I’m flying home to Sacramento for the weekend to visit my family for Mother’s Day and I’m so excited to spend some much-needed down time with my favorite people. We’re planning on skiing tomorrow and hosting a lovely brunch on Sunday. I can’t wait!
(P.S. I wonder when I’ll stop calling Sacramento home…?)
Spring has sprung here in Oregon and it’s gorgeous. I’ve been craving spring produce, more movement, and all the sunshine. Here are some things I’ve been loving lately and maybe you will, too.
“How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz.”
I’m such a fan of this podcast! I always leave every episode feeling inspired and ready to pursue my dreams, goals, and passions. I highly recommend it. Spring time is always a great time to reconnect to those New Years resolutions and set new goals!
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show a little extra love to the women in our lives. This article addresses the ways in which women invisibly give in our families, churches, and communities. Even though I’m not a mother yet, I’ve already felt the pressure to fulfill the emotional and mental needs of my family of two.
How can you honor the women your life? Start seeing and valuing the emotional and mental labor the women in your life do on your behalf and commit to doing more of it yourself.
“The belief that all women are “naturally” nurturing and find fulfillment in performing emotional and mental labor can perpetuate its devaluation. If we think that the invisible labor that maintains relationships just flows effortlessly from women or that “women are just better at these things than men are” we run the risk of overlooking and undervaluing invisible work of women in families, home, Church, work, and communities because we assume they want to be doing this work. Women do the lion’s share of invisible labor because society expects it. Even for the many women who do find deep fulfillment in modifying their own emotions to fit a social situation, anticipating others’ needs, and providing emotional support and comfort, invisible labor is still work. Hard work. It’s exhausting. And it’s often thankless.”
This yoga class from Yoga with Adriene!
I’ve been a big fan of Yoga With Adriene for a long time. I don’t know about you, but all of this sunshine is making me want to move my body MORE and this class is a fun and easy way to do so. All you need is some space, time, and a yoga mat or towel.
How perfect would these be for Mother’s Day brunch? YUM!
Have a great weekend!