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November 15, 2013

Update 2.0

Filed under: Books, Motherhood, Personal — Tags: , , , , , — llcall @ 5:54 pm

I almost forgot that in my mommy update I wanted to include a link to a guest post I did on my friend Jen’s wonderful blog, Pale Cetacean.

pale cetacean

Jen and I share an interest in many of the same topics (minimalism, tiny houses, education, women’s issues, personal finance — just kidding, I’m still trying to convert her to that one ;)), but especially reading, so I love the way she documents how her reading intersects with her daily life. But I still want her to explain how she reads so dang many books, among all her other activities!

I particularly wanted to point you to that guest post because (1) it has more pictures of us in one post than I have probably put on this blog in the last year

Addison loves reading

Like this one, in which (I’m not kidding) Addison is thumbing through Your Money or Your Life, a book on mindful spending and financial independence — doesn’t she look like a personal finance lover in the making?! Be still my beating heart.

and (2) I talk a little more about Carol Dweck’s Mindset, something I’ve mentioned I would like to do a whole series of posts on. That day is still far off, so in the meantime, I’m glad I recorded at least a paragraph or two on how Dweck’s work impacts my parenting.

What reminded me about all this was Jen’s most recent post in which she shares that reading Mindset is giving her a new lens to see the world and herself. Yep. That was my experience too, despite the fact that I had been reading her academic studies for years. I’ll say it again, this book is a game-changer. Read it!

P.S. I’d love to see some of you profiled in Jen’s “reading parent” series — let me know if you’re interested and I’ll connect you!



  1. I love love love that picture of her!!!! Seriously, that is just…..perfect. And the icing on the cake is that she’s reading one of the best books ever!
    I would love to guest blog for her but no joke, my latest read has been a computer programming book…. I find it ironic that I read 10x the parenting books before I was even married than I do now

    Comment by kei02003 — November 15, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

  2. Ok, ok, I’ve officially decided to read the book—as in it’s on my to-do list for tomorrow to see if my local library has a copy. 🙂 Great pics on your blog and hers. Thanks for sharing. You KNOW I would love to guest post on her blog, mostly because I just love attention, but maybe I’d actually have something meaningful to contribute, too. I’ll have to read her blog a bit more to get a feel for it.

    Comment by Victoria — November 22, 2013 @ 1:04 am

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