It's been a great Spring Break. I've been loooooving the unscheduled family time and lazy mornings. We've taken it easy here at home and tried to add in a few fun things each day. We've gone swimming, to a farm, Utah lake, movie night, video game night, and my personal favorite, built a fort for a read-a-thon. The kids have slept in it the last two night and it's just the epitome of childhood magic for me. Everyone's a kid within the walls of a blanket fort.
Now onto my favorite reads from the Internet!
I guess I'm naive. I had no idea that retouching like this was done in movies. Photoshop I get. Magazine photos are fake, which I've come to expect. But removing wrinkles and sharpening jawlines in movies is not something I've considered. Now that it's pointed out, it seems obvious. Of course physical perfection is demanded in modern movies. Yikes. Makes me want to watch more old movies.
Liked the message from Pope Francis on being welcoming, kind, and understanding of all different types of families.
In-N-Out's not so secret menu. I'm gearing up to try an animal/protein style burger. Mmmm.
I thought this study was interesting on the relationship between spending and happiness:
Our findings suggest that spending money on products that help us express who we are as individuals could turn out to be as important to our well-being as finding the right job, the right neighborhood or even the right friends and partners.Making a case for full fat dairy products. This study found a correlation between higher fat dairy and lower diabetes. Not that I needed an excuse, but I will be using full fat cream this week.
I'm always interested in different cultures' parenting perspectives. French parenting with food seems to be an anomaly. I liked the idea of developing a habit of savoring food.
Now this guy is one intimidating and interesting dresser. That's a whole lot of look.
Good advice that holds true, even 60 years later.
I've long been aware of the suffocating restrictiveness of female stereotypes. But guys have got it bad too. Pretty dang bad. I think about this a lot with my son. I want him to grow up to be emotionally present and intelligent. Quite the uphill battle in today's culture. I loved this article.
Speaking of reinforcing male stereotypes: Brothers. and again.
Finally, this show is hilarious. And happy tax season!