My mantra: there’s always room for ice cream. Here's a mish-mashy list of some things currently sweetening my life.
Why I Like It: Glennon Doyle and her co-hosts, Amanda Doyle and Abby Wombach, offer me a dose of real talk each week. They help me persevere on hard days and strive to make the most of my “one precious life.” This podcast inspired me to launch Cavolo!
Why I like it: It offers free, downloadable sewing patterns. Puzzling the pattern pieces together is satisfying. So is wearing something I've made.
Genre: Book, non-fiction
Why I Like It: Authors William Stixrud and Ned Johnson are redefining my definition of good parenting. I no longer see myself as my daughters' manager but rather, as their consultant.
Genre: Book, fiction
Why I Like It: Anthony Doerr's novel reminds me of three essential truths. 1. Beautiful writing is transformational. 2. Owls are magic. 3. Libraries matter.
Why I like it: The Queen's Gambit inspired me to learn chess. This site taught me how and allows me to practice with a robot.
Why I Like It: A gift from a co-worker to my daughter, this game challenges and humbles me. I like witnessing how much stronger my girls' logic skills are than mine. Plus the tiles feel nice.