Monday, June 20, 2011

midlife monday: those who inspire

.... because inspiration is what it's all about at any age. Here are some of the ones which stick to my Google Reader like glue - inspirational reading relevant to my lifestyle and life stage.

Local blogs - Amber's is a great start at and check out Harriet's blog on open adoption at See Theo Run for some thought-provoking posts on motherhood. Tracy runs a great fashion for the over forties crowd at Fashion Forward 40 and Jen, who also manages the New West Farmer's Market blogs at Arbolog. Another great (and recent) find is Alexis at Wave the Stick on parenting (and more) in Vancouver.

I've just started with this one on home organisation and family - the author has just returned from a six month visit to Venice with her family (lovely pics).

And for how to plan with loads of kids around (and make you appreciate having only one or two underfoot) try Planning with Kids - Nicole includes a post about menu planning and has some yummy slow cooker recipes.

On bravery, there's my friend, Frances's blog Just Frances on coping with grief, but also facing a very exciting life change as she prepares to move from the US to Scotland to pursue her educational dream. Go Frances!

For fashion inspiration I've started following Sal and her daily outift at Already Pretty and Jen(?) at My Edit

For inspiring pretty things check out this gorgeous Danish blog  and (another) Amanda (also a local) at Owl and Pussycat.  Joyelle, a local artist blogs eloquently here at An Artful Endeavour

... and finally for giggles, follow this blog, Basic Instructions and wish Scott a speedy recovery after his tonsillectomy.
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