Weekend links

The readers who’ve won a copy of The Artist’s Daughter are: Candace, Jessica, Jessica, Laura, Lisa, Dorothy, Eva, Stacy, Martha, and Rachel. Congrats to the ten of you! Look for an email and get back to us as soon as you can.

Favorited Instagram of the week (and head here to follow me!):

Mt. Bachelor through the rain.

Mt. Bachelor through the rain. Yep, this is summer.

And a special thanks and shout-out to the blog’s current sponsors—I’m thankful for your partnership!

Cozi :: An organizing app for the modern family.

Lamp in a Box :: Design your own lamp! That’s fun.

Living Well, Spending Less :: A blog about saving money, homeschooling, DIYing, and making the most out of life.

Plan to Eat :: My family’s favorite tool for menu planning (really—I use it weekly!).

Stay at Home Yoga :: Take a professional yoga class without leaving your home.

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” -Gertrude Jekyll

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Oh the suspense! Am I one of the two Jessicas, or not?!
    I wish my name was Tsh right now. 😉

  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVED Ellen’s post about personality and writing. Probably because I could relate, completely. I riffed the post on Wednesday–adding a discussion of the “highly sensitive person” to the mix–and nearly 100 comments later, I’ve found that empathy on this topic abounds. I’m flabbergasted at how many people chime in with “me too!” on this subject.

    I wasn’t an English major (try to contain your shock) but you wouldn’t know it by the way I soak up articles like the one you linked to in the Times. Love the conclusion there.

    • really good stuff here. I particularly enjoyed the article about Stephen Colbert. I love your link-day!

    • So excited to see my link shared here and also to read your riff on the idea, Anne! Clearly this idea hit a chord with lots and lots and lots of writers (mostly, but not all, women writers). Thanks everyone for your responses!

  3. Loved the Stephen Colbert link! I had to click on it and was prepared to be mad because I love him! What a great article.

  4. I was rather taken aback by the article attacking Donald Miller’s post. I read both the linked post and Miller’s post and I have to say, as someone who is not a blogger and not a mom, I have a lot of sympathy for Donald Miller. I don’t believe that his intention was to say, “Here is my method, and it should work for you regardless of your situation.” I think it’s important to remember that not everyone who reads SimpleMom is a blogging mom, and thus we may not all see the world from that perspective. Donald Miller is a single man without children, and while that gives him a lot of flexibility in life, he is also without the blessing of a spouse and children that most blogging moms have. I think it should be remembered that all blessings have their drawbacks, and we shouldn’t begrudge people their blessings just because our blessings are different.

  5. You have some great finds in the blog links. I especially like Plan to Eat. Thanks.

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