May 14, 2024

Weekly Roundup: An Audiobook Rec, A Decluttering Tip, 529 Plan Tips

If you're a mom, I hope you had a very happy Mother's Day yesterday! If Mother's Day is fraught for you, I'm so very sorry and I hope you know that you're not alone. I had a couple of rough ones when I had fertility issues, and the day can be difficult for my friends who've lost their mothers. I'm glad you were able to get through it, and I hope this roundup is helpful. (I've marked affiliate/referral links with a *, which means I may make a little bit of money if you make a purchase or sign up using that link - thank you!):

  • I tend to read fiction and listen to nonfiction, and the audiobook I'm listening to now is called More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament* by Lindsay and Lexie Kite. I can't recommend this book enough to any woman who has struggled with body image issues (which is probably most of us!). 

  • I like this idea of taking away 10 things to declutter (and get the whole family involved).

  • When I mentioned One Simple Wish last week, I didn't realize that May is Foster Care Awareness Month. That makes it the perfect time to head over and grant a wish, if you're able.

  • Here are some tips about 529 plans you might not already know.

  • I recently used up all of my freezer meals, since I haven't been adding to them (a downside of making quick and easy meals is that they aren't designed for bulk and freeze-ability). But I love having ready-to-go meals in the freezer, so I'm looking to restock over the next few weeks. I'll start with RecipeTin Eats' Slow Cooker Carnitas, which can be used in tacos, nachos, enchiladas and even sliders. I plan to make 1.5 times the recipe (using a 6-pound roast) for extra leftovers to freeze. If you're into freezer meals, check out my Freezer Meals Pinterest board for ideas.

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