Weekend Web Wandering – July 11, 2015

We have a fun Saturday planned: swimming with friends. And then we need to come home and pack for church camp which starts Monday morning. This is the camp my husband directs so it isn’t just “throw a few things into a backpack” kind of packing. Imagine Eisenhower and the D-Day invasion except with more children running around and taking or ignoring orders as they see fit and you’ll have a better picture.

Fun times.

We’re excited that the sun is actually out today (Hello, sun, where have you been hiding?) but in case you’re stuck inside today, I’ve got some links for you to browse:

weekly links round-up


  • How to Find God in the Extra-Ordinary MOMents by Emily Wierenga. I needed this one. Baby Boy has turned out to be a harder baby than some of his siblings. He cries more. He demands to be held, and usually by me (although his dad and siblings do take turns sometimes). He seems to have colic or maybe a little reflux or something. And I’m parenting five other children at the same time. I’m tired, is what I’m saying. And most moments haven’t seemed all that special or meaningful. But they are, of course. And I’m thankful for posts like this that remind me.
  • I’m also thankful for this post: Support For Moms With a Colicky Baby from Sarah at Clover Lane.
  • I loved this story and application: When the World Doesn’t Recognize Who You Really Are by Melissa at Your Mom Has a Blog.
  • Sing to the Lord a Simple Song by Joel Limpic. There is room in our worship for more than one type of song.
  • How Choice and Emotion Can Influence Sexual Orientation by Ronald Pisaturo at The Federalist. One thing I think our society has gotten away from: the concept of choice in the life of a human. (Which is ironic when you consider how much some people are shouting about choice. But they only mean one specific type of choice in one situation.) When we lose the concept of choice we become victims to our circumstances and surroundings. I need to think about this a little more and then write about it.
  • Polyamory is Bad for Kids, Polyamorists, and Society by D.C. McAllister at The Federalist. It’s kind of ridiculous, and definitely sad, that anyone would have to point this out. Such are our times. (sigh)


Here at Living Unabridged I have some curriculum for sale and I shared my playlists for labor.

Now, after I told you that our Baby Boy is kind of a handful, how about a picture of a smiling baby? Because he’s started smiling at us, and it is pretty much the cutest / sweetest thing. See?

baby smiles

What caught your eye this week?

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  1. Great links! I’m sorry to hear little guy is having tummy troubles. :(

    • Well, that’s my mom diagnosis. It hasn’t been bad enough to call the doctor. He’s still mixed up on nights and days too, and let’s just say he reminds me of our first nephew in more than one way. ;)