and blogs to maintain.
“Whatever happened to a world in which kids get muddy, get dirty, get messy, and heavens, get bored? Do we have to love our children so much that we over schedule them, making them stressed and busy — just like us?” – Onbeing.org
Whoop.de.doo, a line of shapely yet subtle sex toys, is taking on the typically aggressive aesthetic of the sex toy market
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little skeeved by the looks of sex toys. I mean, it’s like some pumped up, porno addicted dude on steroids designed them. Am I alone, here? This article is promoting a new brand that actually appeals to, gasp!, women! Hallelujah!
“The clean aesthetic is a severe contrast to the majority of offerings within the sex toy market and offer an alternative to those turned off by the bright colors and offensive shapes.” – PSFK
10 Habits of Couples in Strong and Healthy Relationships
It’s good to check in on these things every once in a while, especially with the chaos of little ones distracting us from our partners ALL OF THE TIME. So, even if you think your relationship is text-book perfect, take a sift through this list to see if maybe there isn’t something that you’ve accidentally put on the back burner and turned off the stove. It’s kind of fun to go through with your hubs, too, over a bottle of wine or drinks after the kids go to bed. It’s fun to remember HOW to love each other because it reminds you of WHY you love each other.
“For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work. Below are some habits that will create and maintain a happy and healthy twosome.”- The Good Men Project