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Day 80: Click Fest 2016

Day 80? Whoa. I am pretty pleased with myself for actually making it 80 straight days both expressing gratitude and writing/publishing it!

In the last 24 hours I've become obsessed with reading archives at It's a long story, starting with me going through a bunch of stuff I'd ripped out of old Real Simple magazines and ending with a long click-fest. I did find some good articles about moving, so I saved those for a couple of months from now when we will (probably) embark on that adventure. I'm certainly grateful for those tips, as we had virtually no stuff last time we moved and now we have... lots of stuff.

I'm also hoping all the work I'm doing decluttering and weeding down our stuff to what we use, need or love will pay off by easing the blow of packing, unpacking, and setting up a new living space for our little family of five. I have high hopes of being more mindful with our stuff, physical of course, but also electronic and mental stuff. I aspire to be like the people described in this post:  Rules of Organized People. 

I noticed I had about a million things open in Safari on my phone, so I thought maybe I'd share some links I enjoyed.

Holy Week. Easter is drawing nigh, people. I keep referring back to this post from Kendra at Catholic All Year. She's going some great ideas for doing up holy week with the family. The "You Can Still Do This" Guide to All Things Holy Week. 

Zelie! I love learning about saints, especially "modern" saints, and I've recently become just a little obsessed with recently cannonized St. Zelie Martin, a woman with at least one saintly daughter (St. Therese of Lisieux). Check out 12 Things St. Zelie Martin Taught Me About Sainthood as a Mother. 

If you've ever read C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, you'll "get" this great post in his style called Dear Mama, Satan is Doing Everything He Can to Keep You from Reading This Letter.

And if you've made it this far, I just have one more post to share which resonated with me. Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues. I have more thoughts on it, which I'll maybe share later.

Is this too many links to share at once? I try to share things I like the day I find them but I read a lot of things online and sometimes get backed up. Maybe only one or two will stand out to you, or you can keep them open forever in your Safari. You're welcome.


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